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American Heritage – American History Magazine PDF

American Heritage Magazine Website

1949- Present

American Heritage 40-Year Cumulative Index 1954-1994

U.S.: American Heritage

“Dedicated to covering the history of the United States of America for a mainstream readership. Until 2007, the magazine was published by Forbes. Since that time, Edwin S. Grosvenor has been its publisher. Print publication was suspended early in 2013, but the magazine relaunched in digital format with the Summer 2017 issue.” – Wikipedia.
American Heritage magazine, which publishes articles mostly about American history, has a free archive of all its issues at its website, including the current issue. American Heritage magazine archive. Free history magazines pdf.

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American History – American History Magazine PDF


Index 1877-1893

1902-1904, 1910-1916


The Magazine of American History with Notes and Queries was established as a monthly in 1877 by non-academic historians Martha J. Lamb (who served as editor), Nathan G. Pond, and John A. Stevens. It ceased publication in 1893. In 1901 the magazine was re-started as simply The Magazine of American History, and lasted through Volume 47 in 1917. Not all volumes of old magazines in this archive were found online. Free history magazines pdf.

American Historical Review – American History Magazine PDF


New York

“The American Historical Review (AHR) is the official publication of the American Historical Association (AHA). The AHA was founded in 1884 and chartered by Congress in 1889 to serve the interests of the entire discipline of history. Aligning with the AHA’s mission, the AHR has been the journal of record for the historical profession in the United States since 1895 – one of the few journals in the world that brings together scholarship from every major field of historical study.” -Website of American Historical Review. . Free history magazines pdf.

For links to online Archaeology magazine sites, scroll to the bottom of this “History” section.

Commonplace Magazine – American History Magazine PDF

Commonplace Magazine Website

Unknown Date – Present

U.S.: Omohundro and AAS

“A destination for exploring and exchanging ideas about early American history and culture. A bit less formal than a scholarly journal, a bit more scholarly than a popular magazine, Commonplace speaks—and listens—to scholars, museum curators, teachers, hobbyists, and just about anyone interested in American history before 1900.” – Website.
Access another set of previous articles by clicking “Read More” at the bottom of a set of articles. Free history magazines pdf.

Department of State Bulletin – American History Magazines PDF


Washington D.C.: U.S. Government

The Bulletin was the official record of U.S. foreign policy. It was established to provide Congress, other agencies, and the public information about U.S. foreign policy and the work of the Department of State and the Foreign Service. Publication was discontinued in 1989.
“This periodical will be published weekly and will contain the texts of press releases, information regarding treaties, and other material on current developments in American foreign relations and the work of the Department of State. It will take the place of the Department’s weekly pamphlet “Press Releases” and monthly “Treaty Information” bulletin, which are being discontinued with the issues for June 1939. Indexes to “The Department of State Bulletin” will be prepared and published semiannually.” – Announcement in the initial issue, 1 July 1939. Free history magazines pdf.

Articles Collection – How Historians Work

Heritage Quarterly – History Magazines PDF

Heritage New Zealand Website

Issues 2019 – Present

Wellington, New Zealand: Heritage New Zealand

“Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga is the leading national historic heritage agency. We operate in an environment marked by a growing interest in heritage, recognition of its social, cultural, environmental and economic benefits to our country, and awareness of its importance to national identity.” – Website. Free history magazines pdf.

HistoryNet – History Magazines PDF

HistoryNet Magazine Website


Arlington, VA: HistoryNet

“HistoryNet.com is brought to you by Historynet LLC, the world’s largest publisher of history magazines. HistoryNet.com contains daily features, photo galleries and over 5,000 articles originally published in our various magazines.” – Website
To access previous articles, click the “hamburger” menu icon on the top left, and find articles in the categories provided there.

Maps Collection – Old Maps from Around the World

Illustrated War News – Free History Magazines PDF


London, UK: Illustrated London News and Sketch

A weekly British magazine covering World War I, and consisting largely of photos from the front. Free history magazines.

Kansas History: A Journal of the Central Plains – Free American History Magazine Online

Kansas History Magazine Website – Issues 1875 – Present

Topeka, Kansas: Kansas Historical Foundation

“This scholarly journal publishes new research on Kansas and western history and offers interesting, well-illustrated articles that appeal to both the serious student and the general reader.” – Website. History magazines pdf.

Articles Collection – History – Prehistoric Era

Newsweek – Free Online History Magazines PDF

Newsweek Magazine Website


2015 & 2016; U.S. and EU editions

1973-1996 (Most issues) Black & White

U.S. – Newsweek

“This weekly news magazine covers the national and global news front through news, commentary and analysis. It includes national and international affairs, business, lifestyle, society, the arts, politics, the economy, personal business, the Washington scene, health, science and technology.” – Newsweek Magazine. old Newsweek magazines, old Newsweek magazines online.

Although Newsweek is not published as a ‘history’ magazine, it’s relatively non-ideological coverage of American political and social issues on a weekly basis makes it a very readable historical source for the time period this collection covers. Free history magazines pdf.

Nineteenth Century – Free American History Magazine Online

Nineteenth Century Magazine Website


2016 to latest issue


“The flagship publication of the Victorian Society in America is the respected Nineteenth Century Magazine, published in the Spring and Fall as a benefit to members and distributed to more than 200 subscribing libraries. The magazine is devoted to the cultural and social history of the United States during the Victorian era, with regular features on architecture, fine arts, decorative arts, interior design, life-style, clothing, photography, and material culture.” – Website of the Victorian Society of America. Free history magazines pdf.

