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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Indexes) of the 1979-1980 Edition of LATHROP REPORT ON NEWSPAPER INDEXES: An illustrated guide to published and unpublished newspaper indexes in the United States and Canada.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:  1251A Previous Report (1250C)  |  Next Report (1252A)
INDEX NAME:  Shelby County Reporter Index
  • SHELBY COUNTY REPORTER Columbiana AL 1975-Current
Carmichael Library
Station 50
Montevallo AL 35115
Telephone: (205) 665-2521
AVAILABILITY:  Only one copy of this card file index exists. It must be used in the Carmichael Library.
SCOPE OF INDEX:  Stories indexed must be of interest to Shelby County and the University of Montevallo community. Generally sports news is omitted unless it is "front page" news or is a summary of the season, championship game, or involves the university community. Social news, weddings, births, etc. are omitted unless they are "front page" news. Obituaries have been included in the index since November 1977.
FORMAT OF INDEX:  A 3x5 card file index with both subjects and personal names interfiled in a single alphabetical order. Each card contains a single typed entry consisting of the subject heading, the headline or a brief description of the article, and the citation (year, month, day, section, page, and column). Accompanying photographs are also noted.
SIZE OF INDEX:  Approximately 200 entries per month are added to the index.
"Newspaper Indexing Committee Report", Alabama Librarian, v 28 #3, Mar/Apr 1977, p 21.
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