Periodicals Department Collection and State Library Resources

Popular Magazines: History and Archival Resources 



40 Best Magazine Covers Selected by the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME)

African-American Women's Magazines from the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries

Development of Communication Networks Among Women: A History of Women's Media

Galactic Central (Find out which magazines publish genre fiction)

Henry Luce, the Editor In Chief (Review of  Henry Luce biography)

Henry R. Luce and the Rise of the American News Media 

Magazine Covers and Cover Lines: An Illustrated History

The Pulps: The Classic Era of American Pulp Magazines 

Victorian Periodicals - Aids to Research: A Selected Bibliography

Women with a Deadline: Female Printers, Publishers, and Journalists from the Colonial Period to World War I 

Zines and Do-It-Yourself Democracy 


Individual Magazines

Atlantic Monthly, History of The 

Ebony Magazine History 

Mad Magazine Cover Gallery

A New Yorker Timeline

Rolling Stone Cover Gallery 

Time Magazine Cover Archive

What is a Magazine? (A history of Esquire magazine)


Full-Text Online Resources

Godey's Lady's Book Online (Find full-text transcriptions of selected issues)

HarpWeek (Explore American history through the pages of Harper's Weekly)

Internet Library of Early Journals (A free digital archive of 18th and 19th century British journals)

Making of America: Journals (A free digital archive of selected19th century American magazines)

Nineteenth Century American Children's Magazines (Find full-text transcriptions of selected 19th century children's magazines)

Nineteenth Century in Print: Periodicals (A free digital archive of 19th century periodicals from the Library of Congress)

Project Gutenberg's Periodicals Bookshelf (A free digital archive of selected issues from 33 periodicals)