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American Literary Studies

American Periodical Series 1: 1741-1800

The Series

Location: Green Library, Media-Microtexts

Call Number: Microfilm 051/4

Content: Full runs of 88 American periodicals that began publication in the 18th century. Includes general interest magazines as well as more specialized periodicals in the arts and sciences.

Access: Individual titles are in Socrates. Staff in Media-Microtexts will retrieve material from the collection if you specify "Microfilm 051/4" and provide the item's reel number from Socrates.

Research Aids for American Periodical Series

Index to American Periodicals of the 1700's and 1800's
This online index, designed to work with the American Periodical Series I and II, can be searched by topic or magazine title to find the reel number.
Early American Periodicals Index to 1850
New York, Readex Microprint, 1964. 8 boxes. Microprint #7. Media-Microtexts, Green Library.
Treats 340 American magazines published 1730-1850. Separate author and title sections for general prose, fiction, poetry, book reviews, and songs. Inconsistent and idiosyncratic but still useful for depth of coverage.
A History of American Magazines
By Frank Luther Mott. Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 1938-68. 5 vols.
PN4877.M632 General Reference, Green Library.
Discusses important events and topics in the history of American magazines as well as the history of individual magazines. Each volume contains a chronological list of magazines, and a general index. Volume I, which covers the years 1741-1850, is especially relevant for the American Periodical Series I microfilm collection.
Annotated Bibliography of American Literary Periodicals 1741-1850
Ed. Jayne K. Kribbs. Boston, G.K. Hall, 1977.
Z1219. K75 General Reference, Green Library.
Alphabetical list of literary periodicals published in the United States from 1741-1850. Each entry includes the title, publication information, and summary of contents. There is also a chronological index, a geographical index organized by state, an index of editors and publishers, an index of literary figures whose names appear in the main body of the book, and an index of the titles of tales, novels, and drama.
American Literary Magazines: The Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
Ed. Edward E. Chielens. New York, Greenwood Press, 1986.
Z1231. P45A43 General Reference, Green Library.
Detailed accounts of the histories and editorial practices of major American literary magazines prior to the 20th century. There is also an appendix of minor literary magazines and nonliterary magazines with literary contents, a chronology of social and literary events and American literary magazines, and a general index.




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