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Guide to the Time Inc. Sports Illustrated Editorial Records
1969-1988
 MS 3009-RG 34

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Series III. Senior Editor Patricia Ryan Files, 1970-1974. 9 Linear feet in 10 record cartons

Biographical Note

Patricia "Pat" Ryan joined Time Inc. in 1960 as a secretary at Sports Illustrated (SI). In 1971 SI promoted her to senior editor after holding positions as a researcher and writer. While the 1971 and 1974 SI masthead lists her as a senior editor, Ryan signs as Text Department Editor, and is also addressed as the articles editor. Her duties included negotiations with contract writers for articles and publishers for book excerpts. Richard Munro obliquely states in his SI September 4, 1972 letter from the publisher that Ryan was the first woman to rise to Senior Editor at SI.

In her Inside Time Inc. 1984 interview, she recounts the argument she had with SI Managing Editor Andre Laguerre over her byline after her 1966 promotion to staff writer. Ryan wanted her byline to be "Pat Ryan" rather than "Patricia" since she "felt that a woman's byline would be suspect in a man's world." In fact, she is addressed as "Mr. Ryan" in a number of letters in her correspondence. Laguerre agreed to the byline, but still listed her as "Patricia" on the masthead.

Ryan joined People as a senior editor in 1978 and was swiftly promoted to Assistant Managing Editor, Executive Editor, then Managing Editor by March 1982. She was the second managing editor for  People, and the first woman at Time Inc. in a top editorial position. According to a memoranda in  Life Managing Editor Judith Daniels' files, Ryan was named  Life Managing Editor in April 1987. She was fired in 1989 without an explanation though the  The New York Times posits it was due to the rivalry between her partner and Time Inc. coworker Ray Cave and Editor-in-Chief Jason McManus.

Citations:

"Former Time Inc. editor dies at 75." Boothbay Register, December 31, 2013. https://www.boothbayregister.com/article/former-time-inc-editor-dies-75/26364.

Kirkpatrick, David. "New M.E.s at PEOPLE and LIFE." f.y.i., March 29, 1982.

Time Inc. Bio Files, MS 3009-RG 2, New-York Historical Society.

Weber, Bruce. "Patricia Ryan, a Managing Editor at Time Inc., Dies at 75." The New York Times, December 31, 2013. https://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/01/business/media/patricia-ryan-75-an-editor-at-time-inc-dies.html.

Scope and Contents

Records from Patricia Ryan 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 Ray Cave's and Joseph Carroll's files.

Besides the correspondence to outside writers, Ryan's files include copyright assignments as part of the correspondence files and memoranda to Sports Illustrated Managing Editor Roy Terrell. Her records also include financial records of the Text Department which seems to have reviewed submitted manuscripts.

Ryan's files are organized mainly chronologically then alphabetically and there is some repetition of names in each year. Correspondence contains general A to Z files followed by specific folders for individuals. It is possible materials from individuals with a specific folder are also in the general folder.

