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SCOPE: The collection consists primarily of the domestic issues of Life Magazine, and is a near complete run spanning the years of 1937-1973. Additionally there are a few issue of Life Magazine´s special overseas edition published specifically for the armed forces as well as a few individual issues of other general interest periodicals.
Series 1: Life Magazine
By far the largest series this contains the domestic run of the magazine.
Series 2: Life Magazine Special Series/Editions
Collection of articles and covers of the magazine organized by special series of articles.
Series 3: Life Magazine Overseas Edition
Small run of isses published specifically for the U. S. Armed Forces
Series 4: Look Magazine
Series 5: Saturday Evening Post
Series 6: Time Magazine
Series 7: Various
Single issues of various other magazines in the collection
HOLDINGS: Approximately 1800 individual issues house in 48 boxes comprising approximately 72 linear feet of collections.
ACCESS: Some of the material in Special Collection M-149 may be photocopied, digitally scanned or photographed, subject to condition, use and copyright.
*Important* this collection is housed in an off site location and is therefore not available on demand. Patrons are urged to contact the library before their arrival. Contact information is provided below, or by calling 314-516-7247.
Copies of the finding aid are available for download.