Newspaer Clippings citation question


Some years ago I received a large number of photocopied news clippings (maybe 4 0r 5 on a page for instance) from a private Newspaper Museum in Oklahoma. They have the newspaper name stamped on the sheet but not on each clipping. In addition there are no pages or column numbers indicated for each. That is the way they appear in their files.  I wrote to the church there at the time and found that they also had files full of clippings about the person I was searching for. Still no page or column numbers on those as well.

Would these be considered "newspaper clippings in private collections"? for citation purposes on p. 150 # 3.36?

Any direction appreciated.


Submitted byEEon Sun, 05/20/2012 - 10:00

Yes, this works, Nancy. It's easily adapted to your situation, using the explanatory sentence to identify the provenance of your clippings.

Thanks for the direction. Some were clipped from the papers, arranged  on a sheet, and then photocopied. The church copies however appear to be copied from microfilm.



Submitted byEEon Sun, 05/20/2012 - 13:00

These are helpful points to include in your analysis of what you have, which (of course) is the point of your added sentence describing provenance. A differentiation between items that are obviously filmed and those that may not yet have been filmed should be helpful when you or any one else seek to find the relevant newspapers and examine surrounding issues for context or supplemental information.