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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Indexes) of the 1979-1980 Edition of LATHROP REPORT ON NEWSPAPER INDEXES: An illustrated guide to published and unpublished newspaper indexes in the United States and Canada.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:  1280F Previous Report (1280E)  |  Next Report (1281A)
INDEX NAME:  Index to the press of the Kanawha Valley, 1855-1865
  • CHARLESTON DAILY BULLETIN Charleston WV 1864(Jun 13)
  • GUERRILA Charleston WV 1862(Sep 29,Oct 3)
  • KANAWHA REPUBLICAN Charleston WV 1855;1857-1859;1861;1863-1865
  • KANAWHA VALLEY STAR Charleston WV 1860-1861
  • STAR OF THE KANAWHA VALLEY Buffalo WV 1855-1856
  • WEEKLY REGISTER Point Pleasant WV 1862(Mar 6)-1865(Mar 9)
  • WEST VIRGINIA JOURNAL Charleston WV 1864(Oct 26)-1866(Oct 24)
COMPILER:  Robert F. Munn
Main Library
Morgantown WV 26506
Telephone: (304) 293-4040
AVAILABILITY:  About 500 copies of this index were published in 1963. A few copies may still be available at $4 each from the West Virginia University Main Library. The index is available for public use in the West Virginia University Main Library.
SCOPE OF INDEX:  The decision to create this index was based on the following reasons as taken from the introduction to the index:The most crucial time in West Virginias development seemed to be the Civil War and the period immediately preceeding it (1855-1865). The importance of the Kanawha Valley in the development of West Virginia is well recognized. There were probably a dozen newspapers published in the Kanawha Valley during the period 1855-1865. Some of these were short lived "camp papers" issued by military units. Most of these issues have long since dissappeared. Even among "regular" newspapers, no complete file of any major paper is known to exist. Thus, friends were praised and foes dammed with abandon. Events of history of which the editor disapproved were often omitted entirely from the newspaper.
FORMAT OF INDEX:  This is a typeset, book form index printed on 6x9 inch pages. Personal names and subjects are interfiled in a single alphabetical order. Personal names often appear without any further description of the article's content, but most subject entries include the headline of the article or a brief description. The citation includes abbreviations for the newspaper name, the month, day, year, page, and column.
SIZE OF INDEX:  115 pages in this index.
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