Women’s Magazine Archive Collection 1
Women’s Magazine Archive Collection 1, launched in September 2015, comprises archival runs of leading women’s consumer magazines of the twentieth century. All feature deep backfiles, with some extending back to the nineteenth century. At launch, 25% of content was loaded; on completion (expected mid-2016) the collection will offer approximately 850,000 pages, scanned in full color.
The title list for the collection is:
All of these titles were published monthly and the length of backfile ranges from 78 years to 123 years; each provides a rich seam of material attesting to changing social, historical and cultural trends over a period of many decades.
Women’s Magazine Archive Collection 2
Women’s Magazine Archive Collection 2 will launch in Fall 2016. Like its predecessor collection, it features six leading consumer magazines and will total approximately 850,000 pages on completion.
As well as offering major, high-circulating general women’s interest titles, such as Woman’s Day, it will build on the Women's Magazine Archive 1 by including some titles focusing on more specific audiences and themes. Cosmopolitan and Seventeen, for example, are oriented towards a younger readership, while black women’s interests are represented by Essence. Women’s International Network News differs in being a more political, activist title, with an international dimension.
The title list is: