View Full Version : Researching very old magazine articles

05-26-2009, 03:43 AM
I'm trying to find a series of articles that ran in Show Magazine in 1963. I've tried Google, Clusty, Dogpile, and SPUTTR to no avail. Argh. Does anyone know of a reference site that might help?

05-26-2009, 03:47 AM
Am I correct in assuming that the current Show Magazine is not the same one you are looking for? :)

You might try LOC.gov (Library of Congress), might also try any university libraries in the areas where it was published. (Some may actually have them online.)

NCSU seems to have some of them. I know a librarian out that way. PM me with some details, I'll ask her.

05-26-2009, 04:10 AM
Am I correct in assuming that the current Show Magazine is not the same one you are looking for? :)


Ha! Is it p0rn? Show me your ___!

I'm looking for the series of articles by Gloria Steinem when she worked undercover at the Playboy Clubs.

Thanks for the recos.

05-26-2009, 04:56 AM
I just checked eBay and there are a few from 1963 for sale. You can get 12 issues spanning 1963 and 1964 for an opening bid of $5. Other single issues are also available.

http://cgi.ebay.com/1963-1964-Lot-of-12-Show-Magazines-Judy-Garland_W0QQitemZ310144094107QQcmdZViewItemQQptZMa gazines?hash=item4836074f9b&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1205%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C 240%3A1318%7C301%3A1%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50

05-26-2009, 06:15 AM
You could write to Gloria. I would bet she has copies. :D


05-26-2009, 06:19 AM
She lives somewhere near me--I could stalk her.

Thanks, archerjoe. I just emailed a eBay seller for details.

05-26-2009, 05:51 PM
Seriously, get thee to a library.

Who else do you think has old issues of magazines laying around that you can see for free?

I'm not sure if this is the Show magazine (http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1765523) you're looking for, but there are copies in the NYPL and many other New York locations. If your local library doesn't have it, you can ask for it via ILL and get it sent to you.

05-27-2009, 07:06 PM
From Wikipedia:

The Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature is a reference guide to recently published articles in periodical magazines and scholarly journals, organized by article subject. The Readers' Guide has been published regularly since 1901 by The H. W. Wilson Company, and is a staple of public and academic reference libraries throughout the United States; a retrospective index of general periodicals published from 1890 to 1900 is also available.

Originally, The Readers' Guide was published on a biweekly basis, with later issues incorporating the previous content in larger copies until the index for the entire year was published. This format has since been complemented with an online version which is marketed to libraries.