Old Magazines PDF – Vintage Magazines PDF – Magazines Online PDF


Old Magazines PDF, Vintage Magazines PDF, Magazines Online PDF. Old and new magazines; 1800s to the Present. Over 200 titles, Many thousands of issues; all Free Online.

We have several webpages of magazines. You can use these Magazine Category links to explore the selection.

 
 

You will find suggested links to collections of books and articles between some magazine entries. All these links take you to webpages in this Century Past website.


History

American Heritage Magazine

1949- Present

Dewey Dec. 050

American Heritage magazine, which publishes articles mostly about American history, has it’s old magazines online, including the 1950s to the current issue. “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.

 
Big collection of free Books on Women’s History and a hand-picked selection of Articles on Women’s History

American Historical Review Magazine

Vol 1 (1895) – Vol 28 (1923)

New York Dewey Dec. 050

Old magazines PDF. “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.

 
Giant collection of free books about Medieval History

Magazine of American History

Vol 1 – 30 (1877- 1893)

Index 1877-1893

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

Boston Dewey Dec. 050

Vintage magazines PDF. 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.

 
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American History Magazine

Recent Issues and Recent Years

U.S. – World History Group

American History presents the history of America to a spectrum of general-interest readers in an authoritative, informative, thought-provoking and entertaining style. Lively narratives take readers on an adventure with history, complemented by rare photographs, paintings, illustrations and maps. Published bi-monthly (6 issues per year). Old magazines PDF.

 
Selected articles about historical topics like clothes, food & recreation, in Popular Culture in History

America’s Civil War Magazine

Recent Issues and Recent Years

U.S. – World History Group

Coverage of the strategies, leaders and battles of the Civil War. Facts and facets of the war are accompanied by classical artwork, paintings by today’s artists, photography, illustrations and of battles and campaigns. Published bi-monthly (6 issues per year). Free PDF Magazine back issues.

 
We have thousands of links to selected free online articles from magazines and newspapers, arranged by subject, at our collection of Century Past Resources

Ancestry Magazine

1994-2010

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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Archaeology Magazine

Recent Issues and Recent Years

Issues from 2015

NY – Archaeological Institute of America

“Archaeology magazine brings the ancient world to life. Archaeology offers readers incisive reporting, vivid storytelling, compelling photography — and the latest news from around the globe — all devoted to exploring the world’s ancient past. Whether reporting from a dive on an Arctic shipwreck, trekking through Afghanistan, or digging just beneath Beirut, Archaeology’s editors and writers bring readers the science, and the magic, of archaeological discovery.” – Archaeology Magazine. Old magazines PDF.

 
Big collection of links to free online Historical Maps of the U.S.

BBC History Magazine

Recent Issues and Recent Years – PDF

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. BBC History Magazine online free. Vintage magazine PDF.

 
Hundreds of free books on African American History

Civil War Times Magazine

Recent Issues and Recent Years

U.S. – World History Group

“Biographies, battles, eyewitness accounts & period photos of America s greatest internal conflict. Civil War Times delivers the thrilling, extraordinary history of America s most deadly internal struggle, from biographies to battle stories, eyewitness accounts to period photographs.” -Civil War Times Magazine. Published bi-monthly (6 issues per year). Magazines online PDF.

 
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Early Homes Magazine

2004-2010

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.” – Early Homes Magazine.

 
Links to a select assortment of free Articles about Archaeology

Family Tree Magazine

Recent Issues and Recent Years

Yankee Publishing, Inc.

“Family Tree Magazine is a publication about genealogy and family history published by Yankee Publishing, Inc. in Blue Ash, Ohio and Dublin, New Hampshire.” -Wikipedia. It appears 6 times per year. Old magazine PDF.

 
Many aspects of WW2 – military and non-military – are covered in this select assortment of Articles about World War Two

History Today Magazine

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

 
Hundreds of free online books about historical events, politics, and big issues in the U.S. since 1900 at 20th & 21st Century American History

Military History Magazine

Recent Issues and Recent Years

U.S. – World History Group

The nation’s oldest and most popular magazine devoted to the history of warfare. Each issue contains incisive accounts from top writers and historians of land, naval and air warfare. Spanning the ages, readers find themselves immersed in battles from a variety of historical periods.” -Military History Magazine. Published bi-monthly (6 issues per year). Old magazines PDF.