Arrangement

The records are organized alphabetically by Correspondence, Memoranda, and Text Department with this arrangement imposed by the archivist. The Correspondence is kept in the original arrangement scheme of alphabetical runs grouped chronologically. There is some crossover of years in each run. For example, while the first run is "1972 and Before", it has a few files with materials dating from 1973.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: - Folder : - Correspondence: 1972 and Earlier
Offsite-Box: 4103 Folder : 2-19 Correspondence: A-L
1972
Offsite-Box: 4104 Folder : 1-15 Correspondence: M-Z
1972
Offsite-Box: 4104 Folder : 16 Correspondence: Allen: Philosophy of Coaching [empty]
circa 1972
Offsite-Box: 4104 Folder : 17 Correspondence: Allen, Woody
circa 1972
Offsite-Box: 4104 Folder : 18 Correspondence: Bell, Upton: Where the Bodies Buried
1972
Offsite-Box: 4104 Folder : 19 Correspondence: Bowen, Ezra
1970-1971
Offsite-Box: 4104 Folder : 20 Correspondence: Brown, Sandy: Croquet
1971
Offsite-Box: 4104 Folder : 21 Correspondence: Bruns: Milt Kahn [empty]
circa 1972
Offsite-Box: 4104 Folder : 22 Correspondence: Butwin, David: Bowling
1972
Offsite-Box: 4104 Folder : 23 Correspondence: Carter, Rubin: The Sixteenth Round
1972
Offsite-Box: 4104 Folder : 24 Correspondence: Casler, Conrad: Street-racing Scene
1972
Offsite-Box: 4104 Folder : 25 Correspondence: Chapin, Kim
1972
Offsite-Box: 4104 Folder : 26 Correspondence: Chatham: Schaadt [empty]
circa 1972
Offsite-Box: 4104 Folder : 27 Correspondence: Cope, Myron
1972
Offsite-Box: 4104 Folder : 28 Correspondence: Cronley, Jay
1972
Offsite-Box: 4104 Folder : 29 Correspondence: Dickerson, George: High-Low Poker
circa 1972
Offsite-Box: 4104 Folder : 30 Correspondence: Dryden, Ken: Nader Research
1971
Offsite-Box: 4104 Folder : 31 Correspondence: Duffy, Bob
1972
Offsite-Box: 4104 Folder : 32 Correspondence: Eliot, Alex: Eton Story
1972
Offsite-Box: 4104 Folder : 33 Correspondence: Elon, Amos: National Israeli Walk
1971
Offsite-Box: 4104 Folder : 34 Correspondence: Feldkamp, Fred: Head Family
1972
Offsite-Box: 4104 Folder : 35 Correspondence: Fischer, Bobby: Chess
1972
Offsite-Box: 4104 Folder : 36 Correspondence: Fowles, John: Cricket
1972
Offsite-Box: 4104 Folder : 37 Correspondence: Francis, Dick
1971-1972
Offsite-Box: 4104 Folder : 38 Correspondence: Gammon, Clive
1972-1973
Offsite-Box: 4104 Folder : 39 Correspondence: Gilbert, Bil
1972
Offsite-Box: 4104 Folder : 40 Correspondence: Harrison, Jim
1972
Offsite-Box: 4104 Folder : 41 Correspondence: Hathaway, Paul
1969-1972
Offsite-Box: 4104 Folder : 42 Correspondence: Henkin, Harmon: Clark Fork Fishing [empty]
circa 1972
Offsite-Box: 4104 Folder : 43 Correspondence: Hersey, John
1972
Offsite-Box: 4104 Folder : 45 Correspondence: Higdon, Hal: David Pain
1973
Offsite-Box: 4104 Folder : 46 Correspondence: Hirschberg, Al: Haiti Baseballs
circa 1972
Offsite-Box: 4104 Folder : 47 Correspondence: Hjortsberg, William
1972
Offsite-Box: 4104 Folder : 48 Correspondence: Hoagland, Edward: Lynn Rogers and Black Bears
1972-1973
Offsite-Box: 4105 Folder : 1 Correspondence: Jerome, John: Cross-Country Ski Essay
1972
Offsite-Box: 4105 Folder : 2 Correspondence: Johnston, Dick
1972
Offsite-Box: 4105 Folder : 3 Correspondence: Jordan, Pat
1972
Offsite-Box: 4105 Folder : 4 Correspondence: Kay, John: Numbers Game
1972-1973
Offsite-Box: 4105 Folder : 5 Correspondence: Kinnel, Galway: Virginia Wade
1972?
Offsite-Box: 4105 Folder : 6 Correspondence: Kobler: Las Vegas Junkets
circa 1972
Offsite-Box: 4105 Folder : 7 Correspondence: Lombardy, William: Chess Championship
1972
Offsite-Box: 4105 Folder : 9 Correspondence: Maddocks, Melvin
1972
Offsite-Box: 4105 Folder : 9 Correspondence: Mailer, Norman: Frazier
