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Life Magazine, November 23, 1936

 Item — oversized_folder: 1
Identifier: Series 2

Scope and Contents

Vol. 1, No. 1. Includes a "From the Editors" page of a future, undated, Life magazine laid in. Article titled, "Time and Life: Two famous siblings in Henry Luce's family of magazines go into business together" describes the work of Henry Luce, who was editor at the time of the original 1936 publication.

Scope and Contents

Magazine also has a newspaper clipping taped to the inside of the front cover from the Chicago Tribune, Sunday, June 15, 1986; section 14, page 39. Article titled, "Personal side looks out of focus in biography of Life photographer" describes the work of Margaret Bourke-White. Her work appeared on the cover of the original 1936 publication. Includes U.S. Postage stamp of the cover photograph, in plastic.


  • Publication: November 23, 1936


Conditions Governing Access

Many of the newspapers are extremely brittle. For this reason, the Special Collections staff may prohibit the opening or handling of certain items. Some item have been digitized and are available for viewing online.


From the Collection: 156 boxes

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Repository Details

Part of the Western Michigan University Special Collections Repository

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