 
Numerous free books about the American Civil War

National Geographic History Magazine

Recent Issues and Recent Years

U.S.

“In each issue you’ll explore the march of civilization from ancient times to the modern era, examine the forces behind history’s most explosive conflicts, gain appreciation of the culture and art that sprang forth from every epoch, and come away with a greater understanding of who we are and where we came from.” – National Geographic History Magazine. Free PDF Magazine Back Issues.

 
Hundreds of free books about Railroad History

Nineteenth Century Magazine

2011-2017

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.

 
Hundreds of free books about the History of India & South Asia

Wild West: The American Frontier Magazine

Recent Issues and Recent Years

U.S. – World History Group

“Wild West Magazine gives you the true history of the people, places and events that led to the taming of the Great American frontier. Explore the fascinating aspects of Western lore and culture that are so much a part of the American heritage. From Native Americans, miners and mountain men to gamblers.” – Wild West Magazine. Old Magazine PDF.

 
Thousands of free online books about Native Americans at American Indian History


Home, Family & Garden

Architectural Digest

Recent Issues and Recent Years

Conde Nast, NY

Architectural Digest Magazine has the subtitle “the International design authority”. “Architectural Digest is a vibrant monthly celebration of international design talents, innovative homes and products, inspiring decorating ideas, culture, and travel. Launched in 1920 as a California trade quarterly, the magazine evolved over the years, increasing in frequency and broadening in scope until it became the byword for living well.” – Architectural Digest website. Free PDF Magazine Back Issues.

 
Giant collection of free books on Etiquette and Entertaining, including some interesting guides from the 1800s.

The Australian Women’s Weekly

Recent Issues and Recent Years

1933-1968

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. 1950s magazine PDF, Vintage magazine PDF.

 
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Better Homes and Gardens Magazine

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.

 

Birds & Blooms

Recent Issues and Recent Years

Trusted Media Brands

“America’s #1 bird and garden magazine brings beautiful yards, gardens and wild birds into your living room with full-color photos, reader-shared stories. You’ll love the practical gardening advice, tips and fun family projects.” – Birds & Blooms Magazine. Magazines online PDF.

 
Hundreds of free online books about Fashion, Costume History, Textiles

Country Life Magazine

1901-1923

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. Vintage Magazines PDF.

 
House Design, Historic Homes, Medieval Castles & Cathedrals; hundreds of Free Books on Architecture

Country Living

Recent Issues and Recent Years

Hearst Magazine Media

American Monthly. Read magazines online free PDF.

 
Big collection of free books about Crafts, Sewing, Needlework & Woodworking

Early Homes Magazine

2004-2010

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.” – Early Homes Magazine.

 

Elle Decor

Recent Issues and Recent Years

Hearst Magazine Media, NY

Elle Décor is published monthly by Hearst Magazines. According to it’s website “It is the ultimate guide to decorating and design and the indispensable go-to source for everyone who wants to create a more beautiful life”. Online magazine PDF.

 
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Family Circle Magazine

Recent Issues and Recent Years

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. Old magazine PDF.

 
We have thousands of links to selected free online articles from magazines and newspapers, arranged by subject, at our collection of Century Past Resources

Family Handyman

Recent Issues and Recent Years

Trusted Media Brands

“The #1 magazine for Do-it-yourself homeowners. Step-by-step maintenance, repair and improvement projects, plus tool skills, DIY tips, and product buying advice. Lots of great ideas on storage, weekend projects, improving your yard, woodworking, and décor. Cut the cost of owning a home and enjoy the satisfaction of doing it yourself! ” – Family Handyman Magazine. Old magazines PDF.

 
Giant collection of free books about Gardening

Good Housekeeping Magazine

1885-1923

1885-1950

2015-2016

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 Magazine presents a diverse blend of articles on life-management, beauty care, cooking, shopping, holiday planning, and interior design for the average woman or mother. Each issue features enticing recipes for daily cooking or special occasions alongside useful tips for eating healthy and maintaining a fit figure. You’ll also find ideas for creative craft projects, maximizing space with smart storage options, and upgrading your home décor on any budget. Whether you have a spouse, children, or pets, Good Housekeeping Magazine provides timeless advice on building strong relationships and creating a healthy, advantageous environment for your loved ones.” – Good Housekeeping Magazine. Vintage Magazines PDF.

