ERIC Number: ED105842
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Flagstaff Cooperative Newspaper Indexing Project. Manual.
Irwin, John, Comp.; Shook, Sally, Comp.
The goal of this project was to develop a high quality and low cost system for indexing historical collections of newspapers. The method used was based on two guides to newspaper indexing by Harry A. Friedman. After initial planning and experimentation, a single indexer worked from microfilm to compile a subject and name index to the "Arizona Champion-Coconino Sun" for the years prior to 1900. The general concept of the subject index was to include all of the actions (news), opinions (editorials), and the conditions of the people, places, and things in or bearing on the Territory of Arizona. The subject headings, basically modified Sears List headings, were general is scope, with many "see" references from more specific terms. Businesses were indexed by type and by location. To save time and money, advertisements were fully indexed only twice a year. The personal name index included all Arizona-related names and articles about that person indexed under the fullest name as given in the paper. This project and manual also provides instructions for the indexing, filing, editing, and typing processes; a list of the subject headings used; and a sample subject and name index for the Arizona Champion 1883-1884. (SL)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Raymond Education Foundation, Flagstaff, AZ.
Authoring Institution: Northern Arizona Univ., Flagstaff. Library.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona