RSAP

The Research Society for American Periodicals

Resources

 

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I. Full online texts of magazines and newspapers 

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The Cornell University Library Making of America (MOA) Collection

This website offers a searchable digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction, particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. Materials on the site include these magazines:

American Missionary (1878 – 1901)
American Whig Review (1845 – 1852)
Atlantic Monthly (1857 – 1901)
Bay State Monthly (1884 – 1886)
Century (1881 – 1899)
Continental Monthly (1862 – 1864)
Galaxy (May, 1866 – January, 1878)
Harpers New Monthly Magazine (December, 1889 – November, 1896)
International Monthly Magazine (July, 1850 – April, 1852)
Littell’s Living Age (1844 – 1900)
Manufacturer and Builder (January, 1869 – December, 1894)
New-England Magazine (1831 – 1835, 1887-1900)
New Englander (1843 – 1892)
North American Review (1815 – 1900)
Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies (1861 – 1865)
The Old Guard (1863 – 1865)
Punchinello (July, 1870 – December, 1870)
Putnam’s Monthly (1853 – 1870)
Scientific American (September, 1846 – September, 1850)
Scribner’s Magazine (January, 1887 – June, 1896)
Scribner’s Monthly (November, 1870 – October, 1881)
United States Magazine, and Democratic Review (Oct, 1837 – Oct, 1859)
War of the Rebellion (1880 – 1901)

University of Michigan Making of America (MOA) Collection

A searchable digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through Reconstruction. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. Among the approximately 50,000 journal articles on the site are these magazines:

Appleton’s 1869-1881 (2 series)

Catholic World 1865-1901
DeBow’s 1846-1869 + 1952 index (3 series)
Garden and Forest 1888-1897 (from Library of Congress)
Ladies Repository 1841-1876 (3 series)
Old Guard 1864

Overland Monthly 1868-1900 (2 series)
Princeton Review 1831-1882 (3 series)
Southern Literary Messenger 1835-1864 + 1936 Contributor index
Southern Quarterly Review 1842-1857 (3 series)
Vanity Fair 1860-62

The On-Line Books Page at the University of Pennsylvania:

Serials page lists many freely accessible archives of serials (such as magazines, journals, newspapers, and other periodicals). It includes links to the titles in the Making of America sites, but contains many other titles as well.

Project Gutenberg’ Periodicals Bookshelf

Offers scattered issues of plain text of these US titles. The html version includes pictures. Gutenberg also has copies of Knickerbocker Magazine for 1844; use their online book catalog to find it.

American Missionary
Argosy
Bay State Monthly
Continental Monthly
Current History (1915)
Dew Drops (1914)
Forerunner  (1909-10)
Great Round World and What Is Going on in It (1897-98)
Lippincott’s Magazine
McClure’s
The Nursery
Prairie Farmer (1884)
Punchinello (1870
Scientific American
St. Nicholas (1878)

News & Periodical Resources on the Web

Resource list maintained by the Library of Congress

University of Houston Libraries, web-based scholarly journals

These journals offer access to English language article files without requiring user registration or fees. List maintained by the University of Houston Libraries.

Google News Archive Search

Indexes Time, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Guardian and The Washington Post, some magazines, and aggregators including Factiva, LexisNexis, Thomson Gale and HighBeam Research, offfering citations and some content free,
with links to free and fee-based content.

II. Women Periodical Readers, Writers, and Editors

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Women Working: Harvard University Libraries Open Collection Program

This site has selected issues of a number of women’s magazines:

Dorcas Magazine
Ladies’ Home Journal
Lowell Offering (and related magazines)

New England Home Magazine
Woman’s Home Companion

Godey’s Lady’s Book Online: (multiple websites)

Several issues of Godey’s Lady’s Book from 1850 are available through Rochester History Resources, provided by the University of Rochester.

Several issues of Godey’s Lady’s Book from 1855, courtesy of Hope Greenberg, of the University of Vermont

The Costume Gallery Online Library

A selection of articles on fashion from Frank Leslie’s (1864), Ladies’ Home Journal (1893-95), and McCalls (1908), via Costume Gallery.

The Woman’s Advocate1869-1870, New York.

Full text, not in original format. Somewhat searchable. From Emory’s Women Writers Resource Project.

Woman’s Era

An African American clubwomen’s newspaper, edited by Josephine St. P. Ruffin, and Florida R. Ridley. From Emory’s Women Writers Resource Project.

The American Jewess

A monthly periodical (1895-1899) edited by Rosa Sonneschein. From the Jewish Women’s Archive.

Home Economics Archive Tradition History

HEARTH offers free Internet access to the full text of  thirteen journal runs and over 1,500 books: Journals include:

Good Housekeeping
Harper’s Bazar (1867-1900)
American Food Journal (1906 – 1928)
Bulletin of the American Home Economics Association (1914 – 1942)
The Child (1936 – 1953)
Child Development (1930 – 1963)
Children  (1954 – 1971)
The Home Economist (1927 – 1928)
Journal of Home Economics (1909 – 1980)

Farmer’s Wife (1906-1939)

From the Farm, Field, and Fireside Agricultural Newspaper Collection.

Harper’s Bazar

Inaugural issue of Harper’s Bazar, Nov. 2 1867 and selection of articles, illustrations, and fashionplates.

The Margaret Sanger Papers Project 

Offers issues of The Woman Rebel and an overview of that paper.

Remonstrance

An anti-suffrage periodical published in 1911.

