The Media History Digital Library provides access to classic media periodicals that are in the public domain through a collaboration with the Internet Archive. Users can browse by collection or search Lantern, the MHDL’s search platform, which provides full-text search for a select number of titles. Titles can be viewed online or downloaded as a PDF. The MHDL describes their mission:
We are a non-profit initiative dedicated to digitizing collections of classic media periodicals that belong in the public domain for full public access. The project is supported by owners of materials who loan them for scanning, and donors who contribute funds to cover the cost of scanning. We have currently scanned over 800,000 pages, and that number is growing.
Our Collections feature Extensive Runs of several important trade papers and fan magazines. Click on the arrows below to learn more about these periodicals and select volumes to download and read. You’ll find more material and options at our Collections page.
For more information, visit the Media History Digital Library!