Searching the Online Index

Online Index Search Options

Currently, there are four methods of searching the index. The database contains entries for each signed article, Military Uniforms In America (MUIA) plate, and book review from Issue 1 forward. Company news items and announcements, the unsigned reviews in the Publications section, some letters to the editor, and the series of articles published under the heading “Keeping Tradition Alive” have not been included. Many articles have had keywords associated with them to improve searching. The index is updated regularly. Information on how indexing was accomplished, including information that might improve your searches, is available here.

There are four issues in each volume of the Journal. Search the online index by serial issue number to determine the contents of any specific issue. (e.g. Volume 2, Number 2 is Serial issue #6; Volume 40, Number 3 is Serial issue #159).

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Online Index of the MC&H and MUIA Plates

Online Journal Index

wdt_ID Serial_Issue_# Article_Title 1st Author 2d Author Additional Authors Country Period Branch Army-Arm/Corps Type Plate_No Page_No No_Illustrations Key_words

Now that I have the results, where can I find the journal and plates?

Finding complete runs of Military Collector & Historian to use for research can be a problem. Finding the colored plates is even harder. We provide a guide to libraries with holdings at Open Libraries and Restricted Libraries.

To Order Copies Directly from the Company of Military Historians

To order Back Issues of the MC&H Journal

Back Issue Pricing
List the specific issue

To order MUIA Plates

MUIA Plate Pricing
Please list the MUIA Plate #


This work has benefited from Maria Todd’s index of volumes 1-15, and Ted Ballard’s cumulative index through Volume 42. John K. Robertson and Louraine I. Robertson developed the initial online index completing it through Volume 60. Shep Paine, Dave Sullivan, Bob McDonald, Jim Ronan, and Linnea Bass have provided comments, helpful suggestions, etc., many of which are incorporated. Fred Gaede has worked with us to test and improve the search coding. René Chartrand has graciously helped correct missing and incorrect international characters in the journal citations.

© 2001 – 2010 John K. Robertson and Louraine I. Robertson, editors/compilers.
© 2020 Company of Military Historians, Steven M. Baule, editor/compiler.