The Lowell Offering: (multiple sources)

A New England Girlhood by Lucy Larcom, contributor to The Lowell Offering, has a chapter on Mill Girls’ Magazines.
Dierdre Johnson’s syllabus offers a small number of articles from The Lowell Offering

Biographies of Women in Journalism

From the Distinguished Women of Past and Present website

Willa Cather’s early journalism and magazine writings

From the University of Nebraska’s Willa Cather Archive.

Women in the News Business

From the Library of Congress.

Women’s Editions of Daily Newspapers

From the Library of Congress.

GrrlZine Network

Network of zines (independent magazines) that discuss feminist theory, politics and activism.

The record of the Leslie Suffrage Commission, 1917-1929

Story of Miriam Florence Follin Leslie, wife of Frank Leslie, and benefactor to the women’s suffrage movement, from the Library of Congress American Memory project.

The Journal Feminist Periodicals

Full issues of this University of Wisconsin periodical, which reprinted on a quarterly basis the tables of content pages of over 150 magazines and journals on women and gender published in English in the United States and abroad.

Gender and Editing

A special issue of online magazine, Chain, mainly on small press magazines.

Gender and Avant-Garde Editing

An article that compares the 1920s with the 1990s, by Lynn Keller and Cristanne Miller.

Cultural Critique and Consciousness Raising: Clara Bewick Colby’s Woman’s Tribune and Late-Nineteenth-Century Radical Feminism 

An article by Kristin Mapel Bloomberg. Scroll down the page to find this article.

Article: on editor of Harper’s Bazar: “’Her Very Handwriting Looks as
If She Owned the Earth’: Elizabeth Jordan and Editorial Power, ” by June Howard

Article: “When a Consumer Becomes an Editor: Susan Hayes Ward and the Poetry of The Independent” by Ingrid Satelmajer.

Student paper: “The History of Women’s Magazines: Magazines as Virtual Communities”  by Tracy Seneca

Chapter on Willa Cather’s editing work at McClure’s from James Woodress, Willa Cather: A Literary Life

Revolution: Eighty Years and More by Elizabeth Cady Stanton has a chapter on editing the suffrage paper.

Dime Novels for Women: American women’s Dime Novel Project.

Talk: An Uncommon Scold: Anne Newport Royall (1769-1854), editor of Paul Pry. Talk by Cynthia Earman on the Library of Congress site.

III. Children’s and School Periodicals

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19th Century Children and What They Read The expanding site contains many individual stories and full issues of Parley’s Magazine, Robert Merry’s Museum,  Woodworth’s Youth’s Cabinet, and The Youth’s Companion, not in original formatting.

Boys Life: The Boy  Scouts’ Magazine Site contains  author and title index for material in scouting magazine begun in 1911, and many scanned issues.

The Brownies’ Book: African American children’s magazine (1920-21) started by W.E.B DuBois, digitized on the Library of  Congress Rare Books page; scroll down to “Du Bois,”  or search for the title.

The Magpie Sings the Great Depression: Selections from DeWitt Clinton High School’s literary magazine, 1929-1941, Bronx, NY. This magazine is from one of the largest high schools of the era, and published work by James Baldwin, Paddy Chayefsky, and Richard Avedon.
Bittersweet. Magazine on Ozark culture, begun in 1973 at Lebanon High School, Missouri.
Little Cowpuncher mimeographed school paper published from 1932 to 1943 at five different rural schools in Southern Arizona. 

St. Nicholas tribute site, with history and some scans of the magazine.

St. Nicholas: Children’s Periodicals … and the Influence of Mary Mapes Dodge. Contains some images and selections from St. Nicholas , along with a brief essay on children’s periodicals.  Part of the The Online Archive of Nineteenth-Century U.S. Women’s Writings from Bucknell University. Some St. Nicholas issues are on the Project Gutenberg site.

Youth’s Companion  This site is primarily on the Emily Dickinson poems published in The Youth’s Companion in
the 1890s. Along with facsimiles of those poems and other material from the magazine, it contains an introduction to the 
YC 
and annotated tables of contents from issues in which the poems appeared.

Horatio Alger Digital Repository:
Stories from mail order papers dime magazines, and other periodical sources. Formatting is not preserved, but detailed
publication information is provided. Northern Illinois U. Libraries.

Campus Newspapers on the Internet List maintained by Yahoo.

IV. Activist, Radical, and Alternative Periodicals

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Anarchist publications from the late 19th and early 20th century, including covers of The Blast and full text of selected issues of  Freedom (British), Mother Earth, Liberty, Mother Earth Bulletin, Lucifer the Light Bearer.

AlterNet
Syndicated material from the current alternative press, run by the Independent Media Institute.

The Avatar Tables of contents, covers, and some articles from cult underground press periodical published in Boston
1967-1968.

Cultural Correspondence 1975-83; leftist magazine.

New Babylon Times and Green Mountain Post; 1960s-early 70s Massachusetts back-to-the-land magazines.

Radical America  1967-87, more to come.

George Seldes and the American Press Site promoting a film on Seldes has transcriptions of his journalism and links
to articles on the alternative press in the US.

Great Speckled Bird: website/exhibit on 1960s-70s Atlanta alternative paper.

Silent Worker, 1888-1929. Popular national newspaper among the deaf population of the United States in the
late 19th-early 20th century.

Exhibit: Voices from the Underground. on 1960s underground press, from the University of Connecticut.

