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Guide to the Time Inc. Staff Organizations
1940-2015
 MS 3009-RG 18

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Collection processed by Holly Deakyne and Melanie Rinehart

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on October 31, 2018
Description is in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Container List

Series III. Time-Life Alumni Society (TLAS) Collection, 1940-2015. 6 Linear Feet (6 boxes)

Arrangement

Organized into five subseries:
Subseries III.A. President's Files
Subseries III.B. Newsletters and Membership Directories
Subseries III.C. Photographs
Subseries III.D. Audiovisual materials
Subseries III.E. General

Biographical / Historical

The Time-Life Alumni Society (TLAS) was founded in October 1977 by several retiring editors as a way to keep former Time Inc. employees connected to Time Inc. and each other after leaving the company. Receiving a small stipend by Time Inc. to print invitations and a newsletter, as well as office space, TLAS used member dues to fund several luncheons with guest speakers per year prior to 2018. Notable members include Dick Stolley, Norm Pearlstine, John Huey, Ralph Graves, and Maureen Dowd.

Scope and Contents

Materials include videocassettes, audiocassettes, photographs, member directories, memos, meeting minutes, newsletters, news clippings, and correspondence. These are records gathered by the Time Inc. Archives from TLAS and do not reflect TLAS's original organizational records.

Subseries III.A. President's Files, 1980-2005. 1 Linear feet (1 box)

Scope and Contents

Dick Stolley, whose materials from time as TLAS president are included, was an editor at various Time Inc. publications for over 40 years. His most notable moment was when he, as Life magazine editor, negotiated to purchase rights to the Zapruder film of the Kennedy assassination. Materials are dated from 2000 to 2005 and contain materials such as news clippings or personal letters from TLAS members, obituaries regarding past TLAS members, and internal correspondence or memos regarding TLAS activities.

Arrangement

Arranged in reverse chronological order.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 2786 Folder : 1 Directory of Members
2005
Offsite-Box: 2786 Folder : 2-9 Time-Life Alumni Society Miscellaneous
2001-2004
Offsite-Box: 2786 Folder : 10-11 Time-Life Alumni Society AOL Deal
2001
Offsite-Box: 2786 Folder : 12-14 Time-Life Alumni Society Miscellaneous
2000
Offsite-Box: 2787 Folder : 1 Luncheon Guests
1980-2007
Offsite-Box: 2787 Folder : 2 Carky Rubens Poster
undated

Subseries III.B. Newsletters And Membership Directories, 1979-2015. 1 Linear Feet (1 box)

Scope and Contents

The member directories and newsletters range from 1979 to 2015. Newsletters also contain extra souvenir pamphlets from TLAS-sponsored parties or "Travels with TLAS".

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically, then in reverse chronological order within each group.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 2787 Folder : 3-7 Membership Directories
1978-2011
Offsite-Box: 2787 Folder : 8-10 Newsletters
1977-2015

Subseries III.C. Photographs, 1940-1988. 1 Linear Feet (1 box)

Scope and Contents

Most of the photographs are of TLAS parties or "Travels with TLAS", which consisted of tours in locations such as Storm King, Paris, and Washington, D.C. One set of photographs, from the now-defunct 1940s employee group Time Out, is from Daniel and Mary Fraser Longwell's personal collection, sent to Marian McDermott in 1978; Daniel helped found Life magazine and was an editor for ten years, and Mary was a chief of research at  Time (Prendergast and Colvin 449). Please note this Time Out group is not associated with the later LGBT staff organization.