1972?
Offsite-Box: 4105 Folder : 10 Correspondence: McGuane, Tom
1972
Offsite-Box: 4105 Folder : 11 Correspondence: McIlvanney, Hugh
1972
Offsite-Box: 4105 Folder : 12 Correspondence: Metcalf, John
1971
Offsite-Box: 4105 Folder : 13 Correspondence: Miles, Dick
1971-1972
Offsite-Box: 4105 Folder : 14 Correspondence: Miller, Peter: Burke Mountain Academy
1972
Offsite-Box: 4105 Folder : 15 Correspondence: Mitchell, Carleton
1972
Offsite-Box: 4105 Folder : 16 Correspondence: Moore, Kenny
1971-1972
Offsite-Box: 4105 Folder : 17 Correspondence: Myslenski, Skip
1972
Offsite-Box: 4105 Folder : 18 Correspondence: Needleman: Thesis
1972?
Offsite-Box: 4105 Folder : 19 Correspondence: O'Neil: Caddying at the Open [empty]
circa 1972
Offsite-Box: 4105 Folder : 20 Correspondence: Orr, Bobby: Instructional [empty]
circa 1972
Offsite-Box: 4105 Folder : 21 Correspondence: Perry, Gaylord: Spitter [empty]
circa 1972
Offsite-Box: 4105 Folder : 22 Correspondence: Plimpton, George
1972
Offsite-Box: 4105 Folder : 23 Correspondence: Rapoport, Roger
1972
Offsite-Box: 4105 Folder : 24-25 Correspondence: Roth, Philip: The Great American Novel
1972
Offsite-Box: 4105 Folder : 26 Correspondence: Sheehan: Senior Olympic Travelers
1972?
Offsite-Box: 4105 Folder : 27 Correspondence: Smith, Adam: Yoga Tennis
1972?
Offsite-Box: 4105 Folder : 28 Correspondence: Telander, Rick
1971-1972
Offsite-Box: 4105 Folder : 29 Correspondence: Tippette, Giles: Saturday's Children
1971
Offsite-Box: 4105 Folder : 30 Correspondence: Weeks, Morris: Boatman Van Ost
1970
Offsite-Box: 4105 Folder : 31 Correspondence: Yates, Brock
1972-1973
Box: - Folder : - Correspondence: 1973
Offsite-Box: 4105 Folder : 32 Correspondence: Assignment of Copyrights
1973
Offsite-Box: 4105 Folder : 33-39 Correspondence: A-D
1973
Offsite-Box: 4106 Folder : 1-18 Correspondence: D-N
1973
Offsite-Box: 4107 Folder : 1-16 Correspondence: P-Z
1973
Offsite-Box: 4107 Folder : 17 Correspondence: Bell, Upton: Where the Bodies Buried [empty]
circa 1973
Offsite-Box: R65 Correspondence: Blount, Roy, Jr.: Pittsburgh Steelers [RESTRICTED]
1973
Offsite-Box: 4107 Folder : 18 Correspondence: Blount, Roy, Jr.: Pro Football Club
1973
Offsite-Box: 4107 Folder : 19 Correspondence: Brown, Sandy: Croquet [empty]
circa 1973
Offsite-Box: 4107 Folder : 20 Correspondence: Bruns, Bill: Milt Kahn (Milt's Mirror)
1973
Offsite-Box: 4107 Folder : 21 Correspondence: Cantwell, Robert
1973
Offsite-Box: 4107 Folder : 22 Correspondence: Chapin, Kim
1973
Offsite-Box: 4107 Folder : 23 Correspondence: Chatham, Russell
1973
Offsite-Box: 4107 Folder : 24 Correspondence: Conroy, Frank: Bob Francis
1973
Offsite-Box: 4107 Folder : 25 Correspondence: Cope, Myron
1973
Offsite-Box: 4107 Folder : 26 Correspondence: Creamer, Bob: Babe Ruth
1973
Offsite-Box: 4107 Folder : 27 Correspondence: Crews, Harry
1973
Offsite-Box: 4107 Folder : 28 Correspondence: Cronley, Jay
1973
Offsite-Box: 4107 Folder : 29 Correspondence: Dillard, Annie: Letter from the Blue Ridge
1973
Offsite-Box: 4107 Folder : 30 Correspondence: Duffy, Bob
1973
Offsite-Box: 4107 Folder : 31 Correspondence: Dunn, Jim: West Coast Run
1973
Offsite-Box: 4107 Folder : 32-33 Correspondence: Gerber, Dan
1973
Offsite-Box: 4107 Folder : 34-35 Correspondence: Gilbert, Bil
1973
Offsite-Box: 4107 Folder : 36 Correspondence: Gilbert, Sam: Bill Walton
1973
Offsite-Box: 4108 Folder : 1 Correspondence: Goodman, George aka Adam Smith
1973
Offsite-Box: 4108 Folder : 2 Correspondence: Gutkind, Lee
1973
Offsite-Box: 4108 Folder : 3 Correspondence: Harris, Sherwood: Voisin Flying Machine
1973
Offsite-Box: 4108 Folder : 4 Correspondence: Harrison, Jim
1973
Offsite-Box: 4108 Folder : 5 Correspondence: Havemann, Ernest
