Featured Database – Vogue Archives

Did you know that Murphy Library has access to the Vogue Archive with issues dating from the 1890s to the preset?

Vogue provides a record of American and international popular culture; it is a unique primary source for the study of fashion, gender and modern social history. Marketing students can research the history of a brand identity by viewing every advertisement for a brand such as Revlon, Coty, Versace or Chanel between specified dates. Researchers in cultural studies and gender studies can explore themes such as body image, gender roles and social tastes from the 1890s to the present. The latest issue is added each month with no embargo period. Users can search through all text, captions, and titles throughout the magazine, including advertisements, covers and fold-outs.

Access to the Vogue Archive is funded by UWL students via Academic Initiatives.