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The MJP Lab

The main purpose of this site is to do cool things with the data that the Modernist Journals Project has generated over the course of digitizing magazines from the early 20th century. The site is experimental, but it's also dedicated to experimentation―playing with the MJP data, and drawing new patterns and knowledge out of its journal files. The site thus may be viewed as a supplement to the MJP's search pages: we'll take the search results from those pages and visualize them in different ways, but we'll also try to locate new relationships in the MJP data that our search pages are structurally unable to uncover. We've produced so far a handful of interactive visualizations, but over time we hope to increase user participation by showing people how they can generate their own charts and graphics using datasets fashioned from our journal files and then post them on the website.

For documentation about different materials found in the MJP Lab, click here.

MJP Lab File Repository

Follow the link above to get to a sampling of journal files that the MJP has made available to the public. We've also uploaded to this site a series of plain-text datasets that people can use to create their own visualizations.

Ideas for Visualizations

Follow the link above to read about different projects we'll be exploring using MJP journal files.

MJP Graphs and Visualizations

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Chicago Modernism

―residence data for contributors to Poetry and the Little Review

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The Masses Work Site

―tools for exploring The Masses

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The Marsden Journals Work Site

―tools for exploring the Freewoman, New Freewoman & Egoist


A Timeline of MJP Journals

―representing all 26 MJP magazines and anthologies.



―that represent the authors, titles, and genres of Others.


Comparative Charts

―that map author contributions in various journals.


Visualizing an Entire Magazine

Protovis images of Others: A Magazine of the New Verse.

Chart of Gender in Others

Visualizing Gender

―with pie charts!