-- (APS II) List of Titles
titles on 1,966 reels of 35mm microfilm
The issue of slavery was debated widely and emotionally for decades
before it divided the nation during the Civil War. The periodicals from
the pre-war era included in American Periodicals Series II provide social
historians with a wealth of literature on this volatile issue. The
researcher will discover such materials as: The Genius of Universal
Emancipation (1821-39), the first of the many abolitionist journals in
this collection; William Lloyd Garrison's Liberator (1831-65), which
became the most celebrated abolitionist periodical; and counterpoint
publications such as Southern Quarterly Review (1842-57), which upheld the
institution of slavery.
American Periodical Series II demonstrate the rapid growth of
periodicals after 1800 and include virtually all the significant magazines
of the period. Hard-to-locate research materials, such as Poe's
contributions to Southern Literary Messenger (1831-64) and Hawthorne's New
England Magazine (1831-35), are available to literary researchers through
this collection. The venerable North American Review (1815-1940) printed
much of the era's leading literature including "Thanatopsis," and many
other periodicals took literature or drama as their exclusive provinces.
American Periodicals Series II also includes over 20 women's magazines
that flourished during this period such as Godey's Lady's Book (1830-98),
as well as children's magazines such as The Youth's Companion (1827-1927)
and Merry's Museum (1841-72), which was edited for a time by Louisa May
In addition, graduate and undergraduate students and researchers in
religion, science, and history will find a rich source of materials in
-- (APS III) List of Titles
periodicals titles on 771 reels of 35mm microfilm
American Periodical Series III includes from the Civil War and
Reconstruction era published during the last half of the 19th century.
This select grouping focuses on many of the early important professional
journals, such as Publications of the American Economic Association and
Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
This series also includes many celebrated titles issued by publishing
houses--Scribners, Harper's Bazaar, Lippincott's, Vanity Fair,
Cosmopolitan, and Ladies' Home Journal. Students of marketing and
advertising will find these popular periodicals useful in exploring the
first examples of modern advertising slogans.