HCLS has added two significant magazine archives to its digital collection. Both can be found at HCLSNow! eMagazines
Life Magazine Archive (1936 – 2000)
Life is a popular photojournalism magazine featuring story-telling through documentary photographs and informative captions, providing subscribers with intimate views of real people and their real life situations.
Perhaps one of the best-known pictures printed in the magazine was Alfred Eisenstaedt’s photograph of a sailor kissing a woman, snapped on August 14, 1945, as they celebrated Victory Over Japan Day (or V-J Day) in New York City.
Life was published weekly until 1972, as an intermittent “special” until 1978, and as a monthly from 1978 to 2000. At one point in time, the magazine sold more than 13.5 million copies a week.
Time Magazine Archive (1923 – 2000)
Each issue of this weekly magazine is intended to be read in under an hour. Time features current events, politics, sports, and entertainment news and is an important resource for researchers studying 20th-Century history.
Time has the world’s largest circulation for a weekly news magazine, and has a readership of 26 million, 20 million of which are based in the United States. Time‘s most famous feature is its annual “Person of the Year” cover story, in which the magazine recognizes the individual or group of individuals who have had the biggest impact on news headlines over the past 12 months.