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Vintage Popular Science Magazine, Volume 9 DVD, 1959-1963, 60 issues

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The Volume 9 DVD of our Popular Mechanics series contains 60 issues from 1959-1963.  These are all hard to find issues..



Vintage Popular Science Magazine Collection
Volume 9

Popular Science (PopSci) is an American monthly magazine carrying popular science content, that is, articles for the general reader on science and technology subjects. Popular Science has won over 58 awards, including the American Society of Magazine Editors awards for its journalistic excellence in both 2003 (for General Excellence) and 2004 (for Best Magazine Section). With roots beginning in 1872, PopSci has been translated into over 30 languages and goes out to at least 45 countries.

Popular Science Monthly was founded in May 1872 by Edward L. Youmans to disseminate scientific knowledge to the educated layman. Youmans had previously worked as an editor for the weekly Appleton's Journal and persuaded them to publish his new journal. Early issues were mostly reprints of English periodicals. The journal became an outlet for writings and ideas of Charles Darwin, Thomas Henry Huxley, Louis Pasteur, Henry Ward Beecher, Charles Sanders Peirce, William James, Thomas Edison, John Dewey and James McKeen Cattell. William Jay Youmans, Edward's brother, helped found Popular Science Monthly in 1872 and was an editor as well. He became editor-in-chief on Edward's death in 1887. The publisher, D. Appleton & Company, was forced for economic reasons to sell the journal in 1900.

James McKeen Cattell became the editor in 1900 and the publisher in 1901. Cattell had a background in academics and continued publishing articles for educated readers. By 1915 the readership was declining and publishing a science journal was a financial challenge. In a September 1915 editorial, Cattell related these difficulties to his readers and announced that the "Popular Science Monthly" name had been "transferred" to a group that wanted the name for a general audience magazine, a publication which fit the name better. The existing journal would continue the academic tradition as Scientific Monthly. Existing subscribers would remain subscribed under the new name. Scientific Monthly was published until 1958 when it was absorbed into Science.

The Modern Publishing Company acquired the Popular Science Monthly name. This company had purchased Electrician and Mechanic magazine in 1914 and over the next two years merged several magazines together into a science magazine for a general audience. The magazine had a series of name changes: Modern Electrics and Mechanics, Popular Electricity and Modern Mechanics, Modern Mechanics and finally World's Advance, before the publishers purchased the name Popular Science Monthly. The October 1915 issue was titled Popular Science Monthly and World's Advance.

The change in Popular Science Monthly was dramatic. The old version was a scholarly journal that had eight to ten articles in a 100 page issue. There would be ten to twenty photographs or illustrations. The new version had hundreds of short, easy to read articles with hundreds of illustrations.

This collection on DVD provides the monthly issues shown in high quality PDF format.  Each issue is a high resolution PDF file, hence why our complete set takes up a whopping 9 DVD's.  You need the latest copy of Adobe Reader to view these files. This collection really exemplifies classic Americana.  Equally as interesting as the old articles are the old advertisements that are included in these.  Perfect for someone doing research or is interested in reading some of these old articles.
Volume 9 DVD (60 total monthly issues)
1959 01 Jan 1960 09 Sep 1962 05 May
1959 02 Feb 1960 10 Oct 1962 06 Jun
1959 03 Mar 1960 11 Nov 1962 07 Jul
1959 04 Apr 1960 12 Dec 1962 08 Aug
1959 05 May 1961 01 Jan 1962 09 Sep
1959 06 Jun 1961 02 Feb 1962 10 Oct
1959 07 Jul 1961 03 Mar 1962 11 Nov
1959 08 Aug 1961 04 Apr 1962 12 Dec
1959 09 Sept 1961 05 May 1963 01 Jan
1959 10 Oct 1961 06 Jun 1963 02 Feb
1959 11 Nov 1961 07 Jul 1963 03 Mar
1959 12 Dec 1961 08 Aug 1963 04 Apr
1960 01 Jan 1961 09 Sep 1963 05 May
1960 02 Feb 1961 10 Oct 1963 06 Jun
1960 03 Mar 1961 11 Nov 1963 07 Jul
1960 04 Apr 1961 12 Dec 1963 08 Aug
1960 05 May 1962 01 Jan 1963 09 Sept
1960 06 Jun 1962 02 Feb 1963 10 Oct
1960 07 Jul 1962 03 Mar 1963 11 Nov
1960 08 Aug 1962 04 Apr 1963 12 Dec







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