USModernist Library

AR-logo

The USModernist library is the largest open digital collection of major US 20th-century architecture magazines with approximately 2.1 million downloadable pages. 

You can build this breakthrough documentation project by contacting us to:
a) point out dead links or link errors
b) contribute magazines we need (here's the list)
c) contribute better scans

d)
donate so we can acquire more magazines (tax-deductible)
e) become a USModernist research sponsor (tax-deductible)

Click a link to view a magazine in PDF format.  In Windows, right-click to save and download.  The magazine files are large.  Depending on connection speed, access may take a few minutes. 


Architectural Record is the oldest ongoing architecture publication in America.  In 1938, it absorbed competitors American Architect and Architecture. Occasionally, there are special editions: RH = Record Houses, E = Engineering, P = Products, S = Supplement, GAAS = Great American Architects Series, RI = Record Interiors

1891: Jul-Sep Oct-Dec
1892: Jan-Mar Apr-Jun Jul-Sep Oct-Dec
1893: Jan-Mar Apr-Jun Jul-Sep Oct-Dec
1894: Jan-Mar Apr-Jun Jul-Sep Oct-Dec
1895: Jan-Mar Apr-Jun May GAAS Jul-Jun
1896: Jul-Sep Jul GAAS Oct-Dec
1897: Jan-Mar Apr-Jun Jul-Sep Oct-Dec
1898: Jan-Mar Apr-Jun Jul-Sep Oct-Dec Clinton GAAS
1899: Jan-Mar Apr-Jun Jul-Sep Oct-Dec Price GAAS
1900: Jan-Mar
Apr-Jun Jul-Jun
1901: Jul-Apr
1902: May-Dec
1903: Jan-Dec
1904: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1905: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1906: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1907: Jan-Jun Jul-Dec
1908: Jan-Jun Jul-Dec
1909: Jan-Jun Jul-Dec
1910: Jan-Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1911: Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Index 2
1912: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Index 1 Index 2
1913: Jan-Jun Jul-Dec
1914: Jan-Jun Jul-Dec
1915: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Index 1
1916: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Index 1 Index 2
1917: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1918: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1919: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Index 2
1920: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Index 1 Index 2
1921: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Index 1 Index 2
1922: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Index 1 Index 2
1923: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Index 2
1924: Jan Feb Mar Apr Jun
1925: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1926: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1927: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1928: Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1929: Feb
1932: Jan
1937: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1938: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1939: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1940: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1941: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1942: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1943: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1944: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1945: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1946: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1947: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1948: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1949: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1950: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec MidCentury Technical Manual
1951: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1952: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1953: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1954: Jan Feb Mar Apr RH Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1955: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1956: Jan Feb Mar Apr May RH Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1957: Jan Feb Mar Apr May RH Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1958: Jan Feb Mar Apr May RH Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1959: Jan Feb Mar Apr May RH Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1960: Jan Feb Mar Apr May RH Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1961: Jan Feb Mar Apr May RH Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1962: Jan Feb Mar Apr May RH Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1963: Jan Feb Mar Apr May RH Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1964: Jan Feb Mar Apr May RH Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1965: Jan Feb Mar Apr May RH Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1966: Jan Feb Mar Apr May RH Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1967: Jan Feb Mar Apr May RH Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1968: Jan Feb Mar Apr May RH Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1969: Jan Feb Mar Apr May RH Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1970: Jan Feb Mar Apr May RH Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1971: Jan Feb Mar Apr May RH Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1972: Jan Feb Mar Apr May RH Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct PR Nov Dec
1973: Jan Feb Mar Apr May RH Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct PR Nov Dec
1974: Jan Feb Mar Apr May RH Jun Jul Aug E Sep Oct PR Nov Dec
1975: Jan Feb Mar Apr RH Jun Jul Aug E Sep PR Nov Dec
1976: Jan Feb Mar Apr May RH Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct PR Nov Dec
1977: Jan Feb Mar Apr May RH Jun Jul Aug E Sep Oct PR Nov Dec
1978: Jan Feb Mar Apr May RH Jun Jul Aug E Sep Oct PR Nov Dec
1979: Jan Feb Mar Apr May RH Jun Jul Aug E Sep Oct PR Nov Dec
1980: Jan Feb Mar Apr May RH Jun Jul Aug E Sep Oct PR Nov Dec
1981: Jan Feb RI Mar Apr May RH Jun Jul Aug E Sep Oct PR Nov Dec
1982: Jan Feb RI Mar Apr May RH Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1983: Jan Feb Mar Apr May RH Jun Jul Aug Sep RI Oct Nov Dec
1984: Jan Feb Mar Apr RH May Jun Jul Aug Sep RI Oct Nov Dec
1985: Jan Feb Mar Apr RH May Jun Jul Aug Sep RI Oct Nov Dec
1986: Jan Feb Mar Apr RH May Jun Jul Aug Sep RI Oct Nov Dec
1987: Jan Feb Mar Apr RH May Jun Jul R Aug Sep RI Oct Nov Dec
1988: Jan Feb Mar Apr RH May Jun Jul Aug Sep RI Oct Nov Dec
1989: Jan Feb Mar Apr RH May Jun Jul Aug Sep RI Oct Nov Dec
1990: Jan Feb Mar Apr RH May Jun Jul Aug RI Oct Nov Dec
1991: Jan Feb Mar RH May Jun Jul Aug RI Oct Nov Dec 
1992: Jan Feb Mar RH May Jun Jul Aug RI Oct Nov Dec 
1993: Jan Feb Mar RH May Jun Jul Aug RI Oct Nov Dec 
1994: Jan Feb Mar RH May Jun Jul Aug RI Oct Nov Dec
1995: Jan AdR L Mar RH May Jun Jul Aug RI Oct Nov Dec 
1996: Jan Feb Mar RH May Jun Jul Aug RI Oct Nov Dec 
1997: Jan Feb Mar RH May Jun Jul Aug RI Oct Nov Dec 
1998: Jan Feb Mar RH May Jun Jul Aug RI Oct Nov Dec PR
1999: Jan Feb Mar RH May Jun Jul Aug RI Oct Nov Dec
2000: Jan Feb Mar RH May Jun Jul Aug RI Oct Nov Dec 
2001: Jan Feb Mar RH May Jun Jul Aug RI Oct Nov Dec 
2002: Jan Feb Mar RH May Jun Jul Aug RI Oct Nov Dec 
2003: Jan Feb Mar RH May Jun Jul S Aug RI Oct S Nov Dec 
2004: Jan Feb Mar RH May Jun Jul Aug RI Oct Nov Dec 
2005: Jan Feb Mar RH S May Jun Jul Aug RI Oct Nov S Dec 
2006: Jan Feb Mar RH S May Jun Jul Aug RI Oct Nov Dec 
2007: Jan S Feb Mar RH May Jun Jul Aug RI Oct Nov Dec 
2008: Jan S Feb Mar RH May Jun Jul Aug RI Oct Nov Dec 
2009: Jan S Feb Mar RH May Jun Jul Aug RI Oct Nov Dec
2010: Jan Feb Mar RH May Jun Jul Aug RI Oct Nov Dec 
2011: Jan Feb Mar RH May Jun Jul Aug RI Oct Nov Dec  
2012: Jan Feb Mar RH May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct RI Nov Dec  
2013: Jan Feb Mar RH May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct RI Nov Dec 

2014-2018 are available directly from Architectural Record.