Whole Earth Catalog content from many back issues.

Article: A Youth in the Youth Culture by Steve Heller: Article about selling drawings to NY underground papers in the late
1960s.

Bibliography: The Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives  Our Own Voices: Lesbian and Gay Periodicals
1890s-2000s: bibliography of print materials.

Article: on circulation of anarchist publications.

V. Regional Newspapers and Magazines and Newsmagazines

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Alabama
Birmingham Iron Age 1874-1887.

Arizona
Searcheable newspaper pages from four newspapers in Casa Grande, courtesy of the Casa Grande Public Library.

California
California Digital Newspaper Collection
Searchable collections of newspapers: Amador Ledger, San Francisco Call, Daily Alta California, Alta California
Imperial Press and Farmer, Los Angeles Herald, Imperial Valley Press and the Imperial Press, The Call-Chronicle-Examiner

El Clamor Publico, First Spanish language newspaper in California after the US occupation, 1855-1859, at the University of Southern California.

The Los Angeles Star (La Estrella de Los Angeles) weekly started in 1851 printed half in Spanish and half English until 1855. Digitized

collection runs to 1864.

Whittier Historical Newspaper Collection contains digitized issues of various Whittier community newspapers dating from February 23, 1888, including the Whittier Daily News, the Whittier Register,and the Whittier News. from the Whittier Public Library. Searchable PDFs, but the entire newspaper must be downloaded.

Colorado
Colorado Historical Newspaper Project: Searchable collection of newspapers, 1859-1923.

Florida
Florida Digital Newspaper Library scattered issues of some historical papers; links to current dailies and campus papers.
Florida Newspaper Article Database, 1762 -1885 Approximately 1500 articles about Florida from non-Florida
newspapers, courtesy of the University of Florida libraries.
Boca Raton Newspapers Collection” includes the The Tattler, from 1938; The Pelican, 1949-1953; and back issues of the Boca Raton News,

History of newspaper publishing in Florida

Georgia
Georgia Digital Newspapers: Searchable issues of three Georgia newspapers,
the Cherokee Phoenix, the Dublin Post, and the Colored Tribune and a late 19th century satirical student newspaper.
The Countryman.
Georgia weekly, 1862-66.
Society: A journal devoted to society, art, literature, and fashion; Atlanta, Georgia, 1890-91.
Southern Watchman Civil War issues of Athens, Georgia paper, 1860-65.
Atlanta Journal Constitutin index only; 1868-1942.articles available for purchase or through Pro-Quest Historical Newspapers.

Hawaii
Hawaiian language newspapers, 19th and 20th century.
Hawaiian-language newspapers published between 1834 and 1948.

Illinois
Illinois Periodicals Online: Searchable collection of several Illinois magazines.
Illinois Newspapers: Quincy  Historical Newspaper Project. Quincy Daily Whig and Quincy Daily Herald, 1835-1890; others being added.
Barrington Review, 1914-1930.
Flora Journal Record. Individual issues are searchable.
Dziennik Zwiazkowy Polish-language newspaper, initial 10 years 1908-17.

Indiana
Muncie Post-Democrat Newspaper Collection 1921-50. Paper crusaded against the Ku Klux Klan.

Kansas
Kansas Newspapers: Text from several issues of small town newspapers from the 1870s, 1880s, and 1920s in Kansas, typed out by a
local history project.

Kentucky
Kentuckiana Digital Library  Multiple newspapers; also access to journals Kentucky Negro Education Association Journal and
Mountain Life and Work.
Historic Kentucky Newspapers 35 newspapers, searcheable.
Northern Kentucky Newspaper Index. 8 newspapers, searcheable.

Louisiana
The New Orleans Bee from September 1827 to December 1923,individual PDFs.

Maine
Index only to microfilm of Brunswick weekly newspapers, 1853-1960.

Maryland
Maryland State Records: Early Newspapers: allows page by page view of many mostly 19th century newspapers scanned from microfilm.

Massachusetts
Barnstable Patriot, Cape Cod and the Islands, 1830 to 1930
Provincetown Advocate covering 1918, 1931-1934 and 1936-1967.

Minnesota
Minnesota newspapers, via Winona State University, searchable.

Missouri
Historical Missouri Newspaper Project: Searchable text for 13 Missouri newspapers, mid 1800s.
Chillicothe Constitution Tribune from 1889-2006.

Nevada
Las Vegas Age April 7, 1905-1915, 1917-1922, 1924.

New  Jersey
Atlantic County Digitized Newspapers,1860-1923. Includes South Jersey Republican (Hammonton, NJ, 1863-1923) and other shorter runs.
Cranbury Press 1880-1926.
Red Bank Register,1878 – 1947
Silent Worker, 1888-1929. Popular national newspaper among the deaf population of the United States in the late 19th-early 20th century.

New York
Brooklyn Daily Eagle Searchable full text from October 26, 1841 to December 31, 1902, is on line; the
remaining half is still to come, courtesy of the Brooklyn Public Library.
New York Times archive search,. Some articles require payment.
New York Tribune index is available from the Library of Congress, from 1875-1884 and 1895 (you’ll then
have to find the articles themselves on microfilm).
The Saturday Press: short-lived but influential literary weekly edited by Henry Clapp, Jr., showcasing fiction, poetry, and
literary criticism, 1858-60, 1865-66. On The Vault at Pfaff’s website, which invites readers to engage with the web of
connections between the paper’s writers and the beer cellar they visited and met in.
Northern New York Historical Newspapers: Searchable collection of New York State newspapers, with coverage from 1811-1971.
Suffolk Historic Newspapers Newspapers from Suffolk County, NY. Includes Long Islander (Huntington) 1839-1859 and The Corrector (Sag Harbor)
1858-1871.
Dozens of New York State newspapers from the Fulton History site, dozens scanned and roughly searchable.
Rochester Digital Newspaper index from the Rochester Public Library is a PDF of an index to newspapers published in Rochester, New York, 1818-1897; articles
can then be ordered.

