Originally described as a "first-class family magazine," Cosmopolitan was reborn in July 1965 when Helen Gurley Brown became its first female editor. The magazine addressed women as independent people capable of running their own career and social and sexual lives.
The library holds issues on microfilm from 1930-1992 and scattered issues in print from 1955 to the present. Issues from 1886 to 2005 are also available through ProQuest to users with a valid Harvard ID.
Glamour magazine showcases the latest fashion trends, outfit ideas, and hair and makeup how-tos.
The library holds scattered issues of this magazine in print from 1947, 1948, 1952, 1963, 1967, 1972, 1975, 1977, and 1995 to the present. The library also holds issues of this magazine on microfilm from 1980-2000. This resource has issues available online through Factiva from 1997 to the present for users with a valid Harvard ID.
Good Housekeeping is a source for advice about food, diet, beauty, health, family, and home.
The library holds microfilm issues of this magazine from 1885-2000 and scattered print issues ranging from 1932 to the present. Issues are available online through Cornell University from 1885 to 1950 (open access). Issues from 1885 to 2005 are also available through ProQuest to users with a valid Harvard ID.
A conservative voice for the role of women in society, featuring beauty and fashion tips, relationship advice, and domestic advice. The magazine has been continuously published since 1883 and has the longest running magazine column, entitled "Can this marriage be saved?"
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