December 1, 2015

Free Access Alert: 1845-1909 Archive Collection of Scientific Amercian

Free Access (Through November 30, 2011) to All Issues From 1845-1909 of Scientific American .
More than 75,000 articles.

Direct to Scientific American, 1845-1909

On November 1st we learned that the digital archive of Scientific American, back to vol. 1, no. 1, was complete and accessible online.

The 1845-1909 collection chronicles major inventions, including the telephone by Alexander Graham Bell in 1876 and the incandescent light bulb by Thomas Edison in 1879. Other highlights include coverage of New York City’s first subway in 1870, a special issue in 1899 dedicated to bicycles and automobiles, and Wilbur Wright’s completion of a three-mile flight at Kitty Hawk, South Carolina. In all, the 1845-1909 collection contains more than 75,000 articles.

Direct to Archive Homepage

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