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Old Magazines Online, Free New magazines through last month. Vintage PDF Archive, Read old emagazines, U.S., UK, & Australia. Over 120 titles.

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American Cowboy

Dewey Dec. 050

American Heritage

1949- Present

Dewey Dec. 050

American history old magazine archive. “Dedicated to covering the history of the United States of America for a mainstream readership. Until 2007, the magazine was published by Forbes. Since that time, Edwin S. Grosvenor has been its publisher. Print publication was suspended early in 2013, but the magazine relaunched in digital format with the Summer 2017 issue.” -Wikipedia

American Historical Review

Vol 1 (1895) – Vol 28 (1923)

New York        Dewey Dec.    050

“The American Historical Review (AHR) is the official publication of the American Historical Association (AHA). The AHA was founded in 1884 and chartered by Congress in 1889 to serve the interests of the entire discipline of history. Aligning with the AHA’s mission, the AHR has been the journal of record for the historical profession in the United States since 1895-one of the few journals in the world that brings together scholarship from every major field of historical study.” -Website of American Historical Review

American History (Magazine of …)

Vol 1 – 30 (1877- 1893)

Index 1877-1893

Vol 30-32, 38-46 (1902-1904, 1910-1916)

Boston        Dewey Dec.    050

The Magazine of American History with Notes and Queries was established as a monthly in 1877 by non-academic historians Martha J. Lamb (who served as editor), Nathan G. Pond, and John A. Stevens. It ceased publication in 1893. In 1901 the magazine was re-started as simply The Magazine of American History, and lasted through Volume 47 in 1917. Not all volumes of old magazines in this archive were found online.

American History

Recent Issues and Recent Years

U.S. – World History Group

American History is one of 11 history-themed magazines published by the World History Group, which was founded in Leesburg, VA in 2006 by Ben Weider. It is a popular magazine exploring the American experience, published bi-monthly (6 issues per year).
There may be a delay the first time you use this link. Several other magazines with “American History” in their title will also appear in your search results.

American Libraries

Recent Issues and Recent Years

U.S. – American Library Association

6 issues per year. The official news and features magazine of the American Library Association.

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American Magazine

Vol 1-96 (1876-1923)

Vol 41

Vols. 80-84

New York        Dewey Dec.    050

The first link has all archive volumes from 1 to 96 (1876-1923) except those at the other two links.
The American Magazine was founded in 1906 as a continuation of a failed publication purchased from publishing mogul Miriam Leslie. It began as Frank Leslie’s Popular Monthly in 1876 and went through two more name changes prior to 1906. When new management took over in 1906, highly respected muckraking journalists Ray Stannard Baker, Lincoln Steffens and Ida M. Tarbell left McClure’s (also found on this web page) for American Magazine. Baker used the pseudonym David Grayson (but sometimes also used his own name). Besides social issues, American Magazine also focused on human interest stories and fiction. – information from Wikipedia

The American Mercury


New York Dewey Dec. 050

An American magazine published from 1924 to 1981. It was founded as the brainchild of H. L. Mencken and drama critic George Jean Nathan. The magazine featured writing by some of the most important writers in the United States through the 1920s and 1930s. After a change in ownership in the 1940s, the magazine attracted conservative writers. A second change in ownership a decade later turned the magazine into a virulently anti-Semitic publication. It was published monthly in New York City. The magazine went out of business in 1981, having spent the last 25 years of its existence in decline and controversy.” -Wikipedia

American Motorist

Vols 1,2,4,5,11

Vols 6,7,8,9,10,13,14,15

Washington, DC        Dewey Dec.    050

All volumes from 1909 to 1923 except Vol. 3 (1911) are at the two links.
“Magazine published by major membership organization for drivers (American Automobile Association); contains many ads as well as articles chronicling the growth of the automobile industry. Each issue provides copious additional information on the building of roads, tourism, touring, and tourist camps, exemplary motorists and good driving skills, as well as other related topics.” -LOC American Memory site

American Railroad Journal

Vol 1

First Group

Second Group

New York        Dewey Dec.    050

Established in 1831, at the very beginning of the railroad era in the U.S. Vol 2 and most subsequent volumes are at the two group links. The sequence of volumes is confusing, as a second and then a third series began appearing during the 1840s, and sometimes volume numbers for two series appear on the magazine. It appeared for a time as American Railroad Journal and Mechanics’ Magazine.

American Review of Reviews

Vol 2 (Jul-Dec 1890)

Vol 3 (1891) – Vol 68 (1923)

New York        Dewey Dec.    050

Known at various times as the American Monthly Review of Reviews and Review of Reviews, but not to be confused with its British counterpart, also entitled Review of Reviews. According to a profile in Wikipedia, the American Review of Reviews “…represented the views and concerns of participants in the trans-Atlantic culture of progressive reform…”, and is “…one of the best primary sources on American reform between 1890 and 1920, providing not only a panoramic view of the range of reformers’ interests, but also the ties between British and American progressives.”

American Scientist

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A science and technology magazine published since 1913 by Sixma Xi, The Scientific Research Society. Each issue includes feature articles written by prominent scientists and engineers who review research in fields from molecular biology to computer engineering. Also included is the Scientists’ Nightstand that reviews a vast range of science-related books and novels. It is published bi-monthly (6 issues per year).
There may be a delay the first time you use this link.

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The American Spectator


New York Dewey Dec. 050

“The American Spectator is a conservative U.S. website (and formerly monthly magazine) covering news and politics, edited by Emmett Tyrrell and published by the non-profit American Spectator Foundation.” -Wikipedia

American Woodworker


Dewey Dec. 050

Published by Home Service Publications, a division of Readers’ Digest, for woodworking hobbyists.

America’s Civil War

Recent Issues and Recent Years

U.S. – World History Group

America’s Civil War is one of 11 history-themed magazines published by the World History Group, which was founded in Leesburg, VA in 2006 by Ben Weider. It is a popular magazine exploring the American experience, published bi-monthly (6 issues per year).
There may be a delay the first time you use this link.

Ancestry Magazine


U.S. Dewey Dec. 050

“Ancestry Magazine was a general interest genealogy magazine owned by Ancestry.com Operations Inc. The magazine began as Ancestry Newsletter, a small, genealogy-industry newsletter in 1983, and became a four-color, 68-page, glossy print, bimonthly publication in 1994. After more than 25 years in print, the magazine was discontinued with the March/April 2010 issue.” -Wikipedia


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Issues from 2015

NY – Archaeological Institute of America

A bimonthly for the general public, published by the Archaeological Institute of America in New York. The same organization also publishes American Journal of Archaeology for professionals in the field.


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Waukesha, WI – Kalmbach

A monthly, founded in 1973 in Wisconsin by amateur astronomer Stephen A. Walther. The magazine targets amateur astronomers, and contains columns on sky viewing, reader-submitted astrophotographs, and articles on astronomy and astrophysics for general readers. -Wikipedia

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Atlantic Monthly

Vol 1 (1858) – Vol 132 (1923)

Recent Issues and Recent Years

Boston Dewey Dec. 050

The Atlantic Monthly was founded in 1857 in Boston as a literary and cultural magazine that published leading writers’ commentary on the abolition of slavery, education, and other major issues. Contributors included Ralph Waldo Emerson, Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., and Harriet Beecher Stowe. -info from Wikipedia
The first link includes all public domain volumes, from 1857 through 1923. The linked page has multiple copies of many issues. The collection at University of Michigan appears to be the most complete.
The second link contains issues from January 2017 to the present.

Australian Geographic

Recent Issues and Recent Years – PDF

Sydney – Northern Pictures

Originally titled ‘Dick Smith’s Australian Geographic’ when it appeared in 1986, this is a bi-monthly that mainly has stories about Australia or Australians living in other countries.

The Australian Women’s Weekly

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Sydney – Bauer Media Group

Published since 1933, Australian Women’s Weekly was for many years, and is again in 2019, the most read magazine in Australia. The most popular feature in the magazine is the recipe collection. For many years another popular feature was a pull-out TV guide.



