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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Indexes) of the 1979-1980 Edition of LATHROP REPORT ON NEWSPAPER INDEXES: An illustrated guide to published and unpublished newspaper indexes in the United States and Canada.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:  1281A Previous Report (1280F)  |  Next Report (1281B)
INDEX NAME:  Westerly Sun Index
  • WESTERLY SUN Westerly RI 1893(Aug 7)-1908(Feb 6);1925-Current
Broad St
Westerly RI 02891
Telephone: (401) 596-2877
AVAILABILITY:  Only one copy of this card file index exists. It must be used in the Westerly Public Library.
SCOPE OF INDEX:  Includes all articles of local interest concerning Westerly, Stonington, Pawcatuck, and surrounding towns and villages in Rhode Island and Connecticut. Includes information on local banks, businesses, schools, politics, etc. Marriages and deaths are indexed. Excluded from the index are statewide and national news, notices and reports of meetings, routine sports articles, property transfers, and letters to the editor.
FORMAT OF INDEX:  This is a 3x5 card file index with multiple entries typed on the cards. Entries consist of the headline, page, month, day, and year. Marriages and deaths are filed under those terms as subjects, and then arranged on cards by first letter of the surname.
SIZE OF INDEX:  About 120 entries are added to the index each month. The index currently occupies 17 card catalog drawers.
1. Anita Cheek Milner. NEWSPAPER INDEXES: A LOCATION & SUBJECT GUIDE FOR RESEARCHERS. Scarecrow Press, Metuchen NJ, 1977.
2. Judith Meister Einhorn. Guidelines for Indexing Local Newspapers, South County Interrelated Library System (Westerly Public Library, Westerly RI), 1976, 40 p.
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