January 22, 2022

Reference: Media History: Old Film Journals and Mags Now Searchable for Everyone via Lantern Database, Over 800,000 Pages Available

Lantern is the new search interface from the award winning Media History Project Digital Library.

From Indiewire:

Film history nerds (students and scholars surely among them), it’s time to get it excited. The holdings of The Media History Digital Library are now able to be searched thanks to a project called Lantern.

Eric Hoyt, Carl Hagenmaier, and Wendy Hagenmaier first tried to get search functionality for the materials that were apart of the Media History Digital Library in 2011, and Hoyt later used the institutional support of his employer, the University of Wisconsin–Madison [Media History Digital Library and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Communication Arts] to facilitate the process.

Direct to Lantern Database

Direct to Advanced Search Interface

Articles In the Database Come From These and Other Publications:

  • · Business Screen (1938-1973)
    · Educational Screen (1922-1962)
    · The Film Daily (1918-1948)
    · International Photographer (1929-1941)
    · International Projectionist (1933-1965)
    · Transactions of SMPE and Journal of SMPE (1915-1954)
    · Motion Picture Magazine (1914-1941)
    · Motography (1909-1918)
    · Movie Classic (1931-1937)
    · Movie Makers (1926-1953)
    · Moving Picture World (1907-1919)
    · The New Movie Magazine (1929-1935)
    · Photoplay (1914-1943)
    · Radio Annual and Television Yearbook (1938-1964)
    · Radio Digest (1923-1933)
    · Radio Mirror (1934-1963)
    · Radio Broadcast (1922-1930)
    · Sponsor (1946-1964)
    · Talking Machine World (1906-1928)
    · Variety (1905-1926)

Learn More About Lantern

See Also: Official Blog Post

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.