Springfield Newspaper Index-- is part of the Springfield-Greene County Public Library's Ozark News and Historical Index, which indexes Springfield newspapers (1867-2002) and provides selected topical indexing to regional periodicals primarily from the 1970s to 1990s.
Newspaper Articles dated before 1980: To find newspaper articles dated prior to 1980, you will need to use print newspaper indexes, which list newspaper articles organized by topic and year. The following indexes are available in the Reference Department:
New York Times Ref AI21 .N45
St. Louis Post-Dispatch Ref AI21.S79 B44
Los Angeles Times Ref AI21.L65 L67
Chicago Tribune Ref AI21.C45 C47
Washington Post Ref AI21.W33 O54x
To use an index, select the volume with the correct year and look up your topic. Make a note of the newspaper title, year, date, page and section where your article is located. Try looking for articles from different newspapers across the country for unique information and perspectives on the topic. Remember the reference staff is available to assist you!