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Welcome to the Magazine Collections of the Media History Digital Library. We have currently scanned over 1.3 million pages and that number is quickly growing.

Our Extensive Runs — periodicals with digitized volumes spanning 5 years or more — are listed at the top. Our Select Holdings are listed below in alphabetical order. Click on the arrow next to a periodical to reveal the digitized years and volumes. You may choose to Read online, Download the PDF, or visit the Internet Archive page (IA Page), where you’ll find cataloging information and additional download options.

The Collections Gateway sidebar to the right will lead you to our Sub-Collections, groupings of material themed around the type of periodical or era.

We are currently developing an Advanced Search function that will allow you to perform customizable, aggregate searches across every page of text in our collections. In the meantime, you can read and search through individual volumes. Have fun browsing the stacks!

Extensive Runs

American Cinematographer (1921-1942)

Broadcasting (1931-1956)

Business Screen (1938-1973)

Cine-Mundial (1916-1946)

    Description (English)

      Cine-Mundial, the Spanish-language version of Moving Picture World, was published between 1916 and 1948. The magazine documents Hollywood’s growing dominance in Latin American markets in the 1920s and the emergence of national film industries, such as those of Mexico and Argentina after the introduction of sound film. Far from being a mere translation of its English-language counterpart, Cine-Mundial focused on issues that were important to its readers in Latin American and Spain—the representation of Latin Americans on screen, the geo-politics of film distribution, and Hollywood’s short foray into Spanish-language film production in the late 1920 and early 1930s. Functioning as both trade publication and fan magazine, its regular columns that featured reports from national correspondents and letters from readers from every corner of the Spanish-speaking world provides invaluable insight into Latin American audiences and their reception of both imported and nationally or regionally produced films.

      – Laura Isabel Serna, 2013.

    Descripción (español)

      Cine Mundial, la versión en español de Moving Picture World fue publicado entre 1916 y 1948. La revista documenta el crecimiento del dominio de Hollywood en los mercados de América Latina que surgió en los años veinte tanto como el nacimiento de industrias cinematográficas nacionales como las de México y Argentina. Más que una mera traducción de su contraparte en inglés, Cine-Mundial enfocaba en asuntos de importancia para sus lectores en América Latina y España—la representación de latinos en el cine estadounidense, la economía política de la producción y distribución de películas, y las esfuerzas de Hollywood a complacer los públicos latinos, como la producción de películas en español a los finales de los años veinte y primeros años del siguiente década. Funcionó al mismo tiempo como publicación comercial y revista para aficionados del cine. Las columnas de noticias mensual escritas por corresponsales desde varias naciones y ciudades de América Latina y las cartas enviadas a la redacción desde los rincones del mundo hispano proporcionan una visión panorámica de los públicos latinos y su recepción de películas importadas, nacionales, y regionales.

      – Laura Isabel Serna, 2013.

    Notes

      Cine-Mundial was scanned and sponsored by the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio-Visual Conservation. The 1916-1946 run accessible below is missing the following three volumes and years: vol. 4 (1919), vol. 9 (1924), and vol. 15 (1930).

    1916. Vol 1 | Read | Download | IA Page

    1917. Vol 2 | Read | Download | IA Page

    1918. Vol 3 | Read | Download | IA Page

    1920. Vol 5 | Read | Download | IA Page

    1921. Vol 6 | Read | Download | IA Page

    1922. Vol 7 | Read | Download | IA Page

    1923. Vol 8 | Read | Download | IA Page

    1925. Vol 10 | Read | Download | IA Page

    1926. Vol 11 | Read | Download | IA Page

    1927. Vol 12 | Read | Download | IA Page

    1928. Vol 13 | Read | Download | IA Page

    1929. Vol 14 | Read | Download | IA Page

    1931. Vol 16 | Read | Download | IA Page

    1932. Vol 17 | Read | Download | IA Page

    1933. Vol 18 | Read | Download | IA Page

    1934. Vol 19 | Read | Download | IA Page

    1935. Vol 20 | Read | Download | IA Page

    1936. Vol 21 | Read | Download | IA Page

    1937. Vol 22 | Read | Download | IA Page

    1938. Vol 23 | Read | Download | IA Page

    1939. Vol 24 | Read | Download | IA Page

    1940. Vol 25 | Read | Download | IA Page

    1941. Vol 26 | Read | Download | IA Page

    1942. Vol 27 | Read | Download | IA Page

    1943. Vol 28 | Read | Download | IA Page

    1944. Vol 29 | Read | Download | IA Page

    1945. Vol 30 | Read | Download | IA Page

    1946. Vol 31 | Read | Download | IA Page

Close Up (1927-1933)

