Earlier issues of A&A are deposited in the official A&A archive
maintained at the CDS.
Access to earlier years is via the ADS search tool at the CDS.
Prior to 2001, A&A was published as main Journal (Springer verlag, 1969-2000) and A&A Supplement Series (EDP Sciences, 1980-2000)
A&A Main Journal:
- 1997-2000: the issues are listed with links to the articles but without search possibility on the Springer Web
- 1969-1996: there is a link to a Springer-internal ADS-like search tool.