U.S. Dewey Dec. 050

“An American publication that features information on wilderness hiking and adventure. It has been published since 1973. Backpacker magazine is currently published by Active Interest Media and is based in Boulder, Colorado. The magazine moved from Emmaus, Pennsylvania to Boulder in August 2007.” -Wikipedia

BBC History

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UK – Immediate Media

A British publication devoted to history articles on both British and world history. They are aimed at all levels of knowledge and interest. It is the biggest selling history magazine in the UK, and was found in 2000.

Better Homes and Gardens

Recent Issues and Recent Years – PDF

Des Moines, Iowa – Meredith Corp.

One of America’s most popular magazines, Better Homes and Gardens “focuses on interests regarding homes, cooking, gardening, crafts, healthy living, decorating, and entertaining.” It was founded in 1922 as Fruit, Garden and Home, adopting the present name in 1925.

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Better Nutrition


U.S. Dewey Dec. 050

“Reaching nearly 1 million readers monthly, Better Nutrition celebrates 70 years as a leading in-store distributed magazine for health conscious consumers. Widely distributed to thousands of health-food stores and grocery chains across the country, Better Nutrition provides authoritative, well-researched information on food nutrition, dietary concerns, supplements and other natural products.” -Publisher




U.S. Dewey Dec. 050

“A cycling brand published by Hearst in Easton, Pennsylvania. Bicycling claims to be the world’s largest cycling magazine.” -Wikipedia. The first link has all issues from 2006-2008; the second link leads to 15 issues in 2015-2016.

The magazine ‘Outing’, also on this page, was one of America’s first bicycling magazines when it began in 1882.




1920-2016 – Incomplete

U.S. Dewey Dec. 050

“An American entertainment media brand owned by the Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group, a division of Eldridge Industries. It publishes pieces involving news, video, opinion, reviews, events, and style, and is also known for its music charts, including the Hot 100 and Billboard 200, tracking the most popular songs and albums in different genres. It also hosts events, owns a publishing firm, and operates several TV shows.” -Wikipedia
The first link has a huge number of issues of this weekly from Oct 1980 through Dec 2011; possibly a complete run. The second link has almost 40 issues from 2015-2016.

Black Belt


Dewey Dec. 050

“An American magazine covering martial arts and combat sports. The magazine is based in Valencia, California, and is one of the oldest titles dedicated to martial arts in the United States”. -Wikipedia

Black World/Negro Digest


Johnson Dewey Dec. 050

“The Negro Digest, later renamed Black World, was a magazine for the African-American market. Founded in November 1942 by publisher John H. Johnson, founder of Johnson Publishing Company, it was first published locally in Chicago, Illinois.” – Wikipedia

Bon Appetit

Current Digital Issue – No archives

2015-2016 (10 issues)

Craig Kostelic

“Bon Appétit is an American food and entertaining magazine, first published by Condé Nast in 1956. The magazine typically contains recipes, entertaining ideas, wine reviews and recommendations.” -Wikipedia

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Book Review Digest

Vols 1-18

NY: H.W. Wilson        Dewey Dec.    050

The link has all volumes from 1 to 18 (1905-1923). Vol 17 (1922) has a cumulative index covering 1917-1921. The Digest was “devoted to the valuation of current literature”. Each annual volume covers select books published in the previous year, and each book entry contains snippets (often 50-100 words) from several reviews found in a search of over 50 publications.

The Bookman; an Illustrated Literary Journal

Vol 1 (Feb-Jul 1895) to Vol. 56 (Feb 1923)

Vol 8 (Sep 1898-Feb 1899)

Vol 9 (Mar-Aug 1899)

New York        Dewey Dec.    050

“Illustrated articles on literary biography, criticism and literary history with occasional discussions of art. Sprightly in tone and very useful for study clubs. The book reviews, which vary from detailed criticism to mere comment, are much used by libraries and bookmen generally. Since February 1917, the scope has been widened to include more articles on general political and social subjects.”
– – F. K. Walter, Periodicals for the Small Library, ALA 1918

The Boston Cooking-School Magazine of Culinary Science and Domestic Economics

Vol 1 (1896-1897

Vol 2 (1897-1898)

Vol 3 (1898-1899)

Vol 4 (1899-1900)

Vol 5 (1900-1901)

Vol 6 1901-1902)

Vol 8 (1903-1904)

Vol 7 (Jun 1902) to Vol 26 (1921-1922)

Boston Dewey Dec. 050

The Boston Cooking School was founded in 1879 by the Woman’s Educational Association of Boston to offer instruction in cooking to those who wished to earn their livelihood as cooks, or who would make practical use of such information in their families. In the 1880s the curriculum was broadened to include classes on nutrition, food chemistry and cookery for invalids. The school became world-famous following the 1896 publication of The Boston Cooking-School Cook Book by the school’s principal at the time, Fannie Merritt Farmer. That vintage cookbook became an American classic and has been repeatedly re-published; most recently in a Kindle edition in 2019. In 1914 the magazine’s name was changed to American Cookery. -info from Wikipedia

Boys’ Life


New York        Dewey Dec.    050

Boys Life magazine archive. Published by Boy Scouts of America, this monthly magazine has been the official magazine of the Boy Scouts since 1912. Issues from March, 1911, when the magazine began, up to December 2012 are freely available online at the “Boys’ Life Wayback Machine” (link above).

Business Insider

Current Digital Issue – No archives

Insider Inc.

An American financial and business news website published by Insider Inc. It operates international editions in many countries.


Vol 1 (1870 – Vol 107 (1924)

New York        Dewey Dec.    050

The Century Magazine was first published in the United States in 1881 by The Century Company of New York City. It was the successor of Scribner’s Monthly Magazine (not to be confused with Scribner’s Magazine) and ceased publication in 1930. It gave much space to illustrated articles on history, and to literary criticism, fiction, poetry, literature, and current affairs. It reached its peak in circulation in the 1890s, when it was the largest periodical in the country. This was followed by a gradual loss of 90% of its subscribers by 1930. -info from Wikipedia

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Civil War Times

Recent Issues and Recent Years

U.S. – World History Group

Civil War Times is one of 11 history-themed magazines published by the World History Group, which was founded in Leesburg, VA in 2006 by Ben Weider. It is a popular magazine exploring the American experience, published bi-monthly (6 issues per year).
There may be a delay the first time you use this link.

Collier’s National Weekly

Vol 28 (1901) – Vol 72 (1923) Incomplete

Vol 41 (1908) – Vol 61 (1918) Incomplete


New York        Dewey Dec.    050

“An aggressive illustrated weekly devoted to current events. Radical but attempts to present opponent’s viewpoint also. Also includes short stories and serials and occasional poems.”
– – F. K. Walter, Periodicals for the Small Library, ALA 1918



International Data Corporation Dewey Dec. 050

Founded in 1967, Computerworld’s audience was information technology and business technology professionals.

Connoisseur: An Illustrated Magazine for Collectors

Vol 1-221 (1901-1991)

NY Hearst

“Originally a British magazine taken to the U.S. by the Hearst Corp., and published from 1901 to 1992. It focuses on fine art, high-end collectibles, antique furniture, opera, and luxury lifestyles.



Recent Issues and Recent Years

U.S. – Hearst Communications

An international fashion and entertainment magazine for women. The first link has about 35 issues from 2015-2016, published in the U.S, Australia and the UK. The second link has very recent issues.

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Country Life


Remaining Issues

New York        Dewey Dec.    050

All volumes from 1 to 42, except 3, 24 and 28, can be found at the first link. The three missing volumes, and many others, are at the second link.
The magazine began in 1901 with a target audience of people living in rural America, but changed its focus to city dwellers looking for ideas on country living. The 1904 issues are titled: Country Life in America; a magazine for the home-maker, the country gentleman, the farmer, the gardener, the nature-student, and the lover of clean athletics and sports. In 1911 it was titled Country Life in America, a magazine for the home-maker in the country. In 1917 the name changed to The New Country Life. It ceased production in 1942.

The Crisis

Vol 1 (1910)


U.S. Dewey Dec. 050

“The Crisis is the official magazine of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). It was founded in 1910 by W. E. B. Du Bois (editor), Oswald Garrison Villard, J. Max Barber, Charles Edward Russell, Kelly Miller, W. S. Braithwaite, and Mary Dunlop Maclean. The Crisis has been in continuous print since 1910, and it is the oldest black oriented magazine in the world.” -Wikipedia.