Arrangement

Arranged in reverse chronological, with undated materials at the end.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 2787 Folder : 15 1988: April Bash
1988
Offsite-Box: 2787 Folder : 16 1988 April: Ralph Crane Memorial
1988
Offsite-Box: 2788 Folder : 1 1988 April: Paris Tour Photos
1988
Offsite-Box: 2788 Folder : 2 1987 October: Unknown event
1987
Offsite-Box: 2788 Folder : 3 1987 June 27: West Coast Cocktail Party: Photographed by Ben Martin
1987
Offsite-Box: 2788 Folder : 4-5 1987: Paris Bash
1987
Offsite-Box: 2788 Folder : 6 1987: Paris Tour: Photographed By Walter Daren
1987
Offsite-Box: 2788 Folder : 7 1986 October 8: New York Bash II
1986
Offsite-Box: 2788 Folder : 8-9 1986 June 3-5: Travels With TLAS: Washington, D.C. and Mt. Vernon
1986
Offsite-Box: 2788 Folder : 10 1986: Unknown event
1986
Offsite-Box: 2788 Folder : 11 1985 May 13-14: Travels With TLAS: Longwood Gardens, Brandywine Museum and Winterthorn: Photographed By Sandra Streapy
1985
Offsite-Box: 2788 Folder : 12 1986 June 4: Washington Bash
1986
Offsite-Box: 2788 Folder : 13 1985 December: Los Angeles Party
1985
Offsite-Box: 2788 Folder : 14 1982-1985: Travels with TLAS: Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia
1982-1985
Offsite-Box: 2788 Folder : 15 1984 September 19-20: Travels With TLAS: A Connecticut Adventure: Photographed By Shelley Mydan
1984
Offsite-Box: 2788 Folder : 16 1984 May 14-16: Travels With TLAS: Eastern Shore, Annapolis, Baltimore: Photographed by John Florea
1984
Offsite-Box: 2788 Folder : 17 1983 September 29: Travels With TLAS: Storm King Art Center and Boscobel: Photographed By Harry Harding
1983
Offsite-Box: 2788 Folder : 18 1982 October 19-21: Travels With TLAS: Washington, D.C.
1982
Offsite-Box: 2788 Folder : 19 1981: Luncheon With Guest Speaker Murray Gart
1981
Offsite-Box: 2788 Folder : 20 1979-1983: California Reunion Photo Spread
1979-1983
Offsite-Box: 2788 Folder : 21 1979 October 18: TLAS Bash II
1979
Offsite-Box: 2788 Folder : 22 1979 March 15: West Palm Beach Reunion
1979
Offsite-Box: 2788 Folder : 23 1978 April 20: TLAS Bash I
1978
Offsite-Box: 2788 Folder : 24-25 1941-1987: Longwell "Time Out" Photographs
1941-1987
Offsite-Box: 2788 Folder : 26 Undated: Paris Bash: Photographed By Walter Doran
undated
Offsite-Box: 2788 Folder : 27 Undated: Unused Bash Photos: Photographed By Martha Holmes
undated
Offsite-Box: 2788 Folder : 28 Undated: Unknown Event
undated

Subseries III.D. Audiovisual materials [RESTRICTED], 1985-2001. 2 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Scope and Contents

Videocassettes are recordings of TLAS luncheon presentations and panels. Notable speakers include Hugh Sidey, Dick Stolley, Norm Pearlstine, and Martha Stewart.

The audiocassettes are recordings of TLAS luncheon presentations.

Arrangement

Arranged by subject of event, then by speakers.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 2787 Folder : 14 Loose cassette labels
1993
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 2789 Item : 1 Anniversary: People 20th Anniversary

Scope and Contents

1 videocassette. On label: "Time Life Alumni - People 20th Anniv 2/23/94".

1994
Offsite-Box: 2789 Item : 2 Anniversary: Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue 25th Anniversary

Scope and Contents

1 videocassette. On label: "TLAS - S.I. 25th Anniv. of Swimsuit Iss. 2/21/89".

1989
Offsite-Box: 2789 Item : 3 Anniversary: Time-Life Alumni Society 10th Anniversary Bash

Scope and Contents

1 videocassette. On label: "Time Life Alumni - 10th Anniv. Bash 10/8/86 (partially inaudible)".

1986
Offsite-Box: 2789 Item : 4 Anniversary: Time Life Alumni Society 20th Anniversary Party

Scope and Contents

1 videocassette. On label: "Time Life Alumni Society 20th Anniversary Party November 20th, 1996".

1996
Offsite-Box: 2789 Item : 5-10 Luncheon: Cloud, Stanley

Scope and Contents

1 videocassette (VHS). On label: "Time Life Alumni Society - Stanley Cloud, Hays Gorey, Alessandra Stanley on 1988 Election Candidates 6/8/88".

1 videocassette (VHS). On label: "TLAS Luncheon - Panel from TIME's Washington Bureau: Cloud, Stanley; Carlson, Margaret; Duffy, Michael 12/2/92".

2 videocassettes (VHS). On label: "Time-EDIT Washington Bureau Panel - TLAS luncheon 'Election' - Cloud, Duffy, Carlson 12/2/92".

