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Guide to the Time Inc. Reference Files
1907-2015 (bulk 1933-2003)
 MS 3009-RG 3

New-York Historical Society
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New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Melanie Rinehart, Samantha Brown, and Holly Deakyne

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on August 23, 2019
Description is in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Administrative Information

Provenance

Gift of Time Inc. in 2015.

Access Restrictions

Open to qualified researchers with the exception of restricted materials. Restricted materials may include privileged attorney correspondence; student records; medical records; personnel performance evaluations; contracts and agreements; and records with personally identifiable information. Unreformatted audiovisual material and digital material in the collection is not accessible. Restricted materials are located in box R6. Materials created within the past 35 years also may be subject to restriction on a case-by-case basis. 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 The copyright law of the United States governs the making of photocopies and protects unpublished materials as well as published materials. Unpublished materials created before January 1, 1978 cannot be quoted in publication without permission of the copyright holder.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. Reference Files, MS 3009-RG 3, 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.

Existence and Location of Copies

Digital copies of the Department Head Lists recording the structure of the company and the top-level staff are available in the N-YHS Digital Collections: Time, Inc. department head lists, 1949-1987.

Processing Information Note

The Time Inc. Reference Files were processed by Melanie Rinehart, Samantha Brown, and Holly Deakyne in 2016. The original folders were retained although some documents were transferred to archival containers in instances of overcrowding. Rinehart and Brown created the inventory and other descriptive notes to produce this finding aid. Deakyne made additions in 2019.