North Carolina
Article on North Carolina antebellum newspapers and periodicals, by Guion Griffis Johnson.

Oklahoma
Chronicles of Oklahoma: 1923-1942.

Oregon
Oregon Newspaper Project., digitizing 3 newspapers.

Pennsylvania
Index only to the Philadelphia Press, 1898 through 1912. Articles can then be read on microfilm.
Pennsylvania Civil War Newspapers Large collection of Civil War-related newspapers, 1831-1877.
Lancaster County Digitization Project Lancaster newspapers Columbia Spy and student newspapers,
19th century to 21st. Does not seem to be searchable.
Nazareth Item, 1891 to 1975. Page images; does not seem to be searchable.
Pittsburgh Post Gazette

South Carolina
New South Newspaper,  published by the Union forces, searcheable, 1862-66.

Utah
Utah Digital Newspapers: Searchable collection of Utah newspapers.

Virginia
Richmond, Virginia Daily Dispatch, searchable, 1860-65.
The Reflector: Charlottesville, VA African American newspaper 1933-35; selected articles and background.

Washington
Historical Newspapers in Washington: search 17 19th century newspapers

Wisconsin
Historical and biographical articles preserved in scrapbooks at the Wisconsin Historical Society in the late
19th and 20th centuries.

Multiple Localities

Farm, Field and Fireside Collection: U.S. farm weeklies published in the late nineteenth and early

twentieth centuries, from the U of Illinois.

Pacific Northwest: Digitized clipping collection from the early 20th century at the Northwest History Database

Paper of Recordhas scanned local papers from the US, the UK, Australia, Bahamas, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Ecuador, France,
Germany, Ireland,  Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Mexico. The data base can be searched one paper at a time. Free access, but you must sign in. 

Library of Congress Chronicling America site has selected newspapers 1880-1910.

Google News Archive SearchIndexes Time, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Guardian and The Washington Post,
and aggregators including Factiva, LexisNexis, Thomson Gale and HighBeam Research, offfering citations and some content free,
with links to free and fee-based content.

Sunset Magazine bibliography, covers, and articles about this Western magazine, 1898-1998.

Time Magazine searchable archives offers articles from 1923 on.

Paperboy 3858 Newspapers From 135 Countries

19th Century Newspapers  from the Valley of the Shadow project.  Four searchable newspapers from 1850s and
60s: Pennsylvania and Virginia newspapers from Augusta County, Virginia, and Franklin County, Pennsylvania linked
to suggestions for use in high school projects. Specifying time period will lead you to the newspaper links.

U.S. News Archives on the Web Tables of newspapers, some searchable extending back varying periods, but
mostly only recent; some providing articles free or for a fee. maintained by volunteers of the Special Libraries Association
News Division.

Newspaper Abstracts Ad hoc selection of portions of pre-1930 scanned newspapers from

around the US, intended for geneological research.

Links on newspaper history, including specific US states, and Great Britain.

VI. African American Press

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The A.M.E. Church Review Quarterly. Published by the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Arguably the earliest
published African-American journal. Some issues from 1890-1913.

African American Experience in Ohio Material from selected African American weekly and monthly newspapers from
the 19th century on. Site run by the Ohio Historical Society.

The Baptist, The National Baptist magazine, The Zion Methodist: African American magazines from the
American Memory project of the Library of Congress.

Baltimore Afro-American,  Afro American 1902 – 1978 (partial) is avaliable through Paper of Record.

The Brownies’ Book: African American children’s magazine (1920-21) started by W.E.B DuBois, digitized on the
Library of Congress Rare Books page; scroll down or search for the title.

The Crisis: Five issues from 1916 and 1929, on Cornell site.

Freedom’s Journal The first African-American owned and operated newspaper published in the U.S, appearing
weekly in New York City, 1827-1829. The Journal published abolitionist writing. All 103 issues of Freedom’s Journal
have been digitized and put into Adobe Acrobat format.

The Friend of Man: Abolitionist newspaper from Central New York State, 1836-1842, from Cornell.

The Liberator Files website on Garrison’s publication, with many articles and commentary, not in original format.

Woman’s Era: African American clubwomen’s newspaper, edited by Josephine St. P. Ruffin, and Florida R. Ridley.
Emory’s Women Writers Resource Project.


Harlem: Mecca of the New Negro: A Hypermedia Edition of the March 1925 Survey Graphic Harlem Number

Blacklight African American gay/lesbian magazine online site includes several issues from the
late 1970s.

The Reflector: Charlottesville, VA African American newspaper 1933-35; selected articles and background.

Black Panther: Selected articles, 1967-1970.

Covers of Selected African American MagazinesCovers of the periodicals discussed in African-American
Newspapers and Periodicals: A National Bibliography

Covers from The Black Panther, available as posters.

The Black Press: Soldiers Without Swords: Resource site on the documentary film on the African American press
includes resources such as biographies, a timeline, and transcripts from the film.

