New Database: Harper’s Magazine Archive

kch-harpers-very-smallEnjoy Harper’s Magazine Archive–from the very magazine in 1850 all the way to the current newsstand issue.  Harper’s Magazine has changed ownership and format over the years, but it is the oldest, continuously published, general-interest monthly publication in the United States.  (The science-focused Scientific American is actually the oldest continuously published monthly in the United States, beginning publication in 1845.  WU Libraries now has access to the Scientific American Archive as well!)
Harper’s Magazine covers many cultural issues–politics, literature, the arts, business, and kch-harpers-wee-archive-listtechnology trends, to name a few.  Book reviews, fiction, and poetry are also regular features in Harper’s.  Beyond these forms, Harper’s also includes in-depth reporting, long-form narrative essays as well as the small bites of photographs, the Annotation, and Harper’s Index.
For seamless access to PDFs of all Harper’s content, begin at  library.wustl.edu and login through the proxy server with your WUSTL key.  You may find a link to Harper’s Magazine through the Classic Catalog or in the A-Z Database List.
If you have questions or would like assistance using Harper’s Magazine Archive contact Kris Helbling.

About the author

Kris is the English and American Literature Subject Librarian. She is also the First-Year Experience Librarian.