Evolving Minds, Enduring Stories: 20th-Century Children's Magazines
Children’s Magazine Archive presents 15+ digital backfiles of magazines spanning 1866 to 2020*. Researchers can immerse themselves in the evolution of childhood, culture, and education through publications that were originally aimed at young readers. Newly accessible, these archives offer researchers a new window on topics such as 20th-century advertising, marketing, popular culture, literature, and media history.
With material ranging from tales of adventure and exploration to thought-provoking articles and engaging visuals, this archive offers a unique lens on the cultural, societal, and educational dynamics of this period.
* Our policy is to include each issue from the first and to scan from cover to cover. Due to the rarity of some of the original print volumes, however, there may be small gaps (issues or pages). Certain comic strips are excluded from Look and Learn for copyright reasons.