The digital archive of Harper’s Bazaar, spanning 1867 through the current issue, will be available online for the first time in the iconic magazine’s long history.
ProQuest digitized text and images from the magazine’s entire run the Harper’s Bazaar Archive will be cross-searchable along with the Vogue and Women’s Wear Daily archives and the rich variety of sources needed to generate pioneering research, such as scholarly journals, working papers, conference proceedings, eBooks, newspapers and other primary sources.
“We know scholars and students are using more than journals and books to conduct their research,” Stephen Brooks, ProQuest senior director of product management, humanities, said in a statement.
“ProQuest aims to keep libraries at the center of research support.
Essential to that goal is expanding the variety of content types we offer, enabling libraries to access digitized, high quality content.
Digitization programs such as this one with Harper’s Bazaar unlock valuable, historical primary sources from the confines of print, making them easy to access, text mine and use within researchers’ workflows.” Harper’s Bazaar was America’s first fashion magazine. Launched in 1867, it was the home to such style icons as Diana Vreeland, Carmel Snow and Alexey Brodovitch.
Harper’s Bazaar chronicled “the evolution of American style and art, featuring photographers such as Richard Avedon, Diane Arbus, Man Ray and Patrick Demarchelier, and artists such as Andy Warhol,” reads the press statement.
“The archive makes this chronicle easy to explore by capturing every edition cover-to-cover, from the first issue to the present, and preserving the material in its original context in fully searchable, high-resolution images.” ProQuest’s cloud-based technologies offer flexible solutions for librarians, students and researchers through the ProQuest, Bowker, Dialog, ebrary and EBL businesses.
ProQuest provides broadest variety of content that faculty and students can use for research.
The Harper’s Bazaar Archive is an example of ProQuest’s growing collections that support research and learning in areas such as fashion, art and women’s studies.
Such specialized content enables libraries to expand beyond books and journals, aligning their collections with the learning and research goals of their users.
Supported with technologies that make it easy to discover, access, mine and manage, ProQuest’s diverse content keeps libraries at the center of student and faculty research success.
The archive will be accessible later this year on the ProQuest platform.