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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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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

Container List

Series II. Public Relations Department Files, 1987-1991. 6.85 Linear feet in 7 record cartons

Historical Note

The earliest records of the Fortune Public Relations department are from 1987 and show Gary Belis as the department head. While the documents themselves do not list his exact role, the Time Inc. department heads list shows Belis as the head of the Publicity department. There is no indication, within the records or in any department heads list, of this department existing before 1987 though it may have been a part of another department, such as Promotions. Looking within the files themselves does not clear up this issue either since the work of Public Relations and Promotions appears to overlap. In 1991, the department was renamed the Public Relations Department. Between 1987 and 1991, there does not appear to be a consistent name for the department. In general, materials within the collection indicate that employees used the names Publicity, Public Affairs, and Public Relations interchangeably.

Scope and Contents

The Public Relations Department Files contain materials created or collected by employees within the department between 1987 and 1991. Included in the series are clippings, transcripts, press releases, press kits, photographs, negatives, transparencies, pamphlets, reports, and correspondence.

Arrangement

Arranged into five subseries:
Subseries II.A. Public Relations Director Emma Dockendorff
Subseries II.B. Public Relations Office Files
Subseries II.C. Press Releases
Subseries II.D. Television and Radio Transcript Files
Subseries II.E. Newspaper, Radio, and Television Clippings Files

Subseries II.A. Public Relations Director Emma Dockendorff, 1989-1991. 1 Linear feet in 2 record cartons

Biographical Note

Emma Dockendorff was Fortune's Director of Public Relations between 1989 and 1993. Prior to her work at Time Inc., Dockendorff worked as an independent public relations and marketing consultant.

Citations:

"Emma Clurman, a Consultant, Marries." New York Times. May 18, 1985. Accessed January 03, 2019. https://www.nytimes.com/1985/05/18/style/emma-clurman-a-consultant-marries.html.

Fortune Magazine Masthead. January 11, 1993. Vol. 127, No. 1. Accessed January 07, 2019. http://archive.fortune.com/magazines/fortune/fortune_archive/1993/01/11/77385/index.htm

Scope and Contents

The Public Relations Director Emma Dockendorff files cover the period of 1989 to 1991. The focus of the subseries is on managing the public's perception of Fortune, setting up seminars and events, and overseeing the work done within  Fortune's Public Relations department. Included in this subseries are lists of public relations firms, clippings, lists of employees and responsibilities, lists of major ad market papers ranked by circulation, lists of sources for news about magazines, lists of major news syndicates, seminar schedules, to-do lists and notes, reports on broadcast market analysis, pamphlets from Quality Workforce Forum, press releases, Time Warner quarterly reports, lists and report on leading advertisers, reports on CEO crisis management and communication, photographs from 60th anniversary events, press kits, press releases and correspondence. The topics covered by the correspondence includes policies for sales and marketing staff, press release policies, ad sales, circulation statistics, and seminars.