VII. Native American Press

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Native American Periodicals from the Index of Native American Media Resources on the Internet.

Hawaiian language newspapers, 19th and 20th century.

Article on  1940s-60s Native American periodical: “Making News: Marie Potts and the Smoke Signal of the Federated Indians of California” by Terri Castaneda (scroll down for article)

Irish American periodicals including the Irish Magazine and Monthly Asylum for Neglected Biography of 1807-08, the Irish Press 1818-22,

World War, German American publication, 1916-18.

Listing of  U.S. immigrant periodicals in the Immigration History Research Center at the University of Minnesota, useful as
bibliography.

El Clamor Publico, First Spanish language newspaper in California after the US occupation, 1855-1859, at the University of Southern California.

VIII. Lesbian, Gay, Bi,Trans, Queer Periodicals

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Blacklight African American gay/lesbian magazine online site includes several issues from the late 1970s.

Online exhibit on gay publications, from the SF Public Library.

Article: ONE Magazine’s historical fight against the Post Office for the right to distribution, in 1958, by Jim Burroway.

Interview: with Amy Hoffman, on working at Gay Community News (Boston) in the 1970s and 80s.

Bibliography: The Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives  Our Own Voices: Lesbian and Gay Periodicals 1890s-2000s: bibliography of print materials.

IX. Periodicals Outside the Continental U.S.

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Digital Library of the Caribbean, includes newspapers. International, multilingual.

Internet Library of Early Journals (British) at Oxford University

Magazines include:
Annual Register
(1758-78)
Gentleman’s Magazine
(1731-50)
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society
(1757-77)
Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine
(1843-52)
Notes and Queries
(1849-69)
The Builder
(1843-9)

The Penny Magazine of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (British). Several issues of this popular illustrated mid-nineteenth century English weekly.

The Keepsake for 1829 (British). One issue of a prominent 19th century English literary annual.

Forget Me Not Hypertextual archive of the early British “literary annual,” which ran 1823-1847, created by Katherine Harris. Includes information on other British annuals.

Scottish Canadian Newspaper: Nova Scotia, 1890-91; scans.

British Newspaper Digitisation Project: Project from the British Library plans to digitize up to two million pages of 19th century British national, regional and local newspapers.

Paper of Record: Now part of Google News Archive Serarch has scanned local papers from the US, the UK, Australia, Bahamas, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Ecuador, France, Germany, Ireland,  Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Mexico. Some papers offer only index information, others offer free content. 

Nineteenth Century Serials Edition (NCSE) plans to digitize Publishers’ Circular (1880-1890); Tomahawk (1867-1870);  English Woman’s Journal (1858-1864); Leader (1850-1859); Northern Star (1838-1852); and
Monthly Repository of Theology and General Literature
(1806-1838). Check the site for progress.

The Spectator (British) Addison and Steele’s Spectator and Tatler on line

London Magazine, or Gentleman’s Monthly Intelligencer, 1732-1839. From Online Books at Penn.

Victorian Periodicals and the Empire: Imperial Views, Colonial Subjects (British). Images from a 1999 exhibition at Sterling Memorial Library, Yale University.

Science in the 19th Century Periodical (British)
This project plans to identify and analyze representation of science, technology and medicine in the general periodical press in Britain between 1800 and 1900. They provide summary indexes of the articles rather than the scanned articles themselves. Covers of some magazines on line. 

Women’s Magazines of the 1920′s, 1930′s, and 1940′s (British)
Covers and advertising from popular women’s periodicals, from Steve Johnson, Cyberheritage.

The Quarterly Review (British) publication important to the Romantics; 1809 issues.  Quarterly Review Archive

Belfast Newsletter Index1737 – 1800 index to this long-running periodical.

Repertorio histórico de Puerto Rico Published in Puerto Rico, from 1896-97 by Cayetano Coll y Toste. From the American Memory Project of the Library of Congress.

Australian Periodical Publications 1840-1845: digital library of Australian journals that began publication between 1840-1845.

The Austrian National Library virtual newspaper reading room: ANNO – AustriaN Newspapers Online offers more than 350,000 pages of historical Habsburg monarchy newspapers from 1780-1938.

Canadian True Crime and Tabloid Papers: Print Culture and Urban Visuality project at McGill University.

Article: The Comparative Development of Newspapers in New Zealand and the United States in the Nineteenth Century, by Jeb Byrne in American Studies International.

X. Zines and Amateur Periodicals and Newsletters

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Camp Harmony News-Letter Newsletter from a Japanese-American Internment Camp, 1942

Tulean Dispatch: Newsletter from a Japanese-American Internment Camp, 1942 and 1943.

Camp Newspapers: Civilian Conservation Corps “Heralds in New Deal America: Camp Newspapers of the Civilian Conservation Corps” article by Alfred Emile Cornebise in Media History Monographs.

Zines and Journals on the Internet list from Voice of the Shuttle site

Zine Resource Center

GrrrlZine Network

Article: on the problem of cataloging zines in libraries

Article: on libraries collecting zines and other unusual periodicals.

XI. Small Press and Literary Periodicals

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The Modernist Journals Project (British)
MPJ is scanning and making available online periodicals important to modernism. So far, English journals available include: The New Age (London, 1907-1922), a weekly review of politics, arts, and letters, The Tyro, and Ciné-Tracts (1977-1982), along with a list of modernist magazines, Ezra Pound’s 1930 article on small magazines, and several other articles. Based at Brown University.