DeBow’s Review

Vol 1 (Old series) – Vol 7 (New Series) (1846-1869)

New Orleans

An important and influential old magazine of the southern U.S. “Prior to the American Civil War of 1861-1865, the journal contained everything from agricultural reports, statistical data, and economic analysis to literature, political opinion, and commentary. The magazine took an increasingly pro-Southern and eventually secessionist perspective in the late 1850s and early 1860s. It defended slavery in response to abolitionism, published an article in the 1850s that urged the South to resume the African slave trade, and advocated southern nationalism as the Civil War approached.” -Wikipedia

The Dial

Vols I-IV (1840-1844) & Vols 1-73 (1880-1922)

Chicago, New York

‘The Dial’ was established in 1840 as a Transcendentalist magazine, edited by Ralph Waldo Emerson and Margaret Fuller. It ceased publication in 1844. In Chicago in 1880 the editor and publisher Francis F. Browne gave his new journal of literary criticism and politics the same name, claiming it was in the same tradition. It achieved national prominence and was the most respected magazine of its type in the Midwest, before declining after 1910. In 1918 it was moved to New York and again became very influential, publishing important artwork, poetry and fiction.


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Jul-Dec 2018

Miscellaneous recent issues


“Discover is an American general audience science magazine launched in October 1980 by Time Inc. It has been owned by Kalmbach Publishing since 2010.” -Wikipedia
The third link above contains a group of magazines that include very recent issues of Discover, as well as some other titles.

Early Homes


Dewey Dec. 050

“Early Homes is a biannual special edition that focuses on the period 1690—1850 and it’s revivals, including Colonial and Neoclassical design. Each issue contains lavish photos and plenty of product sources.” -Publisher

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Eat Well

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Sydney, Australia – Universal

A healthy cooking magazine published by Universal Magazines in Sydney, Australia.


Vol 15 No. 1 (Nov 1959) to Vol 64 No. 2 (Dec 2008)

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Chicago, IL Dewey Dec. 050

Ebony free magazine archive. “Ebony is a monthly magazine for the African-American market. It was founded by John H. Johnson in Chicago and has published continuously since the autumn of 1945. In 2016 Johnson sold the publication to private equity firm Clear View Group.” -Wikipedia

The Economist (US version)

Recent Issues and Recent Years – PDF


U.S. – The Economist Group

Founded in England in 1843. A weekly newsmagazine that ” takes an editorial stance of classical and economic liberalism that supports free trade, globalisation, free immigration and cultural liberalism.” – Wikipedia
The second link has about 70 issues from 2014 to 2019.


Vol 1 – 43 (1880-1923)

Boston        Dewey Dec.    050

Subtitle: “A Monthly Magazine devoted to the Science, Art, Philosophy and Literature of Education”. Founded in 1880 by Thomas W. Bicknell (1834-1925), who had recently edited the weekly New England Journal of Education from 1875 to 1880. A Rhode Island native, Bicknell worked as a principal at grammar and high schools for a number of years before being named Commissioner of Public Schools in Rhode Island in 1869. He was a progressive in education and a strong proponent of public schools.


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U.S. – Hearst

“A worldwide lifestyle magazine of French origin that focuses on fashion, beauty, health and entertainment. It was founded in 1945.

Entertainment Weekly

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“An American magazine that covers film, television, music, Broadway theatre, books and popular culture.” -Wikipedia
The second link has about 40 issues from 2015 to 2016.

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U.S. – Hearst Magazines

Esquire began in 1933 in Chicago, and later moved to NY. In its first 15 years the magazine was largely about men’s fashion, with contributions from some of America’s leading writers. In the 1960s the magazine helped pioneer the trend of New Journalism, publishing writers such as Norman Mailer, Tom Wolfe, and Gay Talese. During the tenure of editor David M. Granger, from 1997-2016, Esquire and its writers won numerous awards. Since his replacement in 2016 by Jay Fielden, the style has been updated and political coverage has increased. In 2018 it moved from a monthly to 8 issues per year. -Info from Wikipedia
The first link, at Internet Archive, appears to have nearly a complete run of issues from 1933-2017, although they are out of order. The most recent issues are at the second link.

Everybody’s Magazine

Vol 1 – 49 (1899-1923)

NY: North American Company        Dewey Dec.    050

According to the Magazine’s entry in Wikipedia, it was founded by Philadelphia merchant John Wanamaker in 1899, who had little role in its operations. It published a mix of non-fiction and fiction. In 1903, with a circulation of 150,000, it was sold to a group headed by Erman Jesse Ridgeway. A series of muckraking articles called “Frenzied Finance” in 1904 boosted circulation to over 500,000, and it stayed above that mark for many years, while changing its content to mainly fiction.

Family Circle

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U.S. – Meredith

An American home magazine established in 1932 for distribution at grocery stores. 12 issues per year.
The magazine is considered one of the “Seven Sisters”; a group of seven home-oriented magazines, with the others being Ladies’ Home Journal, McCall’s, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Woman’s Day, and Redbook. -Wikipedia

Femina India

Recent Issues and Recent Years – PDF

Mumbai – Worldwide Media

“The oldest women’s English magazine in the country, published for almost six decades. It has evolved to cover a broad spectrum of topics, including relationships, career, fashion, beauty, and women achievers who have left a mark in their chosen field.” -Wikipedia


A Journal devoted to the Interests, Practice and Progress of Aerial Locomotion and Transport. Official Organ of the Royal Aero Club of the United Kingdom


London        Dewey Dec.    050

Weekly, 1909-2004

To browse through PDF files of the magazine archives, find the “Search the Flight Archive” box near the top of the “Archive” page and click the “Search” button. A “Browse by Years” box will appear to the right of the search box.

Foreign Policy

Recent Issues and Recent Years

U.S. – The FP Group

Publishes 6 issues per year. An American news publication, founded in 1970 and focused on global affairs, current events, and domestic and international policy.

We have a good selection of books about food, including large collections of historic cookbooks, in Books on Food and Drink

Game Informer

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An American monthly video game magazine featuring articles, news, strategy, and reviews of video games and associated consoles.

Games World of Puzzles

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Kappa, PA. Blue Bell

“Games World of Puzzles’ was founded in 2014 when ‘Games’ and ‘World of Puzzles’ were merged into a single magazine. It’s a consumer magazine of 80 pages, with word and visual puzzles, brainteasers, crosswords, paint by number, and other puzzles. Also articles, reviews of board and electronic games, and news from the world of games and puzzles. -Publisher

Glamour USA

Jan-Jun 2018

Jul-Dec 2018

Conde Nast

Glamour magazine was founded in 1939 as “Glamour of Hollywood”.

Godey’s Lady’s Book

Vols 1-136 (1830-1898)


This monthly was the most widely circulated magazine in the U.S. in the period before the Civil War, reaching a circulation of 150,000 in 1860 despite being more expensive than other monthlies. It was published by Louis A. Godey in Philadelphia from 1830 to 1878. Each issue contained poetry, articles and engravings created by prominent artists and writers. Also recipes submitted by readers, illustrations of current clothing fashions, crafts, family activities, games, and much else about daily life in 19th century America. A similar magazine, ‘Peterson’s, is also found on this webpage.

Good Housekeeping




Recent Issues and Recent Years

Holyoke, Mass        Dewey Dec.    050

The second link has a complete set to 1950; the first link is included because readers may find the user interface more comfortable. The 3rd link has about 20 issues from 2015-2016, from the U.S. and UK. Good Housekeeping is a woman’s magazine that was founded in 1885 in Holyoke, Massachusetts. It was bought in 1911 by the Hearst Corporation, which rapidly increased the magazine’s circulation. It was Hearst’s most profitable magazine for decades during the mid-20th century.

