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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Indexes) of the 1979-1980 Edition of LATHROP REPORT ON NEWSPAPER INDEXES: An illustrated guide to published and unpublished newspaper indexes in the United States and Canada.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:  1246B Previous Report (1246A)  |  Next Report (1246C)
INDEX NAME:  Wall Street Journal Index (Pacific Coast Edition).
  • WALL STREET JOURNAL San Francisco CA 1931-1956
COMPILER:  Graduate Social Sciences Library staff
General Library
Newspaper/Microcopy Division
Berkeley CA 94720
Telephone: (415) 642-3536
AVAILABILITY:  Only one copy of this card file index exists. It must be used in the Newspaper/Microcopy Division of the General LIbrary, University of California, Berkeley.
SCOPE OF INDEX:  The index was an in-house effort compiled over a period of time and was abandoned when the Wall Street Journal began its own published index. It covers the first three lead articles on the front page of each issue from 1931 to 1956, and it is thought that 1956 may not be complete. It is arranged by subject headings modelled chiefly after those used in Business Periodicals Index, with some support from PAIS headings.
FORMAT OF INDEX:  A 3x5 card file index in a single dictionary arrangement, subarranged by date. Entries consist of the primary and secondary headlines of the articles followed by citation that include an abbreviation for the newspaper, the day, month, year, page and column. A notebook containing the subject headings used in the file supplements the twelve storage boxes of cards. The index cards have been typed, with subject heading in red and entries in black.
SIZE OF INDEX:  There are about 12,000 entries.
T. Gwinup et al. "Survey of local newspapers in California". California Librarian, v.36, p.4-45, January 1975.
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