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Newsweek Archives

The first issue of Newsweek Magazine was published in February 1933, and it became one of the most popular weekly news magazines in the U.S. for much of the 20th century.  It was owned by the Washington Post newspaper from 1961 to 2010.

The top row of links at each year (below) lead to color images of print versions of the U.S. edition of Newsweek Magazine.  They are in 2-month and 3-month groups because they were bound that way by the donor library. Several of these groups of issues could not be found online. The resolution of these color scans is good, but the edges of pages were cut off during scanning, making some of the stories hard to read.

Links with “B&W“.  These are pdf scans of black and white microfilm versions of Newsweek.  The resolution is lower than the color scans.  Text is readable, but images are poor.  The B&W links on this page come from the 1933-1961 U.S. edition.

Newsweek Subject indexes are here for each 6-month volume.  You’ll normally find them at the beginning of a 2-month or 3-month binder in the color versions.  There is also an index at each B&W volume link.


Newsweek Magazines 1930s

1933 (Vols 1-2) – Feb 17-Dec (B&W)
Index Vol 1 – (Feb 17-Jul) – Index Vol 2 – (Aug-Dec)

Note: Vol 2 consists of issues from Aug-Dec, but the metadata mislabels them as Vol 1.

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1934 (Vols 3-4) – Jan-Jun (B&W)Jul-Dec (B&W)
Index Vol 3 – (Jan-Jun) – Index Vol 4 – (Jul-Dec)
1935 (Vols 5-6) – Jan-Jun (B&W)Jul-Dec (B&W)
Index Vol 5 – (Jan-Jun) – Index Vol 6 – (Jul-Dec)
1936 (Vols 7-8) – Jan-MarApr-JunJul-SepOct-Dec
Vol 7 (B&W)Vol 8 (B&W)
1937 (Vols 9-10) – Jan-MarApr-JunJul-SepOct-Dec
Vol 9 (B&W) Vol 10 (B&W)
1938 (Vols 11-12) – Jan-MarApr-JunJul-SepOct-Dec
Vol 11 (B&W) Vol 12 (B&W)
1939 (Vols 13-14) – Jan-MarApr-JunJul-SepOct-Dec
Vol 13 (B&W) Vol 14 (B&W)


Newsweek Magazine 1940s

1940 (Vols 15-16) – Jan-MarApr-JunJul-SepOct-Dec
Vol 15 (B&W) Vol 16 (B&W)
1941 (Vols 17-18) – Jan-MarApr-JunJul-SepOct-Dec
Vol 17 (B&W) Vol 18 (B&W)
1942 (Vols 19-20) – Jan-MarApr-JunJul-SepOct-Dec
Vol 19 (B&W) Vol 20 (B&W)
1943 (Vols 21-22) – Jan-MarApr-JunJul-SepOct-Dec
Vol 21 (B&W) Vol 22 (B&W)
1944 (Vols 23-24) – Jan-MarApr-JunJul-SepOct-Dec
Vol 23 (B&W) Vol 24 (B&W)
1945 (Vols 25-26) – Jan-MarApr-JunJul-SepOct-Dec
Vol 25 (B&W) Vol 26 (B&W)
1946 (Vols 27-28) – Jan-MarApr-JunJul-Sep
Vol 27 (B&W) Vol 28 (B&W)
1947 (Vols 29-30) – Apr-JunJul-Sep
Vol 29 (B&W) Vol 30 (B&W)
1948 (Vols 31-32) –
Vol 31 (B&W) Vol 32 (B&W)
1949 (Vols 33-34) – Jul-SepOct-Dec
Vol 33 (B&W) Vol 34 (B&W)


Newsweek Magazine 1950s

1950 (Vols 35-36) – Jan-MarApr-JunJul-SepOct-Dec
Vol 35 (B&W) Vol 36 (B&W)
1951 (Vols 37-38) – Jan-MarApr-JunJul-SepOct-Dec
Vol 37 (B&W) Vol 38 (B&W)
1952 (Vols 39-40) – Jan-MarApr-JunJul-SepOct-Dec
Vol 39 (B&W) Vol 40 (B&W)

Newsweek Magazine 1950s

1953 (Vols 41-42) – Jan-MarApr-JunOct-Dec
Vol 41 (B&W) Vol 42 (B&W)
1954 (Vols 43-44) – Jan-MarApr-JunJul-SepOct-Dec
Vol 43 (B&W) Vol 44 (B&W)
1955 (Vols 45-46) – Jan-MarApr-JunJul-SepOct-Dec
Vol 45 (B&W) Vol 46 (B&W)

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1956 (Vols 47-48) – Jan-MarApr-JunJul-SepOct-Dec
Vol 47 (B&W) Vol 48 (B&W)

Newsweek Archives 1950s

1957 (Vols 49-50) – Jan-MarApr-JunJul-Sep
Vol 49 (B&W) Vol 50 (B&W)
1958 (Vols 51-52) – Jan-MarApr-JunJul-SepOct-Dec
Vol 51 (B&W) Vol 52 (B&W)
1959 (Vols 53-54) – Jan-MarApr-JunJul-SepOct-Dec
Vol 53 (B&W) Vol 54 (B&W)


Newsweek Archives 1960s

1960 (Vols 55-56) – Jan-MarApr-JunJul-Sep
Vol 55 (B&W) Vol 56 (B&W)
1961 (Vols 57-58) – Jan-MarApr-JunJul-SepOct-Dec
Vol 57 (B&W) Vol 58 (B&W)
1962 (Vols 59-60) – Jan-MarApr-JunJul-SepOct-Dec

