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American Literary Studies

American Periodical Series 2: 1800-1850

The Series

Location: Green Library, Media-Microtexts

Call Number: Microfilm 051/5

Content: Full runs of 923 periodicals that began publication between 1800-1850. Includes general interest magazines as well as a wide range of 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 051/5" and provide the item's reel number from Socrates.

Research Aids for American Periodical Series

Index to American Periodicals of the 1700s and 1800 s
[CD-ROM], Indianapolis, IN, Computer Indexed Systems. Reference Desk, Green Library.
This CD-ROM, 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.
Poole's Index to Periodical Literature, 1802-1906
Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1891-1908. 6 vols. in 7.
AI3. P7 General Reference, Green Library.
This is a subject index (arranged alphabetically) to articles found in English-language periodicals (not including extremely specialized professional or scientific periodicals) for the years 1802-1906. There is a volume containing a cumulative index to the authors of these articles.
Literary Writings in America
Millwood, N.Y. : KTO Press, 1977, Z1225. L58 General Reference, Green Library.
Lists American literature (1850-1940) which was originally published in periodicals as well as in book form; arranged alphabetically by author. Includes many lesser-known authors whose work appeared only in periodicals.
A History And Bibliography of American Magazines, 1810-1820
By Neal L. Edgar. Metuchen, N.J., Scarecrow Press, 1975.
PN4877. E28 General Reference, Green Library.
This work includes general discussion about magazines during this time period, and also contains an index arranged alphabetically by magazine title. Also provides a chronological list of magazines and an alphabetical list of printers, publishers, editors and engravers.
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. Volumes I and II, which cover the years 1741-1850 and 1850-1865, are especially relevant to the American Periodical Series II microfilm collection
The Literary Index to American Magazines, 1815-1865
By Daniel A. Wells. Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press, 1980
Z6513. W44 Reference, Green Library.
This index is organized alphabetically by subject (including writers and artists). There is also an index to the titles of literary works and the page numbers where information about them can be found in the book.
Annotated Bibliography of American Literary Periodicals, 1741-1850
Ed. Jayne K. Kribbs. Boston, G. K. Hall, 1977.
Z1219. K75 General Reference, Green Library.
This work lists (alphabetically) literary periodicals published in the United States from 1741-1850. Each entry includes the title, publication information, and contents. There is also a chronological index organized by year, a geographical index organized by state, an alphabetical index of editors and publishers, an alphabetical index of literary figures whose names appear in the main body of the book, and an alphabetical 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.
Z123. P45A43 General Reference, Green Library.
Detailed accounts of the histories and editorial practices of major American literary magazines prior to the 20th century. There are 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.
Research Keys to the American Renaissance: Scarce Indexes of the Christian Examiner, the North American Review, and the New Jerusalem Magazine...
Compiled by Kenneth Walter Cameron. Hartford, Conn.,Transcendental Books [1967].
AI3. C23 General Reference, Green Library.
This work includes indices to the three periodicals named in the title. There is an alphabetical subject index for The Christian Examiner (1824 1869) and The North American Review (1815-1877). For The New Jerusalem Magazine (1827-1872), there is one alphabetical index including author, article title, and subject (Poetical Contributions and Book Notices and Reviews are found under those respective headings within the alphabetical index).



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