Magazines and newspapers/news sources are an excellent source of primary material on the popular culture of a particular era.
Readers Guide Retrospective, 1890-1982. H.W. Wilson.
(Online article index)
Comprehensive indexing of the most popular general-interest periodicals published in the United States between 1890 and 1982. Index only.
The Vogue Archive (1892 to date), Vogue Italia Archive (1964 to date), and The Women's Wear Daily Archive (1910 to 12 months ago). ProQuest.
(Online full color and full text PDFs of articles and advertisements) Collections of fully searchable, digitized articles, covers, photo shoots, illustrations and advertisements for these three fashion magazines.
Women's Magazine Archive. ProQuest.
(Online full color and full text PDFs of articles and advertisements)
The full text online of the following women's magazines and years:
Better Homes and Gardens (July 1922 - December 2005);
Chatelaine (March 1928 - December 2005);
Good Housekeeping (2 May 1885 - December 2005);
Ladies' Home Journal (December 1885 - December 2005);
Parents (October 1926 - December 2005) [incomplete];
Redbook (November 1903 - December 2005) [incomplete].