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Complete backfile of Newsweek magazine
Previously rare and inaccessible, high-demand primary source material
Opens new opportunities for research in 20th-century history, politics, and many other subjects

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The Newsweek Archive offers digital access the full run of the US edition of Newsweek, from its launch in 1933 to 2012 (when the print edition originally ceased).* With an international circulation that peaked at more than 3 million, it has been one of the largest and most influential weekly consumer magazines. Renowned for its high-quality reporting and commentary, the archive charts the key US and global events and issues across eight decades.

Launched as News-Week on 17 February 1933, the magazine initially emphasized an objective style of reporting but steadily expanded the type of news content to encompass breaking news, analysis, reviews, and commentary. It is known for its investigative reporting and its extensive coverage of issues relating to racism and civil rights from the 1960s forward. It also includes features and reviews in broader lifestyle, culture, and society topics.

* Due to the rarity of older print volumes, there may be small gaps (issues / pages)

Rich Visual Content

Full-color digitization to maximize the rich visual content of this material.

Variety of Research

In addition to the essential reporting and commentary on news and politics, the high-quality coverage of many other aspects of society and culture (e.g. business/economics, science/technology, arts/entertainment, travel) makes this a valuable source for a wide variety of research topics.

Deep Backfile

Unique digital availability 80 years of content, from the first issue in 1933.

Quick and Easy Access

Article-level indexing and level document type/feature limiters enable users quickly to access the material most relevant to their research.

Perspectives on Changing Culture

High-quality reporting and commentary reflecting changing historical, political and social trends over a period of many decades.

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