    Description

      As an active film magazine, CLOSE UP lasted only a short time, from 1927 to 1933. Yet the legacy of this English-language periodical, which was published in Switzerland, continues to matter. Edited by Bryher and her husband Kenneth Macpherson, CLOSE UP became THE magazine for energetic debates about the nature of cinema and manifestos imagining new forms of filmmaking and spectatorship. The magazine published articles by filmmakers, such as Sergei Eisenstein, and accomplished female modernist writers, such as H.D. and Gertrude Stein. As film scholar Anne Friedberg explains in the anthology CLOSE UP, 1927-1933: CINEMA & MODERNISM, “CLOSE UP became the model for a certain type of writing about film — writing that was theoretically astute, politically incisive, critical of films that were simply ‘entertainment.’ For six and a half years, CLOSE UP maintained a forum for a broad variety of ideas about the cinema; it never advocated a single direction of development, but rather posed alternatives to existing modes of production, consumption, and film style.” Like Friedberg’s own books, CLOSE UP continues to be essential reading for anyone interested in the history of film and media theory. — Eric Hoyt, 2014
    Notes

      CLOSE UP was scanned and sponsored by the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio-Visual Conservation. Beginning in 1931, the magazine changed formats from a monthly to a quarterly periodical.

    Jul-Dec 1927. Vol 1 | Read | Download | IA Page

    Jan-Jun 1928. Vol 2 | Read | Download | IA Page

    Jul-Dec 1928. Vol 3 | Read | Download | IA Page

    Jan-Jun 1929. Vol 4 | Read | Download | IA Page

    Jul-Dec 1929. Vol 5 | Read | Download | IA Page

    Jan-Jun 1930. Vol 6 | Read | Download | IA Page

    Jul-Dec 1930. Vol 7 | Read | Download | IA Page

    Jan-Dec 1931. Vol 8 | Read | Download | IA Page

    Jan-Dec 1932. Vol 9 | Read | Download | IA Page

    Jan-Dec 1933. Vol 10 | Read | Download | IA Page

Exhibitors Herald (1917-1924)

The Film Daily (1918-1948)

Harrison’s Reports (1935-1962)

Independent Exhibitors Film Bulletin (1934-1963)

International Photographer (1929-1941)

International Projectionist (1933-1965)

Journal of the Society of Motion Picture Engineers (1916-1949)

Journal of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (1950-1954)

The Educational Screen (1922-1962)

Modern Screen (1930-1960)

Motion Picture Daily (1931-1960)

Motion Picture Herald (1931-1935)

Motion Picture [Magazine] (1914-1941)

Motion Picture News (1913-1930)

Motion Picture News Booking Guide (1922-25)

Moving Picture World (1907-1919)

National Board of Review Magazine (1929-1949)

New York Clipper (1903-1920)

Photoplay (1914-1943)

Picture-Play Magazine (1915-1938)

Radio Age: Research, Manufacturing, Communications, Broadcasting, Television (1942-1957)

    Description

      Radio Age was published by RCA – the Radio Corporation of America – to promote current and future technological developments and major programming events on NBC. Despite the title’s reference to radio, the emphasis throughout is on the future promise of television. Digitized by the Prelinger Library.

    Oct 1942-Jul 1945. Vol 2-4 | Read | Download | IA Page
    Oct 1945-Jul 1948. Vol 5-7 | Read | Download | IA Page
    Oct 1948-Jul 1950. Vol 8-9 | Read | Download | IA Page
    Oct 1950-Oct 1952. Vol 10-11 | Read | Download | IA Page
    Jan 1953-Oct 1954. Vol 12-13 | Read | Download | IA Page
    Jan 1955-Oct 1957. Vol 14-16 | Read | Download | IA Page

Radio Broadcast (1922-1930)

Screenland (1920-1960)

Showmen’s Trade Review (1939-1949)

Silver Screen (1930-1940)

Sponsor (1946-1964)

Talking Machine World (1906-1928)

Variety (1905-1941)

Select Holdings

The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science: The Motion Picture in Its Economic and Social Aspects (1926)

Boy’s Cinema (1930-1940)

British Kinematography (1949)

Broadway Brevities (1921-1922)

Cap’n Joey’s Jazza-Ka-Jazza (1922)

Captain Billy’s Whiz Bang (1920-1922)

The Cinema News and Property Gazette (1912-1946)

Cinéa (1921-1923)

Cinema (Hollywood) (1947)

Cinema (Hollywood, Ed. James Silke) (1963)

Cinema (Rome) (1939-1940)

The cinema and the public; a critical analysis of the origin, constitution (1934)

Cinema Progress (1935-1939)

Cinema Quarterly (1933-1935)

Cine-Journal (1908-1912)