1973
Offsite-Box: 4108 Folder : 6 Correspondence: Hjortsberg, William
1973
Offsite-Box: 4108 Folder : 7 Correspondence: Hoagland, Edward
1973
Offsite-Box: 4108 Folder : 8 Correspondence: Holland, Gerald
1973
Offsite-Box: 4108 Folder : 9 Correspondence: Holway, John
1971-1973
Offsite-Box: 4108 Folder : 10 Correspondence: Johnston, Dick
1973
Offsite-Box: 4108 Folder : 11 Correspondence: Jordan, Pat
1973
Offsite-Box: 4108 Folder : 12 Correspondence: Lombardy, William: Chess Championship
1973
Offsite-Box: 4108 Folder : 13 Correspondence: Maddocks, Melvin
1973
Offsite-Box: 4108 Folder : 14 Correspondence: Mano, Keith: Softball
1973
Offsite-Box: 4108 Folder : 15 Correspondence: McCabe, Susan: Hartack Story
1973
Offsite-Box: 4108 Folder : 16 Correspondence: McGuane, Tom
1973
Offsite-Box: 4108 Folder : 17 Correspondence: McIlvanney, Hugh
1973
Offsite-Box: 4108 Folder : 18 Correspondence: Miles, Dick [empty]
1973
Offsite-Box: 4108 Folder : 19 Correspondence: Mitchell, Carleton
1973
Offsite-Box: 4108 Folder : 20 Correspondence: Moore, Kenny
1973
Offsite-Box: 4108 Folder : 21 Correspondence: Moses, Sam: Kenny Roberts
1973
Offsite-Box: 4108 Folder : 22 Correspondence: Needleman: Thesis [empty]
circa 1973
Offsite-Box: 4108 Folder : 23 Correspondence: Nicklaus, Jack
1973
Offsite-Box: 4108 Folder : 24 Correspondence: Orr, Bobby: Instructional
1973
Offsite-Box: 4108 Folder : 25 Correspondence: Perkins, Steve: Archie Stone
1973
Offsite-Box: 4108 Folder : 26 Correspondence: Plimpton, George
1973
Offsite-Box: 4108 Folder : 27 Correspondence: Reed, J. D.
1973
Offsite-Box: 4108 Folder : 28 Correspondence: Richler, Mordechai: Maxi Burger [empty]
circa 1973
Offsite-Box: 4108 Folder : 29 Correspondence: Robertson, Bob: Crosswords/Ted Weed
1973
Offsite-Box: 4108 Folder : 30 Correspondence: Schulian, John
1973
Offsite-Box: 4108 Folder : 31 Correspondence: Smith, Mason: Upcoming Story
1973
Offsite-Box: 4108 Folder : 32 Correspondence: Sutton-Smith, Brian: Vive Essay
1973
Offsite-Box: 4108 Folder : 33 Correspondence: Telander, Rick
1973
Offsite-Box: 4108 Folder : 34 Correspondence: Tippette, Giles
1973
Offsite-Box: 4108 Folder : 35 Correspondence: Tronquet, P. J.: Fishing on Cape Flattery
1973
Offsite-Box: 4108 Folder : 36 Correspondence: Tyler: Perfect Liberty
1973
Offsite-Box: 4108 Folder : 37 Correspondence: Valdene, Guy de la
1973
Offsite-Box: 4108 Folder : 38 Correspondence: Whall, Hugh
1972-1973
Offsite-Box: 4108 Folder : 39 Correspondence: White, Ellington: Lake Drummond
1973
Offsite-Box: 4108 Folder : 40 Correspondence: Willeford, Charles
1973
Offsite-Box: 4108 Folder : 41 Correspondence: Wills, Garry: Sport and Religion
1973
Offsite-Box: 4108 Folder : 42 Correspondence: Wolf, Dave: Duane Bobick
1973
Offsite-Box: 4108 Folder : 43 Correspondence: Writers
1973
Offsite-Box: 4108 Folder : 44 Correspondence: Yates, Brock
1973
Offsite-Box: 4108 Folder : 45 Correspondence: Zimmerman: Falconers Hunting Meet
1973
Box: - Folder : - Correspondence: 1974
Offsite-Box: 4108 Folder : 46-51 Correspondence: A-C
1974
Offsite-Box: 4109 Folder : 1-17 Correspondence: D-M
1974
Offsite-Box: 4110 Folder : 1-21 Correspondence: M-Z
1974
Offsite-Box: 4111 Folder : 1 Correspondence: Assignment of Copyright
1974
Offsite-Box: 4111 Folder : 2 Correspondence: Blount, Roy: Contract: Pittsburgh Steelers
1973-1974
Offsite-Box: 4111 Folder : 3 Correspondence: Brome, Chuch: Gold House
1974
Offsite-Box: 4111 Folder : 4 Correspondence: Butcher, Grace
1974
Offsite-Box: 4111 Folder : 5 Correspondence: Cantwell, Robert
1974
Offsite-Box: 4111 Folder : 6 Correspondence: Chatham, Russell
1974
Offsite-Box: 4111 Folder : 7 Correspondence: Crews, Harry [empty]
1974
Offsite-Box: 4111 Folder : 8 Correspondence: Cronley, Jay

