E&E And IMA Subject Index

| September/October 1989

Route 1, Box 54 Princeton, Wisconsin 54968

For the past ten years the writer has subscribed to, read and indexed articles that have appeared in The Engineers and Engines Magazine and in The Iron Men Album Magazine. This index has grown to over 160 rubrics or categories with somewhere in the neighborhood of 750 separate entries. Undoubtedly it reflects the bias of the author toward steam engines and threshing machinery and his preference for substantive articles i.e. ones that deal with the history of manufacturing concerns and farm machinery. A glance at the list of rubrics, however, will reveal that other categories such as railroads, sorghum making, gas engines, sawmills, book reviews and even letters to the editors have not been ignored. On the other hand, obituaries (except in rare instances), reports on shows (unless these contain what was judged to be pertinent information), inquiries and rambling personal accounts for the most part have been omitted.

The Index currently exists on 3x5 cards, usually with more than one entry per card. The entries are neither alphabetized nor arranged by date of publication. Consequently one must search through each category; but that is precisely what one would be expected to do.

Each entry takes the following form. Under the rubric Model one will find:

John M. Chmiko: Letter E&E June-July 1988 P 27 Building Model Spoke Wheels. IMA Jan-Feb 1983 P 18.

In the first instance, John Chmiko is the author of a letter published in E & E (The Engineers and Engines Magazine): In the case of letters to the editors the names of the writers are included to facilitate location. The date refers to the issue of the particular journal and is followed by the page on which the letter is to be found. Full pagination is never provided.


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