Prom Magazine Collection

Accession Number: MA uu:118
MA uu:119
MA 15:10
MA 15:11
MA 17:04
Location: SC F1 Shelf 4
Dates: March 1947 – July 1973
Size: 6 open magazine Hollingers
Creator/Collector: Collected by SLPL; collected by Philip Hasser.
Acquisition info: Issues dated from 1970-1973 were transferred from the SLPL stacks.
Individual items donated by Frank Absher of St. Louis Media History Foundation.
Individual items transferred from the Philip Hasser Photo Collection.
Individual items donated by Rick Stoff in December 2015.  
Accruals: Few accruals expected
Custodial history: The collection was assembled over time in the SLPL stacks and then transferred to Special Collections.
The second accession of 88 issues was donated by Frank Absher, St. Louis Media History Foundation.
The third accession of over 100 issues was transferred from the Philip Hasser Photo Collection in the fall of 2015.
The fourth accession of 3 issues was donated by Rick Stoff on December 15, 2015.  
Language: English
Processed by: Sarah Cain, May 2014; Kristina Impastato, October 2015
Conservation notes: All issues placed in archival boxes. Fragile copies placed in mylar sleeves.   
Scope and Content:

This collection consists of Prom magazine which was published monthly by Miller Publications from March 1947 to 1973. The aim of this collection is to assemble a full run of Prom, which was produced “exclusively for the youth of Greater St. Louis.” Special Collections currently has an incomplete run from March 1947 to July 1973.

Could the question come from reading a local teen magazine? Prom Magazine, published monthly from 1947-1973, represented all the high schools – public and private - of the St. Louis area. Not only did it publish photos of proms and dances; it featured events going on in the schools, gave sports reports, fashion trends, interviews with celebrities that were passing through town. Prom reporters, writers represented from each school, would have articles published on what events were going on at their school. […]

Reading these magazines would keep you up on the latest trends of other schools. […] "Where did you go to high school"? it's a great icebreaker to start a conversation with someone you just met and get the scoop of what's going on across town. -- St. Louis Public Library staff

Arrangement: Collection organized chronologically into subseries.
Restrictions: Collection open for research. Copyrighted. Permission required to reproduce images.  
Remarks:

This is an incomplete collection. Some fragile items. Nine issues were published in 1947 and the month of June was omitted.

Bound copies of volume 1 (March 1947) through volume 23 (Dec. 1969) are in the St. Louis Room.

Prom Magazine Collection
1947 - 1973
6 open magazine Hollinger; 3.0 cu. ft.

Box/Folder Description
 1/1  Finding aid
Box 1: 1947- 1948 (complete)
1/- March 1947 (1st issue)
1/- April 1947
1/- May 1947
1/- July 1947
1/- August 1947
1/- September 1947
1/- October 1947
1/- November 1947
1/- December 1947
1/- January 1948
1/- February 1948
1/-  March 1948
1/-  April 1948
1/- May 1948
1/-  June 1948
1/-  July 1948
1/- August 1948
1/- September 1948
1/- October 1948
1/- November 1948
1/- December 1948
  Box 2: 1949-1950 (complete)
2/- January 1949
2/- February 1949
2/- March 1949
2/- April 1949
2/- May 1949
2/- June 1949
2/- July 1949
2/- August 1949
2/- September 1949 2/-October 1949
2/- November 1949
2/- December 1949
2/- January 1950
2/- February 1950
2/- March 1950
2/- April 1950
2/- May 1950
2/- June 1950
2/- July 1950
2/- August 1950
2/- September 1950 2/-October 1950
2/- November 1950
2/- December 1950
  Box 3: Jan. 1951 – Dec. 1960
3/- January 1951
3/- February 1951
3/- March 1951
3/- April 1951
3/- May 1951
3/- June 1951
3/- July 1951
3/- April 1952
3/- June 1952
3/- December 1952
3/- January 1954
3/- March 1954
3/- October 1954
3/- December 1955
3/- February 1956
3/- April 1956
3/- June 1956 (2 copies)
3/- October 1956
3/- December 1956
3/- February 1958
3/- August 1958
3/- October 1958
3/- December 1958
3/- January 1959
3/- May 1959
3/- June 1959
3/- September 1959
3/- October 1959
3/- December 1959
3/- May 1960
3/- October 1960
3/- December 1960
  Box 4: Feb. 1961 - Dec. 1965
4/- February 1961 (2 copies)
4/- March 1961
4/- June 1961 (2 copies)
4/- July 1961 (2 copies)
4/- December 1961
4/- May 1962 (3 copies)
4/- July 1962
4/- August 1962
4/- September 1962
4/- December 1962
4/- January 1963 (2 copies)
4/- September 1963 (2 copies)
4/- November 1963
4/- December 1963 (2 copies)
4/- January 1964
4/- February 1964
4/- May 1964
4/- July 1964
4/- January 1965
4/- February 1965 (3 copies)
4/- March 1965
4/- May 1965
4/- June 1965
4/- July 1965
4/- August 1965
4/- September 1965
4/- November 1965
4/- December 1965, 20th Anniversary Edition (2 copies)
  Box 5: 1966-1967
5- January 1966 (2 copies)
5- February 1966 (2 copies)
5- March 1966
5- April 1966 (2 copies)
5- May 1966 (1)
5- June 1966
5- July 1966
5- August 1966
5-  September 1966
5- December 1966
5- January 1967
5- February 1967
5- March 1967
5- April 1967
5- May 1967
5- June 1967
5- July 1967
5- August 1967
5- September 1967
5- October 1967
5- November 1967
5- December 1967
  Box 6: 1968-1973
6/- January 1968
6/- March 1968
6/- August 1968
6/- March 1969
6/- April 1969
6/- August 1969
6/- February 1970
6/- March 1970
6/- May 1970
6/- June 1970
6/- October 1970
6/- August 1971
6/- June 1972
6/- September 1972
6/- October 1972
6/- July 1973
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