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American Women: Resources from the General Collections

Resources for Children & Teens

Magazine cover for "Polly pigtails; the magazine for girls" showing editor Polly Pigtails typing with her dachshund, Finnegan, holding up the receiver of a telephone.. [1953]. Library of Congress General Collections.

The Library's long runs of children and teen magazines provide a valuable resource for the study of gender throughout the lifespan. After the baby boom of the 1950's, there is an increase in magazines targeting women, children, and teens.

Using the Library's online catalog, you can find information about periodicals for children and teenagers held by the Library of Congress. The links below are canned browses, by subject, in the Library of Congress Online Catalog. These Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) can also be useful in locating materials at your local public or university library.

Browse subjects for children's periodicals:

Browse subjects for periodicals for youth/teenagers:

Below is a short bibliography of selected periodicals for children and teenagers.  The following print resources link to fuller bibliographic information in the Library of Congress Online Catalog.