Past issues

Local Population Studies has been used by local and demographic historians for more than fifty years, and the Society is committed to making sure the articles from our journal continue to reach as many people as possible. That’s why we have made the first 87 issues of LPS free to view on our website.

The PDFs are a few gigabytes in total, and haven’t made it over to the new website yet, but links will appear below in due course. In the meantime, the old website that hosted them is still accessible for now. If you’d like to access a particular article, or have any questions, please contact web[at]


This archive of back-issues contains advertisements and addresses which are out of date. LPSS takes no responsibility for the currency of any information provided in these back issues.

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