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Newspapers, Broadcast News & Popular Magazines

Newspapers are a valuable type of material for research, and are used as both primary and secondary sources. The Brown University Library has numerous newspapers across a variety of time periods, from diverse perspectives, and in different formats.

General Interest Magazines: Brown Library Resources

Note: bound print copies of many popular magazines are located in the AP section on the second floor of the Rock.


              Horse pulling a man riding in a sleigh

Harpers Magazine, January. Year unknown. From

News Magazines

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For historical popular periodicals from countries outside the United States, please also see the specific subject guides for those languages:

General Interest: Primary Source Databases

General Interest: Internet Resources

Fashion, Costume & Theater Design


 Young woman and man in early 19th century dress dancing

Anonymous French Engraver. A Dance. ca. 1828. Luna Collection.


Godey's Lady's Book: Important 19th century fashion magazine with historical illustrations. To find images, use the Advanced Search screen and limit to illustrations. The various incarnations of this magazine are accessible online through the American Periodicals Series. Note: many of the original print magazines are available in the John Hay Library collections.