2 videocassettes (U-matic). On label: "TLAS luncheon - Washington correspondents - The election - Cloud, Barrett, Goodgame 6/4/92 (Parts I and II)".

1988-1992
Offsite-Box: 2215 Item : 1 Luncheon: Fuchs, Michael

Scope and Contents

1 audiocassette : analog, 1 5/16 ips, stereo ; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape. Label on container: "Fuchs, Michael - Speech Time Life - Alumni Luncheon 9/10/85." Label on Side 1: "Side 1 M. Fuchs (HBO) Time Inc. Alumni Speech Sept. 10, 1985." Label on Side 2: "Side 2."

1985
Offsite-Box: 2215 Item : 2 Luncheon: Grunwald, Harry

Scope and Contents

1 audiocassette : analog, 1 5/16 ips, stereo ; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape. Label on container: "Grunwald - speech TLAS 1/4/85." Label on Side 1: "#1 T/L Aud. - Grunwald 1-4-85." Label on Side 2: "#2"

1985
Offsite-Box: 2215 Item : 3-4 Luncheon: Loeb, Marshall

Scope and Contents

1 audiocassette : analog, 1 5/16 ips, stereo ; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape. Label on container: "Loeb, Marshall - TLAS Meeting 10/19/88." Label on container: "TLAS Meeting 10/19/88. Anne Moore re: SI for Kid, Fortune ME; Loeb, Marshall 'One Year After The Crash'." Label on Side 1: "Anne Moore, Marshall Loeb TLAS meeting 10/19/88."

1 audiocassette : analog, 1 5/16 ips, stereo ; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape. Label on container: "Loeb, Marshall TLAS 10/19/88." Label on Side 2: "Loeb, Marshall TLAS (partial) 10/19/88."

1988
Offsite-Box: 2789 Item : 10-12 Luncheon: Pearlstine, Norman

Scope and Contents

1 videocassette. On label: "Pearlstine, Norman. Time Life Alumni Society Luncheon 2/21/95. VO438".

2 videocassettes. On label: "Pearlstine, Norman. Time Life Alumni Society Luncheon 2/21/95. VO438 (dup)".

1995
Offsite-Box: 2215 Item : 5-6 Luncheon: Prendergast, Whipple

Scope and Contents

2 audiocassettes : analog, 1 5/16 ips, stereo ; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape. Label on Side 1 of both tapes: "Prendergast, Whipple - TLAS (dup) 6/26/1986".

1986
Offsite-Box: 2789 Item : 13-15 Luncheon: Rosenblatt, Roger

Scope and Contents

3 videocassettes. On labels: "Rosenblatt, Roger. "Freedom of Speech" Time Life Alumni Speaker 2/18/93".

1993
Offsite-Box: 2789 Item : 16-19 Luncheon: Ross, Steven

Scope and Contents

3 videocassettes (U-matic). On label: "Ross, Steven, Speech TLAS luncheon, Re: Warner and merger 11/7/89"

1 videocassette (VHS). On label: "Ross, Steven, Speech TLAS luncheon, Re: Warner and merger 11/7/89, Copy from Time".

1989
Offsite-Box: 2789 Item : 20-21 Luncheon: Rowan, Roy

Scope and Contents

2 videocassettes (VHS). On label: "Time Life Alumni Society Wednesday April 24, 1996".

1996
Offsite-Box: 2789 Item : 22 Luncheon: Ryan, Patricia

Scope and Contents

1 videocassette (U-Matic). On label: "Ryan, Patricia - Life Me, TLAS Luncheon 2/1/87".

1987
Offsite-Box: 2790 Item : 1 Luncheon: Ryan, Patricia

Scope and Contents

1 videocassette (VHS). On label: "Ryan, Patricia - Time-Life-Alumni Luncheon Speech 5/1/87".

1987
Offsite-Box: 2790 Item : 2 Luncheon: Sagan, Paul

Scope and Contents

1 videocassette (VHS). On label: "Time Life Alumni Luncheon, New York News - Channel #1, Paul Sagan 10/7/1993".

1993
Offsite-Box: 2790 Item : 3-4 Luncheon: Schecter, Jerrold

Scope and Contents

2 videocassettes (VHS). On label: "Schecter, Jerrold TLAS Luncheon 9/28/94. Book, '...Soviet Spymaster'".

