Oregonian Index Notes
Notes on the Oregonian Index database (1852-1987)
This database contains 839,000+ records. The final record was entered August 8, 2007, at 11:45 A.M. by Robert Hulshof-Schmidt, Oregon State Library. See table below for provenance of records, which derive from a variety of formats and indexing standards, or, for more detail, the data entry Inventory.
Source: The Oregonian card and bound volume indexes as found in the Microforms Collection, Knight Library.
Bound Volumes. 1851 - 1909, 1910, 1914 - 1917 A-M
Prepared by UO departments of History and Economics and reflecting their particular interests. State and local items. These record titles mostly are not identical to the article headlines. The first set of bound volumes indicate a run from 1851 to 1909, but the earliest entry found is from 1852.
Bound Volumes. 1919-1929.
State, local, national and international news. Obituaries were all grouped alphabetically under the heading "deaths." These record titles mostly are not identical to the article headlines.
Card file #1. 1911 to 1915, and 1925 to August 1975.
State and local news. These record titles are identical to the article headlines.
Card file #2. * 1975-1979. State and local news. These record titles mostly are identical to the article headlines.
Card file #3. * 1975-1979. Obituaries.
Card file #4. * 1980-1987. State and local news. These record titles mostly are identical to the article headlines.
Card file #5 * 1980-1987. Obituaries.
*These are index cards from Multnomah County Library, Portland. Used by permission.
The indexed articles are available through the microfilm set in the Microforms Collection.
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