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Guide to the Time Inc. Printing Developments, Inc.
 MS 3009-RG 22

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© 2011 New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Holly Deakyne and Melanie Rinehart

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on June 23, 2017
Description is in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Time, inc.
Title: Time Inc. Printing Developments, Inc.
Dates: 1950-1974
Abstract: Includes business expenses ledgers and payroll books of Printing Developments, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Time Inc., that manufactured and marketed technological products and services related to printing.
Quantity: 6.25 Linear feet (5 boxes)
Call Phrase: MS 3009-RG 22
Sponsor: The processing of the Time Inc. Records was made possible by a generous grant from the Henry Luce Foundation.

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Biographical/Historical Note

Printing Developments, Inc. was a wholly-owned subsidiary of Time Inc. Established in 1950, it manufactured and marketed technological products and services related to printing developed by Time Inc.'s Springdale, Connecticut research lab.

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Scope and Contents Note

Contains business ledgers and payroll books from the Time Inc. subsidiary Printing Developments, Inc.

Arrangement Note

Organized into two series:

Series I. Business Expenses Ledgers
Series II. Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company Scanner Payroll Books

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Access Points

Document Type

  • Corporation records
  • Ledgers (account books)
  • Organization files
  • Payroll records

Subject Organizations

  • Printing Developments, Inc.

Subject Topics

  • Corporations--History
  • Corporations--New York (State)--New York
  • Printing industry -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Printing machinery and supplies -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Publishers and publishing -- New York
  • Time, inc -- History

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Administrative Information


Gift of Time Inc. in 2015.

Access Restrictions

Open to qualified researchers with the exception of restricted materials. Restricted materials include records with personally identifiable information. Restricted materials are located in boxes 875 and 876. Materials are stored offsite and advance notice is required for use.

Use Restrictions

This collection is owned by the New-York Historical Society. Although the N-YHS owns this collection as physical property, the donor specifically retains all copyright and all other proprietary rights which may exist. The copyright law of the United States governs the making of photocopies and protects unpublished materials as well as published materials. Unpublished materials created before January 1, 1978 cannot be quoted in publication without permission of the copyright holder.

Preferred Citation Note

This record group should be cited as Time Inc. Printing Developments, Inc., MS 3009-RG 22, New-York Historical Society.

Related Archival Materials Note

This finding aid relates to just one record group of the Time Inc. Records. For information about the other record groups and for overall information about the archives, please see the Guide to the Time Inc. Records (MS 3009). The Henry Luce Papers (MS 3014) were acquired with the Time Inc. Records. The collection of books acquired with the records are cataloged as the Time Inc. Reference Library.

Processing Information Note

Time Inc. Printing Developments, Inc. was processed by Holly Deakyne in 2017. Deakyne housed the loose ledgers and bound books in folders and rearranged. Deakyne and Melanie Rinehart created the inventory and other descriptive notes to produce this finding aid.

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Container List

Series I. Business Expenses Ledgers, 1950-1964. 3.0 Linear feet (3 boxes)

Scope and Contents Note

Contains Printing Developments, Inc.'s business ledgers.

Arrangement Note

Organized chronologically.

Container 1     Title Date
Offsite-Box: 665 1950
Offsite-Box: 665 1951
Offsite-Box: 665 1952
Offsite-Box: 666 1952-1954
Offsite-Box: 665 1953
Offsite-Box: 664 1954
Offsite-Box: 664 1955
Offsite-Box: 664 1956
Offsite-Box: 664 1957
Offsite-Box: 666 1958
Offsite-Box: 666 1964

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Series II. Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company Scanner Payroll Books [RESTRICTED], 1973-1974. 2.0 Linear feet (2 boxes)

Scope and Contents Note

Contains two Deductions Registers from 1973, four Earnings Registers from 1973 and 1974, and two Quarterly Summaries from 1973 and 1974.

Arrangement Note

Organized alphabetically.

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