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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Indexes) of the 1979-1980 Edition of LATHROP REPORT ON NEWSPAPER INDEXES: An illustrated guide to published and unpublished newspaper indexes in the United States and Canada.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:  1243A Previous Report (1242A)  |  Next Report (1244A)
INDEX NAME:  Index to Arizona news in the Arizona Daily Star.
  • ARIZONA DAILY STAR Tucson AZ 1953-Current
University Library
Tucson AZ 85721
Telephone: (602) 884-2101
AVAILABILITY:  Beginning with the 1975 edition, the index was offered for sale in book format for $25 per year. If sufficient interest was shown, the earlier years might be made available in book format. For information on availability and prices, write to: Photocopy Service, Science Division, University of Arizona Library, Tucson AZ 85721. For the years 1953-1965, the index was available for use in book format at the university library. For the years 1966-1974, the index was still a card file index. The current index is compiled as a card file index and transcribed to book format annually.
SCOPE OF INDEX:  Covers all general news of significance to the state and people of Arizona. The emphasis is on Tucson and Pima County news, but includes representative state news. Included are editorials, obituaries in separate news stories, reviews of local books and cultural events, etc. Decisions on what to index are made on relevance of items, rather than on form, but indexers are highly selective of non-news features, regular columns, sports, and society news. Advertising is excluded.
FORMAT OF INDEX:  The index is compiled as a 3x5 card file index and then transcribed into 8½x11 inch book format on an annual basis. The entries are arranged in alphabetical order with both subjects and personal names interfiled in the same alphabet. Within each subject heading, the entries are arranged in chronological order. Each entry consists of a brief abstract of the story followed by the citation. The citation includes the month, day, section, page, and column. The entries are strung together, one after another, paragraph fashion, to save space in the book form. Editorials, illustrations, and portraits are indicated when relevant.
SIZE OF INDEX:  About 1200 entries per month are added to the current index.
Anita Cheek Milner. NEWSPAPER INDEXES: A LOCATION & SUBJECT GUIDE FOR RESEARCHERS. Scarecrow Press, Metuchen NJ, 1977.
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