 
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HGTV Magazine

Recent Issues and Recent Years

Hearst Magazines

“HGTV Magazine is a fresh, new home lifestyle magazine that gives readers inspiring, real-life solutions for all the things that homeowners deal with every day — from painting to pillows to property values — in an upbeat and engaging way”. – HGTV Magazine. Free PDF Magazine Back Issues.

 
Numerous free books on personal growth, success, relationships etc., at Free Self-Help Books

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
Harland edited this magazine, which was apparently short-lived.

 

House Beautiful

Recent Issues and Recent Years

Hearst Magazine Media

“House Beautiful is an interior decorating magazine that focuses on decorating and the domestic arts. First published in 1896, it is currently published by the Hearst Corporation.” – Wikipedia

 
Thousands of free cookbooks and other books about food and drink at Cookbooks & Food Supply

House & Garden Magazine

Vol 1 (1901) – Vol 44 (1923)

Appr. 1925-1990 Miscellaneous Volumes

New York Dewey Dec. 050

House & Garden is an American shelter magazine published by Condé Nast Publications that focuses on interior design, entertaining, and gardening. Vintage Magazine PDF.

 

Martha Stewart Living

Recent Issues and Recent Years

PLASA Media, NY

“Martha Stewart Living lifestyle magazine for women is one of the go-to sources for everything food, home decorating, entertaining and parties, DIY projects and more. ” – Martha Stewart Living Magazine

 

Old House Journal

1975-2011

Recent Issues

U.S. Dewey Dec. 050

“The Original Restoration Magazine for people who are passionate about old houses to repair, rehabilitate, update, and decorate their homes; covering all classic American architectural styles, from the earliest Colonial-era buildings to grand Victorians of every variety to Arts & Crafts bungalows and mid-century ranches.” – Old House Journal. Vintage Magazine PDF.

 
Lots of books on Carpentry & Woodworking

Parents Magazine

Recent Issues

Meredith

“Parents magazine is America’s leading magazine for parents. Primarily written for mothers of growing children, the magazine focuses on child growth and development, offering insightful and helpful information.” – Parents Magazine

 
Thousands of free online books about child-development, parenting, and family relationships at Books on Family & Relationships

Real Simple

Recent Issues and Recent Years

Meredith Corp.

“Real Simple magazine focuses on the simple lifestyle movement. With articles about easier ways to care for your home, your family, and yourself, its goal is to make your life smoother and stress-free while introducing you to the best ideas and products. ” -Real Simple Magazine.

 
Big collection of books on Gardening

Redbook Magazine

Issues from 1015 to 2018

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.

 
Big collection of free books about Home Decoration, Design, & Furnishings

Reminisce

Recent Issues and Recent Years

Trusted Media Brands

“America’s favorite nostalgia magazine! Delight in reader-shared stories recalling memorable moments from the ’30s, ’40s, ’50s and ’60s and family-album photos that capture the fun of the “good old days.” -Reminisce Magazine. Magazines Online PDF.

 
Lots of books here on Etiquette & Entertaining

Southern Living

Recent Issues and Recent Years

Meredith Corp.

“Southern Living magazine brings the beauty and elegance of Southern style to all of your decorating, cooking, and gardening endeavors. The magazine dips into all aspects of living in the South to give you a comprehensive look at what is going on in cities and towns such as New Orleans, Atlanta, and Charlottesville.” -Southern Living Magazine. Free magazine PDF.

 
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Suburban Life; the Countryside Magazine

Jun 1905 Vol 2-3 (Jan-Dec 1906) Vol 4 (Jan-Jun 1907)

Vol 5 (Jul-Dec 1907) Vol 6 (Jan-Jun 1908) Vol 7-8 (Jul 1908-Jun 1909)

Vol 9 (Jul-Dec 1909) Vol 11 (Jul-Dec 1910) Vol 12 (Jan-Jun 1911)

Vol 13 (Jul-Dec 1911) Vol 14 (Jan-Jun 1912) Vol 15 (Jul-Dec 1912)

Vol 16 (Jan-Jun 1913) Vol 17 (Jul-Dec 1913) Vol 18-19 (Jan-Dec 1914)

Vol 20-21 (Jan-Dec 1915) Vol 22-23 (Jan-Dec 1916)

Harrisburg, PA Dewey Dec. 050

A popular lifestyle magazine at the beginning of the 20th century for affluent people who lived – or aspired to live – comfortably outside the city. Vintage Magazines PDF.