Cine-Mundial (1920)

The Cine Technician (1935-1956)

Descriptive Catalogue of Pathescope De Luxe Special Features (circa 1918-1920)

Documentary News Letter (1940-1949)

Dramatic Mirror (1922)

Education by Visualization (1919)

Edison Phonograph Monthly (1922)

Educational Film Magazine (1919-1922)

Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World (1928)

Exhibitors Herald World (1929-1930)

Exhibitors’ Times (1913)

Exhibitors Trade Review (1921-1926)

Experimental Cinema (1930-1934)

Filmatheque Pathé-Baby (1931)

The Filmgoers’ Annual (1932)

FilmIndia (1937-1949)

Filmland:deutsche Monatschrift (Berlin) (1924-1925)

Filmplay (1921-1922)

Film-Magazin Vereinigt Mit Filmwelt (Berlin) (1929)

Film and TV Technician (1957)

The Film Daily Presents the Product Guide and Director’s Annual (1937)

The Film Daily Year Book of Motion Pictures (1923-1963)

Film Fun (1916-1926)

The Film Index (1910)

Film Players Herald and Movie Pictorial (1916)

Film Spectator (1928)

Film Truth (1920)

Filmo Topics (1931-1942)

The Great Selection: First National First Season (1922-1923)

Gloom Book (1922)

Hollywood (1934-1943)

Hollywood Filmograph (1929-1934)

Hollywood Reporter (1933-1934)

Hollywood Reporter Production Encyclopedia (1948-1952)

Hollywood Vagabond (1927)

Home Movies and Home Talkies (1932-1934)

Hot Dog: Regular Fellows Monthly (1921-1922)

Illustrated Films Monthly (1913-1914)

The Implet (1912)

International Motion Picture Almanac (1938)

International Review of Educational Cinematography (1929-1934)

Jack Dinsmore’s Joy Book (1922)

Jim Jam Jems (1921-1922)

Kinematograph Year Book (1927-1954)

La Cinématographie Française (1937)

La Revue du cinéma (1928-1929)

Magazine Articles on the William Desmond Taylor Murder (circa 1930-1960)

The Magazine of Fun (1922)

Mensajero Paramount (1927-1938)

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Short Story (1941)

Mid-Week Pictorial (1922)

Minutes of evidence taken before the Departmental Committee on Cinematograph Films (1936)

Morning Telegraph (Hollywood column) (1922-1923)

The Motion Picture Almanac (1929)

Motion Picture Art Portfolio (1927)

Motion Picture Classic (1920-1930)

The Motion Picture and the Family (1934-1938)

The Motion Picture Industry as a Basis for Bond Financing (1927)

Motion Picture News Blue Book (1930)

Motion Picture News Booking Guide (1929)

Motion Picture Review Digest (1936-1939)

The Motion Picture Projectionist (1927-1933)

Motion Picture Story Magazine (1911-1914)

Motion Picture Studio Directory and Trade Annual (1916-1921)

Motion Picture Theater Management (1927)

Motography (1911-1918)

Movie Action Magazine (1935-1936)

Movie Classic (1931-1937)

Movie Makers (1926-1953)

Movie Pictorial (1914-1915)

Movie Weekly (1922)

Moving Picture Age (1919-1922)

Moving Picture News (1911-1913)

Moving Picture Weekly (1916-1918)

National Board of Review Magazine (1926-1928)

National Police Gazette (1922)

The New Movie Magazine (1929-1935)

New Zealand Theatre and Motion Picture (1922)

The Nickelodeon (1909-1911)

Non-Theatrical Catalogs (1918-1956)

    28mm (US)

    16mm (US)

