Tabloid and gossip magazine collection Edit


MSS 367 large


  • 1953-1991 (Creation)


  • 1.5 Linear Feet (Whole)
    5 boxes.



  • Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open for research.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    The material is stored offsite in Remote Storage. Please contact Special Collections 3 working days in advance if you wish to use it.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Center for Research Libraries and individual donors. 1985 (ca)

  • Arrangement

    Magazines are arranged by title/date.

  • Biographical / Historical

    The magazines use large pictures, tends to emphasize topics such as sensational crime stories, astrology, celebrity gossip columns about the personal lives of celebrities and sports stars, and junk food news and television.

  • Preferred Citation

    Item, Folder number and/or title, Box number, Tabloid and Gossip Magazine collection, MSS 367, Special Collections, MSU Libraries, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

  • Processing Information

    Materials were processed by Susan Bogner, Special Collections Intern in Summer 2010.

  • Scope and Contents

    This is a collection of 78 gossip magazines representing 27 titles dating from 1953 at the earliest to 1991 at the latest.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.