SCA Journal

The SCA Journal features scholarly articles on commercial archeology. It is the premiere member benefit of the Society for Commercial Archeology. Printed copies are available by mail for $6 each. Digital copies can be downloaded by members for FREE (join today!), or can be downloaded by non-members for $5 each.*

* Please note, not all issues are available as digital downloads.

About the SCA Journal

The SCA Journal, published semiannually since 1978, features scholarly articles on commercial archeology. Richly illustrated, this full-color publication focuses on topics such as auto trails, historic highways, diners, motels, movie theaters, tiki culture, mid-century architecture and gas stations. Additional subjects include historical travel journals, trading posts, rest areas, shopping centers, auto hood ornaments, and the minority experience on the road.

Edited by Douglas Towne since 2004 and designed by Brian Butko since 1994, the SCA Journal has six regular features:

  • Editor’s Word – Douglas Towne covers his favorite roadside topics.
  • Next Exit – Beth “Mod Betty” Lennon features an eye-catching neon image.
  • Ephemera – Diane DeBlois highlights collectibles related to commercial archeology.
  • Sign Lines – Debra Jane Seltzer writes about themes and styles of signs.
  • Northern Roadsides – Peter Glaser describes the Canadian roadside experience.
  • Book Reviews – Reviews of the most critical recent roadside publications.