 

Sunset

Recent Issues and Recent Years

Sunset Publishing

“Sunset magazine is one of the leading publications to bring all things found and made in the West into the hands of people across the country. From great restaurants to places to travel to for a little rest and relaxation to inspired ideas for decorating your home and improving your garden, Sunset magazine is dedicated to presenting you with the most beautiful aspects of the West. ” -Sunset Magazine. Old Magazines PDF.

 
See our book collections on Healthy Living & Women’s Health

Woman’s Day Australia Magazine

Recent Issues and Recent Years

Sydney. Bauer

“Woman’s Day is Australia’s number one-selling weekly women’s magazine, offering all the latest celebrity gossip and exclusive interviews as well as fascinating real-life reads, mouth-watering recipes, beauty, fashion, food, health and family advice.” – Woman’s Day Australia Magazine.

 

Big collections of free online books about Sewing & Needlework

Woman’s Day USA

Recent Issues and Recent Years

Hearst

“Woman’s Day Magazine covers many topics of interest to women, making it one of the leading magazines in the country. Each issue features a variety of articles relating to home improvement, cooking, fashion, and family. Designed for women on a budget, many of the issues come with tips on saving money on clothing, food, and travel.” -Woman’s Day Magazine

 


International

Australian Geographic Magazine

Recent Issues and Recent Years

Sydney – Northern Pictures

“Australia’s premier geographic magazine covering wildlife, adventure, destinations, industry, science and technology. Its positive editorial stance aims at increasing the world’s knowledge of Australia. Packed with brilliant photography, illustrations, maps and a beautiful wall poster/map free!” – Australian Geographic Magazine

 
Thousands of free online books about Native Americans at American Indian History

The Australian Women’s Weekly

Recent Issues and Recent Years

1933-1968

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. Old Magazine PDF.

 
We have thousands of links to selected free online articles from magazines and newspapers, arranged by subject, at our collection of Century Past Resources

BBC History Magazine

Recent Issues and Recent Years – PDF

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. BBC History Magazine online free.

 

Cosmopolitan India Magazine

Recent Issues and Recent Years

India. Zinio

An international fashion and entertainment monthly magazine for women.

 
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Femina India Magazine

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. Free PDF Magazine Back Issues.

 

India Today Magazine

Recent Issues and Recent Years

India – Living Media

“India Today was launched in 1975. In just a few years, it became the leading news magazine in the country. Now, with editions in five languages, it is the most widely–read publication in India–a position it has held for over a decade–with a readership of over 11 million. – India Today Magazine

 
Big collection of free books about Exploration & Travel in Asia

Maclean’s Magazine

1905-2009

1905-2008 – For a Limited Time

Toronto – Rogers Media

“Canada’s National Magazine”. “Examines the impact of Canadian and world news events, trends and issues from a Canadian perspective. Network of correspondents and bureaus across Canada and around the world contribute to weekly sections on politics, business, entertainment, sports, leisure, science, health and technology.” – Maclean’s Magazine. Vintage Magazines PDF.

 
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Melody Maker Magazine

1967-1969

London – Melody Maker

Melody Maker is 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.

 
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TV Times – UK

Recent Issues and Recent Years

UK . TI Media

A weekly British television listings magazines with stories related to British TV programs and actors. Free magazine PDF.

 

The Week India Magazine

Recent Issues and Recent Years

India. Malayala Manorama Co. Ltd

“The Week provides its readers with a comprehensive look at the latest news from the previous 7 days. Known for its witty writing and entertaining articles, The Week consolidates the most influential opinions and important issues into one succinct publication.” – The Week Magazine

 
Hundreds of free books about the History of India & South Asia

The Week UK Magazine

Recent Issues and Recent Years

London, UK. Dennis

“The Week provides its readers with a comprehensive look at the latest news from the previous 7 days. Known for its witty writing and entertaining articles, The Week consolidates the most influential opinions and important issues into one succinct publication.” – The Week Magazine. Free PDF magazine.

