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Tabloid and gossip magazine collection

Identifier: MSS 367 large

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.


  • Creation: 1953-1991

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.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the authors of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. For photocopy and duplication requests, please contact the Stephen O. Murray and Keelung Hong Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries.

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.


1.5 Linear Feet (5 boxes.) ; 25 x 8 x 33 cm

Language of Materials



Magazines are arranged by title/date.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

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

Processing Information

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

Finding Aid for the Tabloid and gossip magazine collection
4 Published And Cataloged
Finding aid prepared by Susan Bogner.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Stephen O. Murray and Keelung Hong Special Collections Repository

MSU Libraries
366 W. Circle Drive
East Lansing MI 48823 USA