A selective index to the Wilmington News Journal, the index is a component of the statewide Delaware Library Catalog from the Delaware Division of Libraries. The Connect to Resource button above links to the Delaware Library Catalog. From there, scroll to Additional limits and from the Library dropdown menu select “Newspaper Index (Wilmington Public Library Reference Dept.).
Indexing is limited to major local or state articles. No national articles are included unless a local aspect is covered. Obituaries are not indexed unless it is a person of major importance. An average of six articles are indexed each day.
The Wilmington Public Library also has a card file called the Old Delaware Index, a subject and biographical index to Wilmington Morning News and Evening Journal articles and selected Delaware history books. It has extensive indexing from the 1920s to 1977, with limited indexing from the 1880s to the 1920s. Obituaries are included for prominent Delawareans. There is a clippings file which accompanies the Index and provides the text of about a third of the entries. The Delaware Index is available only at the Wilmington Public Library.
Recent issues (1999 to the present) of the News Journal (Wilmington) are available online. The UD Library holds the News Journal and its predecessor titles on microfilm. Consult A Chronology of the Wilmington News Journal.
Coverage: October 1988-