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Women's History: Primary Sources (American): Magazines and Journals

Magazines and Journals

Magazines and journals can be considered either primary or secondary sources, depending the way in which they are used. Ask your professor if you have questions about which they might be considered in the context of your paper. See also Newspapers: Women's Interests for relevant resources. To find information about women's magazines, newspapers and journals see:


  • Danky, James P., ed. Women's Periodicals and Newspapers from the 18th Century to 1981: A Union List of the Holdings of Madison, Wisconsin Libraries. Boston: G. K. Hall 7 Co., 1982.
    HUNT REF-1 Z7965 .H3 1982
    Alphabetical list, with subject, catchword and subtitles indices. A chronological index is also included.


  • Endres, Kathleen L. and Therese L. Lueck, eds. Women's Periodicals in the United States: Consumer Magazines. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1995.
    HUNT REF-1 PN4879 .W6 1995
    Description, history, and bibliography of 75 consumer women's magazines. Selection for inclusion determined by editorial excellence, historical significance, and "position within its niche."


  • Gregory, Winifred, ed. American Newspapers, 1821-1936; A Union List of Files Available in the United States and Canada. New York: H.W. Wilson Company, 1937.
    HUNT REF-1 Z6951 .A498 1967


  • Mott, Frank Luther. A History of American Magazines. 5 vols. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1938-68.
    HUNT REF-1 PN4877 .M63 1938
    History and descriptions of magazines in all areas.

Relevant articles from contemporary newspapers, magazines and journals can be found using these resources:

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