We are currently digitizing our archives. At the moment, you can find issues dating back several decades on our website.
The Atlantic Magazine Archive
In the Back Issues section of our website, you can browse past issues of The Atlantic from 1857 to present that have appeared on the Web. Please note: From September 1995 to the present, the archive is as complete as we can make it. Issues published from our beginnings in November 1857 until September 1995 are partially available on the same back issues page, often with selected notable articles featured.Certain printed pieces will always be exempt from this collection 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.