Harper’s Bazaar

Go to Periodical

Recent Issues and Recent Years

New York        Dewey Dec.    050

1st Link: Vol 3 (1870) to Vol 57 (1922) Incomplete.
“Originally devoted to fashions, but now has broadened its field and includes articles on every phase of woman’s work in the home, and both short and serial fiction. Dressmaking and general fashions are still prominent and, like the Delineator, patterns for any of the garments illustrated may be purchased.”
– Walter, Frank K., Periodicals for the Small Library (1913)
“An American women’s fashion magazine, first published in 1867. Harper’s Bazaar is published by Hearst and considers itself to be the style resource for “women who are the first to buy the best, from casual to couture”. Aimed at what it calls “discerning ladies”, Bazaar is published monthly,” – Wikipedia

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Harper’s Magazine

Vol 1 (1850) – Vol 147 (1923) Incomplete

Most remaining issues to 1923

1851 to 2010

Recent Issues and Recent Years

New York        Dewey Dec.    050

” One of the best general magazines ranking with Scribner’s and with the Century in its best days. Pays considerable attention to travel and popularized science, and includes frequent essays and biography. The fiction is good and a large proportion of the serials appear later in book form. Current events, literary criticism and humor are represented by separate editorial departments. The illustrations are good and the color work excellent.” – F. K. Walter, Periodicals for the Small Library, ALA 1918
“Harper’s Magazine is a monthly magazine of literature, politics, culture, finance, and the arts. Launched in June 1850, it is the second-oldest continuously published monthly magazine in the U.S. -Wikipedia

High Fidelity


U.S. Dewey Dec. 050

“High Fidelity was an American magazine that was published from April 1951 until July 1989 and was a source of information about high fidelity audio equipment, video equipment, audio recordings, and other aspects of the musical world, such as music history, biographies, and anecdotal stories by or about noted performers. -Wikipedia

History Today

Current Digital Issue – No access to archives without subscription

Andy Patterson

“An illustrated history magazine. Published monthly in London since January 1951, it presents serious and authoritative history to as wide a public as possible.” -Wikipedia

The Home-Maker: An Illustrated Monthly Magazine

Vol. 1. October 1888 – March 1889

NY: Home-Maker Pub. Co.       Dewey Dec.    050

Mary Virginia Terhune (1830–1922), also known by her penname Marion Harland, was an American author who was prolific and bestselling in both fiction and non-fiction genres. Her book “Common Sense in the Household: A Manual of Practical Housewifery”, a cookbook and domestic guide for housewives, became a huge bestseller, eventually selling more than one million copies over several editions. -Wikipedia
She edited this magazine, which was apparently short-lived.

The Horseless Age

Vol 1 (1895) – Vol 44 (1918) Incomplete

New York        Dewey Dec.    050

Automobile Trade Magazine 1895-1918. This was the first magazine to cover conveyances powered by internal combustion engines.

House & Garden

Vol 1 (1901) – Vol 44 (1923)

Appr. 1925-1990 Miscellaneous Volumes

New York        Dewey Dec.    050

“Devoted chiefly to home planning and furnishing, interior decoration and gardening of all kinds. In September, 1915, American Homes and Gardens was consolidated with it.” – F. K. Walter, Periodicals for the Small Library, ALA 1918
House & Garden is an American shelter magazine published by Condé Nast Publications that focusses on interior design, entertaining, and gardening. Its US edition ceased in 1993, and after an unsuccessful relaunch was closed again in 2007. -Wikipedia

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U.S. – Creative Bloq

The best-selling magazine for digital artists.

In These Times

Archives for 2001-2012 and for the last three years


U.S. Dewey Dec. 050

“In These Times is an American politically progressive monthly magazine of news and opinion published in Chicago, Illinois. It was established as a broadsheet-format fortnightly newspaper in 1976 by James Weinstein, a lifelong socialist, with the aid of Julian Bond, Noam Chomsky and Herbert Marcuse. It investigates alleged corporate and government wrongdoing, covers international affairs, and has a cultural section. It regularly reports on labor, economic and racial justice movements, environmental issues, feminism, grassroots democracy, minority communities, and the media.” -Wikipedia

The Independent

Vol 50 (1898) – Vol 109 (1922)

New York        Dewey Dec.    050

“Originally a religious weekly but now a weekly magazine devoted principally to discussions of current events and tendencies. Both sides of controverted questions are usually represented and briefs of debates on current questions are frequently included. Used in many high schools in the study of literature, history and civics.” – F. K. Walter, Periodicals for the Small Library, ALA 1918

India Today

Recent Issues and Recent Years

India – Living Media

A weekly Indian English-language news magazine; the most widely circulated magazine in India. It was established in 1975 by Vidya Vilas Purie, and is today controlled by his granddaughter, Kallie Purie.


Recent Issues and Recent Years

1994-2004 – Incomplete

Silver Spring, MD Glenn Sabin

Ira Davidson Sabin founded the magazine as a newsletter called ‘Radio Free Jazz’ in 1970, to complement his Washington, D.C. record store. Its coverage includes reviews of audio and video releases, concerts, instruments, music supplies, and books. It also features a guide to artists, events, record labels, and music schools. -Wikipedia


Vol 1 (Nov 1951) to Vol 114 (Oct 2008)

Chicago, IL Dewey Dec. 050

“Jet is a magazine marketed to African-American readers. It was founded in 1951 by John H. Johnson of the Johnson Publishing Company in Chicago, Illinois, as an American weekly. ” – Wikipedia

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Ladies’ Home Journal

Vol 3-6 (Dec 1885 – 1889)

Vol 7-11 (1889-1894), Vol 15 (1897-98), most issues 1921-22

Miscellaneous volumes from about 1944 to 2000

Philadelphia        Dewey Dec.    050

“The most widely read of the women’s magazines and as popular in reading rooms as for home use. The serials and short stories are always moral in purpose and often of considerable literary merit. Biography, current social movements and social reform are well represented. Personal hygiene and personal ethics, in all their phases are included in every, number. Many distinct departments deal with every side of domestic life from cooking, holiday and other entertainments, dressmaking and millinery to house planning and decoration. Much criticised for the very obvious character of much of its ethical teaching and other advice, and so widely read by all classes as to be nearly superfluous in many smaller libraries.”
– – F. K. Walter, Periodicals for the Small Library, ALA 1918

The Ladies’ Home Journal first appeared in 1883, and in 1903 became the first American magazine to reach 1 million subscribers. It was the most popular American women’s magazine through the 1950s, and then began to fall behind competitors in circulation. In 2014 it ceased publication as a monthly.

The Lakeside Monthly

Vols 1-4, 7-9 (1869-1873)

Vols 6-11 (1871-1874)


‘The Lakeside Monthly’, which ran from 1869 to 1874, was edited by Francis Fisher Browne. It was the predecessor to Browne’s more successful Chicago literary magazine ‘The Dial’, which began in 1880 (also found on this webpage). Issues contain non-fiction, fiction, poetry and book reviews. Included were nonfiction articles about Chicago, including a section called “The Rebuilding of the City’ on page 281 of Volume 8 (Oct 1872), which describes the restoration of Chicago in the wake of the great fire of October 1871.

Library Journal

Vol 1 (1876) – Vol 47 (1922)

Many volumes from 1930 to about 2007

New York        Dewey Dec.    050

Official organ of the Library Associations of America and the United Kingdom, Nov. 1877 – June 1882; of the American Library Association, July 1882-Aug. 1907.




Chicago        Dewey Dec.    050

Vol 1 (Jan-Jun 1883)-Vol 82 (Jul-Dec 1923). Nearly all volumes in the range appear to be at the first link. Vol 1 (Nov 1936)- Vol 73 (Dec 1972) are at the second link, on a site provided by the magazine.
Life was published as a weekly magazine from 1883 to 1972. It was initially a humor and general interest / light entertainment magazine, similar to the British magazine Puck. In 1936 it was acquired by Henry Luce, who changed the focus to news and particularly to photojournalism.

Lippincott’s Monthly Magazine

Vols 1-97 (1868-1916)


Lippincott’s began life in 1868 as ‘Lippincott’s Magazine of Literature, Science, and Education’. It moved to New York in 1915 and was renamed McBride’s. A year later it disappeared, absorbed into Scribner’s Magazine (also found on this Web page).

