A History of AMC’s Member Magazine

December 10, 2014

In 1907, AMC began publishing the Appalachia Bulletin, a supplement to the organization’s journal, Appalachia. The new publication focused on current events and included committee reports, member rolls, and event listings. Narrative stories, reporting, and photography eventually entered the editorial mix, and by the mid-1970s the Bulletin featured a full-color cover. The “AMC Outdoors” name debuted with the January/February 1993 issue with featured stories about winter mountaineering, the Catskills, and the Environmental Protection Agency’s new automobile emissions regulations. Twenty-two years later, AMC’s member magazine continues to evolve with a new design, but maintains its focus on outdoor recreation and conservation topics.

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Marc Chalufour

Marc Chalufour, a former senior editor of AMC Outdoors, contributes to the trail-running blog Running Wild.