 
Links to excellent collections of free online News Sources, Newspapers & Newspaper Archives in the U.S., Canada and other English-speaking countries.

Woman’s Day Australia Magazine

Recent Issues and Recent Years

Sydney. Bauer

“Woman’s Day is Australia’s number one-selling weekly women’s magazine, offering all the latest celebrity gossip and exclusive interviews as well as fascinating real-life reads, mouth-watering recipes, beauty, fashion, food, health and family advice.” – Woman’s Day Australia Magazine

 


Lifestyle

American Atheist

Recent Issues and Recent Years

American Atheists Inc.

“A Journal of Atheist News and Thought”. Published quarterly in Cranford, NY. Read magazines online free PDF.

 

American Cowboy Magazine

1994-2008
Dewey Dec. 050

Google free magazine archives database has all issues from the first 14 years of this American magazine online. “American Cowboy is the cultural chronicler of the West, covering history and heritage, travel and events, art and entertainment, food and fashion.” – American Cowboy Facebook “About” page.

 
Big collections of free online books about Camping, Fishing & Outdoor Life

Black World/Negro Digest

1961-1976

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.

 
Giant collection of free books about Religion and Spirituality

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.

 
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Ebony Magazine

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

Recent Issues and Recent Years

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.

 
Hundreds of free books on African American History

Esquire Magazine

1933-2017

Recent Issues and Recent Years

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.

 
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Essence

Recent Issues and Recent Years

Essence

“Essence is a monthly lifestyle magazine covering fashion, beauty, entertainment, and culture. First published in 1970, its target audience is African-American women.” – Wikipedia. Free magazine PDF.

 

Hola! USA

Recent Issues and Recent Years

Hello & Hola Media Inc., NY

¡Hola! is primarily a weekly Spanish-language magazine specializing in celebrity news, published in Madrid, Spain, and in 15 other countries. This USA edition is in English, although many ads are in Spanish. It is published 7 times per year, by Hello & Hola Media Inc. Read magazines online free PDF.

 
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Horse & Rider

Recent Issues and Recent Years

Aim Media

“Horse & Rider is a forward-thinking brand for the Western horse owner who seeks training advice, horsekeeping insights, trail-riding tips, and insights into Western life. Whether you’re a competitive or recreational rider, H&R provides you with useful training articles, practical stable-management techniques, hands-on health care advice, safe trail-riding practices, informative reports on the equine industry, behind-the-scenes looks at equine events, and profiles of Western influencers.” – Horse & Rider Magazine. Magazines online PDF.

 
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In These Times Magazine

Archives for 2001-2012 and for the last three years

1976-2010

U.S. Dewey Dec. 050

“In These Times magazine provides readers with investigative reporting, provocative essays, debates about our political future and news straight from the frontlines. In These Times reports on the upcoming legislative battles, current progressive political strategies and international news you need to know. This monthly news magazine is an indispensable alternative to the mainstream media for readers seeking an independent analysis of contemporary events and an in-depth look at issues that others ignore. ” – In These Times Magazine.

 
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Jet Magazine

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.

 

Men’s Journal

Recent Issues and Recent Years

American Media

“Men’s Journal magazine is the leading publication for men who love the outdoors and adventure. Every issue features topics on style, technology, clothing, fitness, and health, and the magazine releases several special issues every year. From dressing right to finding the best MP3 player, each issue will help readers stay on top of current trends.” – Men’s Journal. Magazines online PDF.

 
Huge collection of free online books on Individual & Team Sports; Outdoor Recreation

Mother Jones Magazine

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

Recent Issues

Dewey Dec. 050

“Mother Jones is a nonprofit magazine and news outlet that delivers original award-winning reporting on the urgent issues of our day, from politics and climate change to education and the food we eat. We investigate stories that are in the public’s interest. From revelatory scoops to deep-dive investigations, Mother Jones inspires 9 million monthly readers of our print, digital, and online journalism.” – Mother Jones Magazine

 

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.

 

The New Yorker Magazine

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. Magazines Online PDF.

