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Guide to the Time Inc. New Building Department Records
1953-1967
 MS 3009-RG 16

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New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Holly Deakyne and Melanie Rinehart

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on October 22, 2020
Description is in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Container List

Series II: Subject Files: New York Offices, 1953-1967. 2.5 Linear feet in 4 record cartons

Scope and Contents Note

The Subject Files appear to have been processed and organized by the Time Inc. Archives and look similar to files found in the Time Inc. Subject Files and the Time Inc. Annex Files.

The first folder contains ideas for possible sites while the rest of the folders focus on the construction and set up of the Time & Life Building. The files contain planning records such as memoranda, correspondence, cost estimates, publicity clips, and meeting minutes for various committees and groups including the subcontractors and Publisher's Subcommittee on Housing. Also included are plans for a building cornerstone and the time capsule placed within, financial information with regards to purchasing furniture, and references for design choices. Records indicate that several large decisions were made jointly by Time Inc. general manager and vice president Roy Larsen and Rockefeller Center board member Nelson Rockefeller. One item of interest includes a ceremonial trowel for the cornerstone laying.

Arrangement Note

Organized alphabetically.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 712 Folder : 15 New Sites
1953-1955
Offsite-Box: 712 Folder : 16 Time-Life: Designs for Business
1957-1960
Offsite-Box: R7 Time-Life: Designs for Business: Legal [RESTRICTED]
1957-1960
Offsite-Box: 712 Folder : 17 Time-Life: Elevators
1956
Offsite-Box: R7 Time-Life: Fuller-Lowry: Legal [RESTRICTED]
Offsite-Box: 712 Folder : 18 Time-Life: Financial: Furniture
1956-1959
Offsite-Box: 712 Folder : 19-20 Time-Life: Financial: Miscellaneous
1954-1957
Offsite-Box: 713 Folder : 1-2 Time-Life: Financial: Miscellaneous
1958-1960
Offsite-Box: 713 Folder : 3 Time-Life: Financial: Profit and loss summary
1956
Offsite-Box: 713 Folder : 4 Time-Life: Fuller-Lowry subcontractor's meetings
1959
Offsite-Box: 713 Folder : 5 Time-Life: Heliport Proposals
1956-1957
Offsite-Box: 713 Folder : 6 Time-Life: Miscellaneous
1956-1962
Offsite-Box: 713 Folder : 7 Time-Life: Move: Miscellaneous
1959
Offsite-Box: R7 Time-Life: Move: Miscellaneous [RESTRICTED]
1959
Offsite-Box: 713 Folder : 8 Time-Life: Move: Time Incers
1959-1960
Offsite-Box: 713 Folder : 9 Time-Life: Pre-Move: Advertiser Relations
1956-1959
Offsite-Box: 713 Folder : 10 Time-Life: Pre-Move: Coordinating Committee
1956-1957
Offsite-Box: 713 Folder : 11-12 Time-Life: Pre-Move: Cornerstone
1958-1959
Offsite-Box: 713 Folder : 13-14 Time-Life: Pre-Move: Design Committee
1956-1959
Offsite-Box: 713 Folder : 15 Time-Life: Pre-Move: Design and Sketches (Brennan)
circa 1956
Offsite-Box: R7 Time-Life: Pre-Move-Directors Memos [RESTRICTED]
Offsite-Box: 713 Folder : 16 Time-Life: Pre-Move: Furniture Meetings
1959-1960
Offsite-Box: 713 Folder : 17-18 Time-Life: Pre-Move: Job Meetings
1958-1960
Offsite-Box: 713 Folder : 19 Time-Life: Pre-Move: Miscellaneous
1956-1959
Offsite-Box: 713 Folder : 20 Time-Life: Publicity: Clips
1956-1959
Offsite-Box: 714 Folder : 1-3 Time-Life: Publicity: Miscellaneous
1956-1965
Offsite-Box: 714 Folder : 4 Time-Life: Pre-Move: Publisher's Subcommittee on Housing
1955-1958
Offsite-Box: 714 Folder : 5-6 Time-Life: Pre-Move: Rock-Time Meetings
1957-1959
Offsite-Box: 714 Folder : 7-8 Time-Life: Special Areas: Dining Rooms: Hemisphere Club
1958-1960
Offsite-Box: 714 Folder : 9 Time-Life: Special Areas: Dining Rooms: Miscellaneous
1956-1966
Offsite-Box: 714 Folder : 10-11 Time-Life: Special Areas: Library
1956-1960
Offsite-Box: 714 Folder : 12 Time-Life: Special Areas: Miscellaneous
1956-1967
Offsite-Box: 714 Folder : 13 Time-Life: Special Areas: Plaza
1960-1967
Offsite-Box: 714 Folder : 14-15 Time-Life: Special Areas: Reception Center
1959-1967
Offsite-Box: 714 Folder : 16 Time-Life: Sublet Space
1957-1960

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