The Modernist Magazines Project (British)
The project aims to document and analyse the role of both fugitive and more established magazines and to consider their contribution to the construction of modernism in Britain, Europe and North America. It now offers the indexes of a group of modernist  magazines. Based at De Montfort University and University of Nottingham.

List of Modern Magazines of Literary or Artistic Significance Operating 1890-1922. From the Modernist Journals Project.

Little Magazine Interview Cumulative Index: index to interviews with writers appearing in literary magazines.

Digital Dada Library includes periodicals.

Aspen: A web version of Aspen, a multimedia magazine of the arts published by Phyllis Johnson from 1965 to 1971.

Article: “Idiom: A Story of Anti-Production, or The Triumph of Sloth” by Pamela Lu on publishing an avant-garde magazine in the 1990s, from How, an online magazine.

Article: “Gender and Avant-Garde Editing: Comparing the 1920s with the 1990s” by Lynn Keller and Cristanne Miller, from How, an online magazine.

Articles: Gender and Editing: special issue of online magazine, Chain, mainly on small press magazines.

Article: A Secret Location on the Lower East Side: on the Mimeograph Revolution of the 1950s and 60s.

Article:  Mimeo Fever: Sixties Small Press within a Global Context by N.R. Lawrence, from 49th Parallel.

XII. Profession- Trade- and Leisure-Related Periodicals

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Scientific American Online: several volumes from the 1840s

Sports magazines including Outing (1883-1915), Baseball Magazine (1908-1920), American Golfer (1908-1935), and Olympic Review (1901-2003)

Law journals on the web

The Green Bag:
A Useless But Entertaining Magazine for Lawyers, Boston. The Women’s Legal History Biography. Project website contains vol. 2, 1890.

UNESCO Social Science Online Periodicals 
International list of over 190 social science periodicals with online access.

XIII. Religious and Atheist Periodicals

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The A.M.E. Church Review Quarterly. Published by the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Arguably the earliest published African-American journal. Some issues from 1890-1913.

The Baptist, The National Baptist Magazine, The Zion Methodist: African American magazines from the American Memory project of the Library of Congress.

The Evening and the Morning Star
Mormon monthly, 1834-34, succeeded by Latter Day Saints’ Messenger and Advocate 1834-37– full runs, formatting not preserved. On a site maintained by the Reorganized Latter Day Saints.
http://www.centerplace.org/history/ems/default.htm
http://www.centerplace.org/history/ma/

National Era: Complete copies of the 41 issues in which Uncle Tom’s Cabin was serialized, as part of Wesley N. Raabe’s dissertation on Stowe’s novel. (Not compatible with Internet Explorer browser.)

The American Jewess (1895-1899) Monthly edited by Rosa Sonneschein, from the Jewish Women’s Archive.

The Occident and American Jewish Advocate Issues of Philadelphia Jewish monthly from 1843-1850; full text, formatting is not preserved.

Pittsburgh Jewish Newspaper Project: The Jewish Criterion (1895-1962), The American Jewish Outlook (1934-1962), and The Jewish Chronicle (1962-Present). From Carnegie Mellon.

The Ram’s Horn: An Interdenominational Social Gospel Magazine The Ram’s Horn was published in Chicago, Illinois during the 1890s and the early twentieth century. The site consists of summaries of the magazine’s positions and editorial cartoons by its chief illustrator, Frank Beard.

Temperance Periodicals in Ohio The American Patriot and the American Issue covers.

Victorian Missionary Periodicals An exhibit of British materials from Yale Divinity School Library.

Online editions of current secular/humanist/freethinking/atheist magazines

XIV. Government and Military

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Stars and Stripes: US Army newspaper, published February 8, 1918, to June 13, 1919, in France. Complete seventy-one-week run of the newspaper’s World War I edition, at Library of Congress American Memory
Site.

XV. Magazine Art and Artists

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Magazine Art: A free visual data base of magazine cover art of the 19th and 20th centuries. Also many other useful magazine links.

Magazine Covers from a magazine fan site.

Magazine cover art from magazines publishing the writer Ellis Parker Butler.

Magazine covers from the AdArt website.

Modern Mechanix cover art from various scientific and quasi-scientific magazines. Elsewhere on the site are scanned-in ads and other bits, topically arranged.

Covers from The Suffragist, from the 1910s.

Life Magazine (Luce) offers a search of covers from 1936 on.

Life the 19th century humor magazine — covers courtesy of the hotel that occupies its old office building.

Film Fun magazine covers.

Mad Magazine covers, from a  buyers’ and sellers’ site.

Picture Play magazine covers, from Street and Smith archive.

Sunset Magazine bibliography, covers, and articles about this Western magazine, 1898-1998.

Posters advertising magazines, from the New York Public Library.

Canadian True Crime and Tabloid Papers: Print Culture and Urban Visuality project at McGill University.

Dissertation: Art for Industry’s Sake: David Clayton Phillips’s1996 dissertation, “Halftone Technology, Mass Photography and the Social Transformation of American Print Culture, 1880-1920” includes a substantial chapter on
The Ten-Cent Magazine Revolution, and much information on half-tone photography in relation to periodicals.

Rotogravure: Library of Congress site includes explanation of the process.

