Databases by Subject

Popular Culture

  • An archival research resource of U.S. and British trade magazines covering film, music, radio, and theater for studying the history of the film and entertainment industries, from the era of vaudeville and silent movies through to 2000. It also includes film fan magazines and music titles.

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  • Provides cover-to-cover access to Liberty Magazine, an illustrated weekly magazine covering middle America from 1924 to 1950.  Includes illustrations, fiction, nonfiction articles, and advertisements that captured middle America’s attitudes, lifestyles, interests, values, and fads.

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  • Access to articles and images from one of the most influential popular magazines of all time.

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  • The Lily, the first newspaper for women, was issued from 1849 until 1853 under the editorship of Amelia Bloomer.

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  • This collection brings its users to the teeming streets of 19th century London through posters, penny fiction, chapbooks, maps, cartoons, song sheets, and more. Of interest to scholars and students of social history, popular culture, language and literature, and urban development.

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  • Documents the music, pastimes, public figures, and technology that played a role in defining different eras of the last century.  

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  • Includes printed and manuscript sources, visual material, ephemera, and video clips. Covers music, tv, movies, fashion, youth culture, student protests, civil rights movement, and women's liberation.

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  • Provides indexing to the most popular general-interest periodicals published in the United States and reflects the important events of the 20th century.  Coverage includes 1890-1982.

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  • Letters, diaries, memoirs, and oral histories; accounts from official, radical, and alternative organizations; posters, broadsides, pamphlets, advertisements, and rare materials; and Universal newsreel footage of the times.

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  • Contains a wide range of material relating to popular entertainment in America, Britain, and Europe in the period from 1779 to 1930.

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  • Contains the entire run of Vogue magazine (US edition) from 1892 to the present day. Vogue is a unique record of American and international popular culture that extends beyond fashion.

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