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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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Series II. Assistant Managing Editor and Senior Editor Ray Cave Files, 1969-1970. 0.5 Linear feet in 29 folders

Biographical Note

Ray Cave started at Sports Illustrated as a reporter in 1959, was promoted from a senior editor to Assistant Managing Editor in November 1970, and rose to deputy to Managing Editor Andre Laguerre. After a "stint as Acting Editorial Director of all Time Inc. publications", Editor-in-Chief Hedley Donovan appointed Cave as  Time Assistant Managing Editor in 1976. The next year, he became  Time Managing Editor and served in this role through 1985. From 1986 to 1988, Cave served in several corporate editorial roles before resigning from Time Inc. in 1988.


Davidson, Ralph. "A Letter from the Publisher." Time, October 10, 1977.

"The Hottest Editor." Farewells, Time Life Alumni Society, TLASconnect.

"The Media Business; A Top Editorial Executive Is Forced Out at Time Inc." New York Times, November 18, 1988.

Scope and Contents

Records from Ray Cave span from a year when he served as a Sports Illustrated senior editor then an assistant managing editor and primarily contain correspondence to place articles or excerpts from outside writers. Outside writers include those from other magazines (sometimes other Time Inc. magazines), freelancers, and some amateurs. Files do not always have correspondence from the writer and may only contain internal correspondence regarding their article or excerpt. Topics include story ideas, submissions, the logistics of publishing accepted articles, and payment amounts. The correspondence is similar to that in Patricia Ryan's and Joseph Carroll's files.


Records remain in their original order with administrative and personal files before correspondence and correspondence organized alphabetically.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 4102 Folder : 1 Expenses Statements
Offsite-Box: 4102 Folder : 2 Budget [empty]
Offsite-Box: 4102 Folder : 3 Personal
Offsite-Box: R65 Copyright Assignments [RESTRICTED]
Offsite-Box: 4102 Folder : 4-28 Correspondence: A-Z

Scope and Contents

Folders for Q and U are empty.


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