American Mass-Market Magazines

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"The Periodicals Reviewed." Review of Reviews, June 1893, pp. 609, 616-17.

"Scribner's Logan Who Raked It over the Coals Is Editor Now." News-week, 27 June 1936, pp. 29-30.

"Scribner's Magazine Halts Publication." New York Times, 5 May 1939, p. 27.

"Scribner's Magazine Suspends Publication." Publisher's Weekly, 13 May 1939, p. 1765.

"Scribner's Paradox." Business Week, 13 May 1939, p. 16.

"Scribner's to the Smoking Room." Time, 4 September 1939, p. 34.

"Scribner's and Judge." Newsweek, 15 May 1939 p. 40.

Tebbel, John. The American Magazine: A Compact History. New York: Hawthorne Books, 1969.


INDEX SOURCES

Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature, Poole's Index, Cumulative Index, Annual Library Index; ALA Portrait Index, Review of Reviews Annual Index, Contents- Subject Index, Engineering Index.


LOCATION SOURCES

Library of Congress; many other libraries. Available in microform.


Publication History

MAGAZINE TITLE AND TITLE CHANGES

Scribner's Magazine. January 1887-May 1939.


VOLUME AND ISSUE DATA

January 1897-May 1939. Monthly. Volumes 1-104, regular semiannual, January 1887-December 1938; 105, January-May 1939. Merged with the Commentator in November 1939.


PUBLISHER AND PLACE OF PUBLICATION

Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1887-1937; Harlan Logan Associates, New York, 1937-1939.


EDITORS

Edward Livermore Burlingame, 1887-1914; Robert Bridges, 1914-1930; Alfred S. Dashiell, 1930-1936; Harlan de Baun Logan, 1936-1939.


CIRCULATION

Scribner's Magazine, peak of 200,000 in 1910-1911; 70,000 in 1924; 126,000 in 1939.

Barbara Nourie


THE SMART SET

The Smart Set, once a leading national monthly literary magazine devoted to the publication of poems and short stories, was the vehicle through which the careers of many prominent writers were launched. Making its debut on 10 March 1900 in New York during an era when wealth and status were wedded with intellect, Smart Set was designed for the rich and affluent or at least those who aspired to be like the wealthy. As reported in the New Yorker, the income of

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • A 3
  • The American Farmer 3
  • American Heritage 7
  • American Magazine and Historical Chronicle 12
  • American Mercury 13
  • The American Whig Review 18
  • Argosy 29
  • Atlantic Monthly 32
  • C 47
  • Changing Times 47
  • The Columbian Lady's and Gentleman's Magazine 58
  • Cosmopolitan 78
  • Crawdaddy 88
  • D 95
  • Debow's Review 95
  • E 103
  • F 119
  • G 131
  • H 149
  • Health 152
  • High Times 161
  • Home Mechanix 165
  • Horizon 170
  • I 177
  • K the Kiplinger Magazine. See Changing Times 181
  • L 193
  • Liberty 195
  • Life 207
  • Lippincott's Magazine 213
  • Littell's Living Age 222
  • Look 225
  • M 235
  • Mcclure's Magazine 247
  • N 271
  • National Police Gazette 284
  • Niles' Weekly Register 329
  • O 341
  • P/Q 349
  • Parade 349
  • People Weekly 359
  • Playboy 367
  • Playgirl 375
  • Popular Science: the What's New Magazine 385
  • Prevention Magazine 399
  • Psychology Today 404
  • R 419
  • Reader's Digest 425
  • Rolling Stone 442
  • S 445
  • Saturday Review 452
  • Scribner's Magazine 458
  • The Smart Set 467
  • Smithsonian 474
  • Sunset 479
  • T 491
  • Travel-Holiday 507
  • True Story 510
  • Tv Guide 519
  • U 529
  • Usa Weekend 531
  • U.S. News and World Report 534
  • V 547
  • Vanity Fair 547
  • Village Voice 551
  • Vogue 556
  • W 561
  • Index 585
  • Contributors 605
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