      Catalogue of the National Film Library of Sixteen Millimeter Motion Pictures. 1931 | Read | Download | IA Page
      Descriptive Catalogue of Kodascope Library 16mm Motion Pictures, Sixth Edition. 1936 | Read | Download | IA Page
      Eastman Kodak Stores, Inc., Sound Films For Rental at the Eastman Kodak Stores Kodascope Libraries Division. 1942. Vol 9 | Read | Download | IA Page
      Films Incorporated, 16mm Sound-on-Film Motion Pictures. 1936 | Read | Download | IA Page
      Ideal Pictures Corporation, Catalogue Listing 35mm and 16mm Motion Pictures Silent and Sound-on-Film. | Read | Download | IA Page
      Kodascope Libraries, Inc., Descriptive Catalogue of Kodascope Library Motion Pictures. 1932. Vol 5 | Read | Download | IA Page
      Kodascope Libraries, Inc., Descriptive catalogue of Kodascope library motion pictures, classified for convenient reference. c.1925 | Read | Download | IA Page
      Kodascope Libraries, Inc., Descriptive Catalogue of Kodascope Library Motion Pictures. 1926. Vol 2 | Read | Download | IA Page
      Kodascope Libraries, Inc., Complete Descriptive Catalogue of Kodascope Library of Motion Pictures 16mm. | Read | Download | IA Page
      Mogull’s Camera and Film Exchange, Inc., Catalog of 16mm Silent Motion Picture Film Library. 1940 | Read | Download | IA Page
      Mogull’s Camera and Film Exchange, Inc., Catalog of 16mm Silent Motion Picture Film Library. 1945. Vol E | Read | Download | IA Page
      Motion Picture Bureau – National Council YMCA, Selected Motion Pictures 16 and 35 Silent and Sound. 1936. Vol 23 | Read | Download | IA Page
      National Cinema Service presents the 1942-1943 Film Rental Library Catalog. 1942 | Read | Download | IA Page
      Pathe Exchange, Inc., Catalogue of Pathe´pictures Selected for Educational, Religious and Social Groups. 1925 | Read | Download | IA Page
      Walter O. Gutlohn, Inc. 16mm Sound Entertainment Films Catalog. Vol 9 | Read | Download | IA Page

    16mm (UK)

      Kodascope Library, Complete Catalogue 8mm Kodascope Library of Motion Pictures. | Read | Download | IA Page

    9.5mm (US)

      Pathex, Inc., Catalog of Pathex Motion Pictures for the Home. 1926 | Read | Download | IA Page
      Pathex, Inc., Catalog of Pathex Motion Pictures for the Home. 1927 | Read | Download | IA Page

    9.5mm (UK)

    8mm (UK)

      Kodascope Library, Complete Catalogue 8mm Kodascope Library of Motion Pictures. | Read | Download | IA Page

The Optical Lantern and Cinematograph Journal (1904-1905)

Pantomime (1921-1922)

Paramount’s 20th Birthday Jubilee (1931)

Personal Movies (1933)

The Phonoscope (1896)

The Photodramatist, also known as The Story World and Photodramatist (1921-1923)

The Photoplay Author (1914-1915)

Photoplay Studies (1935-1940)

The Photoplayers Weekly (1914-1917)

The Photo-Play Journal (1916-1921)

The Photo-Play Review (1915)

The Photo Playwright (1912)

Picture Stories Magazine (1914-1915)

Pictures and the Picturegoer (1915-1925)

Projection Engineering (1930-1933)

The Quirt (1921)

Radio Age (1922-1927)

Radio Age: Research, Manufacturing, Communications, Broadcasting, Television (1942-1957)

    Description: Radio Age was published by RCA – the Radio Corporation of America – to
    promote current and future technological developments and major programming events on NBC.
    Despite the title’s reference to radio, the emphasis throughout is on the future promise of television. Digitized by the Prelinger Library.


    Oct 1942-Jul 1945. Vol 2-4 | Read | Download | IA Page
    Oct 1945-Jul 1948. Vol 5-7 | Read | Download | IA Page
    Oct 1948-Jul 1950. Vol 8-9 | Read | Download | IA Page
    Oct 1950-Oct 1952. Vol 10-11 | Read | Download | IA Page
    Jan 1953-Oct 1954. Vol 12-13 | Read | Download | IA Page
    Jan 1955-Oct 1957. Vol 14-16 | Read | Download | IA Page
The Radio Annual (1938-1948)

The Radio Annual and Television Year Book (1949-1964)

Radio Daily (1937, 1949)

Radio Dial (1931)

Radio Digest (1923-1933)

Radio Mirror (1934-1963)

Radio Revue (1929)

Radio Today (1935-1939)/Radio and Television Today (1940-1941)

Radio Varieties (1940)

Radio Who’s Who (1947)

Reel and Slide (1918-1919)

Reel Life (Mutual Film Corporation) (1913-1915)

The Screen Writer (1945-1948)

See and Hear: The Journal on Audio-Visual Learning (1945-1953)

Shadowland (1919-1923)

Silverscreen (1922)

Talking Picture Magazine (1929-34)

Talking Screen (1930)

The Tatler (1919-1922)

Television Programming Catalogues (1957)

    Movies from A.A.P.: Programs of Quality from Quality Studios (1957) | Read | Download | IA Page
Town Topics (1922)

The Truth About the Movies, by the Stars (1924)

Universal Weekly (1923-1926)

Variety Radio Directory (1937-1941)

Visual Education (1920-1924)

Weekly Kinema Guide: London Suburban Reviews and Programmes (1930)

What’s On the Air (1929-1931)

Who’s Who on the Screen (1920)

The World Film Encyclopedia (1933)

World Film News and Television Progress (1936-1938)

The Writer’s Monthly (1916)

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