Explore past issues online
Subscribers have unlimited access to the fully digitalized Atlantic archive, which includes the complete print-magazine collection from November 1857 to the present day. The archive consists of nearly 30,000 articles, essays, original fiction, and poetry as well as every cover in the magazine’s history. On theatlantic.com/archive, readers can search for individual articles by keyword and author, or explore back issues in their entirety. Please note that certain printed pieces will always be exempt from this collection as the online rights are held exclusively by the authors. For reasons of transparency and historical accuracy, the text of the articles that appear in The Atlantic’s archive have not been retroactively edited or otherwise modified in any way.
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 November 1857 issue. If you have not set up an account for your Digital subscription, learn how to do so here.
The Atlantic app for iOS and Android
We’re currently working on making the Atlantic’s archive a part of its in-app experience. You can, however, browse past magazine issues on your mobile web browser.