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Guide to the Time Inc. Time-Life News Service Records
1935-1987
 MS 3009-RG 14

New-York Historical Society
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New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Samantha Brown

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on February 04, 2021
Description is in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Gift of Time Inc. 2015.

Conditions Governing Access

Open to qualified researchers with the exception of restricted materials. Restricted materials may include contracts, medical reports, correspondence with personally identifying information, staff files from 1975 and forward, reviews and recommendations for personnel, job applications with personally identifying information, expense reports with personally identifying information, and forms with direct deposit information. Restricted boxes include R44 through R55. Unreformatted audiovisual and digital material in the collection is not accessible. Materials are stored offsite and advance notice is required for use.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection is owned by the New-York Historical Society. Although the N-YHS owns this collection as physical property, the donor specifically retains all copyright and all other proprietary rights which may exist. The copyright law of the United States governs the making of photocopies and protects unpublished materials as well as published materials. Unpublished materials created before January 1, 1978 cannot be quoted in publication without permission of the copyright holder.

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as Time Inc. Time-Life News Service Records, MS 3009-RG 14, 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.

Additional records on the history of the Time-Life News Service are in the Time Inc. Subject Files (MS 3009-RG 1).

Microfilm of extensive correspondent cables containing raw reporting and dispatches are located in Series IV of the Time Inc. Time Research Center Files (MS 3009-RG 13).

Processing Information

The Time Inc. Time-Life News Service Records were processed by Samantha Brown in 2019. The original folders were retained although some documents were transferred to archival containers in the instances of overcrowding or if no original folders were present. Brown created the inventory and other descriptive notes for the record. Series were created based on the original arrangement of the materials. Within series, materials were arranged in alphabetical order since the original order was unclear. Files retained their original titles, but files with illegible writing or unclear titles were either assigned new titles or had information added to them to clarify the contents.