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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Indexes) of the 1979-1980 Edition of LATHROP REPORT ON NEWSPAPER INDEXES: An illustrated guide to published and unpublished newspaper indexes in the United States and Canada.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:  1280A Previous Report (1279A)  |  Next Report (1280B)
INDEX NAME:  An index to the press of Mannington WV, 1890-1899
  • ADVOCATE Mannington WV 1899(7 issues)
  • MANNINGTON ENTERPRISE Mannington WV 1899(Dec)
  • MANNINGTON TIMES Mannington WV 1890(Sep)-1892(Sep)
COMPILER:  Darby H. Shafer
West Virginia Collection
Colson Hall
Morgantown WV 26506
Telephone: (304) 293-3240
AVAILABILITY:  This index and the corresponding newspapers are available for public use in the West Virginia Collection (West Virginia University).
SCOPE OF INDEX:  The index presents a little-known picture of the events which made Mannington a very important town in its day, a town which was considered by local newspaper editors as a center for progress. From 1890-1899 saw an oil and gas boom, an influx of business, and general prosperity, However, many editorials both praised the town for its growth and criticized it for the resulting problems.
FORMAT OF INDEX:  A book form index typewritten on 6x9 inch pages. Both subjects and personal names are interfiled in the same alphabetical order. Entries consist of the subject heading (or personal name), sometimes supplemented by a brief annotation, an abbreviation for the newspaper name, month, day, year, page, and column.
SIZE OF INDEX:  46 pages
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