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American Periodical Series: Eighteenth Century

Call Number Description
AP 2 A2 A54X

American Periodical Series: Eighteenth Century.

University Microfilms. 
Ann Arbor, Mich: University Microfilms. (Series 1).
33 reels. 35mm.

American Periodical Series: 1800-1850. Ann Arbor, Mich: University Microfilm. (Series 2). 

MIC PER AP 2 A53X 1,966 reels. 35mm.

American Periodical Series: 1850-1900, Civil PER War and Reconstruction. AP Ann Arbor, Mich: University Microfilm. (Series 3).

MIC PER AP A2 55X 771 reels. 35mm.


            These three collections reproduce more than 1000 American magazines published between 1741 and 1900.

            Series 1: Includes copies of all issues which could be located for the years 1741-1800 (88 titles).

            Series 2: Reproduces 923 titles published between 1800 and 1850, which saw an " extraordinary period of magazine activity." Many types of publications are represented, including religious journals, magazines for women and children, and titles reflecting the growing concern in the United States in such areas as agriculture, anti-slavery, technology, medicine, social concerns and literature.

            Series 3: The 117 titles reproduced include information about the Civil War and Reconstruction, as some of the early professional journals and many of the well-known literary magazines.

            Note: The dates of the series refer to the beginning publication date; for example, the 1870 issues of a magazine which began publishing in 1840 are in Series 2.


            Series 1 is arranged alphabetically. Series 2  and 3 were not filmed in any particular order.



American Periodicals, 1741-1900: An Index to AP the Microform Collection. Ann Arbor, Mich.: 2 University Microfilm International, 1979. 

 An alphabetical index by title of the magazine, with annotations and holding statements. There are separate subject and editor indexes.

            Individual articles in some of the periodicals in this collection can be located using the Nineteenth Century Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature, 1890-1899 (REF AI 3 R47), Poole's Index to Periodical Literature, 1802-1906 (REF AI 3 P7), The Cumulative Author Index for Poole's Index to Periodical Literature, 1802-1906 (REF AI 3 W3).

            Note: Individual titles for Series 1 are on the online catalog and in the periodical printout. Most, though not all, individual titles for Series 2 and 3 are on the online catalog and in periodical printout,  as well.


            American Periodicals