Bruce W. Smith submitted a couple of items related to the writings of Russ Rulau. A common theme to both is the need for indexes to the major U.S. numismatic periodicals, in particular Coin World and Numismatic Scrapbook.
In addition to Russ Rulau's work on Hard Times tokens, Embossed tokens, Latin American tokens, and U.S. tokens in general before 1900, Russ also compiled two series of listings which were published in Numismatic Scrapbook magazine, one on the numismatics of Alabama (tokens, medals and paper money) and another on the numismatics of Ohio. There is an index to NSM, but it was published in 1964, so it doesn't cover the issues published from 1965 through 1976.
Over the years there have been some important articles published in Coin World, including many written by Russ Rulau, Bob Julian, and even a couple by myself. But, good luck in trying to find them. Because it was a tabloid, few people saved Coin World, and a full run of them may be a rarity today. In the 1970's, Coin World was available on microfilm, but I don't know how long it continued to be available in this form. The only index to Coin World that I know of is an internal index compiled by the Coin World staff.
I thought Numismatic Scrapbook. was fully indexed by NIP, the Numismatic Indexes Project created by Harry Bass, Jr., and now maintained by the American Numismatic Association. I found the query page, but not the main page that tells which periodicals are included. Does anyone know? As for Coin World, the only index I'm aware of is one compiled internally at Coin World.
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