We are actively digitizing our archives and are excited readers are interested. Currently you can find most issues dating back several years on our website.
The Atlantic Magazine Archive
In the Magazine section of our website, you can find everything we've created a digital copy of, organized by year and issue. These collections date all the way back to our first year, 1857. As you go back in time, fewer and fewer pieces will be available.
We're constantly working on filling out the incomplete issues and appreciate your patience!
Please note, from September 1995 to the present the archive is as complete as we can make it. Certain printed pieces will always be exempt from these collections as the online rights are held exclusively by the authors.
If you are a digital subscriber to The Atlantic, the Digital Library in your account includes exact replicas of the magazine in PDF form. These replicas extend back to our January/February 2017 issue. If you have not set up an account for your Digital subscription, learn how to do so here.
If you are a digital subscriber to The Atlantic, you can also access an extensive archive of magazine issues in your iOS app. This archive holds the articles, organized by issue, as the website and dates back to 2004.