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The Open Road for Boys

The Open Road for Boys was a boys' magazine encouraging the outdoor life. It was published from November 1919 to 1954, and featured a large amount of fiction.

Initially the title was just The Open Road, but this changed to the more familiar The Open Road for Boys in October 1925. After a further 25 years the title was changed again, in April 1950, to Open Road: The Young People's Magazine. The title changed again, in July 1953, to American Boy and Open Road but this did not last long as the magazine folded some time in 1954.

For the first twenty years it seems to have published on a regular monthly schedule, before dropping to ten times a year in 1941 (although the precise schedule during World War II is unclear).

1919                    
v1 #11
Nov
v1 #12
Dec
1920 v2 #1
Jan
v2 #2
Feb
v2 #3
Mar
v2 #4
Apr
v2 #5
May
v2 #6
Jun
v2 #7
Jul
v2 #8
Aug
v2 #9
Sep
v2 #10
Oct
v2 #11
Nov
v2 #12
Dec
1921 v3 #1
Jan
v3 #2
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Mar
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Apr
v3 #5
May
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Jul
v3 #8
Aug
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Sep
v3 #10
Oct
v3 #11
Nov
v3 #12
Dec
1922 v4 #1
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Apr
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May
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Jun
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Jul
v4 #8
Aug
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Sep
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Oct
v4 #11
Nov
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Dec
1923 v5 #1
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May
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Aug
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Sep
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Oct
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Nov
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Dec
1924 v6 #1
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Aug
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Sep
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Oct
v6 #11
Nov
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Dec
1925 v7 #1
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1926 v8 #1
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1927 v9 #1
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1928
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1929
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1930 v12 #1
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Oct

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1931
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1932
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1933
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Dec
1934
v16 #1
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1935
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1936
v18 #1
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1937
v19 #1
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1938
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1939
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1940
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v22 #11
Nov

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Dec
1941  
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1942  
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1943  
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v25 #7
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v25 #8
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1944  
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v26 #7
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v26 #9
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1945  
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v27 #7
Sep

v27 #8
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v27 #9
Nov

v27 #10
Dec
1946  
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v28 #7
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Nov

v28 #11
Dec
1947  
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v29 #9
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v29 #10
Dec
1948
Jan

v30 #1
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v30 #2
Mar
v30 #3
Apr
v30 #4
May

v30 #5
Jun
v30 #6
Jul
 
v30 #7
Sep

v30 #8
Oct

v30 #9
Nov

v30 #10
Dec
1949  
v31 #1
Feb
v31 #2
Mar

v31 #3
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v31 #5
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v31 #6
Jul
 
v31 #7
Sep

v31 #8
Oct

v31 #9
Nov

v31 #10
Dec
1950
Jan

v32 #1
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v32 #5
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Jul
 
v32 #7
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v32 #8
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v32 #9
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v32 #10
Dec
1951  
v33 #1
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v33 #2
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v33 #3
Apr
v33 #4
May
v33 #5
Jun
v33 #6
Jul
  v33 #7
Sep
v33 #8
Oct
v33 #9
Nov
v33 #10
Dec
1952  
v34 #1
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v34 #3
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v34 #5
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v34 #6
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v34 #7
Sep

v34 #8
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v34 #9
Nov

v34 #10
Dec/Jan
1953  
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v35 #7
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v35 #8
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v35 #9
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v35 #10
Dec
1954   v36 #1
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v36 #6
Jul
  v36 #7
Sep
v36 #8
Oct
v36 #9
Nov
v36 #10
Dec