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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Indexes) of the 1979-1980 Edition of LATHROP REPORT ON NEWSPAPER INDEXES: An illustrated guide to published and unpublished newspaper indexes in the United States and Canada.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:  1293A Previous Report (1292A)  |  Next Report (1294A)
INDEX NAME:  Rocky Mountain News Index
  • ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS Denver CO 1865-1885
Western History Department
1357 Broadway
Denver CO 80203
Telephone: (303) 573-5152
AVAILABILITY:  Only one copy of this card file index exists. It must be used in the Denver Public Library.
SCOPE OF INDEX:  Both a personal and corporate name index to the Rocky Mountain News for the period 1859 to approximately 1882, although there may be some items dated as late as 1885. Presents the name exactly as it appeared in the paper, so that a name may appear several ways. There are also a limited number of subject headings used in the index. These include EDUCATION; separate subject divisions for STAGE LINES, CANALS, and DITCHES; TOLL & WAGON ROADS; INDIANS; and RAILROADS.
FORMAT OF INDEX:  A 3x5 card file index arranged in alphabetical order by name or subject. There is one entry per card. Each entry consists of the headline or a brief description of the article, followed by the citation. The citation includes an abbreviation for the newspaper name, the month, day, year, page, and sometimes the column.
SIZE OF INDEX:  A total of 252,000 cards (entries) in the index.
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. Walter R. Griffin & Jay L. Rasmussen. "A comprehensive guide to the location of published and unpublished newspaper indexes in Colorado repositories". Colorado Magazine, v.49, p.4, Fall 1972.
3. Anita Cheek Milner. NEWSPAPER INDEXES: A LOCATION & SUBJECT GUIDE FOR RESEARCHERS. Scarecrow Press, Metuchen NJ, 1977.
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