Literary Digest

Vol 3 (1891)- Vol 78 (1923) Incomplete

1922-Jan 1939 (Most issues)

New York        Dewey Dec.    050

“A digest of articles from American and foreign newspapers, periodicals and books. Covers domestic and foreign current events, pure and applied science, religion, philosophy, art, literature and so forth. Impartial, with no editorial page. Its wide scope and brief, popularized articles make it popular with busy people and its wide range makes it valuable for reference, though this is sometimes lessened by the brevity of the articles. The current poetry included in every issue is a valuable feature. Much used in high school classes.”
-F. K. Walter, Periodicals for the Small Library, ALA 1918

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Los Angeles Magazine

Archives with issues from recent years


Los Angeles, CA Dewey Dec. 050

“A monthly publication dedicated to covering Los Angeles. Founded in 1961, the magazine is currently owned and published by Hour Media Group, LLC. Los Angeles magazine’s combination of feature writing, investigative reporting, service journalism, and design has earned the publication three National Magazine Awards. The magazine covers people, lifestyle, culture, entertainment, fashion, art and architecture, and news.” -Wikipedia



1905-2008 – For a Limited Time

Toronto – Rogers Media

“Canada’s National Magazine”. A Canadian news magazine that came out weekly from its beginnings in 1905 through 2016; it is now a monthly. It reports on Canadian issues such as politics, pop culture, and current events. The second link above is for the archives at Maclean’s website, which, for a limited time, are open access.


Vol 1 (1893) – Vol 55 (1923)

New York        Dewey Dec.    050

McClure’s magazine (1893-1929) is credited with having started the tradition of muckraking journalism (investigative, watchdog or reform journalism), and helped shape the moral compass of the day. The magazine featured both political and literary content, publishing serialized novels-in-progress, a chapter at a time. In this way, McClure’s published such writers as Willa Cather, Arthur Conan Doyle, Herminie T. Kavanagh, Rudyard Kipling, Jack London, Lincoln Steffens, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Mark Twain. Examples of its work include Ida Tarbell’s series in 1902 exposing the monopoly abuses of John D. Rockefeller’s Standard Oil Company, and Ray Stannard Baker’s earlier look at the United States Steel Corporation, which focused the public eye on the conduct of corporations.
— Wikipedia

Melody Maker


London – Melody Maker

A British weekly music newspaper and one of the world’s earliest music weeklies. It was founded in 1926, as a magazine for dance band musicians. In the late ’60s it concentrated on Rock & Pop, but also included pages for such genres as Jazz and Folk.
Archives of the UK magazine Pop Weekly, also on this page, may be of interest.

Men’s Health


Recent Issues and Recent Years

U.S. Dewey Dec. 050

“Men’s Health (MH), published by Hearst, is the world’s largest men’s magazine brand, with 35 editions in 59 countries. It is also the best-selling men’s magazine on U.S. newsstands. Although originally started as a men’s health magazine, it currently covers various men’s lifestyle topics such as fitness, nutrition, fashion, and sexuality.” -Wikipedia

Military History

Recent Issues and Recent Years

U.S. – World History Group

Military History is one of 11 history-themed magazines published by the World History Group, which was founded in Leesburg, VA in 2006 by Ben Weider. It is a popular magazine exploring the American experience, published bi-monthly (6 issues per year).
There may be a delay the first time you use this link.

Visit our page of selected articles on the Events & Issues of the 21st Century


Recent years to June 2019

U.S. – Meredith

A monthly personal finance magazine that printed its last issue in June 2019.

Mother Jones

Vol 1, No. 3 (May 1976) to Vol 25, No. 1 (Jan-Feb 2000)

Recent Issues

Dewey Dec. 050

“An American magazine that focuses on news, commentary, and investigative reporting on topics including politics, the environment, human rights, and culture. Its political inclination is variously described as either liberal or progressive.” – Wikipedia

Motion Picture

Vol 1 (1911) – Vol 40 (1931), incomplete

Vol 1 (1911) – 36 (1929)

Vol 30 (1925) – 40 (1931)

Brooklyn, NY        Dewey Dec.    050

This monthly fan magazine was founded by Vitagraph Studios founder J. Stuart Blackton and partner Eugene V. Brewster, and was called The Motion Picture Story Magazine until the name was shortened in 1914. Early editions included fiction and information about getting involved in film production. It then shifted the focus to celebrities, and attracted a larger female readership.

Motor Age

Vol 5 (1904) – Vol 42 (1922) Incomplete

Chicago        Dewey Dec.    050

A weekly trade publication covering automotive industry news and auto racing.

The Motorcycle Illustrated

Vol 3 (1908) – Vol 18 (1922) Incomplete

New York        Dewey Dec.    050

“Devoted to the Development of Motorcycling in America”.

The Nation


Recent Issues

New York        Dewey Dec.    050

The location at the link appears to contain nearly all volumes from 1 (1865) to 115 (1922). Included is a 2-volume index for 1865-1917.
The Nation is the oldest continuously published weekly magazine in the U.S., and was a successor to abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison’s Liberator. It was established in 1865 in Manhattan, and established a reputation for taking on reform causes. In 1881 it was acquired by Henry Villard, who transformed it into a weekly literary supplement for his daily newspaper New York Evening Post. In 1900 Villard’s son Oswald inherited the magazine and newspaper. -from info at Wikipedia.

Please see our 10 webpages of American History Books with hundreds of free online books.

National Geographic Magazine

Recent Issues and Recent Years

Numerous volumes from about 1910 to 2005

Vol 1 (1889)    Vol 2 (1890)    Vol 3 (1891)    Vol 4 (1892)    Vol 5 (1893)

Vol 6 (1894-95)    Vol 7 (1896)    Vol 8 (1897)    Vol 9 (1898)    Vol 10 (1899)

Vol 11 (1900)    Vol 12 (1901)    Vol 13 (1902)    Vol 14 (1903)    Vol 15 (1904)

Vol 16 (1905)    Vol 17 (1906)    Vol 18 (1907)    Vol 19 (1908)    Vol 20 (1909)

Vol 21 (1910 Jan-Jun)    Vol 21 (1910 Jul-Dec)    Vol 22 (1911 Jan-Jun)

Vol 22 (1911 Jul-Dec)    Vol 23 (1912 Jan-Jun)    Vol 23 (1912 Jul-Dec)

Vol 24 (1913 Jan-Jun)    Vol 24 (1913 Jul-Dec)    Vol 25 (1914 Jan-Jun)

Vol 26 (1914 Jul-Dec)     Vol 27 (1915 Jan-Jun)    Vol 28 (1915 Jul-Dec)

Vol 29 (1916 Jan-Jun)    Vol 30 (1916 Jul-Dec)    Vol 31 (1917 Jan-Jun)

Vol 32 (1917 Jul-Dec)    Vol 33 (1918 Jan-Jun)    Vol 34 (1918 Jul-Dec)

Vol 35 (1919 Jan-Jun)    Vol 36 (1919 Jul-Dec)    Vol 37 (1920 Jan-Jun)

Vol 38 (1920 Jul-Dec)    Vol 39 (1921 Jan-Jun)    Vol 40 (1921 Jul-Dec)

Vol 41 (1922 Jan-Jun)    Vol 42 (1922 Jul-Dec)

National Geographic Magazine Index, 1888-1998

Washington, D.C.        Dewey Dec.    050

“One of the most popular magazines in reading-rooms of all kinds. Profusely illustrated articles on travel in all countries, manners and customs, natural resources, botany and zoology, and commercial activities. Accurate but interesting and as non-technical as its subjects permit.” – F. K. Walter, Periodicals for the Small Library, ALA 1918
The official magazine of the National Geographic Society.

National Geographic Traveler

Recent Issues and Recent Years

U.S. – National Geographic Partners

“A resource for active, curious travelers. It uses storytelling and you-are-there photography.” -Amazon

National Parks

Articles from Issues 2010 to the Present


U.S. Dewey Dec. 050

Published by the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA), the only independent, nonpartisan membership organization devoted exclusively to advocacy on behalf of the National Parks System. Its mission is “to protect and enhance America’s National Park System for present and future generations.” -Wikipedia

New England Magazine

Vol 1-6; Series 2 Vol 1-56 (1884-1917)

Boston        Dewey Dec.    050

This publication began in 1884 as The Bay State Monthly; subtitled “A Massachusetts Magazine of Literature, History, Biography, and State Progress”. Beginning with Volume 4 the title became The New England Magazine. After volume 6 it was issued as a “New Series” with NS Vol 1 containing issues from September 1889 – Feb 1890. The page linked here has all volumes from 1884 to 1917, when it ceased publication.