Common-place’s special issue “Revolution in Print: Graphics in Nineteenth-Century America” has much related to periodicals:

Barbara J. Balliet, ‘Let Them Study as Men and Work as Women’: Georgina Davis, New Women, and Illustrated Papers”

Gary L. Bunker, The Art of Condescension: Postbellum Caricature and Woman Suffrage

Marvin D. Jeter and Mark Cervenka, H. J. Lewis, Free Man and Freeman Artist: The First African American Political

Cartoonist

Ellen Gruber Garvey,  Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Appropriation Scrapbooks and Extra-illustration

Deirdre Murphy, “‘Like Standing on the Edge of the World and Looking Away into Heaven’: Picturing Chinese Labor

and Industrial Velocity in the Gilded Age”

Stephen P. Rice, Photography in Engraving on Wood: On the Road to the Halftone Revolution

Article: “Magazine Covers and Cover Lines: An Illustrated History” by Gerald Grow, from Journal of Magazine and New
Media Research, 2002

Print Processes and Reproduction of Dime Novels: A useful guide

Rotogravure: WWI Pictorials from Library of Congress.

New Yorker Cartoons

Thomas Nast from Ohio State University collections
from HarpWeek

Maxfield Parrish

JC Leyendecker


Jessie Wilcox Smith

The Punch Cartoon Page (British), a project put together by a Vassar history class, displays
and explicates cartoons from Punch, a 19th century British illustrated comic journal.

Gallery of Illustration from the American Newspaper Repository.

Collection of links on magazine cover art from Magazineart.org

Blog: John Adcock’s blog Yesterday’s Papers focuses on newspaper cartoons and illustration.

XVI. Magazine-Related Art

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Posters advertising magazines, from the New York Public Library

Volume: Mickey Smith’s project of photographing bound sets of magazines with unexpected results!

House made of newspaper in Rockport, Massachusetts.

XVII. Comics

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The Great Comic Book Data Base: Covers, issues, gathered by fans.

Comic Books Bibliography of scholarly and other research on comic books.

The Yellow Kid The R. F. Outcault Society site, honoring the creator of The Yellow Kid, an early comic strip in the New York World in the 1890s.


Platinum Age Comics Discussion Group
Discusses the earliest international origins of comic books and strips. Searchable archive.

Article: on the New York World: The Lost World of Joseph Pulitzer, by Jack Shafer

XVIII. Resources for Research and Teaching

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Walt Whitman’s Poems in Periodicals edited by Susan Belasco, on the Whitman Archive site which has other
teaching resources and suggestions for use.

Uncle Tom’s Cabin: An Electronic Edition of the National Era Version Wesley N. Raabe’s dissertation. The edition itself as well as discussion of the publication.

Dissertation: “Remapping Dickinson and Periodical Studies”: Ingrid Satelmajer on Emily Dickinson’s neglected periodical poems of the 1890s. It updates and recasts the narrative of Dickinson’s posthumous production and 2) challenges long-held assumptions about periodical culture that have contributed to that culture’s neglect.

Films: The Prelinger Archive is a trove of “ephemeral” films — advertising, educational, industrial, and
amateur films — available for free downloading from the Web. Of special interest to magazine researchers: films on McCalls readers (1935), on Redbook readers (1957), magazine and newspaper journalism, and
magazine cover models
(both 1940).

The Vault at Pfaff’s: This website based on a beer cellar popular with a group of 1850s and 60s bohemian writers, artists, and performers brings together the poetry, drama, art, fiction, and social commentary that the Pfaff’s bohemians produced,
including The New York Saturday Press, the weekly periodical that served as the group’s literary organ.

Serialized Fiction: Stanford Special Collections invites readers to sign up to receive Dickens novels in serialized installments at Discovering Dickens.

How to Read a Mid-Nineteenth Century Newspaper

Radio discussion: “The Magazine” on Chicago Public Radio show Odyssey. “Magazines have played a vibrant role in American cultural life, and shaped who we are and what we buy. How did magazines become what they are today?” Guests: Ellen Gruber Garvey of New Jersey City University and Richard Ohmann of Wesleyan University. Go to August 5, 2003 for the program.

Periodicals Resources  Professor Marcia Prior-Miller of the Greenlee School of Journalism at Iowa State University runs an extensive website of resources on magazines, including bibliographies of research on periodicals.

Magazine Art A free visual data base of magazine cover art of the 19th and 20th centuries. Also many other useful magazine links.

Old Magazines.com This commercial website selling old magazines contains cover pictures and brief essays on the histories of several 19th century US magazines not now well known.

Article, Early American newspapers “Copernicus at the Newsstand” by David Henkin, from Common-place.

Article, Miscellanies and Reprinting  “Lurking in the Blogosphere of the 1840s: Hotlinks, Sockpuppets, and the
History of Reading” by  Meredith L. McGill, from Common-place.

Webcast: Journalism’s change in 1897: W. Joseph Campbell at Library of Congress.

Blog: Steven Lomazow is a magazine collector, whose blog Magazine History includes links to his well-illustrated e-publications on magazine history.

XIX. Indexes: Locating Stories and Articles

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Magazines A group of magazine indexes that allow users to look up stories and authors in popular and genre magazines generally not included in the Readers’ Guide to Periodical Literature. These noncomprehensive listings are compiled by volunteers. Resources include links to contemporary magazines, checklists of magazine authors’ work, and information on bibliographies, with special attention to pulp magazines.

FictionMags Index  Compiled by volunteers; site allows users to look up stories by author or title.

Copyright Registry Another way to find stories: look them up by copyright registration. US Catalog of Copyright entries.

