Description: In October, 1907 seven of the leading historical societies of the
Mississippi Valley were invited to Lincoln, Nebraska "for the purpose of
considering plans for effecting a permanent organization for the
advancement of historical research and the collection and conservation of
material in these western States." The result was the formation of the
Mississippi Valley Historical Association. Seven years later, the
Association launched the first issue of its quarterly Mississippi
Valley Historical Review as a new publication to showcase the
publishing activities of the Association. The March 1964 issue completed
the fiftieth volume of the Mississippi Valley Historical
Review, and at that time, the Association celebrated the
half-century landmark anniversary by approving a name change of the
Association's journal to The Journal of American History.
The "moving wall" represents the time period between the last issue
available in JSTOR and the most recently published issue of a journal.
Moving walls are generally represented in years. In rare instances, a
publisher has elected to have a "zero" moving wall, so their current
issues are available in JSTOR shortly after publication.
Note: In calculating the moving wall, the current year is not counted.
For example, if the current year is 2008 and a journal has a 5 year
moving wall, articles from the year 2002 are available.
Terms Related to the Moving Wall
Fixed walls: Journals with no new volumes being added to the archive.
Absorbed: Journals that are combined with another title.
Complete: Journals that are no longer published or that have been
combined with another title.
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