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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Indexes) of the 1979-1980 Edition of LATHROP REPORT ON NEWSPAPER INDEXES: An illustrated guide to published and unpublished newspaper indexes in the United States and Canada.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:  1266A Previous Report (1265A)  |  Next Report (1266B)
INDEX NAME:  Index to the Burlington Free Press in the Billings Library, University of Vermont
  • BURLINGTON FREE PRESS Burlington VT 1848-1895
COMPILER:  Works Progress Administration (WPA)
Guy W. Bailey Library
Special Collections
Burlington VT 05401
Telephone: (802) 656-2020
AVAILABILITY:  This index and corresponding copies of the newspaper are available for public use at the Bailey Library, University of Vermont.
SCOPE OF INDEX:  This is a detailed index, divided into three parts. PART 1: indexes news items, editorials, and similiar articles. PART 2: indexes advertising. PART 3: indexes vital statistics. PART 1 and PART 3 were completed. However, because of the volume of advertising, PART 2 was never completed. Instead, representative months have been indexed completely, and other months have been omitted entirely. This WPA index also included some non-Vermont news (e.g., Anecdotes, Hawthorne, Health Hints, Poems, etc.).
FORMAT OF INDEX:  The 1848-1870 indexes are mimeographed and bound books measuring 10x7 inches, with text in typescript. Subject headings appear in upper case, followed by entries that are a brief description of the article and the citation (month, day, year, page, and column). Articles that are reprinted from other newspapers are indicated by the name of the original source in brackets. The 1871-1895 period is still in card (or slip) format. It was never typed and mimeographed.
SIZE OF INDEX:  There are 10 mimeographed volumes covering 1848-1870.
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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