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Q&A: Finding historical indexing for old San Francisco newspapers

Question: Is there any indexing to San Francisco newspapers in the early 20th Century?

Answer: The California State Library produced an index to old San Francisco newspapers for the early 20th Century. It's a unique resource that is easy to overlook. Stanford has this on microfiche. Here's the record from Socrates:

Title: index to early San Francisco newspapers; San Francisco Newspapers Index; Chronicle; Examiner; historic newspaper index

Notes: Title: San Francisco newspapers index, 1904-1959 [microform] / California State Library.
Imprint: [Sacramento, Calif.] : The Library ; [Bellevue, WA : produced by Commercial Microfilm Service, 1986]
Physical Description: 699 microfiches : negative ; 10 x 15 cm.
Notes: Title from header.
Notes: List of headings: microfiches 1-4.
Notes: Index to: San Francisco call (Jan. 1, 1904-Aug. 31, 1913); San Francisco examiner (Sept. 1, 1913-Sept. 23, 1928); San Francisco chronicle (Sept. 1, 1913-Dec. 31, 1949).
Notes: The San Francisco chronicle index for 1950-1980 is available in: San Francisco chronicle index, 1950-1980.
Notes: For contents consult: Users' guide to the San Francisco newspapers index / compiled by Richard Terry (Z6952.C2T47 1986), located in Current Periodicals/Microtext.
Subject (LC): San Francisco call--Indexes.
Subject (LC): San Francisco examiner--Indexes.
Subject (LC): San Francisco chronicle--Indexes.
Subject (LC): American newspapers--California--San Francisco--Indexes.
Subject (LC): California--History--Sources--Indexes.
Organization: California State Library.

Call Number Green Library
MFICHE 849 Media Microtext Collection (Lower Level)

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