Newsweek Archives 1960s – (continued)

1963 (Vols 61-62) – Jan-MarJul-SepOct-Dec
1964 (Vols 63-64) – Jan-MarApr-JunJul-SepOct-Dec
1965 (Vols 65-66) – Jan-MarApr-Jun
1966 (Vols 67-68) – Jan-MarJul-SepOct-Dec

Newsweek Archives 1960s – (continued)

1967 (Vols 69-70) – Jan-MarApr-JunJul-SepOct-Dec
1968 (Vols 71-72) – Jan-MarJan-MarJul-SepOct-Dec
1969 (Vols 73-74) – Apr-JunJul-DecOct-Dec


Newsweek Archives 1970s

1970 (Vols 75-76) – Jan-MarApr-JunJul-SepOct-Dec
1971 (Vols 77-78) – Jan-FebMar-AprMay-JunJul-AugSep-OctNov-Dec
1972 (Vols 79-80) – Jan-FebMar-AprMay-JunJul-AugSep-OctNov-Dec

Newsweek Archives 1970s – (continued)

1973 (Vols 81-82) – Mar-AprMar-AprMay-JunJul-AugSept-Oct
1974 (Vols 83-84) – Jan-FebMar-AprMay-JunSep-Oct
1975 (Vols 85-86) – May-JunJul-AugSep-OctNov-Dec
1976 (Vols 87-88) – Jan-FebMar-AprMay-JunJul-AugSep-OctNov-Dec

Newsweek Archives 1970s – (continued)

1977 (Vols 89-90) – Jan-FebMar-AprMay-JunJul-AugSep-OctNov-Dec
1978 (Vols 91-92) – Jan-FebMar-AprMay-JunJul-AugSep-OctNov-Dec
1979 (Vols 93-94) – Jan-FebMar-AprMay-JunJul-AugSep-OctNov-Dec


Newsweek Archives 1980s

1980 (Vols 95-96) – Jan-FebMar-AprMay-JunJul-AugSep-OctNov-Dec
1981 (Vols 97-98) – Jan-FebMar-AprMay-JunJul-AugSep-Oct
1982 (Vols 99-100) – Mar-AprJul-AugSep-OctNov-Dec

Newsweek Archives 1980s – (continued)

1983 (Vols 101-102) – Jan-FebMar-AprMay-JunJul-AugSep-OctNov-Dec
1984 (Vols 103-104) – Jan-FebMar-AprMay-JunJul-AugSep-OctNov-Dec
1985 (Vols 105-106) – Jan-FebMar-AprMay-JunJul-AugSep-OctNov-Dec
1986 (Vols 107-108) – Jan-FebMar-AprMay-JunJul-AugSep-OctNov-Dec

Newsweek Archives 1980s – (continued)

1987 (Vols 109-110) – Jan-FebMar-AprMay-JunJul-AugSep-OctNov-Dec
1988 (Vols 111-112) – Jan-FebMar-AprMay-JunJul-AugSep-OctNov-Dec
1989 (Vols 113-114) – Jan-FebMar-AprMay-JunJul-AugSep-OctNov-Dec


Newsweek Archives 1990s

1990 (Vols 115-116) – Jan-FebMar-AprMay-JunJul-AugSep-OctNov-Dec
1991 (Vols 117-118) – Jan-FebMar-AprMay-JunJul-AugSep-OctNov-Dec
1992 (Vols 119-120) – Jan-FebMar-AprMay-JunJul-AugSep-OctNov-Dec

Newsweek Archives 1990s – (continued)

1993 (Vols 121-122) – Jan-FebMar-AprMay-JunJul-AugSep-OctNov-Dec
1994 (Vols 123-124) – Jan-FebMar-AprMay-JunJul-AugSep-OctNov-Dec
1995 (Vols 125-126) – Jan-FebMar-AprMay-JunJul-AugSep-OctNov-Dec
1996 (Vols 127-128) – Jan-FebMar-AprMay-JunJul-AugSep-OctNov-Dec

Newsweek Archives 1990s – (continued)

1997 (Vols 129-130) – Jan-FebMar-AprMay-JunJul-AugSep-OctNov-Dec
1998 (Vols 131-132) – Jan-FebMar-AprMay-JunJul-AugSep-OctNov-Dec
1999 (Vols 133-134) – Jan-FebMar-AprMay-JunJul-AugSep-OctNov-Dec


Newsweek PDF Back Issues 2000s

2000 (Vols 135-136) – Jan-FebMar-AprMay-JunJul-AugSep-OctNov-Dec
2001 (Vols 137-138) – Jan-FebMar-AprMay-JunJul-AugSep-OctNov-Dec
2002 (Vols 139-140) – Jan-FebMar-AprMay-JunJul-AugSep-OctNov-Dec
2003 (Vols 141-142) – Jan-FebMar-AprMay-JunJul-AugSep-OctNov-Dec

Newsweek PDF Back Issues 2000s (continued)

2004 (Vols 143-144) – Jan-FebMar-AprJul-AugSep-OctNov-Dec
2005 (Vols 145-146) – Jan-FebMar-AprMay-JunJul-AugSep-OctNov-Dec
2006 (Vols 147-148) – Jan-FebMay-JunJul-AugSep-OctNov-Dec
2007 (Vols 149-150) – Jan-FebJul-AugSep-OctNov-Dec
2008 (Vols 151) – Jan-Feb
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