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Theatre 252: Introduction to Theatrical Design: Examples of Print Periodicals

An online course guide for finding library resources with images for Theatre 252

Godey's Lady's Book

Godey's Lady's Book was published in Philadelphia from 1830-1898 and is available via the Accessible Archives database.

Learn more about Godey's Lady's Book


Examples of Print Periodicals at Andersen Library

Below are two print periodicals on the 1st floor of the Andersen Library, which will likely contain many photographs. You might want to browse through some of these to see the advertisements and other pictures from issues during the setting of your play.

The issues that you need will be in the "bound periodicals" area in most cases. The bound journals are organized alphabetically by title.

For periodicals in storage, ask at the Circulation Desk, and allow a day or two for retrieval. Microfilm and microfilm readers are on the 1st floor. You can ask at the Circulation Desk for assistance if needed.

Harper's There is more than one publication by Harper's, and some of the publications have had name changes. There are years covering all three assigned plays.

  • Harper's Bazaar - Microform Room (APS III Reels 430-450): Vol. 1 (Nov. 2, 1867)-v.46, no. 12 (Dec. 1912) and Bound Periodicals (first floor): v.86 (1952)-v.98 (1964),v.112 (1979) - current
  • Harper's New Monthly Magazine - Microform Room: no.1 (1850)-no.30 (1865) and Bound Periodicals Storage (Ask at Circulation Desk): no.31 (1865) - no.606 (1900)
  • Harper's Monthly Magazine - Bound Periodicals Storage (Ask at Circulation Desk): v.102 (1900)-v.126 (1913)
  • Harper's Weekly - Microform Room: v.1 (1857)-v.62 (1916)
  • Harper's Magazine - Bound Periodicals Storage (Ask at Circulation Desk): (1913)-(1949) and Microfilm (1950)-(1976) 
  • Harper's - Microform Room: v.253 (1976)-v.297:1783 (1998) and Bound Periodicals (first floor): v.298 (1999)-current

Film Comment - Bound Periodicals, 1st floor: v.7 (1971)-v.45 (2009) 

Good Housekeeping - Bound Periodicals, 1st floor: v.76 (1923)-v.181 (1975), v.248:1 (2009)-current and Microform Room: v.182 (1976)-v.247 (2008)

Ladies' Home Journal
- Bound Periodicals, 1st floor: v.78 (1961)-v.91 (1974), v.127:1 Feb.(2010) and
Bound Periodicals Storage (Ask at Circulation Desk): v.20 (1902)-v.77 (1960)   

Life Magazine - Bound Periodicals, 1st floor: most years between 1938-2000
Online from Academic Search - 7/1/1993 to 5/31/2000 (indexed from 1/1/1984)


You can search in Reader's Guide Retrospective database for articles in Life Magazine. Use the ISSN number 0024-3019 in your search.