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Guide to the Time Inc. Corporate Public Affairs Department Records
1945-2000 (bulk 1959-1996)
 MS 3009-RG 19

New-York Historical Society
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Series VIII. Time Life International/Corporate International Files on Exhibitions and Contests, 1959-1971. 3.1 Linear feet in 3 record cartons and 1 document case

Historical Note

The management of the offsite and traveling exhibitions and loans started with Ed Lumsden and Jim Alberse in the promotion office of Time Life International (TLI). TLI became Corporate International in 1968 with Alberse in the public affairs office continuing management along with his assistant Jeanne Kerr. By 1969, Corporate International no longer existed as a department, and Alberse and Kerr transferred to Corporate Public Affairs still overseeing the international exhibitions and loans.

Exhibitions in this collection were shown internationally and were either organized by Time Inc. or included loans from its collection. Exhibitions were to promote Time Inc. and its publications on an international scale or to promote specific aspects such as a new international publication like Life South Pacific or  Life Asia. Based on the creators of the records, these exhibitions were managed separately from those shown in the Reception Center or Exhibition Center in the Time & Life Building, although some exhibitions were shown both onsite and traveled.

Scope and Contents

Records include requests for photographs from Time Inc.'s collection; requests for rights to reproduce photographs taken by photographers working for Life to use in exhibitions; requests from the United States Information Agency (previously United States Information Service) for Time Life International to prepare exhibitions for it such as  American Arts and Skills and the Shelburne Museum; memoranda and correspondence regarding installation and shipping; exhibition catalogs, guides, and brochures; news clippings; and some photographs of installed exhibits. The records are primarily from Jim Alberse and Jeanne Kerr with some from Ed Lumsden.

Unreformatted audiovisual material in the collection is not accessible.


Organized alphabetically by topic.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 2324 Folder : 1 Exhibitions: Miscellaneous

Scope and Contents

Includes Life photograph loans, proposal for exhibits to show at the Time and Life Building, and a request to use the Time Inc. 40th anniversary film

Offsite-Box: 2324 Folder : 2 Exhibitions: Alfred Eisenstaedt

Scope and Contents

Includes audiovisual material.

1 film reel ; 16mm. On container: "Mr. O'Callaghan. Life/Time D. Jones. TV Channel 7 Brisbane. News Coverage '68. Eisenstadt exhibition."

1 film reel ; 16mm. (1 min., 12 sec). Label: "NLQ 539 Press Pix." On container: "Q'Land. Aust. B'Cast Commission Brisbane. T.V. News Film Coverage Eisenstadt Exhibition April 23, 1968."

Offsite-Box: 2324 Folder : 3-4 Exhibitions: American Arts and Skills
Offsite-Box: R26 Exhibitions: American Arts and Skills [RESTRICTED]
Offsite-Box: 2324 Folder : 5 Exhibitions: Eliot Elisofon

Scope and Contents

Loans of Elisofon's photographs for an exhibition in Japan.

Offsite-Box: 2324 Folder : 6-10 Exhibitions: Gordon Parks

Scope and Contents

Loans of Parks's photographs for a traveling exhibition and for Photokina.

Offsite-Box: 2324 Folder : 11 Exhibitions: Herald Tribune Photographs
Offsite-Box: 2324 Folder : 12-17 Exhibitions: Illuminations of Fifty Great Paintings

Scope and Contents

A traveling exhibition produced by Life.

Offsite-Box: 2325 Folder : 1-4 Exhibitions: Illuminations of Fifty Great Paintings
circa 1959-1971
Offsite-Box: 4146 Item : 1 Exhibitions: Illuminations of Fifty Great Paintings: Audiotape

Scope and Contents

Contains audiovisual material.

1 audiotape reel : analog; 10 1/2 in., 1/4 in. tape. On container: "Tape on Illuminations 45 min-1 hr. Describes process, artists and paintings. Used in Los Angeles County Museum via walkie-talkie."

circa 1959
Offsite-Box: 2325 Folder : 5 Exhibitions: Paul Hogarth

Scope and Contents

Loan of Hogarth's photographs for an exhibition at the Royal College of Art in London.

Offsite-Box: 2325 Folder : 6 Exhibitions: Sony Tokyo
Offsite-Box: 2325 Folder : 7 Exhibitions: Thirty Years of Life

Scope and Contents

Shown in Australia to promote Life South Pacific.

Offsite-Box: 2325 Folder : 8 Exhibitions: Time Cover Art Show to Canada
Offsite-Box: 2325 Folder : 9 Exhibitions: Treasures from Poland

Scope and Contents

An exhibition that Time Inc. attempted to borrow through the American ambassador to Poland for the Time Inc. Exhibition Center.

Offsite-Box: 2325 Folder : 10 Exhibitions: Shelburne Museum
Offsite-Box: 2325 Folder : 11 Life en Español Writing Contest: Prize Stories from Latin America
Offsite-Box: R26 Life en Español Writing Contest: Prize Stories from Latin America [RESTRICTED]
Offsite-Box: 2325 Folder : 12-14 Life en Español Writing Contest:  Secret Ceremony

Scope and Contents

Records are regarding an author's copyright concern involving a film based on a novel based on a story submitted to the contest.

Offsite-Box: 2326 Folder : 1 Life en Español Writing Contest:  Secret Ceremony
Offsite-Box: R26 Life en Español Writing Contest:  Secret Ceremony [RESTRICTED]
Offsite-Box: 2326 Folder : 2 Life International

Scope and Contents

Includes a film roll of a possible presentation titled The Promise and Purpose of Life international version and audiovisual material.

1 audiotape reel (BASF) : analog, 7 1/2 ips; 3 in., 8 cm. tape. On container: "Radio Spot. Life International 25 sec JW 6006 Track 10."

1961?, undated

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