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Guide to the Time Inc. Fortune Publishing and Business Records
1929-2005
 MS 3009-RG 25

New-York Historical Society
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New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Samantha Brown and Holly Deakyne

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on February 25, 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 and consent forms. Restricted boxes include R42, 2868, 2911-2913, and 2919-2942. 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 The copyright law of the United States governs the making of photocopies and protects unpublished materials as well as published materials. Unpublished materials created before January 1, 1978 cannot be quoted in publication without permission of the copyright holder.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. Fortune Publishing and Business Records, MS 3009-RG 25, 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.

Information about the history of Fortune and additional records from the publishing and business offices can be found in the Time Inc. Subject Files (MS 3009-RG 1) and the Time Inc. Annex Files (MS 3009-RG 39). Records from the editorial offices are in the Time Inc.  Fortune Editorial Records (MS 3009-RG 8).

Processing Information

The Time Inc. Fortune Publishing and Business Records were processed by Samantha Brown in 2018 and 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 their original order. 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.

Holly Deakyne processed the addition of the microfilm in the Advertising Sales Department Records in 2019 and updated the finding aid.

Deakyne processed the Fortune Data Bank Publication Fulfillment Files in 2021 and updated the finding aid.