“The Vogue Archive from ProQuest offers online the fully searchable entire run of the U.S. edition of Vogue magazine from its first issue in 1892 to the current month. Every page, advertisement, cover, and fold-out is included, indexed, and reproduced in high-resolution color images, and the online indexing lets you find images by Fashion Item (e.g. kimono, scoop neckline), Person Pictured, Company/brand, Designer Name, Material (e.g. chiffon, taffeta), Trend, Color, and Print (e.g. batik, Liberty). Contributor names appearing in image credits (photographers, stylists, illustrators, etc.) are also indexed and searchable. Image captions have been captured to allow accurate retrieval of photographs and illustrations.”
That’s the first paragraph from the review I just finished of the Vogue Archive from ProQuest (my review will appear in full in the March 1st Library Journal). Here’s the last paragraph of my review:
“Appreciatively and vigorously recommended for academic, public, some school, and special libraries. This file will serve so many needs, from the schoolchild looking for historical ads, to the graduate student needing cultural fashion and lifestyle material, to the scholar researching American mores of the late 19th century to today. I heartily wish I’d had online access such as this to this file over the past 30 years ‚ oh, the reference and research queries it’s going to answer!”
The release of the Vogue Archive is an eHappening, and you can join in and participate by trying the file out for free for the next two weeks, from February 2nd through the 16th.
Here’s the link to use: http://search.proquest.com/embedded/8HD3114IYF6ACK74?accountid=142222. Enjoy! I had a blast reviewing it.
More as it happens,