I’m happy to let you know that the Library now has access to the Women’s Magazine Archive, Collection I and II from ProQuest, a searchable archive of leading women’s interest magazines, dating from the 19th century through to the 21st.
Consumer magazines aimed at a female readership are recognised as critical primary sources through which to interpret multiple aspects of 19th and 20th-century history and culture. Archival issues, however, have previously been difficult to locate and navigate. Available in two separate collections, Women’s Magazine Archive provides access to the backfiles of the foremost North American titles of this type. In combination, the publications in this resource cover topics such as family life, home economics, health, careers, fashion, culture, and many more; this material serves multiple research areas, from gender studies, social history, and the arts, through to education, politics and marketing/media history.
Titles included are:
- Better Homes and Gardens (1922-2005)
- Chatelaine (1928-2005)
- Cosmopolitan (1886-1925)
- Essence (1970-2005)
- Good Housekeeping (1885-2005)
- Ladies’ Home Journal (1885-2005)
- Parents (1926-2005)
- Redbook (1903-2005)
- Seventeen (1944-2005)
- Town & Country (1846-2005)
- WIN News (1975-2003)
- Woman’s Day (1937-2005)
The Library has access to a large number of digitised magazine and newspaper archives, you can find these on the Newspapers and Magazines database list.
Access is only available to current students and staff at the University of Edinburgh.
Caroline Stirling – Academic Support Librarian for History, Classics and Archaeology