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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Indexes) of the 1979-1980 Edition of LATHROP REPORT ON NEWSPAPER INDEXES: An illustrated guide to published and unpublished newspaper indexes in the United States and Canada.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:  1247B Previous Report (1247A)  |  Next Report (1248A)
INDEX NAME:  Boulder Daily Camera Index
  • BOULDER DAILY CAMERA Boulder CO 1891-1900;1932-1938
COMPILER:  Works Progress Administration (WPA)
Western Historical Collections
Boulder CO 80309
Telephone: (303) 492-7242
AVAILABILITY:  The Western Historical COllections owns the only existing copy of this card file index. It must be used in the Western Historical Collections Department. Complete holdings of the newspaper (on microfilm) are available in the Reference Department of Norlin Library (University of Colorado, Boulder).
SCOPE OF INDEX:  The index is very comprehensive. An attempt was made to list every single article which appeared in the paper. The Boulder Daily Camera for the years indexed emphasized local people and local events. This is reflected in the index which contains mostly names of individuals and the intimate day-to-day events of their lives. Local, state, and national events are also listed.
FORMAT OF INDEX:  A 3x5 card file index with both subjects and personal names interfiled in a single alphabetical order. The 1900 index has a separate subdivision for mines. Most of the cards are typed, although a few from 1900 are handwritten. Entries consist of the headline or a brief description of the article (since many of the articles did not have headlines). The 1932-1938 entries include some author entries (bylines). The citation includes an abbreviation for the newspaper name, the day, month, year, page, and column.
SIZE OF INDEX:  There are approximately 25,000 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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