American Mass-Market Magazines

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INDEX SOURCES

Poole's; Poole's Abridged; Readers' Guide; Annual Library Index; Review of Reviews Index; Engineering Index; Dramatic Index.


LOCATION SOURCES

Library of Congress, Grand Rapids Public Library ( Michigan).


Publication History

MAGAZINE TITLE AND TITLE CHANGES

The Chautauquan. Subtitles: (1) A Monthly Magazine Devoted to the Promotion of True Culture, Organ of the Chautauquan Literary and Scientific Circle, 1880- 1889; (2) A Monthly Magazine, 1889-1899; (3) A Monthly Magazine for Self- Education, 1900-1902; (4) Issued Monthly with Illustrations, 1903-1913; (5) A Weekly Newsmagazine, 1913-1914.


VOLUME AND ISSUE DATA

Vols. 1-72, 1880-1914. A preliminary number appeared in September 1880. The first number was October 1880; the last issue was 23 May 1914. Monthly except August and September, 1880-1889; monthly, 1890-May 1913; weekly, June 1913-23 May 1914.


PUBLISHERS AND PLACE OF PUBLICATION

Theodore L. Flood, Meadville, Pennsylvania, 1880-1899; Chautauqua Press, 1899-1914. At Cleveland, 1899-1902; Springfield, Ohio, 1902-1904; Chautauqua, New York, 1904-1914.


EDITORS

Theodore L. Flood, 1880-1899; Frank Chapin Bray, 1899-1914.


CIRCULATION

50,000 ( 1885).

Glenn Anderson

CHILDREN: THE MAGAZINE FOR PARENTS. See PARENTS


COLLIER'S

Collier's was founded as Collier's Once a Week by a successful Irish immigrant, Peter Fenlon Collier, on 28 April 1888, as a premium for books he sold on the installment plan. 1 Collier was successful in accomplishing his early mission of providing "fiction, fact, sensation, wit, humor and news," which the new magazine so boldly proclaimed on its cover. The magazine became known as Collier's Weekly: An Illustrated Journal in 1895, and three years later Collier's son Robert became its publisher. Adopting the subtitle The National Weekly, he was largely responsible for furthering Collier's popularity. To compete with other mass magazines at the time, he hired well-known writers and artists to establish the reputation of Collier's. Rudyard Kipling, Robert Chambers, and Frank Norris wrote for him. James Whitcomb Riley's poetry helped to further

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