Arrangement

Organized alphabetically.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 2904 Folder : 3-8 Education Issue: Saving Our Schools
1990
Offsite-Box: 2904 Folder : 9-10 Fortune Holds 20th Annual Worldwide Corporate Communications Seminar
1991, undated
Offsite-Box: 2904 Folder : 11 Fortune Reports: Aug. 13
1990
Offsite-Box: 2904 Folder : 12 Press Policy: Time Inc. Magazines
1991
Offsite-Box: 2904 Folder : 13 Press Release Distribution Policy
1989
Offsite-Box: 2904 Folder : 14 Public Relations Firms
1991
Offsite-Box: 2904 Folder : 15 Public Relations Information
1991
Offsite-Box: 2904 Folder : 16 Public Relations Seminar
1991
Offsite-Box: 2904 Folder : 17 Quality Forum
1990-1991
Offsite-Box: 2904 Folder : 18 Quality Round Table Release: 1991 May 22
1991
Offsite-Box: 2904 Folder : 19 Quarterly Reports: Time Warner
1990
Offsite-Box: 2904 Folder : 20 Radio
1990-1991
Offsite-Box: 2904 Folder : 21 Research
1989-1991
Offsite-Box: 2904 Folder : 22 Revenues
undated
Offsite-Box: 2904 Folder : 23 Sales Information
1990
Offsite-Box: 2904 Folder : 24 Sales Staff
1991
Offsite-Box: 2904 Folder : 25-26 Salt Lake City: 1990 Nov.
1990
Offsite-Box: 2904 Folder : 27-28 Site Selection: Market Research
1988-1991
Offsite-Box: 2904 Folder : 29 Sixtieth International Press
1990
Offsite-Box: 2904 Folder : 30 Sixtieth International Tour
1990
Offsite-Box: 2905 Folder : 1 Sixtieth International Tour
1990
Offsite-Box: 2905 Folder : 2 Sports Illustrated for Kids
1991
Offsite-Box: 2905 Folder : 3 Strat Sherman
1991
Offsite-Box: 2905 Folder : 4 Time Insider
1990
Offsite-Box: 2905 Folder : 5 Time Magazine Fax List
1991
Offsite-Box: 2905 Folder : 6 Time Warner Inc. Earnings
1990-1991
Offsite-Box: 2905 Folder : 7 Trump Coverage: Ad Age: 1990 July 25
1990
Offsite-Box: 2905 Folder : 8 Ulrich's International Periodicals Directory and Time Warner Corporate Information Packet
1990
Offsite-Box: 2905 Folder : 9 Video News Release
1991
Offsite-Box: 2905 Folder : 10 Wall Street Journal Ads
1990
Offsite-Box: 2905 Folder : 11 World Affairs Council
1990-1990
Offsite-Box: 2905 Folder : 12 Worldwide Corporate Communications Seminar
1991

Subseries II.B. Public Relations Office Files, 1987-1991. 1.1 Linear feet in 3 record cartons

Scope and Contents

The Public Relations Office Files focus on events that the Public Relations department helped arrange as well as material collected by the department documenting the public's perception of Fortune. Staff represented include Francine Uomoleale, Gary Belis, and Emma Dockendorff. Records include job descriptions, invoices, press and radio reports, press kits, photographs, negatives, and clippings.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 2905 Folder : 13 AFIPS: Product Awards Ceremony
1987
Offsite-Box: 2905 Folder : 14-16 Fortune: 60th Anniversary
1990, undated
Offsite-Box: 2905 Folder : 17-18 Fortune: 60th Anniversary: Pierre
undated
Offsite-Box: 2905 Folder : 19-20 Fortune: 60th Anniversary: Rainbow Room
undated
Offsite-Box: 2905 Folder : 21 Fortune: 60th Anniversary: Spain
undated
Offsite-Box: 2905 Folder : 22 Fortune: Atlanta Event
1987
Offsite-Box: 2905 Folder : 23 Fortune: Covers
undated
Offsite-Box: 2905 Folder : 24 Fortune: Covers: First  Fortune 500 Cover
undated
Offsite-Box: 2905 Folder : 25-29 Invoices
1990
Offsite-Box: R42 Invoices [RESTRICTED]
1990
Offsite-Box: 2905 Folder : 30-33 Press Pickup Totals
1988-1989
Offsite-Box: 2906 Folder : 1 Press Pickup Totals
1990
Offsite-Box: 2906 Folder : 2 Public Relations Assistant Job Description
1991
Offsite-Box: 2906 Folder : 3 Radio Clearance and Exceptions Reports
1989
Offsite-Box: 2906 Folder : 4 Radio Scripts
1991
Offsite-Box: 2906 Folder : 5-6 Rate Base: 1990 Nov. 15
1990
Offsite-Box: 2906 Folder : 7 Weeden, Finkle and Fay Invitations
1987

Subseries II.C. Press Releases, 1989-1990. 2.25 Linear feet in 3 record cartons

Scope and Contents

Press Releases were collected by the Public Relations department between 1989 and 1990. These press releases announced special issues of Fortune or articles that were soon to be published. The dates on files indicate the date of an issue's or article's publication rather than when a press release was distributed.