 
See our page of links to Online Newspapers & Newspaper Archives

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.” – Oprah Magazine

 
We have thousands of links to selected free online articles from magazines and newspapers, arranged by subject, at our collection of Century Past Resources

The Pioneer Woman

Recent Issues and Recent Years

Hearst Magazines

“Ree Drummond shares her enthusiasm for the simple joys in life and inspires readers with her newest creation, The Pioneer Woman Magazine. Each issue is like a day with a good friend, full of helpful advice, great recipes, fun shopping and heartfelt stories – and lots of laughs.” -The Pioneer Woman Magazine

 
Hundreds of free online books about Dogs

Reader’s Digest Magazine

Recent Issues and Recent Years

20 issues from 2015-2016

U.S. – Trusted Media Brands

“Every month, Reader’s Digest Magazine comes out with what’s new in health, books, humor, food, and more. Reader’s Digest is easy to read, with colorful art, smart features, and a handsome layout with plenty of room for all the latest in the areas that matter to you.” – Readers Digest Magazine

 
Big collection of books of Puzzles, including Crossword, WordSearch, Sudoku etc.

Real Simple

Recent Issues and Recent Years

Meredith Corp.

“Real Simple magazine focuses on the simple lifestyle movement. With articles about easier ways to care for your home, your family, and yourself, its goal is to make your life smoother and stress-free while introducing you to the best ideas and products. ” -Real Simple Magazine

 
Thousands of free online books about Native Americans at American Indian History

Reminisce

Recent Issues and Recent Years

Trusted Media Brands

“America’s favorite nostalgia magazine! Delight in reader-shared stories recalling memorable moments from the ’30s, ’40s, ’50s and ’60s and family-album photos that capture the fun of the “good old days.” -Reminisce Magazine.

 

Rolling Stone Magazine

Recent Issues and Recent Years

About 30 issues from 2015-2016

U.S. – Penske Media Corp.

“Rolling Stone magazine is a cultural icon. It’s the number one pop culture reference point for 13 million young adults. In addition to its authoritative position in music, Rolling Stone’s sphere of influence reaches into entertainment, movies, television, technology, and national affairs. Rolling Stone covers everything that’s important, trend-setting, and newsworthy to the thought leaders among young adults.” – Rolling Stone Magazine

 
Every type of novel, plus guides for what to read, at our free fiction collection at Read Novels Online Free. Poetry, Lit, Plays, and Spanish-language books too.

Saturday Evening Post

Thousands of issues, throughout the 20th century.

Recent Issues and Recent Years

New York Dewey Dec. 050

“The Saturday Evening Post delivers in-depth, insightful coverage of American life. Readers enjoy timely features and uplifting stories along with reliable medical advice, financial know-how and lifestyle tips. Every issue promises celebrated fiction, light-hearted humor, cartoons and more!” – Saturday Evening Post. 1950s magazine PDF, vintage magazine PDF.

 

Southern Living

Recent Issues and Recent Years

Meredith Corp.

“Southern Living magazine brings the beauty and elegance of Southern style to all of your decorating, cooking, and gardening endeavors. The magazine dips into all aspects of living in the South to give you a comprehensive look at what is going on in cities and towns such as New Orleans, Atlanta, and Charlottesville.” -Southern Living Magazine. Magazines online PDF.

 

Town & Country Magazine

Recent Issues and Recent Years

Hearst Communications, NY

“Town & Country features the latest in luxury, from beautiful homes, sumptuous dining to exotic locations. In 12 gorgeous annual issues, Town & Country covers the arts, fashion and culture, bringing the best of everything to America’s trendsetters.” – Town & Country Magazine

 
Lots of books on Home Décor & Interior Design

Travel + Leisure Magazine

Recent Issues and Recent Years

2015-2016

NY. Meredith

“Travel + Leisure magazine is one of the most popular travel publications in the world. Unlike other magazines devoted to traveling within a specific country, this magazine highlights far-flung destinations in the United States and abroad. Readers will find tips on traveling around the world, destinations for adventure travelers, and even some budget-friendly ideas.” – Travel + Leisure Magazine

 
Also see our magazines in the Women’s Interest section.

