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Guide to the Time Inc. Time Research Center Files
 MS 3009-RG 13

New-York Historical Society
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New York, NY 10024
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New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Holly Deakyne, Samantha Brown, Melanie Rinehart

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on February 04, 2022
Description is in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Scope and Contents Note

The Time Inc. Time Research Center Files contain research materials used by reporters and researchers at various magazines across Time Inc. The files are in four main series of Bio Files, Presidents Files, Subject Files, and Microfilm with smaller series of Administrative Files containing guides and manuals for  Time Research Center staff and users of the reference materials in the library.

The majority of research and reference materials are magazine and newspaper clippings. Other types of material include telegrams and other correspondence, correspondent dispatches, transcripts of interviews and speeches, editorial outlines for articles, editorial policies, press releases, and drafts of articles. Microfilm contains reels created by the The Editorial Reference Library during a major imaging project in the mid-1960s mainly of raw reporting and dispatches from correspondents. The reels also contain the only examples of the destroyed Company Files which were lost in fires.

According to the deed of gift transferring the archive to the New-York Historical Society, "Most of what survives of Time Inc. correspondent cables and raw reportage in hard copy format" is in the Bio Files and Subject Files of this record group. The deed may also mean the material on the microfilm reels.

Arrangement Note

The record group is currently organized in five series:

Series I. Bio Files

Series II. Presidents Files

Series III. Subject Files

Series IV. Microfilm of Time-Life News Service Correspondent Wires

Series V. Administrative Files