The New Republic; A Journal of Opinion

Vol 1 (1914) – Vol 36 (1923)

New York        Dewey Dec.    050

“Discusses every important phase of social or literary activity. Literary and dramatic criticism receive much attention. The candor and fearlessness of its articles excite much criticism but increase its value in any controversy of current interest.”
– – F. K. Walter, Periodicals for the Small Library, ALA 1918

New Scientist

Vol 6 (Nov 1952) to Vol 124 (Dec 1989)

About 30 issues from 2015 & 2016

Recent Issues

London, UK Dewey Dec. 050

“New Scientist magazine was launched in 1956 “for all those men and women who are interested in scientific discovery, and in its industrial, commercial and social consequences”. The brand’s mission is no different today – for its consumers, New Scientist reports, explores and interprets the results of human endeavour set in the context of society and culture.” – Publisher

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New York Magazine

Vol 1 (Apr 1968) to Vol 30 (Dec 1997)

Recent Issues and Recent Years

New York Dewey Dec. 050

“New York is an American biweekly magazine concerned with life, culture, politics, and style generally, and with a particular emphasis on New York City. Founded by Milton Glaser and Clay Felker in 1968 as a competitor to The New Yorker, it was brasher and less polite, and established itself as a cradle of New Journalism. Over time, it became more national in scope, publishing many noteworthy articles on American culture by writers such as Tom Wolfe, Jimmy Breslin, Nora Ephron, John Heilemann, Frank Rich, and Rebecca Traister.” – Wikipedia

New York Review of Books

Recent Issues and Recent Years

U.S. – Rea S. Hederman

A semi-monthly magazine with articles on literature, culture, economics, science and current affairs.

New York Times Magazine

2013 to the Present

New York Dewey Dec. 050

“a Sunday magazine supplement included with the Sunday edition of The New York Times. It is host to feature articles longer than those typically in the newspaper and has attracted many notable contributors. The magazine is also noted for its photography, especially relating to fashion and style.” -Wikipedia

The New Yorker

Recent Issues and Recent Years

About 50 issues from 2015 and 2016

U.S. – Conde Nast

“An American magazine featuring journalism, commentary, criticism, essays, fiction, satire, cartoons, and poetry.” -Wikipedia


Recent Issues and Recent Years

60+ Issues from 2015 & 2016; U.S. and EU editions

Many (most?) volumes 1936-2008

U.S. – Independently published.

An American weekly news magazine founded in 1933. It was owned by the Washington Post Co. from 1961-2010, and continues today under the ownership of the Newsweek Media Group.

Niles’ Weekly Register

Vol 1 (1811) – Vol 75 (1849)

Baltimore, MD        Dewey Dec.    050

“Containing political, political, historical, geographical, scientifical, statistical, economical, and biographical documents, essays and facts; together with notices of the arts and manufactures, and a record of the events of the times.”
Vols 5, 7-9, 15-16, 23, 38 and 43 contain supplements.
Hezekiah Niles (1777-1839) was the editor until 1836, when he was succeeded by his son, William Ogden Niles. Jeremiah Hughes bought the Register in 1839 and edited it until it was discontinued in 1849.

“… in the first half of the 19th century, the Register was as well-known as the New York Times and Washington Post are known today. From 1811 to 1849, it was the principal window through which many Americans looked out on their country and the world. The scope of the work was immense, its circulation was large (the largest in the United States, by some accounts) … ”
– W.H. Earle, Niles Register, 1811-1849: Window on the World Website.

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Nineteenth Century Magazine


2016 to latest issue

U.S. Dewey Dec. 050

“The flagship publication of the Victorian Society in America is the respected Nineteenth Century Magazine, published in the Spring and Fall as a benefit to members and distributed to more than 200 subscribing libraries. The magazine is devoted to the cultural and social history of the United States during the Victorian era, with regular features on architecture, fine arts, decorative arts, interior design, life-style, clothing, photography, and material culture.” – Website of the Victorian Society of America

North American Review

Vol 1(May-Sep 1815 ) to Vol 218 (Jul-Dec 1923)

1821 to 1939

Boston        Dewey Dec.    050

The first link, in HathiTrust, has a very large number of issues from 1815 to 1922. The second link (UNZ) appears to contains many issues from 1821 to 1887, and a nearly complete run of issues from 1888 to 1939.
“One of America’s leading literary journals of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Early contributors included William Cullen Bryant, Daniel Webster, John Adams, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Francis Parkman. Two of the Review‘s best-known editors, in the 1860s and 1870s, were James Russell Lowell and Henry Adams. In the late 1870s, under new ownership, the Review was transformed into a national periodical noted “for its critical influence and outstanding writing concerning social and political issues”. Contributors then included William Gladstone, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Mark Twain and H.G. Wells.”
Encyclopedia Britannica online

Old House Journal


Recent Issues

U.S. Dewey Dec. 050

“An American magazine that specializes in information about the restoration of old houses. Its first issue was published in 1973 in Brooklyn, New York, as a black-and-white, advertising-free newsletter for devotees of the urban Brownstone Revival Movement in East Coast cities that reacted against the urban renewal devastation of the 1960s. The magazine is currently part of Active Interest Media and is jointly published by Active Interest Media and Home Buyer Publications.” -Wikipedia

O, The Oprah Magazine

Recent Issues and Recent Years

U.S. – Hearst Communications

“As the only magazine devoted to personal growth, O, The Oprah Magazine engages and addresses every aspect of a woman’s life – from beauty and style, to food, health, and more. We inspire, motivate and celebrate our reader’s journeys to live their best life.” – Magazine mission statement.

Organic Gardening


U.S. Dewey Dec. 050

“Organic Gardening magazine inspires and empowers readers with trusted information about how to grow the freshest, most healthful food, create a beautiful, safe haven around their homes, use our natural resources wisely, and care for the environment in all aspects of their lives.” – Publisher; Rodale Inc.

Outing. An Illustrated Monthly Magazine of Recreation

Vol 1 (1882)

Vol 2 (1883)

Vol 3 (1883) – Vol 82 (1923)

Boston Dewey Dec. 050

A late 19th- and early 20th-century American magazine covering a variety of sporting activities. It began publication in 1882 as the Wheelman “an illustrated magazine of cycling literature and news” and had four title changes before ceasing publication in 1923. It was initially published for bicycling enthusiasts by the owner of the Pope Co., a bicycle manufacturer, but soon broadened its subject matter. -from info in Wikipedia

Please see our selection of articles about such topics as Clothing, Food, Recreation, and Customs in Popular Culture in History

The Outlook

Vol 48 (1893) to Vol 135 (1923)

New York        Dewey Dec.    050

“One of the best-known weeklies dealing with current events. Continuation of the Christian Union, which forms volumes 1-47 of the series. Each number is illustrated. Contains discussions of and editorial comments on social and political matters with one or more rather lengthy literary articles. The editorials are able and the whole magazine reflects the personality of its editorial staff. Strongly in favor of social reforms but not inclined toward drastic measures. A very timely reference aid on current events and much used for this purpose in high schools.”
– – F. K. Walter, Periodicals for the Small Library, ALA 1918

Overland Monthly


San Francisco        Dewey Dec.    050

Monthly. First Series: Vol 1 (Jul-Dec 1868) to Vol 15 (Jul-Dec 1875). Series Two: Vol 1 (Jan-Jun 1883) to Vol 79 (Jan-Jun 1922)
Edited by Bret Harte, the Overland Monthly; devoted to the Development of the Country began production in 1868 in San Francisco and continued through 1875. It contained non-fiction, short stories and poetry. In 1880 the publishers founded the Californian, which then became the Californian and Overland Monthly and in 1883 was re-titled the Overland Monthly. In 1923 it merged with the magazine Out West, and continued until 1935. Some writers associated with the magazine were Alice Cary, Jack London, Mark Twain and Henry George.
— Information from Wikipedia entry for “Overland Monthly”

Pan American Magazine

Vol 6 (1908) – Vol 36 (1923)

Washington, D.C.        Dewey Dec.    050

The Pan-American Magazine and New World Review was a monthly that was founded in 1900 and edited by W. W. Razor in London. It contained economic news and travel articles about South and Central America.


