There are some magazines that are instantly recognisable. There is National Geographic with its bright yellow border and there is also Time Magazine with its bright red border that demands your attention. Time Magazine was the brainchild of two young journalists, Henry R. Luce and Briton Hadden. In 1923 they wanted to start a magazine that would be aimed at busy readers who sought a concise approach to news. (Apparently we were far too busy back then too!) They made sure the magazine’s format of short articles summarizing information and arranged in “departments” made for an informative yet systematic approach to the week’s news. Their efforts paid off and soon their concept became the standardised format that many other news magazines used.
Lucky for us we now have access to the fully searchable Time Magazine Archive dating back to its first issue in March 1923 through to December 2000. Capturing the relevant news for each week the magazine is an important research tool for every aspect of 20th-century history and life. Even better its content is available on Publications Finder as well as eResources Discovery Search (eDS). So if you search for say Barack Obama on eDS you will get a multitude of results from all our eResources as well as articles and images from Time Magazine. So it is an absolute gem for all forms of research and homework. Do have a look and a poke round.
The red border of Time has only changed four times since 1927 – a black border after the 9/11 attacks, a green border for an Earth day issue in 2008, a metallic border to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks and silver in 2012 when Barack Obama was selected as Person of the Year.