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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Indexes) of the 1979-1980 Edition of LATHROP REPORT ON NEWSPAPER INDEXES: An illustrated guide to published and unpublished newspaper indexes in the United States and Canada.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:  1250C Previous Report (1250B)  |  Next Report (1251A)
INDEX NAME:  Minneapolis Journal Index
  • MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL Minneapolis MN 1891(May)-1928
COMPILER:  Minneapolis Journal LOCATION OR PUBLISHER: UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA O. Meredith Wilson Library Newspaper Room Minneapolis MN 55455 Telephone: (612) 373-2887
AVAILABILITY:  Only one copy of these ledger format indexes exist. The indexes and the corresponding newspapers are available in the Newspaper Room of the O. Meredith Wilson Library.
SCOPE OF INDEX:  An extensive index that was originally compiled by the Minneapolis Journal library. All the news covered by the newspaper, including national and international news, was indexed.
FORMAT OF INDEX:  A ledger (book) format. From May 1891 to 1900 the ledgers are handwritten. For this period the entries are arranged in alphabetical order according to the FIRST LETTER of the first word in each entry, and then in CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER. The indexers appeared to have been careful to make the first word of each entry a keyword emphasizing the subject of the article. However, to find all articles dealing with a single topic, it will be necessary to read through all of the entries beginning with the same letter. For the period 1901-1928, the entries have been typed, and they have been arranged in alphabetical order according to broad subjects. Within each subject, the entries are in chronological order. Entries consist of the headline or a brief description of the article, plus the citation. In the early indexes (1891-1900) the citation consists of the month and day. in the later indexes, the citation consists of the month, day, page, and column.
SIZE OF INDEX:  There are 47 volumes in the set.
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