Our collection of National Geographic magazines goes back to 1902. The oldest issues have been bound into book format for easier browsing and better protection. They are nevertheless showing their age: The spines are brittle, pages are dog-eared, and the old paper attracts dust. We want to keep them available for our users, though, so we purchased archival boxes to store them in.
Each box is clearly labeled with the magazine name and year(s). The boxes are shelved with the rest of the National Geographics, in the Bragdon Reading Room, in order by year. Feel free to have a - gentle! - look. And if you have questions about our magazine collection, we're happy to answer!