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Guide to the Time Inc. Sports Illustrated Editorial Records
 MS 3009-RG 34

New-York Historical Society
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New York, NY 10024
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Collection processed by Holly Deakyne

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on February 25, 2021 using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Administrative Information


Gift of Time Inc. in 2015.

Conditions Governing Access

Open to qualified researchers with the exception of restricted materials. Restricted materials include contracts and are located in box R65.

Unreformatted audiovisual material in the collection is not accessible.

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Preferred Citation

This record group should be cited as Time Inc. Sports Illustrated Editorial Records, MS 3009-RG 34, New-York Historical Society.

Related Materials

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.

Information about the history of Sports Illustrated and additional records from the editorial offices can be found in the Time Inc. Subject Files (MS 3009-RG 1) and the Time Inc. Annex Files (MS 3009-RG 39). Records from the publishing and business offices is in the Time Inc.  Sports Illustrated Publishing and Business Records (MS 3009-RG 35). RG 35 also includes a 1954 editorial staff list in the Divisional History folder.

Processing Information

The Time Inc. Sports Illustrated Editorial Records were processed by Holly Deakyne in 2021. The original folders were retained when possible, although some documents were transferred to archival containers in instances of overcrowding, if the original folder was in poor condition or undersized, or if no original folder was present.

Deakyne created the series and imposed series arrangement. Arrangement for the correspondence in each series relied on the original order although order was partially imposed to organize Ryan's files.

Deakyne created the inventory and other descriptive notes to produce this finding aid.