The Girl’s Own Paper Index (British) Index of stories and non-fiction articles from the Girl’s Own Paper 1880 to 1941.

Authors Stories by Ellis Parker Butler

Willa Cather’s early journalism and magazine writings, from the University of Nebraska’s
Willa Cather Archive.

Winnifred Eaton: Periodical writings by Winnifred Maude Eaton (Onoto Watanna) at the Winnifred Eaton archive.

Mary E. Wilkins Freeman: Uncollected periodical publications of Freeman and her other publications on site developed by Jeff Kaylin.

Walt Whitman’s Poems in Periodicals edited by Susan Belasco, on the Whitman Archive site.

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Links to newspapers,magazines and job listings in journalism, courtesy of the American Journalism Review

Media History Monographs: A quarterly online journal devoted to publishing scholarly journalism and mass
communication history works.

Journalism History Bibliography of Online Resources Extensive bibliography of online and print resources on range of issues. Compiled by Poynter Online.

Ray Stannard Baker Site on Progressive-era muckraking journalist.

Article on editing Everybody’s (1910) by John O`Hara Cosgrave, J. Jerome Nordman and Brand Whitlock

XXI. Civil War Periodicals

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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Poetry and Incidents
(ed. Frank Moore) vols 1-12 and indexes. This is a compilation drawn from Northern and Southern newspapers during the
Civil War. An extraordinary resource from Perseus, at Tufts U., but searching it is cumbersome. Either search the entire
database, or scroll down to Rebellion Record to search individual volumes.

19th Century Press, the Civil War, and Free Expression – University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. This site contains some newspapers.

Pennsylvania Civil War Newspapers: A large collection of Civil War-related newspapers, 1831-1877.

Harper’s Weekly Civil War Era papers: scans of some pages; advertising supported.

Harper’s Weekly for 1865, other issues coming, from the University of Michigan.

Secession Era Editorials Project: When complete, this South Carolina project will have at least one complete run of editorials
from each major political party in each state of the Union commenting on four events: Nebraska, Dred Scott, Harper’s Ferry, and the attack on Massachusetts Senator Charles Sumner by South Carolina representative Preston Brooks.

The Valley of the Shadow Project: Two communities in the American Civil War. Includes newspapers.

The Countryman. Georgia weekly, 1862-66.

New South Newspaper, South Carolina, published by the Union, 1862-66.

Southern Watchman Civil War issues of Athens, Georgia paper, 1860-65.

Richmond Virginia Daily Dispatch, full text, 1860-65

XXII. Specific Periods

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1910: On or about December 1910. The Modernist Journals Project offers complete scans of single issues of  US and British  journals from 1910 and 1911, as a resource for teaching about modernism.

Library of Congress Chronicling America site has selected newspapers 1880-1910.

1930s Magazines: Site on the 1930s explores Vanity Fair, New Yorker, Fortune, and others.

XXIII. Commercial Archives and Resources Offering Limited Free Access

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Harper’s Weekly: Although this site is primarily for subscriber-only, paid access to the articles and graphics of Harper’s Weekly, it offers free access to various other features through its Nineteenth Century World pages.

Small Town Papers Newspaper Archive: offers a free trial subscription.

Newspaper Archive offers free limited membership.

Paper of Record  Now part of Google News Search; some free content, some access to articles for pay. Not clear.

XXIV. Pulps

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Mystery Short Fiction: 1990-2006. The site aims to list all mystery short fiction published in English since 1990, and includes tables of contents of mystery magazines.

My Queen: A Weekly Journal for Young Women, 1900-1901.
Bibliography of selected stories with cover images by Lurana Sheldon under the pseudonym Grace Shirley from this Street and Smith pulp, on Dierdre Johnson girls’ series website.
A full story from issue #3

Genre Magazines:A list of SF/fantasy/horror and mystery magazines and pulps plus a list of all known bibliographies that index one or more of these magazines.

The Shadow Magazine: over 100 issues published in the 1930s and 1940s, in zipped text format.

Weird Tales: The Unique Magazine – a view of the first 30 years of this pulp publication, with information on the contributing writers, a gallery and cover art, and bibliography.

ERBzine: This pulp covers on fan site devoted to Edgar Rice Burroughs.

XXV. Advertising

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The Ad*Access Project of the Duke University Libraries, presents images and database information for over 7,000 advertisements printed in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines between 1911 and 1955.  It concentrates on five main subject areas: Radio, Television, Transportation, Beauty and Hygiene, and World War II, providing a coherent view of a number of major campaigns and companies.

Ad Flip: Online free archive of print ads, from the 1940s on, indexed by decades and categories. Source information is uneven.

1927 Advertising Survey: An analysis of over 3,000,000 inquiries received by 98 firms from 2,339 magazine advertisements, by Daniel Starch, 1927. From the Library of Congress American Memory site. Enter Daniel Starch survey as your query.

George P. Rowell’s American Newspaper Directory: Lists of newspapers and periodicals issued by early ad agency. 1869 and continued by Ayers.

Canadian Newspaper Directory, 1886. W. W. Butcher’s Canadian Newspaper Directory.

Women’s Magazines of the 1920′s, 1930′s, and 1940′s (British)
Covers and advertising from popular women’s periodicals, from Steve Johnson, Cyberheritage.

Gaslight Advertising Archives, Inc. is a commercial service that maintains a large collection of authentic magazine advertisements from the 1880s on.