Current Digital Issue – No archives without subscription


“An American mass circulation monthly magazine that features scientific information on child development geared to help parents in raising their children.” -Wikipedia

PC Magazine

Current Digital Issue – No archives

Recent issues and recent years

About 150 issues from the 1980s; a few from 2015

Ziff Davis

A magazine for personal computer users, published in print form since 1982.


Recent Issues and Recent Years

U.S. – Meredith Corp.

“An American weekly magazine of celebrity and human-interest stories. With a readership of 46.6 million adults, People has the largest audience of any American magazine.” -Wikipedia

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Peterson’s Magazine

Vols 13 – 100 (1848-1891)

New York Dewey Dec. 050

The owners of the ‘Saturday Evening Post’ began publishing ‘The Ladies National Magazine’ in 1842 as a less expensive alternative to the popular magazine ‘Godey’s Lady’s Book’ (also on this webpage). The name was changed in 1855 to ‘Peterson’s Magazine’, and it continued under that title until 1892, ceasing publication in 1898.

Pop Weekly


London – Pop Weekly

A UK music weekly founded in 1962 as ‘Pop Ten Monthly’, changing names later that year to ‘Pop Weekly’. “It claimed to be the first magazine to combine up-to-the-minute news reports, articles on all of the most popular artists and groups of the day together with fabulous shots of the stars.”
Archives of the UK magazine Melody Maker, also on this page, may be of interest.

Popular Mechanics

Vol 6 (1904)

Vols 7 – 28 (Jan 1905 to Dec 1917); Vols 35 – 182 (Jan 1921- Dec 2005)

Vols 8-34 (Jan 1918- Dec 1920)

100+ issues from 1906-2012

Recent Issues and Recent Years

Chicago        Dewey Dec.    050

“Treats briefly and in very simple language all kinds of mechanical devices and processes, including descriptions and sketches of recent patents of general interest. Popular with older boys and with men of mechanical tastes but little mechanical training. The “Shop notes” are frequently valuable to practical workmen and may be obtained in separate pamphlet form. Very popular both in the reading-room and on the reference shelves.”
– – F. K. Walter, Periodicals for the Small Library, ALA 1918

Popular Science

Vol 1 (May 1872) to Vol 274 (Mar 2009)

Recent Issues and Recent Years

Dewey Dec. 050

“American quarterly magazine carrying popular science content, which refers to articles for the general reader on science and technology subjects. Popular Science has won over 58 awards, including the American Society of Magazine Editors awards for its journalistic excellence in both 2003 (for General Excellence) and 2004 (for Best Magazine Section). With roots beginning in 1872,[2] Popular Science has been translated into over 30 languages and is distributed to at least 45 countries.” – Wikipedia



Recent Issues and Recent Years

U.S. Dewey Dec. 050

“An American healthy lifestyle magazine published by Hearst Corporation featuring articles about health conditions, wellness, food and nutrition, weight loss, fitness, and beauty.” -Wikipedia

Radio Guide


NY Radio Guide

Radio Guide published listings of network radio programming schedules, with articles about the stars, stations and networks. It began in late 1931 and changed names to “Movie and Radio Guide” in 1940; then ceased publication in 1943.

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Radio Mirror


NY – Syndicate Management Corp.

A monthly magazine for listeners that began publication in late 1933. It changed names a few times, and was finally “Radio & TV Mirror’ in 1952-1953.

Railroad Gazette

Vol 2 (1870) to Vol 44 (1908)

Vol. 45 (1908) to Vol 75 (1923)

New York        Dewey Dec.    050

“A Journal of Transportation, Engineering and Railroad News”. It was sometimes known as the Railroad Age Gazette and Railway Age

Reader’s Digest

Recent Issues and Recent Years

20 issues from 2015-2016

U.S. – Trusted Media Brands

An American general-interest family magazine, published ten times a year.


Issues from Recent Years

2010-2015 Incomplete

U.S. – Hearst

Redbook was founded in 1903, soon becoming a popular women’s magazine specializing mainly in short fiction for women. Over the decades since it has changed editors and owners, as well as its focus, but remained a popular and respected magazine. It ceased print publication at the end of 2018.

Review of Reviews

New York

See the American Review of Reviews above on this page.

Rolling Stone

Recent Issues and Recent Years

About 30 issues from 2015-2016

U.S. – Penske Media Corp.

An American monthly magazine that focuses on popular culture, especially the music scene.

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Runner’s World

Current Digital Issue – No archives

Recent Issues and Recent Years

About 25 issues from 2015-2016



“Runner’s World is a globally circulated monthly magazine for runners of all skills sets, published by Hearst in Easton, Pennsylvania.” -Wikipedia

St. Nicholas

Vol 1 (1874) – Vol 50 (1923)

New York        Dewey Dec.    050

“One of the best and most popular magazines for young people. Includes well-illustrated short stories, series and articles on biography, history and travel, outdoor life and nature study. The articles are almost always interesting, wholesome and well written. Even the special pages of pictures, rhymes and short stories for small children are above the average merit of most similar attempts.”
-F. K. Walter, Periodicals for the Small Library, ALA 1918

Saturday Evening Post

Thousands of issues, throughout the 20th century.

Recent Issues and Recent Years

New York Dewey Dec. 050

“The Saturday Evening Post is an American magazine, currently published six times a year. It was published weekly under this title from 1897 until 1963, then every two weeks until 1969. From the 1920s to the 1960s, it was one of the most widely circulated and influential magazines for the American middle class, with fiction, non-fiction, cartoons and features that reached millions of homes every week. The magazine declined in readership through the 1960s, and in 1969 The Saturday Evening Post folded for two years before being revived as a quarterly publication with an emphasis on medical articles in 1971. The magazine was redesigned in 2013.” -Archives.org collection page.

Saturday Review


U.S. Dewey Dec. 050

“Saturday Review, previously The Saturday Review of Literature, was an American weekly magazine established in 1924. Norman Cousins was the editor from 1940 to 1971.” -Wikipedia

School and Society

Vol 1 (1915) – Vol 16 (1922)

New York        Dewey Dec.    050

“A weekly journal treating all phases of education and its social service.”
– – F. K. Walter, Periodicals for the Small Library, ALA 1918

Scientific American

Vol 2 (1846)- Vol 126 (1922) (Hathitrust)

1845-1909 (Internet Archive)

Recent Issues and Recent Years

New York        Dewey Dec.    050

“The object of this journal is to record accurately and lucidly the latest scientific, mechanical and industrial news of the day.” “Science” is interpreted very liberally, and ethnological, archaeological and some commercial articles are included. A selected list of “recently patented inventions” and reviews of new scientific books are included. A scientific newspaper much read by men and older boys but not a technical guide for the shop man or the special engineer.”
-F. K. Walter, Periodicals for the Small Library, ALA 1918

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Scribner’s Magazine


New York        Dewey Dec.    050

Vol 1 (Jan-Jun 1887) to Vol 74 (Jul-Dec 1923).
Scribner’s Magazine was produced by the publisher Charles Scribner’s Sons from 1887 to 1939, which also produced Scribner’s Monthly (later renamed Century Illustrated, and found on this web page). Scribner’s Magazine was launched to compete with Harper’s Monthly and Atlantic Monthly (both are found on this web page). Editor Edward Bulingame hired top artists to illustrate it, including Howard Pyle, Maxfield Parrish and Frederic Remington, and the magazine became known for the outstanding quality of its many illustrations. Many well-known writers contributed, including Jacob Riis, Theodore Roosevelt and John Galsworthy.
– from information in the Wikipedia entry.

Silver Screen

Vol 1     Vol 2     Vol 4a    Vol 4b     Vol 5b    Vol 6a

Vol 6b   Vol 7a    Vol 7b    Vol 8a    Vol 8b    Vol 9a

Vol 9b    Vol 10a    Vol 10b

New York        Dewey Dec.    050

This monthly fan magazine focusing on the film industry began in 1930 and continued, with changes, until 1977. Vol 1-10 (Nov 1930 – Oct 1940), except Vol 3 and part of Vol 5 (Nov 1934 – Feb 1935) are available. The initial editor was Ruth Waterbury.

