New from Columbia University, this collection of website snapshots of American womens magazines, At the moment there are 9 covering from 2017 onwards. Titles include: Seventeen, Glamour and Teen Vogue as well as the more academic Womens History Network website. It is possible to search or browse. Includes beauty and fashion features including advertising.
Queer Zine Archive Project – QZAP Originally founded by Milo Miller and Chris Wilde in Milwaukee. Now several thousand of these self-created items covering sex, sexuality and gender are browsable online. Browse by date, subject or search by keyword. A great source for understanding LGBT+ lives in the words and experiences of the community themselves. […]
Worth revisiting. Free access via this great site to a downloadable collection of over 34,000 digitized magazines and other monthly publications. They can be sorted by title or date. The oldest ones are from the 18th Century. Classics such as the Strand magazine, historic Cuban magazines and newspapers and old copies of computing magazines and […]
Spare Rib was a leading women’s liberation periodicals of the 1970s. You can view the full archive online via the British Library website. There are links to that archive on the Sociology https://www2.le.ac.uk/library/find/subjects/sociology and the Media and Communication https://www2.le.ac.uk/library/find/subjects/media subject pages. Paper issues are held by the Women’s Library@LSE The first issue cost 17.5 pence . It […]
A visual archive which draws upon resources taken from the Database of Mid-Victorian Illustration and The Illustration Archive. Themed sections on rational dress and bloomers, sports wear, work clothes, work and war explore the history of womens dress changes in the 19th/ 20th century and their relationship with women’s rights and feminism. See these marvellous 19th […]
Monoskop maintains a digital archive of printed avant-garde and modernist magazines dating from the late-19th century to the late 1930s, published in Europe and North America. These include Bauhaus, surrealism and other political, literary and art movements. Links are provided on a wiki to locations on different websites. There is also a gallery of images and a […]
Free access to the full text of a growing number of popular magazines produced for film fans in the mid 20th century via the Media History Digital Library. A great resource for American cinema, popular culture and social historians. They include Silver Screen (1930-1940) and Motion Picture [Magazine] (1914-1941). Read this example of Hollywood magazine […]
British library have launched a searchable digital archive of all 239 issues of Spare Rib, the influential feminist magazine which was published from 1972-1993. The site also has background articles which discuss issues relating to body image, music and women’s rights in the magazine.
The Cooperative Supermarkets have called for a number of men’s magazines to tone down or remove images of women from their covers. The Guardian has a good coverage of the story. It also has a letter from lawyers on the topic. Marketing Week is also covering the issue. For further details on the campaign to […]
Still in beta format: http://archive.spectator.co.uk/ Search free of charge the full text digital version of this weekly, right-wing magazine from July 1828 to December 2008. Good for coverage of social, political and cultural events. From 1853 see the review of Dickens Bleak House which criticises the author for ‘indulging in stale and commonplace satire’ On […]