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The USModernist library is the largest open digital collection of major US 20th-century architecture magazines with approximately 2.1 million searchable, 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 of magazines we already have

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 design publication in America.  In 1938, it absorbed competitor magazines American Architect and Architecture. 

Occasionally, there are special editions: RH = Record Houses, E = Engineering, P = Product Review, RI = Interiors, S = Supplement, GAAS = Great American Architects Series

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
1896: Jul-Sep Oct-Dec Jul GAAS
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 Apr
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
1910: 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
1915: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Index Jan-Jun
1916: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Index Jan-Jun Index Jul-Dec
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 Jul-Dec
1920: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Index Jan-Jun Index Jul-Dec
1921: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Index Jan-Jun Index Jul-Dec
1922: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Index Jan-Jun Index Jul-Dec
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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
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
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 May 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 Dec
1959: Jan Feb Mar Apr May 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 Apr May RH Jun Jul Nov Dec
1963: Jan Feb Mar Apr May RH Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1964: Jan Feb Mar Apr RH Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1965: Jan Feb Mar Apr RH Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1966: Feb May RH Sep Dec
1967: Mar RH Oct Nov
1968: Jan Mar May RH Sep Nov
1969: Jan Feb Mar Apr May RH Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1970: Jan Feb Mar Apr RH Jun Jul Aug Oct Nov
1971: Jan Feb Mar Apr RH Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1972: Jan Feb Mar Apr May RH Jun Jul Sep Nov 
1973: Jan Feb Mar Apr May RH Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
1974: Feb May RH Jul Aug Oct Nov
1975: Jan Apr RH Jun Jul Aug Dec
1976: Jan Apr RH Jul Aug Sep Oct
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 Oct Nov Dec
1984: Jan Feb Mar Apr RH May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1985: Jan Feb Mar Apr RH May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1986: Jan Feb Mar Apr RH May Jun Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1987: Jan Feb Mar Apr RH May Jun Jul 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 Sep Oct Nov Dec
1990: Jan Feb Mar Apr RH May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1991: Jan Mar RH May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec 
1992: Jan Mar RH May Jun Jul Aug Oct Nov Dec 
1993: Jan RH May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec 
1994: Jan Feb Mar RH May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov  
1995: Jan AdR L Mar RH May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec 
1996: Jan Feb Mar RH May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec 
1997: Jan Feb Mar RH May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec 
1998: Jan Feb Mar RH May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec 
1999: Jan Feb Mar RH May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2000: Jan Feb Mar RH May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec 
2001: Jan Feb Mar RH May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec 
2002: Jan Feb Mar RH May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec 
2003: Jan Feb Mar RH May Jun Jul S Aug Sep Oct S Nov Dec 
2004: Jan Feb Mar RH May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec 
2005: Jan Feb Mar RH S May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov S Dec 
2006: Jan Feb Mar RH S May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec 
2007: Jan S Feb Mar RH May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec 
2008: Jan S Feb Mar RH May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec 
2009: Jan S Feb Mar RH May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2010: Jan Feb Mar RH May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec 
2011: Jan Feb Mar RH May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec  
2012: Jan Feb Mar RH May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec  
2013: Jan Feb Mar RH May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec 

The years 2014-2018 are available directly from Architectural Record (fee).