Vanity Fair Magazine

Current Digital Issue

Recent Issues and Recent Years

About 50 issues from various years

Condé Nast

“Written for the reader who appreciates expert storytelling and dynamic articles that sometimes spark a debate, Vanity Fair Magazine covers a wide range of topics such as fashion, politics, travel, business, design, and more. Originally published briefly in 1913 and combined with Vogue magazine in 1936, Vanity Fair as it appears today was revived in 1983.” – Vanity Fair Magazine

 

Vibe Magazine

1993-2008

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.” – Vibe Magazine

 

Vogue

Recent Issues and Recent Years

Conde Nast Publications

“Vogue is a fashion and lifestyle magazine covering many topics including fashion, beauty, culture, living, and runway. Vogue began as a weekly newspaper in 1892 in the United States, before becoming a monthly publication years later.” -Wikipedia.

 

Wired Magazine

Current Digital Issue

About 100 issues from the 1990s to 2015

Recent Issues and Recent Years

Conde Nast

“Wired magazine is a computer magazine devoted to readers who want to know more about that world. Every issue covers the newest and hottest electronic devices, giving readers an inside look at those devices before they hit the streets. Every issue covers topics like philosophy, art, science, and the culture of those playing on the Internet.” – Wired Magazine

 
Huge collection of free online books on Science & Technology

Woman’s World Magazine

Recent Issues and Recent Years

Bauer Publishing

“Woman’s World magazine is one of the top lifestyle magazines in the world. With an emphasis on women’s needs, each issue covers health, fitness, fashion, cooking, and decorating. The glossy pages of this magazine provides readers with decorating tips for the home, tips on which fashions flatter different body types, and recipes for home-cooked dinners.” – Woman’s World Magazine

 

Women of Color Magazine

2001-2012
New York Dewey Dec. 050

“A publication for today’s career women in business and technology.” – Women of Color Magazine

 

Yoga Journal

Current Digital Issue

Recent Issues and Recent Years

Issues from 2015

Yoga Journal

“No matter your personal yoga style or level, Yoga Journal brings you all of the top teachers, wisdom, and inspiration you need to grow your practice both on and off the mat. Yoga Journal focuses on the body-mind-spirit connection and its importance in all aspects of personal development. In every issue, you’ll find inspiring content packed with home practices, meditation techniques, anatomy instruction, nourishing recipes, and inspiring stories of yogis just like you.” – Yoga Journal

 
Lots of books on New Age Self-Help section.


Literary

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. Vintage magazine PDF.

 
Our Century Past Library has tens of thousands of Free Books Online, arranged by topic

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. Vintage magazine PDF.

 
Read about celebrities, historical figures, and other interesting lives at our free Biography Section

Century Magazine

Vol 1 (1870 – Vol 107 (1924)

New York Dewey Dec. 050

Vintage American magazine. 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. Free digital magazine online. Vintage magazine PDF.

 

The Crisis Magazine

Vol 1 (1910)

1911-2011

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. Magazine library PDF.

 
Big collection of articles on African American History

The Dial Magazine

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.

 
We have thousands of links to selected free online articles from magazines and newspapers, arranged by subject, at our collection of Century Past Resources

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.

 

New York Review of Books Magazine

Recent Issues and Recent Years

U.S. – Rea S. Hederman

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

 
Big collections of books on Classic Literature & Criticism

Overland Monthly

1868-1922

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”.

 
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St. Nicholas Magazine

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.

 
Every type of novel, plus guides for what to read, at our free fiction collection at Read Novels Online Free. Poetry, Lit, Plays, and Spanish-language books too.

Saturday Review Magazine

1925-1986

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

 

Scribner’s Magazine

1887-1923

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.

 

Spy Magazine

1986-1998

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. Spy Magazine back issues.

 

Vanity Fair Magazine

Current Digital Issue

Recent Issues and Recent Years

About 50 issues from various years

Condé Nast

“Written for the reader who appreciates expert storytelling and dynamic articles that sometimes spark a debate, Vanity Fair Magazine covers a wide range of topics such as fashion, politics, travel, business, design, and more. Originally published briefly in 1913 and combined with Vogue magazine in 1936, Vanity Fair as it appears today was revived in 1983.” – Vanity Fair Magazine

 

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