1994
Offsite-Box: 2790 Item : 5-7 Luncheon: Sidey, Hugh

Scope and Contents

1 videocassette (VHS). On label: "Sidey, Hugh, Time Life Alumni Speaker (partial tape) 12/5/90".

1 videocassette (VHS). On label: "2/15/01 Hugh Sidey TLAS".

1 videocassette (U-matic). On label: "Sidey, Hugh Time Life Alumni Speaker (partial tape) 12/5/90".

1990-2001
Offsite-Box: 2790 Item : 8-9 Luncheon: Stacks, John

Scope and Contents

2 videocassettes (VHS). On label: "Stacks, John - TLAS Luncheon - Coverage of Gulf War 3/11/91".

1991
Offsite-Box: 2790 Item : 10-11 Luncheon: Stewart, Martha

Scope and Contents

2 videocassettes (VHS). On label: "TLAS - Luncheon, Martha Stewart 6/8/94".

1994
Offsite-Box: 2215 Item : 7-8 Luncheon: Stolley, Richard

Scope and Contents

1 audiocassette : analog, 1 5/16 ips, stereo ; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape. Label on container: "Stolley - Speech TLAS 11/1985." Label on Side 1: "TLAS - Richard Stolley."

1 audiocassette : analog, 1 5/16 ips, stereo ; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape. Label on container: ""Stolley, Richard TLAS (dup) - 'Picture Week' 11/85." Label on Side 1: "TLAS - Richard Stolley 11/85." Label on Side 2: "TLAS - Stolley cont. TLAS lunch."

1985
Offsite-Box: 2215 Item : 9 Luncheon: Sutton, Kelso F.

Scope and Contents

/1 audiocassette : analog, 1 5/16 ips, stereo ; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape. Label on container: "T/L Alumni 5-29-86 Kelso F. Sutton." Label on Side 1: "T/L Alumni copy 5/29/86."

1986
Offsite-Box: 2790 Item : 12-13 Luncheon: Talbott, Strobe

Scope and Contents

1 videocassette (VHS). On label: "Talbott, Strobe TLAS Luncheon 3/13/90".

1 videocassette (U-matic). On label: "Talbott, Strobe TLAS Luncheon 3/13/90".

1990
Offsite-Box: 2790 Item : 14 Luncheon: Time Warner Merger

Scope and Contents

1 videocassette (U-matic). On label: "Time Warner Merger TLAS Luncheon Presentation 4/12/89".

1989
Offsite-Box: 2790 Item : 15 Luncheon: Turner, Ted

Scope and Contents

1 videocassette (VHS). On label: "Time-Life Alumni Society Ted Turner lunch June 25, 1997".

1997
Offsite-Box: 2215 Item : 10 Luncheon: Unknown speaker

Scope and Contents

1 audiocassette : analog, 1 5/16 ips, stereo ; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape. Label on Side 1: "II."

undated
Offsite-Box: 2790 Item : 16-17 Luncheon: Washington Panel

Scope and Contents

1 videocassette (VHS). On label: "TLAS - Luncheon - Washington Panel - "Election" - Copy from Time Inc. Archives 6/4/92".

1 videocassette (VHS). On label: "TLAS 3/14/00 Politics - Wash. and NY".

1992-2000
Offsite-Box: 2790 Item : 19 Miscellaneous: Crane, Ralph; Grant, Allan; Parks, Gordon

Scope and Contents

1 videocassette (VHS). On label: "Crane, Ralph - Grant, Allan - Parks, Gordon".

1 videocassette (VHS). On label: "The LIFE Photographers: Allan Grant (3 short films); Gordon Parks Personal Bio; Ralph Crane's Memorial with LIFE photographers: Peter Stackpole, Loomis Dean, John Florea and John Zimmerman".

undated
Offsite-Box: 2790 Item : 20 Miscellaneous: Unlabeled tape

Scope and Contents

1 videocassette (VHS). No identifying label.

undated

Subseries III.E. General, 1986-1999. .1 Linear Feet (3 folders)

Scope and Contents

Contains newspaper clippings, obituaries, photographs, magazine drafts, and correspondence.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 2787 Folder : 11 "Life @ 50" Prints
1986
Offsite-Box: 2787 Folder : 12 News Clippings, Obituaries, and Photographs from Jim Pitt
1992-1999
Offsite-Box: 2787 Folder : 13 Superbash
1988

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