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This report is extracted from the 1000 Section (Confirmed Newspaper Indexes) of the 1979-1980 Edition of LATHROP REPORT ON NEWSPAPER INDEXES: An illustrated guide to published and unpublished newspaper indexes in the United States and Canada.   Either a compiler, publisher or repository had confirmed the existance of this index and supplied information for the report. See the INTRODUCTION for the methodology used in compiling the LATHROP REPORT.

REPORT NO:  1233A Previous Report (1232A)  |  Next Report (1234A)
INDEX NAME:  Index to the Titusville Herald
  • TITUSVILLE HERALD Titusville PA 1865(Jun 14)-1875
COMPILER:  William Jack
209 W. Spring St
Titusville PA 16354
AVAILABILITY:  This card file index has been microfilmed. Copies are available from Micro Photo Division of the Bell & Howell Company (Old Mansfield Rd, Wooster OH 44691). A copy of the index is available for public use at the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission Reference Library (William Penn Memorial Museum and Archives Building, Third & N Streets, Box 1026, Harrisburg PA 17120).
SCOPE OF INDEX:  The Titusville Herald, established on June 14, 1865, was the first daily published source of oil information in the world. Titusville itself was the Queen City of the Oil Region. Most activity was centered here. The oil industry soon began the outward moves that were eventually to make it world-wide. By 1875 Titusville had lost its pre-eminence. Included in the index is every item pertaining to Titusville and to the oil industry during its development in this region. The index is purely regional. No state or national items are included. It is alphabetical by subject. Subject headings include geographic names, proper names, personal names, headings for specific events, and names of specific oil fields.
FORMAT OF INDEX:  A 5x8 card file index which has been microfilmed onto 1 short reel of 16 mm film. The cards are arranged in alphabetical order by subject. Each card consists of several entries. Each entry consists of a brief description of the article, followed by the date and page where the article appeared.
SIZE OF INDEX:  A total of 4,500 entries arranged on some 390 cards.
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