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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Indexes) of the 1979-1980 Edition of LATHROP REPORT ON NEWSPAPER INDEXES: An illustrated guide to published and unpublished newspaper indexes in the United States and Canada.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:  1238A Previous Report (1237B)  |  Next Report (1239A)
INDEX NAME:  Toledo Blade Index
  • TOLEDO BLADE Toledo OH 1920-1940
COMPILER:  Works Progress Administration (WPA)
Local History and Genealogy Division
325 Michigan St
Toledo OH 43624
Telephone: (419) 241-3133
AVAILABILITY:  One copy of this index is known to exist at the Toledo Public Library. Indexes for the years 1936, 1937, and 1938 were published in book form and are available for use by the public. The balance of the material is available only as fragile paper slips and/or preliminary typed galleys and are not available to the public.
SCOPE OF INDEX:  This index was prepared as part of the Ohio Newspaper Indexing Project of the Works Progress Administration in Ohio, sponsored by the Ohio State Archaelogical and Historical Society and the city of Toledo. It is a selective index of Ohio news and opinion with emphasis on the Toledo area. Excluded from the index are the following: Foreign news; national news; regularly appearing lists; advertisements; syndicated articles and columns foreign to Ohio in both source and subject matter; reprints; poems; fiction; recipes; menues; household hints; personal budgets; care of pets; care of babies; personal hygiene; etiquette; personal adormnent; patterns; fashions; advice to the lovelorn, announcements of coming minor events; legal notices; by-lines; publicity stories; society news; non-news material on games and hobbies; reviews of burlesque, vaudeville, nightclub revues, and radio performances; travel and road information bulletins; comics; question & answer columns; weekly recapitulations of factual news; stocks and bonds; real estate; auto sales; and activities of local college students.
FORMAT OF INDEX:  The index exists in a variety of formats: 1920-1928 are handwritten slips of paper. 1920-1922 are also typed on 8½x11 inch pages for the letters A-T. 1929-1934 have been typed in preliminary galley form. 1935 has been typeset but never published. 1936-1938 have been published and bound in book form. 1939-1940 probably exist as paper slips. The published indexes (1936, 1937, and 1938) are arranged in a single alphabet with both subjects and personal interfiled. Entries consist of a brief description of the article followed by the month, day, page, and column where the article appeared. Editorials, letters, illustration, and portraits are noted.
SIZE OF INDEX:  Each annual index contains about 35,000 entries.
Anita Cheek Milner. NEWSPAPER INDEXES: A LOCATION & SUBJECT GUIDE FOR RESEARCHERS. Scarecrow Press, Metuchen NJ, 1977.
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