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“National Geographic Magazine, the flagship magazine of the National Geographic Society, chronicles exploration and adventure, as well as changes that impact life on Earth. Editorial coverage encompasses people and places of the world, with an emphasis on human involvement in a changing universe. Major topics include culture, nature, geography, ecology, science and technology.” – National Geographic Magazine.

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When you click to open a 6-month volume of National Geographic, the metadata at the bottom of the screen will give the publication date as 1959.  Not correct.  Look at the magazine covers for the dates.

Every 6-month volume has a table of contents and index at the front.  See the link below this note for an alphabetical index covering all issues of the magazine through 1988.

The photographic images of these magazines are often dark.  You can lighten them somewhat with the ‘Visual Adjustments’, found at the ellipse at the left edge of the screen when you open a volume.

National Geographic Magazine Index 1888-1998

18891890189118921893189418951896189718981899
1900190119021903190419051906190719081909
1910 – Jan-JunJul-Dec – 1911 – Jan-JunJul-Dec
1912 – Jan-JunJul-Dec – 1913 – Jan-JunJul-Dec
1914 – Jan-JunJul-Dec – 1915 – Jan-JunJul-Dec – 1916 – Jan-JunJul-Dec
1917 – Jan-JunJul-Dec – 1918 – Jan-JunJul-Dec – 1919 – Jan-JunJul-Dec
1920 – Jan-JunJul-Dec – 1921 – Jan-JunJul-Dec
1922 – Jan-JunJul-Dec
1924 – Jan-JunJul-Dec – 1925 – Jan-JunJul-Dec – 1926 – Jan-JunJul-Dec
1927 – Jan-Jun -1928 – Jan-JunJul-Dec – 1929 – Jan-Jun
1930 – Jan-Jun – 1931 – Jan-Jun
1932 – Jul-Dec – 1933 – Jan-JunJul-Dec
1934 – Jan-JunJul-Dec – 1935 – Jan-JunJul-Dec – 1936 – Jan-JunJul-Dec
1937 – Jan-JunJul-Dec – 1938 – Jan-JunJul-Dec – 1939 – Jan-JunJul-Dec
1940 – Jan-JunJul-Dec – 1941 – Jan-JunJul-Dec
1942 – Jan-JunJul-Dec
1944 – Jan-Jun – 1945 – Jan-JunJul-Dec – 1946 – Jan-JunJul-Dec
1947 – Jan-JunJul-Dec – 1948 – Jan-JunJul-Dec – 1949 – Jan-JunJul-Dec
1950 – Jan-JunJul-Dec – 1951 – Jan-JunJul-Dec
1952 – Jan-JunJul-Dec
1954 – Jan-Jun

See our Century Past magazine archives

1957 – Jul-Dec – 1958 – Jan-JunJul-Dec
1960 – Jul-Dec – 1961 – Jan-JunJul-Dec
1962 – Jan-JunJul-Dec – 1963 – Jan-JunJul-Dec
1964 – Jul-Dec – 1965 – Jan-Jun – 1966 – Jan-JunJul-Dec
1968 – Jan-Jun – 1969 – Jan-JunJul-Dec
1970 – Jan-JunJul-Dec – 1971 – Jan-JunJul-Dec
1972 – Jan-Jun
1975 – Jul-Dec
1977 – Jan-Jun – 1978 – Jan-Jun – 1979 – Jan-JunJul-Dec
1980 – Jan-JunJul-Dec – 1981 – Jan-JunJul-Dec
1982 – Jan-JunJul-Dec – 1983 – Jan-JunJul-Dec
1984 – Jan-JunJul-Dec – 1985 – Jan-JunJul-Dec – 1986 – Jan-JunJul-Dec
1987 – Jan-JunJul-Dec – 1988 – Jan-JunJul-Dec – 1989 – Jan-JunJul-Dec
1990 – Jan-JunJul-Dec – 1991 – Jan-JunJul-Dec
1992 – Jan-JunJul-Dec – 1993 – Jan-JunJul-Dec
1994 – Jul-Dec – 1995 – Jan-JunJul-Dec – 1996 – Jan-Jun
1997 – Jan-JunJul-Dec – 1998 – Jan-JunJul-Dec – 1999 – Jan-JunJul-Dec
2000 – Jan-JunJul-Dec – 2001 – Jan-JunJul-Dec
2002 – Jan-JunJul-Dec – 2003 – Jan-JunJul-Dec

2004 – Jan-JunJul-Dec – 2005 – Jan-JunJul-Dec – 2006 – Jan-JunJul-Dec
2007 – Jan-JunJul-Dec

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