Arrangement

Organized in reverse chronological order.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 2906 Folder : 8-13 1990 December
1990 November 14 - December 13
Offsite-Box: 2906 Folder : 14-17 1990 November
1990 October 17 - November 8
Offsite-Box: 2906 Folder : 18-22 1990 October
1990 October 3-28
Offsite-Box: 2907 Folder : 1-3 1990 October
1990 September 19 - October 10
Offsite-Box: 2907 Folder : 4-10 1990 September
1990 August 21 - September 19
Offsite-Box: 2907 Folder : 11-15 1990 July
1990 June 13 - July 24
Offsite-Box: 2907 Folder : 16-17 1990 June
1990 May 16-31
Offsite-Box: 2907 Folder : 18-19 1990 May
1990 April 17 - May 11
Offsite-Box: 2907 Folder : 20-21 1990 April
1990 April 3-4
Offsite-Box: 2908 Folder : 1-2 1990 April
1990 March 20 - April 4
Offsite-Box: 2908 Folder : 3-9 1990 March
1990 August 8, 1990 February 20 - March 6, undated
Offsite-Box: 2908 Folder : 12-13 1990 January
1990 January 9, 1990 December 14
Offsite-Box: 2908 Folder : 14-15 1989 April
1989 April 25

Subseries II.D. Television and Radio Transcript Files, 1990-1991. 1 Linear feet in 2 record cartons

Scope and Contents

The Radio and Television Transcript files cover the period of 1990 to 1991 and include transcripts from Fortune editors' appearances on radio and television programs. The specific shows included in this subseries are  Inside Business and  Your Dollar. Additionally, there are transcripts from editor appearances on the Financial News Network.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 2908 Folder : 16-17 Financial News Network
1990-1991, undated
Offsite-Box: 2908 Folder : 18-20 Inside Business
1990
Offsite-Box: 2909 Folder : 1-4 Inside Business
1990
Offsite-Box: 2909 Folder : 5-8 Your Dollar
1990

Subseries II.E. Newspaper, Radio, and Television Clippings Files, 1989-1991. 1.5 Linear feet in 2 record cartons

Scope and Contents

The Newspaper, Radio, and Television Clippings Files cover the period of 1989 to 1991 and includes collected newspaper clippings as wells as transcripts of radio and television shows that mention specific issues of Fortune or featured articles. The folder titles appear to relate to specific issues of  Fortune rather than the dates of the clippings. of a specific clipping was published.

Arrangement

Arranged in original order.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 2909 Folder : 9 1991 February 12
1990
Offsite-Box: 2909 Folder : 10 1991 June 4
1990, undated
Offsite-Box: 2909 Folder : 11-13 1990 December 3-31
1990-1991
Offsite-Box: 2909 Folder : 14-21 1990 November 5-19
1990-1991
Offsite-Box: 2909 Folder : 22-23 1990 October 8-22
1990
Offsite-Box: 2909 Folder : 24-25 1990 September 10-24
1990
Offsite-Box: 2910 Folder : 1-2 1990 August 13-27
1990-1991
Offsite-Box: 2910 Folder : 3-5 1990 July 2-30
1990-1991
Offsite-Box: 2910 Folder : 6 1990 June 18
1990
Offsite-Box: 2910 Folder : 7 1990 May 21
1990
Offsite-Box: 2910 Folder : 8-17 1990 April 9-23
1990-1991
Offsite-Box: 2910 Folder : 18-19 1990 March 12-26
1990
Offsite-Box: 2910 Folder : 20 1990 February 26
1990
Offsite-Box: 2910 Folder : 21-23 1990 January 1-29
1989-1990
Offsite-Box: 2910 Folder : 24 Investor's Guide: Fall 1990
1990-1991
Offsite-Box: 2910 Folder : 25 Pac Rim: Fall 1990
1990
Offsite-Box: 2910 Folder : 26 Spring 1990
1990
Offsite-Box: 2910 Folder : 27-29 Spring 1990: Saving Our Schools
1990-1991

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