The magazines in the archive cover a wide range of musical and wider cultural interests spanning the 1950s to the present day. The largest collections are a complete set of Mojo from its first issue in 1993 until 2013 and just over five hundred copies of Rolling Stone spanning the late 1960s until the late 1980s. There is also a full set of the History of Rock magazine published in the mid-eighties. In addition, there are lots of one-off and small collections of different independent magazines and fanzines, some of which are listed below.

These are all housed in the University Library’s research annexe and the link contains details of how to contact the annexe and also how to access / consult materials during the COVID pandemic.

In addition, there are further collections of pop and rock music publications, including runs of NME, Sounds, Q, Vox and Select magazines in the main university library.

All of these can found via searching the main library catalogue.

Blank Space, news from Virgin Record Stores, May 1978.


Friends, 31 issues from Sep 1970 – July 1971

Great Balls of Fire, Jerry Lee Lewis 1971 Handbook.

The History of Rock, issues 1-120 plus index.

Illustrated, ‘picture weekly for all the family’, 11 copies from 1952-8.

Ink Magazine, 19 issues from May 1971 – February 1972.

Melody Maker, February 1952- February 1953, April 1953 – December 1953 (incomplete)


Mojo – complete run, November 1993 – June 2013 (issues 1-235)

Not Fade Away, ‘the Texas music magazine’, 7 issues, 1973-6.

Now Dig This, issue 23 (1985) to 146 (1993).

Pipeline, 10 copies from 1992-5.

Red Hot, fanzine, 1 edition.

The Rock Marketplace, issues 1-10 (1973).

Rockin’ Pneumonia, fanzine, issue 1.

Rollin’ Rock, issues 9-14, 1972.

Rolling Stone, from issue 17 (Sep 1968) to issue 524 (April 1988).


Shindig!, most copies (2000s)

The Stage, Year Books 1952-67.

Sun Session files / Sun Discography, issues 1-3, 5, 6.

The 34 Club, Rock’n’Roll News, nos. 4 and 5.