Skeptical Inquirer: The Magazine for Science and Reason

Current Digital Issue – Archives only available to subscribers

Recent Issues and Recent Years

Committee for Skeptical Inquiry

“For most of its existence, the Skeptical Inquirer (SI) was published by the Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal, widely known by its acronym CSICOP. In 2006 the CSICOP Executive Council shortened CSICOP’s name to the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry (CSI) and broadened its mission statement.” -Wikipedia


Jan 1995 to the Present

Washington, DC Dewey Dec. 050

“Smithsonian magazine provides in-depth analysis of varied topics within a diverse range of scientific areas, and adds photography to supplement its comprehensive features. The monthly magazine looks at the topics and subject matters researched, studied and exhibited by the Smithsonian Institution – science, history, art, popular culture and innovation – and chronicles them for its diverse readership”. – Wikipedia

Snow Country


Dewey Dec. 050

“In the 87 issues of Snow Country published between 1988 and 1999, the reader can find the defining coverage of mountain resorts, ski technique and equipment, racing, cross-country touring, and the growing sport of snowboarding during a period of radical change. The award-winning magazine of mountain sports and living tracks the environmental impact of ski area development, and people moving to the mountains to work and live.” – Publisher



Dewey Dec. 050

“From the concert stage to the dressing room, from the recording studio to the digital realm, SPIN surveys the modern musical landscape and the culture around it with authoritative reporting, provocative interviews, and a discerning critical ear.” -Publisher

See our collected books on Aviation History & Space Exploration

The Sporting Life


Philadelphia Dewey Dec. 050

An American weekly newspaper, published from 1883 to 1917 and from 1922 to 1924, that provided national coverage on sports, with particular emphasis on baseball. The publisher hired correspondents to report from locales across the U.S., and by 1890 it had the largest circulation of any sporting newspaper in the country. -from information in the Wikipedia entry.

Sports Illustrated

Vol 1 (Aug 1954) to 2009

Recent Issues and Recent Years

New York Dewey Dec. 050

“an American sports magazine owned by Authentic Brands Group and published by Meredith Corporation. First published in August 1954, it has over 3 million subscribers and is read by 23 million people each week, including over 18 million men.” – Wikipedia



1986-1998 (Internet Archive)

Dewey Dec. 050

“It’s pretty safe to say that Spy was the most influential magazine of the 1980s. It might have remade New York’s cultural landscape; it definitely changed the whole tone of magazine journalism. It was cruel, brilliant, beautifully written and perfectly designed, and feared by all. There’s no magazine I know of that’s so continually referenced, held up as a benchmark, and whose demise is so lamented” –Dave Eggers


Vol 6 (1901) – Vol 450 (1923)

New York        Dewey Dec.    050

“Discusses all movements, public and private, whose purpose is social improvement. Very widely used in club and church work and by high school debaters, as well as by more special social workers. Formerly called Charities Review and Charities and the Commons.”
– – F. K. Walter, Periodicals for the Small Library, ALA 1918

See our selected magazine and newspaper articles about Higher Education Issues & Academia

Taste of Home

Recent Issues and Recent Years

About 40 issues and cookbooks

U.S. – Trusted Media Brands

A magazine centered on food, publishing recipes submitted by home cooks.


Recent Issues and Recent Years

U.S. – TIME USA, LLC, owned by Marc Benioff

An American weekly news magazine and news website published in New York City.

Travel + Leisure

Recent Issues and Recent Years


NY. Meredith

A monthly based in New York, published by Meredith Corp. Founded in 1937 with an emphasis on travel photography, it assumed its present name and emphasis on general travel in 1971. The link above for Recent Issues and Years has issues from three regional versions of the magazine; USA, Southeast Asia, and India and South Asia.

Us Weekly

Recent Issues and Recent Years

About 40 issues from 2015-2016

U.S. – American Media Inc.

A weekly celebrity and entertainment magazine based in New York City.

Vanity Fair

Current Digital Issue

Recent Issues and Recent Years

About 50 issues from various years

Condé Nast

“Vanity Fair is a magazine of popular culture, fashion, and current affairs published by Condé Nast in the United States. The first version of Vanity Fair was published from 1913 to 1936. The imprint was revived in 1983 and currently includes five international editions of the magazine.” -Wikipedia

Vegetarian Times


U.S. Dewey Dec. 050

“Vegetarian Times is an American magazine published nine times a year (three double issues) by Cruz Bay Publishing, Inc. The magazine’s audience consists of vegetarians, vegans, and “semi-vegetarians” who are focused on a healthy lifestyle. Vegetarian Times promotes an eco-friendly lifestyle with recipes, wellness information, cooking techniques, and information on “green” products. Half of the readership do not follow a strict vegetarian diet.” -Wikipedia

See our books on early Britain, Celts, Druids and such at Ancient Europe



Dewey Dec. 050

“Vibe is the lifestyle guide to urban music and culture including celebrities, fashion, beauty, consumer electronics, automotive, personal care/grooming, and, always, music. Edited for a multicultural audience.” -Publisher

The Washington Monthly


U.S. Dewey Dec. 050

“The Washington Monthly is a bimonthly nonprofit magazine of United States politics and government that is based in Washington, D.C. The magazine is known for its annual ranking of American colleges and universities, which serves as an alternative to the Forbes and U.S. News & World Report rankings”. -Wikipedia

The Week (US)

Recent Issues and Recent Years

33 issues from 2015-2016


A weekly news magazine, published in the U.S. since 2001.

Weekly World News


Dewey Dec. 050

Appears to be one of the more extreme tabloid newspapers.

Wild West: The American Frontier

Recent Issues and Recent Years

U.S. – World History Group

Wild West is one of 11 history-themed magazines published by the World History Group, which was founded in Leesburg, VA in 2006 by Ben Weider. It is a popular magazine exploring the American experience, published bi-monthly (6 issues per year).


Current Digital Issue – No archives

About 100 issues from the 1990s to 2015

Recent Issues and Recent Years

Conde Nast

“Wired is a monthly American magazine, published in print and online editions, that focuses on how emerging technologies affect culture, the economy, and politics. Owned by Condé Nast, it is headquartered in San Francisco, California, and has been in publication since March/April 1993.” -Wikipedia

See our selected magazine and newspaper articles about the techniques of researching and writing history in How Historians Work

Woman’s Home Companion

Vol. 36 (July 1909) to Vol 50 (1923)

Springfield, OH        Dewey Dec.    050

Vol. 36 (July 1909) to Vol 450 (1923). Missing some.
Closely resembles in appearance and contents the Delineator and the Ladies’ Home Journal, and, like them, popular in reading-rooms frequented by women.
– – F. K. Walter, Periodicals for the Small Library, ALA 1918

Women of Color

New York Dewey Dec. 050

“A publication for today’s career women in business and technology.” -Publisher

Women’s Health


Jan-Jun 2018

Jul-Dec 2018

U.S. Dewey Dec. 050

“Women’s Health, published by Hearst, is a magazine focusing on health, nutrition, fitness, sex, and lifestyle. It is published 10 times a year in the United States and has a circulation of 1.5 million readers. The magazine has 13 international editions spanning 25 countries and reaching more than 8 million readers globally.
The magazine features multiple different sections, such as fitness, sex & love, food, weight loss, Eat This!, health, beauty and style.” -Wikipedia

Working Mother


U.S. Dewey Dec. 050

“The magazine that helps career moms balance their personal and professional lives.” -Publisher

The World’s Work

Vol 1 (1900) – Vol 47 (1924)

New York        Dewey Dec.    050

“Discusses all kinds of current events and current tendencies in articles by recognized authorities and in well written editorial comments. The social development of the country receives as much attention as its material prosperity. Well illustrated and popular in style. One of the four periodicals most widely used in school work and very useful for club and debate work.”
-F. K. Walter, Periodicals for the Small Library, ALA 1918

Yoga Journal

Current Digital Issue

Recent Issues and Recent Years

Issues from 2015

Yoga Journal

“Yoga Journal is an American media company that publishes a yoga magazine, a website, DVDs, tablet editions, and puts on conferences devoted to yoga as exercise and related topics.” -Wikipedia

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