When we began our journey back through time to rediscover our magazine's rich heritage, we knew we'd find all sorts of events that shaped the electrical industry, including inventions, technology, and trends. What we didn't quite realize was how amazing the evolution of the electrical industry and progression of the electrical profession would turn out to be. You expect things to change in 100 years, but it's remarkable how far the electrical industry has come in the last century.

Through these transitions, EC&M was there every step of the way — through good times and bad. It was there when the mystery surrounding electricity began to fade. It was there when electrification spread across America, the Depression plagued the nation, and wars came and went. It was there when industrialization, computers, automation, telecommunications, consolidation, and deregulation hit the scene. But most of all, the article links below demonstrate how EC&M was (and continues to be) the “must-read” magazine in the electrical industry.

We hope you have as much fun reading this retrospective as we had putting it together.

Profile of a Contractor: Then and Now

Voices of the Industry

The Age of Electrical Enlightenment

The 1900s (1901-1909)

The 1910s (1910-1919)

The 1920s (1920-1929)

The 1930s (1930-1939)

The 1940s (1940-1949)

The 1950s (1950-1959)

The 1960s (1960-1969)

The 1970s (1970-1979)

The 1980s (1980-1989)

The 1990s (1991-1999)

The 2000s (2000-2001)