About Every Week

Every Week Magazine, a popular and innovative magazine, was published from May 3, 1915 until June 29, 1918. Up until now, the magazine could be accessed by scholars and readers only with great difficulty because it has never been microfilmed and is held by only two libraries. Furthermore, because the magazine was printed on low-quality pulp paper, these library copies are in danger of crumbling into a pile of fragments, making the magazine's content inaccessible.

Status of the Project

Two libraries, the New York Public Library and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, hold substantially complete runs of the magazine. The Center for Digital Research in the Humanities began work on the edition using magazines collected by Melissa Homestead, constituting about one third of the issues. UW-Madison's bound volumes were long thought lost, but they were found in 2009, and UW-Madison allowed us to scan their pages. However, the UW-Madison volumes had been mutilated by a library patron, who used a razor blade to remove the front and back covers of many issues. UW-Madison subsequently acquired many missing page images from the New York Public Library and shared them with us for this digital edition.

The complete run of Every Week is 166 issues, with the magazine growing from 20 to 24 pages per issue in 1916. All issues have been scanned, with the page images subsequently scanned with optical character recognition software. However, 37 pages are still missing from 11 issues, all except one being front or back cover pages. The text from all available pages has been encoded according to the standards of the Text Encoding Initiative.

Project Staff

Project Director

  • Melissa Homestead

CDRH Staff

  • Karin Dalziel, Digital Resources Designer
  • Stacy Rickel, Programmer
  • Katherine Walter, CDRH Co-Director
  • Laura Weakly, Metadata Encoding Specialist

Graduate Research Assistants

  • Dan Gomes
  • Clarence Harlan-Orsi
  • Katelyn Hemmeke
  • Jack Hill
  • Erin Pedigo
  • Charity Regennitter
  • Katie Sisneros

Undergraduate Assistants

  • Sara Duke
  • Catherine Elliott
  • Samantha Greenfield
  • Katie Heupel
  • Erin Dwiggins Marra
  • Arman Zeljkovic