Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive (EIMA) offers currently two thematic collections covering “Music, Radio and The Stage” and “Film and Television”. Combined they offer access to 35 key US and UK trade and mass-market consumer magazines – weekly and monthly issues, covering the broad spectrum of the entertainment industry and media including film, television, popular music, radio, and theatre. The magazines are included cover-to-cover, from first issue to the year 2000,* (2015 for Collection 3) and the scope encompasses mass-market trade as well as popular titles.
This digital archive can support scholars studying:
* Our policy is to include every issue in full, from the first to the end of the 2000 or 2015 publication year. Due to the rarity of some of the original print volumes, however, small gaps (issues or pages) for some publications may occur.
Confirmed titles as of 13 August 2021 - further titles to be added.
|Publication Name||ISSN||Coverage Dates||Publisher||Country of publication|
|Broadside||0740-7955||1962-1988||David Wilson; Norman Ross||United States|
|Dirty Linen||1047-4315||1988-2010||Paul Hartman||United States|
|Fairport Fanatics||1983-1988||Paul Hartman||United States|
|Fusion||1967-1974||Robert Somma and Barry Glovsky||United States|
|Hootenanny||1963-1964||Megan Tarter||United States|
|HOT WIRE||0747-8887||1984-1994||The Journal of Women's Music||United States|
|Little Sandy Review, the||1959-1968||Jon Pankake||United States|
|New City Songster||1968-1985||Peggy Seeger||United Kingdom|
|Old-Time Herald, the||1040-3582||1987-2020||Old Time Music Group, Inc.||United States|
|OP||0276-8747||1978-1984||John Foster||United States|
|Option||0882-178X||1985-1998||Scott Marc Becker||United States|
|Paid My Dues||1974-1980||Dorothy K. Kean||United States|
|Ray Gun||1533-4732||1992-2000||Action Brands LLC||United States|
|Trans-Oceanic Trouser Press||0164-1883||1974-1984||Trouser Press LLC||United States|
|Trouser Press Collectors' Magazine||1978-1983||Trouser Press LLC||United States|
EIMA Collection 4 description
Rock magazines, many originating in the 1960s and 70s capture how rock music represented a language of dissent and challenge to the status quo at this time, documenting contemporary social issues, the evolution and growth of youth culture, and associated fashion/style trends.
Folk music titles span traditional and contemporary folk, bluegrass, world music, and related genres from the mid- 20th century to the present. They shed light on the Folk Revival of the 1960s and the preceding decades, with this movement being a vehicle for activism, awareness and protest, contributing to social change.
Hip hop and rap magazines capture the rise of this genre from the 1980s forward, covering artists, musicians, music venues, block parties and performance art (such as breakdancing, scratching, and turntablism). These titles convey the social implications of an oppositional culture challenging racism and stereotypes.
ProQuest's Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive contains the essential primary sources for studying the history of the film and entertainment industries, from the era of vaudeville and silent movies through to 2000.