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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Indexes) of the 1979-1980 Edition of LATHROP REPORT ON NEWSPAPER INDEXES: An illustrated guide to published and unpublished newspaper indexes in the United States and Canada.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:  1290A Previous Report (1289A)  |  Next Report (1291A)
INDEX NAME:  Herald Index
  • HERALD New Britain CT 1954(Nov)-1976;1977-1978(in process);1979-Current
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New Britain CT 06050
Telephone: (203) 224-3155
AVAILABILITY:  Only one copy of this card file index exists. It must be used in the New Britain Public Library.
SCOPE OF INDEX:  Included in the index are the following: 1. News and events of local interest. 2. State and regional news if of historical or impact value. 3. Occasional surrounding town news (New Britain was once a part of the historically older towns of Berlin CT and Farmington CT). 4. Editorials if of current or historical interest. Almost no social news (weddings, anniversaries, etc) is indexed.
FORMAT OF INDEX:  A 3x5 card file index which is divided into two separate files: GENERAL SUBJECT and BIOGRAPHY (PERSONAL NAMES). Each of these files are arranged in alphabetical order by subject or name. Entries begin with the citation (month, day, year, page, and column), a code for an accompanying photograph (an asterisk), and then the headline or a brief description of the article.
SIZE OF INDEX:  Approximately 300 cards per month (averaging three entries per card) are added to the current index.
Anita Cheek Milner. NEWSPAPER INDEXES: A LOCATION & SUBJECT GUIDE FOR RESEARCHERS. Scarecrow Press, Metuchen NJ, 1977.
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