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The Folk Revival of the 1960s and the decades leading up to it ushered in a transformative time of inclusion, activism, and urgency, a time when music was a vehicle for awareness and protest, and proved to be a catalyst for social change.

This collection of folk magazines includes both traditional and contemporary folk, bluegrass, world music, and other adjacent genres from the mid-20th century years to present day. It covers the lives and works of veterans of the Folk Revival such as Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Phil Ochs, and Joan Baez as well as artists who emerged in the seventies and eighties such as Dar Williams and Ani DiFranco. By bringing these rare and widely scattered primary source materials together, presenting them in their original context, and making them fully searchable, new research opportunities are created for examinations into the social and political culture of the late twentieth century and beyond.

Searching for answers has never been easier.

NA Publishing is pleased to announce the second release in the Music Magazine Archive series, Music Magazine Archive: Folk.

  • Every page, cover, and advertisement
  • Article level indexing
  • High resolution & full color
  • OCR’d and fully searchable text
  • All material in its original context
  • Saved searches

Available Fall 2016

“The 1960s folk music scene was a chapter in a long story, one that began decades earlier and that continues today as a new generation of singers and songwriters connect — directly and indirectly — to the burgeoning progressive movements that are rippling across the country.” – Bill Moyers, American journalist and political commentator

Research Interest

Behind the pivotal U.S. social movements of the latter half of the twentieth century was a soundtrack that included anthems such as “If I Had a Hammer” (Seeger), “I Ain’t Marching Anymore” (Ochs), and “The Times They Are A-Changin’”(Dylan). Behind these songs was an authentic grassroots genre that defies easy classification and represents the many voices of the oppressed, urging them to rise up and sing out: Folk music.

To look at this counterculture, inhabited by peace and civil rights activists, labor union organizers, idealists, and artists committed to social transformation is to examine the political and social culture that made such a transformation possible. This period and this culture of activism brought about changes including labor reform, the Civil Rights Act, environmental protection, women’s rights, and the ending of the Vietnam War.

Title List:

  • Autoharp Quarterly
  • American Songwriter
  • Americana Rhythm Music Magazine
  • Bluegrass Now
  • Broadside
  • The Canada Folk Bulletin
  • Come All Ye
  • Dirty Linen
  • Fairport Fanatics
  • FolkWorks
  • Hootenanny
  • The Little Sandy Review
  • The Old-Time Herald
  • Paid My Dues
  • People’s Songs Bulletin
  • Singalong!
  • Sing and String
  • Sing Out!

Also available in the Music Magazine Archive series:

Music Magazine Archive: Rock
Music Magazine Archive: Hip Hop & Rap


Library Types* One-Time Purchase Annual Access Fee Pre-Pay Option (5 yrs)
Two-Year & Publics (<25K) $1,200 $70 $1,550
Bachelors & Publics (25-100 K) $1,960 $120 $2,560
Masters & Publics (100-500 K) $2,450 $150 $3,200
Other PhD & Publics (500 K+) $3,680 $220 $4,780
ARL $4,900 $290 $6,350
*Library Types based on Carnegie Classifications.

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Open Access Commitment: 10% of Music Magazine Archive profit will fund Music Zines, an open access project