This is the second of what we hope will be many, many more columns. MagMods Discoveries is dedicated to finding and publicizing relevant periodical-related digital resources already available to the public. Every year, more and more modern magazines are appearing online, so it becomes hard to keep track of what is out there. We will be posting discoveries as we find them, but we also would like to know about yours as well. Please add them in the comments or send us an email using the contact form.
Love it or hate it or probably both, Google Books has made some amazing material widely accessible for the first time. The trouble is knowing that it’s there and then using Google Books’ pretty terrible search engine to find something. I chanced into this find–Volume 2 of the odd but really interesting little magazine Bruno’s Weekly.
Bruno’s Weekly is one of several little magazines created by Guido Bruno in Greenwich Village in the Teens. Bruno was born in Bohemia in 1884 and moved to the U.S. in 1906. After starting a few magazines in Chicago, Bruno moved to Greenwich Village in 1913. He rented an apartment above an ice cream shop and turned it into a gallery and gathering place for bohemians. It came to be known as Bruno’s Garrett. Using a hand-press, Bruno produced a series of periodicals, including Greenwich Village, Bruno’s Weekly, Bruno’s Bohemia, and Bruno’s Chap Books. Among the writers he published were Alfred Kreymborg, Marianne Moore, H.D., and Ford Madox Hueffer.