Articles Collection – Teaching History

The Nineteenth Century and After – Free History Magazines PDF


London: Henry S. King & Co.

Originally known at ‘The Nineteenth Century’, this British magazine was renamed ‘The Nineteenth Century and After’ in the 1901 issue. Free history magazines pdf.

Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies – Free Online US History Magazines PDF

Pennsylvania History Magazine Website – Issues up to 2013

Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania Historical Association

“A quarterly journal that publishes the best of current scholarship on the history of the Commonwealth and the region. In addition to regular articles, the journal features annotated documents, book reviews, and reviews of museum exhibits, films, and historical collections. Published since 1934, Pennsylvania History is the official journal of the Pennsylvania Historical Association (PHA).” – Website. Free history magazines pdf.

Prologue – Free Online American History Magazines PDF


Washington, DC: U.S. National Archives & Records Administration

“Prologue magazine brings readers stories based on the rich holdings and programs of the National Archives across the nation—from Washington, DC, to the regional archives and the Presidential libraries. Access many of our articles online. Prologue was published quarterly by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) for nearly 50 years. The Winter 2017–18 issue was the last printed edition.” – National Archives. Free history magazines pdf.

The Saber and Scroll Journal – Free Online History Magazines PDF

The Saber and Scroll Journal Website

Issues 2015 – Present

Washington DC: American Public University

The official journal of the American Public University’s Historical Studies Honor Society.

Stars and Stripes Newspaper – Free Online History Magazines PDF

Issues 1943-1945

U.S. Armed Forces

The Stars and Stripes is a newspaper produced by the U.S. Armed Forces for its personnel. Issues in this set were published on the Africa front (1943) and then on the Mediterranean front (1943-1945) during World War II. The newspaper covered both war and non-war news. Free online history magazines pdf.

Articles Collection – Women’s History

Wartime Magazine – Free Online History Magazines PDF

Issues 2014 – Present

Sydney, Australia: Hardie Grant Publishing

Official Magazine of the Australian War Memorial. “It is not the intention of the publisher to sensationalise human tragedy that is the result of war, nor to promote militaristic or chauvinistic sentiment, but to offer truthful, readable and entertaining stories that reflect the Australian experience of war.” – Publisher. Free online history magazines pdf.

Yank: The Army Weekly – Free Online History Magazines PDF

Jan 1945 – Nov 1945

NY: U.S. War Department

Yank was a weekly magazine published by the U.S. Army during World War II, primarily for soldiers. It contained news, humor, letters to the editor, stories about army units or dramatic incidents, and lots of photos. Free online history magazines pdf.

Articles about U.S. History before 1800

A collection of links here at Century Past to articles in magazines and newspapers related to early American History.

Articles about U.S. History in the 19th Century

A collection of links here at Century Past to articles in magazines and newspapers related to American History in the 1800s. Free online history magazines pdf.

Articles about African American History

A collection of links here at Century Past to articles in magazines and newspapers related to African American History.

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Ancient History Articles

Collected links here at Century Past to articles on topics in Ancient History, found in leading magazines and newspapers.

Archaeology Articles

Collected links here at Century Past to articles on topics in Archaeology, found in leading magazines and newspapers.

Historic Photos from Around the World

Collected links here at Century Past to selected photography collections from the late 1800s & early 1900s in countries around the world.

Websites of Archaeology Magazines – Archaeology Magazines Online

Free online versions of these archaeology magazines are, in most cases, not available, but their websites feature articles of interest.

Archaeology – Archaeology Magazines Online

The Archaeological Conservancy – Free History Magazines

Current Archaeology – Archaeology Magazines Online

The Past – Free History Magazines

World Archaeology – Archaeology Magazines Online

Historical Archaeology – Free History Magazines

American Archaeology – Archaeology Magazines Online

Egyptian Archaeology – Archaeology Magazines Online

Doug’s Archaeology: List of Archaeology Journals – Archaeology Magazines Online

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Websites of History Magazines – Free History Magazines

Free online versions of these History magazines are not available, but their websites feature articles of interest.

Aviation History – History Magazines PDF

America’s Civil War – Free History Magazines

British Heritage Travel – History Magazines PDF

Canada’s History – Free History Magazines

The Citizens’ Companion: the voice of civilian reenacting – Free History Magazines

Civil War Monitor – History Journals Online

Civil War Times – Free History Magazines

Military History

Military History Matters

Navy History Magazine

Vietnam (the war) – Free History Magazines

Library Research Guide (LibGuide) – Canadian History

This research guide from the librarians at Bowling Green State University has a collection of links to websites related to the history of Canada.

Library Research Guide (LibGuide) – Internet Sites with Primary Sources for U.S. History

This research guide from the librarians at Bowling Green State University has links to websites with substantial collections of online primary sources for U.S. history.

Education Magazines PDF

Coach – Educational Magazines PDF

Coach Magazine Website

Issues 2019 – Present

UK: Coach Magazine

“COACH features a wealth of high quality and unique articles and features from some of the most successful professional coaches, mentors and experts around the world, covering a wide range of niches in business, life, wellbeing and self- development.” – Website

Teach Middle East – Educational Magazines PDF

Teach Middle East Website

Issues 2014 – Present


“Teach Middle East Magazine is the premier magazine for educators and the entire education sector in the Middle East and beyond. Our vision is to equip educators with the materials and tools to function optimally inside and out of the classroom. We provide a space for educators to connect, find inspiration, resources and forums that are aimed at enhancing their teaching techniques, methodologies and personal development.” – Website.

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