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Gale Digitizes Popular 20th Century Weekly For Students and Scholars

Posted May 17, 2012
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The historical archive of Liberty Magazine, long considered one of the greatest magazines in America, is now available in a digital format from Gale. The Liberty Magazine Historical Archive, 1924-1950 is a complete digitization of the entire run of Liberty Magazine, nearly 1,400 issues, and contains over 17,000 fiction and non-fiction articles and thousands of advertisements all in a searchable, full-color format.

Liberty Magazine, subtitled "A Weekly for Everybody," was a general interest magazine founded in 1924 by Joseph Patterson, publisher of the New York Daily News, and Robert McCormick, publisher of the Chicago Tribune and often regarded as the world's greatest publisher. The magazine's high-quality and originality of art, stories and features led to an ongoing circulation of 3 million weekly. The magazine's prominence attracted original contributions from the greatest artists, writers, celebrities and statesmen of the age, including Walt Disney, F. Scott Fitzgerald, H.G. Wells, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Mahatma Ghandi, Winston Churchill, Albert Einstein, Babe Ruth and many more.

Gale licensed the magazine's content from the Liberty Library Corporation, owned by Robert Whiteman, who has collected and organized the content over many years.

The Liberty Magazine archive includes content from almost all genres - human interest stories, mysteries, westerns, love stories, humor stories, biographies and autobiographies of the rich and powerful - both famous and infamous, and some of the greatest World I & II stories. Liberty Magazine charted the moods, attitudes, lifestyles, fads, and fortunes of America through its three most significant decades. With approximately 100,000 pages, this easy-to-access collection offers primary source material for American studies, political studies, social and cultural studies, business history, global studies and international relations.

The Liberty Magazine Historical Archive, 1924-1950 will join the family of illustrated weeklies that Gale has made available digitally, including The Picture Post Historical Archive, 1938-1957 and The Listener Historical Archive, 1929-1991. It will be cross-searchable on the Gale NewsVault platform.

For more information on The Liberty Magazine Historical Archive, 1924-1950, visit http://gdc.gale.com/products/liberty-magazine-historical-archive-1924-1950/. For any questions or to set up a free trial, please contact Kristina Massari at kristina.massari@cengage.com.

Source: Cengage Learning/Gale, www.cengage.com/  or www.gale.cengage.com


 
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