In the mid-seventies, the Skidmore News began a long tradition of publishing “fake” April Fools editions. The first one, April 1, 1975 was printed almost completely backwards & upside-down. The April 2, 2004 edition boasts of a successful “Student Sobriety Campaign” that purportedly propelled Skidmore to first place in Princeton Review’s “stone-cold sober schools” and “don’t inhale” categories. Learn more on our Digital Collections blog.
In honor of our 50th anniversary, images of Lucy Scribner Skidmore have been hidden throughout the library. Find one, and you’ll receive a prize and a chance to win a $50 Northshire Bookstore gift card. Where’s Lucy??? ends April 15th.
The Vogue Archive contains the entire run of Vogue magazine (US edition) from 1892 to the present day, reproduced in high-resolution color page images. More than 400,000 pages are included, constituting a treasure trove of the work from the greatest designers, photographers, stylists, and illustrators of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Vogue is a unique record of American and international popular culture that extends beyond fashion. The Vogue Archive is an essential primary source for the study of fashion, gender, and modern social history – past, present, and future.
Women's Magazine Archive is a searchable archive of leading women’s interest magazines, dating from the 19th through to the 21st century. This database provides access the foremost titles of this type, including Good Housekeeping and Ladies’ Home Journal, which serve as records of evolving assumptions about gender roles and cultural mores.
The publications cover topics such as family life, home economics, health, careers, fashion, culture, and many more; this material serves multiple research areas, from gender studies, social history, and the arts, through to education, politics and marketing/media history. The magazines are all scanned from cover to cover in high-resolution color, ensuring that valuable non-article items, such as advertisements, are included.
The titles included are:
Better Homes & Gardens (1922 to 2005)
Chatelaine (1928 to 2005)
Good Housekeeping (1885 to 2005)
Ladies’ Home Journal (1883 to 2005)
Parents (1926 to 2005)
Redbook (1903 to 2005)