People Magazine Archive

People Magazine Archive presents an extensive collection of the prominent, popular magazine dating from its very first issue in March 1974 through December 2000, in a comprehensive cover-to-cover format. 

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At a Glance


Content Includes:

  • More than 1,300 issues
  • Coverage from 1974 to 2000

Subjects Covered:

  • Celebrity news
  • Human interest stories
  • Lifestyle
  • Popular culture
  • Trends over time

Published by Time Inc., People Magazine has focused on the stories of people in and behind the news.  Each issue contains a blend of celebrity and human interest stories. Taken as a whole, the archive chronicles popular culture and trends over time.

Articles and cover pages are fully indexed and advertisements are individually identified, ensuring researchers and readers can quickly and accurately locate the information they seek. People Magazine Archive is valuable to researchers of 20th-Century current events, politics and culture, as well as those interested in the history of business, advertising and popular culture

Research Popular Culture, News and Trends

Cover: People Magazine - June 1976
June 1976
Cover: People Magazine - September 1974
September 1974
Cover: People Magazine Archive
March 1974