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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Indexes) of the 1979-1980 Edition of LATHROP REPORT ON NEWSPAPER INDEXES: An illustrated guide to published and unpublished newspaper indexes in the United States and Canada.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:  1295A Previous Report (1294A)  |  Next Report (1295B)
INDEX NAME:  Indianapolis Newspaper Index
  • INDIANAPOLIS JOURNAL Indianapolis IN 1898-1904
  • INDIANAPOLIS NEWS Indianapolis IN 1898-Current
  • INDIANAPOLIS PRESS DAILY Indianapolis IN 1898-1901
  • INDIANAPOLIS SENTINEL Indianapolis IN 1898-1906
  • INDIANAPOLIS STAR Indianapolis IN 1904-Current
  • INDIANAPOLIS TIMES Indianapolis IN 1898-1965
Indiana Division
140 N. Senate Ave
Indianapolis IN 46204
Telephone: (317) 633-5440
AVAILABILITY:  Only one copy of this card file index exists. It must be used in the Indiana State Library. The index is not available for any type of copying.
SCOPE OF INDEX:  State and local information only is indexed. National news is indexed if it affects Indiana or deals with Indiana history. Obituaries of Hoosiers who have added in some way to the history of the state of Indiana, and of Hoosiers who have made great accomplishments in their field, are also indexed.
FORMAT OF INDEX:  A 3x5 card file index with both subjects and personal names interfiled in the same alphabetical order. The current indexing is performed by handwritting on 3x5 slips of paper, one entry per slip. Every two years, the slips are replaced by a typewritten card in the permanent index file. The typewritten card will usually have more than one entry per card. Each entry consists of a brief description of the article, followed by the citation. The citation includes the name of the paper, the month, day, year, section, page, and column. Accompanying photos are also noted.
SIZE OF INDEX:  The index contains over 200,000 cards, with from one to five entries per card. Approximately 16,500 entries per year are added to the current 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. Norma Olin Ireland. LOCAL INDEXES IN AMERICAN LIBRARIES. Faxon, Boston MA, 1947.
3. Anita Cheek Milner. NEWSPAPER INDEXES: A LOCATION & SUBJECT GUIDE FOR RESEARCHERS. Scarecrow Press, Metuchen NJ, 1977.
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