“Amazing… Highly Recommended… A Boon to Students.” Library Journal Likes Liberty Magazine Historical Archive.

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By Melissa Rayner

And the good news just keeps on coming! In this month’s issue, Library Journal concluded:

“The day-to-day details of middle-class living that are indexed here are amazing. The database is highly recommended for public, academic, and special libraries everywhere. This file will be a boon to students and frontline librarians for the ads alone.”

Want to know more?

Liberty Cover 6-4-1938Liberty, a weekly illustrated magazine, charted the course of middle America from 1924-1950 with art, stories, and feature articles from some of the 20th century’s greatest authors, celebrities, artists, and politicians.  Liberty Magazine Historical Archive, 1924-1950 features the complete run of the magazine, including more than 17,000 stories and articles ranging from mystery and suspense to autobiography and humor, and revealing the attitudes, lifestyles, fads, and desires that drove middle class America in the first half of the 20th century.

Check it out for yourself when you access this free trial anytime before July 1. With it, you’ll receive over 900 adventure stories, nearly 1,500 mystery, suspense, and spy stories, over 1,000 love stories, more than 10,000 articles, 1,300 full-color covers like the ones featured in this article, and oh-so much more!

To learn more about this impressive historical archive, you can also visit its online catalog entry. 



Melissa for Caricature (2)About the Author

Melissa is obsessed with books, birds, and bonbons. She is a new mom and holds an MA in Applied Sociology. She also writes fiction and skips about the interweb as Emlyn Chand.




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