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Guide to the Time Inc. Postal Rates Records
1949-1978 (bulk, 1969-1978
 MS 3009-RG 57

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Historical Note

Being primarily in the business of selling magazines that must be shipped to subscribers and newsstands, Time Inc. was a heavy user of the postal system and was sensitive to increases in postal rates and other changes in classification of mail. When unfavorable changes to rates and/or laws were proposed by the Postal Rate Commission (PRC) or Congress in the late 1960s and early-to-mid 1970s, Time Inc., along with other publishers, advocated for their positions by contacting members of Congress and running articles in Time to explain their position to the public. Two individuals at Time Inc. particularly represented in this collection are Raymond J. "Ray" Mitchell's, Director of Time Inc.'s Alternative Distribution Program, and Winston H. "Tony" Cox, Assistant to the Group Vice-President for Magazines.