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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Indexes) of the 1979-1980 Edition of LATHROP REPORT ON NEWSPAPER INDEXES: An illustrated guide to published and unpublished newspaper indexes in the United States and Canada.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:  1247A Previous Report (1246C)  |  Next Report (1247B)
INDEX NAME:  Boulder County News Index
  • BOULDER COUNTY NEWS Boulder CO 1869-1880
COMPILER:  Works Progress Administration (WPA)
Western Historical Collections
Boulder CO 80309
Telephone: (303) 492-7242
AVAILABILITY:  Only one copy of this card file index exists. It must be used in the Western Historical Collections Department.
SCOPE OF INDEX:  The index is very comprehensive. An attempt was made to list every article which appeared in the paper with emphasis on local people and events. Although coverage included state and national news, the index contains mostly names of individuals and the events of their daily lives.
FORMAT OF INDEX:  A 3x5 card file index with subjects and personal names in a single alphabetical order. Entries are typed with a single entry per card. Entries consist of the headline or a brief description of the article. Many of the articles did not have headlines. The citation includes an abbreviation for the newspaper title, the day, month, year, page and column.
SIZE OF INDEX:  There are approximately 20,000 entries.
1. Herbert O. Brayer. "Preliminary guide to indexed newspapers in the United States, 1850-1900". Mississippi Valley Historical Review, v.33, #2, Sept. 2, 1946.
2. Anita Cheek Milner. NEWSPAPER INDEXES: A LOCATION & SUBJECT GUIDE FOR RESEARCHERS. Scarecrow Press, Metuchen NJ, 1977.
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