A History of American Magazines (up to 1930) by Frank Luther Mott is available in print and electronically.
The Magazine in America, 1741-1990 by John Tebbel and Mary Ellen Zuckerman
When using Library Catalog Search to find books on American magazines, try the following subject terms:
· Periodicals (You can combine this one with a lot of other term)
· Magazine illustration
· African American periodicals
· Periodicals—publishing—United States—history
· Magazine covers
· Men’s magazines
· press coverage
· American periodicals
· Advertising OR advertising copy
· American Periodicals—directories
· American Periodicals--bibliographies
· You can also try the name of your magazine, or the editor, as a subject term and see if you get any results.