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

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Container List

Series VI. Time Life International/Corporate International Files on Exhibitions and Contests, 1959-1971. 3 Linear Feet (3 boxes)

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. These exhibitions were managed separately from those shown in the Reception Center or Exhibition Center in the Time & Life Building.

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.

Arrangement

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

1965-1971
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."

1968
Offsite-Box: 2324 Folder : 3-4 Exhibitions: American Arts and Skills
1959-1962
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: R26 Exhibitions: American Arts and Skills [RESTRICTED]
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 2324 Folder : 5 Exhibitions: Eliot Elisofon

Scope and Contents

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

1967
Offsite-Box: 2324 Folder : 6-10 Exhibitions: Gordon Parks

Scope and Contents

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

1966-1968
Offsite-Box: 2324 Folder : 11 Exhibitions: Herald Tribune Photographs
1962-1963
Offsite-Box: 2324 Folder : 12-17 Exhibitions: Illuminations of Fifty Great Paintings

Scope and Contents

A traveling exhibition produced by Life.

1959-1962
Offsite-Box: 2325 Folder : 1-4 Exhibitions: Illuminations of Fifty Great Paintings
circa 1959-1971
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.

1967-1968
Offsite-Box: 2325 Folder : 6 Exhibitions: Sony Tokyo
1966
Offsite-Box: 2325 Folder : 7 Exhibitions: Thirty Years of Life

Scope and Contents

Shown in Australia to promote Life South Pacific.

1966-1968
Offsite-Box: 2325 Folder : 8 Exhibitions: Time Cover Art Show to Canada
1968-1970
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.

1967
Offsite-Box: 2325 Folder : 10 Exhibitions: Shelburne Museum
1967-1971
Offsite-Box: 2325 Folder : 11 Life en Español Writing Contest: Prize Stories from Latin America
1962-1966
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: R26 Life en Español Writing Contest: Prize Stories from Latin America [RESTRICTED]
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
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.

1969-1971
Offsite-Box: 2326 Folder : 1 Life en Español Writing Contest:  Secret Ceremony
1969-1971
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: R26 Life en Español Writing Contest:  Secret Ceremony [RESTRICTED]
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
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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