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Guide to the Time Inc. Time-Life News Service Records
 MS 3009-RG 14

New-York Historical Society
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Collection processed by Samantha Brown

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on April 29, 2022
Description is in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Scope and Contents

The Time-Life News Service Records documents the management and activities of Time Inc.'s news gathering branch.

The collection contains records from the chiefs of correspondents and their office, records from the New York Regional Bureau Chief, financial records, personnel and biographical files assembled on employees of the Time-Life News Service, dispatches and article research material that did not end up in the Time Research Center, and correspondence discussing masthead changes concerning Time-Life News Service staff. Due to overlap of financial management between the  Time magazine business office and Time-Life New Service's financial office, financial records include  Time budgets as well as financial documents for Time Inc. subsidiaries such as the  Washington Star.

The staff represented in these documents include Dick Duncan, Murray Gart, Richard Clurman, John Boyle, Emmet Hughes, Manfred Gottfried, Ben Cate, Suzanne Davis, Linda Vartoogian, and Camille Cassata. Records include correspondence, dispatches, staff files, notes, interview and speech transcripts, photographs, news clippings, budgets, expense reports, policies, and employee lists.

Microfilm of extensive correspondent cables containing raw reporting and dispatches are located in Series IV of the Time Inc. Time Research Center Files (MS 3009-RG 13).


This record group is arranged into six series:
Series I. Chief of Correspondent Files
Series II. New York Regional Bureau Chief and Senior Correspondent Laurence I. Barrett Files
Series III. Financial Files
Series IV. Staff Files
Series V. Dispatches and Article Research Files
Series VI. Masthead Files