USModernist Library

American Architect and Building News was founded in 1876, published on various schedules (weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly). It merged with the Architectural Review around 1920 and carried both names.  By the 1930's it became just American Architect.

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1878: Jan-Jun Jul-Dec (Vol 3-4)
1879: Jan-Jun (Vol 5)
1883: Jan-Jun (Vol 13)
1884: Jul-Dec (Vol 16)
1885: Jan-Jun Jul-Dec (Vol 17-18)
1886: Jan-Jun Jul-Dec (Vol 19-20)
1887: Jan-Jun Jul-Dec (Vol 21-22)
1888: Jan-Jun Jul-Dec (Vol 23-24)
1889: Jan-Jun Jul-Dec
 (Vol 25-26)
1905: Apr 1
1907: Sep 28
1908: Jun 10 Jun 24 Jul 1 Jul 29
1909: Jul 21
1910: Oct 26 Nov 9 Nov 16 Dec 7 Dec 14 Dec 21

1911: Feb 1 Feb 15 Jul 26
1912: Apr 18
1914: Mar 11
1915: Feb 24
1917: Jan-Jun (Vol 111)
1918: Jan 23 Jan 30 Mar 6 Jun 5 Jul 10 Aug 14 Sep 11 Sep 18 Sep 25 Oct 30 Nov 6

1919: Jan-Jun (Vol 115)
1920: Jan-Jun Jul-Dec  (Vol 117-118)
1921: Jan-Jun Jul-Dec  (Vol 119-120)
1922: Jan-Jun (Vol 121)
1924: Feb 13 Feb 27 Mar 12 Mar 26 Apr 9 Apr 23 May 21 Jun 4 Jun 18 (Vol 123)
1925: Jul 1 (vol 124)
1926: Apr 5 Apr 20 May 20 (Vol 125)
1927: Mar 6 Jul 20-1 (Vol 126)
1928: Jan-Mar (Vol 127)
1929: Feb 5 Feb 20 (Vol 128)
1930: Aug (Vol 129)
1931: Mar Aug (Vol 130)
1932: Feb Jul-Dec Aug (Vol 131)

1933: May Sep (Vol 132)
1934: May Jul Sep Oct (Vol 133)
1935: Jan Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec (Vol 134)
1936: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Sep (Vol 135)
1937: Mar Apr May Jul Aug Oct (Vol 136)