Liberty Magazine Historical Archive, 1924-1950 provides users engaged in research of the 20th century a delightful range of art, stories, articles, and advertisements offering valuable insight into Depression Era and World War II America. It offers a rich perspective of the everyday lives of working-class and middle-class America that no other resource can match.
Over the years, as many as 120 literary properties were adapted for popular media. These include such major films as Double Indemnity, Sergeant York, My Man Godfrey, and the television series Mr. Ed The Talking Horse. the long-running story written and illustrated by Leslie Thrasher, For The Love O' Lil, featured weekly on the cover for six years, was subsequently made into a radio series and a columbia pictures movie and is recognized as america's first soap opera.
The title Liberty was originally chosen in a national competition that drew nearly 1.5 million entries. It now represents far more than the original "Weekly for Everybody" and a slice of Americana; it opens a unique and permanent perspective on a nation's daily life, interests, and values during a most vital and extraordinary period.
"...this archive from Gale Digital Collections comprises complete, high-quality digital facsimiles of all Liberty issues. Its importance as a resource for students of 20th-century American history and culture cannot be overstated...Summing Up: Highly Recommended. Lower-level undergraduates through researchers/faculty; general audience."
--CHOICE, November 2012