The Archives & Museum of Optometry holdings include periodicals (newspapers, newsletters, circulars, magazines, bulletins and catalogs) related to the history and practice of optometry published by the AOA and other organizations.  These publications are held within more than one of our collections.  

An alphabetical list of publications in our early periodicals collection is available in digital format while a more detailed finding aid is under construction.  More recent issues of the AOA News and the Journal of the American Optometric Association [Optometry] are available in digital format.   For copies of print publications, please contact the Heritage Services Specialist.


American Optometric Association News, 1961-December 2013 [discontinued publication]
January 2005-December 2013 available online

Journal of the American Optometric Association [Optometry]1929-2012 [discontinued publication]
January 2004-June 2012 available online

NOTE:  The JAOA and Optometry are indexed in PubMed.   You may also download PDF versions of the Cumulative Indexes for Volumes 1 through 43 (1929-1972) and Volumes 44-58 (1973-1987).

State Affiliate Newsletters and Journals

Alabama-Wyoming, various starting dates-  

Other Publishers

Early periodicals collection