Digitized Historical Women’s Magazines

Two new collections featuring full color, digitized reproductions of historically significant women’s magazines: The Women’s Magazine Archive includes extensive runs of 5 major women’s magazines: Better Homes and Gardens (1925-1961), Good Housekeeping, (1887-1912), Ladies’ Home Journal (1887-1919), Parents (1949-1972), and Chatelaine (1940-2005). We also now have the complete Harper’s Bazaar Archive, full color reproductions of every issue from the very first in 1867 to the most recent.

Picture Post Historical Archive, 1938-1957

British magazine founded in 1938 by a group of mainland European photographers who had fled Europe to escape fascism, the Picture Post had an influence that far outlived its brief and tumultuous history. In her entry on the magazine for the Oxford Companion to the Photograph (New York: Oxford University Press, 2005), historian Amanda Hopkinson describes the magazine’s back issues as a “social history of Britain over two decades”.

Two New Digital Collections on American Popular Culture

The Library has two new new digital collections supporting the study of American popular culture. The first, titled The Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive, will, when complete, include complete runs of 26 American and British consumer and trade magazines, from their inception to the year 2000. Influential trade titles include Variety and Billboard. The second collection, titled American Popular Entertainment, is a project of the History, Philosophy, and Newspaper Library, and will include entertainment industry newspapers and trade journals published between 1853 and 1929. The collection currently contains the Vaudeville News, the Player, and the New York Clipper, with the Dramatic Mirror soon-to-be-added.

American Periodicals from the Center for Research Libraries

A new digital collection of 338 nineteenth and early twentieth century periodicals, reproduced in full color, keyword searchable facsimiles. The collection is especially strong in labor and trade publications. Complements American Periodicals Series Online, with which it is cross-searchable.

Farm, Field and Fireside Agricultural Newspapers Collection

The History, Philosophy and Newspaper Library is pleased to announce the launch of the Farm, Field and Fireside collection.  This freely-available locally developed project contains digitized versions of historically significant U.S. farm newspapers published in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.