Popular Electronics Magazine issues from 1954-2003 are available on line.
Might be old news, but I just saw this circulating on a few mailing lists.
This is the first time I recall seeing a reference to this web site, American Radio History.
Popular Electronics was created in 1954 by Ziff-Davis Publishing for an audience of electronics hobbyists and experimenters. It soon became the "World's Largest-Selling Electronics Magazine". The circulation was 240,000 by 1957 and exceeded 400,000 by 1963. Rival Electronics World was merged into Popular Electronics in 1972.
Popular Electronics became Computers & Electronics in November 1982; and then ceased publication in April of 1985.
The title returned in February 1989 under the ownership of Gernsback Publications which purchased the name and gave it to their Hands-On Electronics magazine. Popular Electronics ceased publication in December of 1999, returning as Poptronics in January of 2000 after merging with Electronics Now. The final issue was January, 2003.Enjoy.