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Guide to the Time Inc. Corporate Administration Records
1853-1997
 MS 3009-RG 5

New-York Historical Society
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This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on April 16, 2019
Description is in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Container List

Series I.B. General: Contract, Corporate, and Corporate Secretary Legal Files, 1853, 1875, 1888, 1898-1901, 1922-1965. 5 Linear Feet (5 record cartons)

Scope and Contents Note

Contract, Corporate, and Corporate Secretary Legal Files are similar to the subseries Dead Companies, but were not included on the lists found with the transfer of Dead Companies to the Time Inc. Archives. These are a mix of files from defunct companies and old business arrangements made by Time Inc. and include acquisition and sale agreements, articles of incorporation and dissolution, meeting minutes, correspondence, publishing contracts, and title searches. The files come from Arnold Carlson as Controller (or Comptroller), John "Jack" Harvey as Comptroller, Peter Sheppe as Director of Administrative Services (Comptroller department), and Dean Chamberlain (business manager Time-Life International and then Corporate Circulation.) There are notes showing that some records are from the "Contract file"; files sent to Ronnie Biehl for the "Corp file"; and files from the "Corp Sec [Corporate Secretary] Legal file cabinet." Additional and more complete publishing agreements are in the subseries Printing Agreements.

Arrangement Note

Organized alphabetically.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 612 Folder : 1-7 Albuquerque Broadcasting [RESTRICTED]
1952-1957
Offsite-Box: 612 Folder : 8-11 Aladdin and LTF [RESTRICTED]
approximately 1957-1960
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 612-613 Architectural Forum [RESTRICTED]

Scope and Contents Note

Includes records regarding Wilson H. Lee Company.

1941-1965
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 613 Folder : 4-6 Barges-N. L. Wallace and C. L. Stillman [RESTRICTED]
1950-1963
Offsite-Box: 613 Folder : 7 Blue Network Company [RESTRICTED]
1943-1948
Offsite-Box: 613 Folder : 8-9 Chicago title searches
1853, 1875, 1888, 1898-1901
Offsite-Box: 613 Folder : 10-14 Compania Editora, T. L. I. [RESTRICTED]

Scope and Contents Note

Regarding a Time Life International publishing agreement in Cuba.

1951-1965
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 613-614 Consolidated Television & Radio Broadcasters, Inc. [RESTRICTED]
1956-1957
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 614 Folder : 3-5 Cuneo Press [RESTRICTED]

Scope and Contents Note

Includes records regarding publishing Architectural Forum and  Fortune.

1929-1939
Offsite-Box: 614 Folder : 6 De Luxe Laboratories [RESTRICTED]
1946
Offsite-Box: 614 Folder : 7 F-Miscellaneous [George A. Fuller Company] [RESTRICTED]
1956-1958
Offsite-Box: 614 Folder : 8 Fulfillment Corporation of America [RESTRICTED]
1948-1956
Offsite-Box: 614 Folder : 9 Hay, John I. Co. [John I. Hay Company] [RESTRICTED]
1941-1952
Offsite-Box: 614 Folder : 10-11 Hennepin Paper Co. [RESTRICTED]
1945-1948
Offsite-Box: 614 Folder : 12-13 Hillcrest Oil Company [RESTRICTED]
1957-1962
Offsite-Box: 614 Folder : 14 Lebanon Television Station (La Compagnie Libanaise de Television) [RESTRICTED]
1961-1963
Offsite-Box: 614 Folder : 15 Life's Picture History of World War II [RESTRICTED]
1950-1951
Offsite-Box: 614 Folder : 16 Old Life - Purchase [RESTRICTED]

Scope and Contents Note

Contains purchase agreements of the Life humor magazine in order to obtain the rights to use the title "Life."

1936-1941
Offsite-Box: 614 Folder : 17 Literary Digest: Purchase [RESTRICTED]

Scope and Contents Note

Includes trademark transfers.

1922-1938
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 614-615 Lubin, Eisner

Scope and Contents Note

Include records relating to Michigan Square Building and Printing Developments, Inc.

1954-1955
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 615 Folder : 2 L Miscellaneous [Joe Louis Enterprises, Inc.] [RESTRICTED]
1948
Offsite-Box: 615 Folder : 3-13 Maine Seaboard Paper Company [RESTRICTED]
1937-1952
Offsite-Box: 615 Folder : 14-15 Michigan Square Building [RESTRICTED]
1941-1953
Offsite-Box: 615 Folder : 16 N-Miscellaneous [National Broadcasting Company, Inc.] [RESTRICTED]
1954
Offsite-Box: 615 Folder : 17 Pan American Capital Corporation [RESTRICTED]
1956-1961
Offsite-Box: 615 Folder : 18 Publishers Printing Company [RESTRICTED]

Scope and Contents Note

Regarding the publishing of Architectural Forum.

1945-1948
Offsite-Box: 615 Folder : 19 Publishers Printing-Rogers Kellogg Corporation [RESTRICTED]

Scope and Contents Note

Regarding the publishing of Architectural Forum, and includes agreements with The Reader's Digest.

1930-1943
Offsite-Box: 615 Folder : 20 Readers Digest [RESTRICTED]
1941-1950
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 615-616 Rogers & Manson Corporation [RESTRICTED]

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Architectural Forum 1932 Certificate of Incorporation.

1932-1959
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 616 Folder : 2 Time-Fortune Corporation [RESTRICTED]
1932-1936
Offsite-Box: 616 Folder : 3-4 Truman memoirs [RESTRICTED]

Scope and Contents Note

Records and agreements regarding purchasing the publishing rights to Harry S. Truman's memoirs.

1953-1960
Offsite-Box: 616 Folder : 5 Whitney, Courtney (General) [RESTRICTED]

Scope and Contents Note

Records and agreements regarding purchasing the publishing rights to his work about Douglas MacArthur.

1954-1963
Offsite-Box: 616 Folder : 6 Windsor, Duke of [RESTRICTED]

Scope and Contents Note

Includes copyright registrations from several countries for articles written by the Duke of Windsor.

1947-1951

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