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Premiere Issues Magazine Archive: A dream come true!


Want to know when a journal’s first issue was published? What that issue # 1 looked like? Need to track down the editor for those impossible to find back issues? Discover what new titles are missing from the collection?

Premiere Issues: An Archive of Magazine Firsts answers these questions and many more that persistently plague serials librarians. The site’s mission “to provide a home for those first issues to live, be read and shared by an international audience,” was begun in 2002 by Danielle Huthart and is a growing collection of 200 or so issues. Included are the often beautiful covers (Huthart’s concentration is art, fashion, design, and culture), launch issue statement by the editor, publisher & creative director contact, frequency and on & on. Although carefully curated, it feels like a collaborative effort with Huthart encouraging submissions, information on new magazines, and comments & feedback. It's fantastic - take a look!


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Great post and website.

Great post and website. However, it looks like the link address is missing an "e" at the end of "premiere."

yep - it was corrected...

yep - it was corrected...

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