Scope and Contents

Includes audiovisual material.

1 audiocassette : analog, stereo ; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape. Label on container: "Whelan's Nature Series." The tape is detached.

1974
Offsite-Box: 4111 Folder : 9 Correspondence: Eastlake, William: Indian Rodeos
1974
Offsite-Box: 4111 Folder : 10 Correspondence: Gammon, Clive
1974
Offsite-Box: 4111 Folder : 11 Correspondence: Gerber, Dan, Jr.
1974
Offsite-Box: 4111 Folder : 12 Correspondence: Gilbert, Bil
1974
Offsite-Box: 4111 Folder : 13 Correspondence: Gilbert, Sam / Bill Walton
1974
Offsite-Box: 4111 Folder : 14 Correspondence: Harrison, Jim
1974
Offsite-Box: 4111 Folder : 15 Correspondence: Haveman, Ernest
1974
Offsite-Box: 4111 Folder : 16 Correspondence: Hjortsberg, William
1974
Offsite-Box: 4111 Folder : 17 Correspondence: Hoagland, Edward
1974
Offsite-Box: 4111 Folder : 18 Correspondence: Holland, Gerry
1974
Offsite-Box: 4111 Folder : 19 Correspondence: Johnston, Richard
1974
Offsite-Box: 4111 Folder : 20 Correspondence: Jordan, Pat
1974
Offsite-Box: 4111 Folder : 21 Correspondence: Kane, Marty
1974
Offsite-Box: 4111 Folder : 22 Correspondence: McGuane, Thomas
1974
Offsite-Box: 4111 Folder : 23 Correspondence: McIlvanney, Hugh
1974
Offsite-Box: 4111 Folder : 24 Correspondence: Merrill, Sam
1974
Offsite-Box: 4111 Folder : 25 Correspondence: Mitchell, Carleton
1974
Offsite-Box: 4111 Folder : 26 Correspondence: Mano, D. Keith
1974
Offsite-Box: 4111 Folder : 27 Correspondence: Moore, Kenny
1974
Offsite-Box: 4111 Folder : 28 Correspondence: Plimpton, George
1974
Offsite-Box: 4111 Folder : 29 Correspondence: Rau, Ron: Arctic Shrew
1974
Offsite-Box: 4111 Folder : 30 Correspondence: Reed, J. D.
1974
Offsite-Box: 4111 Folder : 31 Correspondence: Revson, Peter J. R. / Leon Mandel: Speed with Style
1974
Offsite-Box: 4111 Folder : 32 Correspondence: Robertson, Bob
1973
Offsite-Box: 4111 Folder : 33 Correspondence: Schulian, John
1974
Offsite-Box: 4111 Folder : 34 Correspondence: Sharnick, M.: Arthur Mercante
1974
Offsite-Box: 4111 Folder : 35 Correspondence: Smith, Mason (Tim)
1974
Offsite-Box: 4111 Folder : 36 Correspondence: Telander, Rick
1974
Offsite-Box: 4111 Folder : 37 Correspondence: Tippette, Giles
1974
Offsite-Box: 4111 Folder : 38 Correspondence: Whall, Hugh
1974
Offsite-Box: 4111 Folder : 39 Correspondence: Whittaker, James D.
1974
Offsite-Box: 4111 Folder : 40 Correspondence: Wright, Steve: Excerpt: I'd Rather Be Wright
1974
Offsite-Box: 4111 Folder : 41 Correspondence: Yardley, Jonathan
1973-1974
Offsite-Box: 4111 Folder : 42 Correspondence: Yates, Brock
1974
Offsite-Box: 4111 Folder : 43 Memoranda to Roy Terrell
1974
Offsite-Box: 4111 Folder : 44-47 Text Department
1971-1974

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