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Guide to the Time Inc. Life Publishing and Business Records
1936-2001
 MS 3009-RG 26

New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024
(212) 873-3400


New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Samantha Brown and Holly Deakyne

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on March 09, 2021
Description is in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Container List

Series I. Publisher's Office Files, 1955-1971. 5.5 Linear feet in 6 record cartons

Scope and Contents

The Publisher's Office Files focus on requests to reproduce photographs and articles from the magazine in other publications. There are additionally a limited number of files regarding exhibits using photographs owned by Life.

Arrangement

Arranged into three subseries:
Subseries I.A. Exhibition Files
Subseries I.B. Photograph Rights and Reproductions Files
Subseries I.B. Article and Excerpt Rights and Reproductions Files

Subseries I.A. Exhibition Files, 1955-1965. 0.25 Linear feet in 3 folders

Scope and Contents

The Exhibition Files includes three folders. The materials in these folders focus on the use of Life photographs in exhibits. These exhibits are not curated by or created by Time Inc. or any of its subsidiaries. Included in this subseries are check requisition forms, clippings, expense reports, list of images to be used in exhibits, notes on exhibit attendance and publicity, pamphlets, photographs, and correspondence. The correspondence included in this subseries was mostly sent to or from Ruth Fowler who was  Life assistant publisher and letters department manager from 1960 to 1972. The correspondence discusses photos on loan, the use of paintings and transparencies, licensing for exhibit, and the insurance for photos and paintings. Because of the limited nature of this subseries, it is unclear if these folders were part of Fowler's personal files or belong to some other group of records within the publisher's office.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 3020 Folder : 1 Illuminations: Exhibit Background, Clearances, etc.
1955-1958
Offsite-Box: 3020 Folder : 2-3 Sistine Chapel
1956-1965

Subseries I.B. Photograph Rights and Reproductions Files, 1967-1970. 3.25 Linear feet in 4 record cartons

Scope and Contents

The Photograph Rights and Reproductions Files contain materials from 1969 to 1970 and focus on the use and reproduction of photographs and images that Life had the rights to. The majority of materials in this subseries are correspondence but there are also routing forms, invoices, photo lab forms, clippings, and photos. The correspondence was mainly sent to and from Vassillia Moore and Ruth Fowler. Moore appears to have worked in the publisher's office, based on documents within the subseries, but it is unclear what position she held and she is not included in any departments heads lists. Fowler was  Life assistant publisher and letters department manager from 1960 to 1972. The Correspondence generally contain requests for the use of images, photos, and transparencies as well as requests for reproductions of those materials.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 3020 Folder : 4 A
1967-1969
Offsite-Box: R42 A [RESTRICTED]
1969
Offsite-Box: 3020 Folder : 5-14 B-H
1969
Offsite-Box: R42 C [RESTRICTED]
1969
Offsite-Box: R42 E [RESTRICTED]
1969
Offsite-Box: R42 F [RESTRICTED]
1969
Offsite-Box: R42 G [RESTRICTED]
1969
Offsite-Box: R42 H [RESTRICTED]
1969
Offsite-Box: 3020 Folder : 15 H: Harcourt, Brace and World, Inc.
1969
Offsite-Box: 3020 Folder : 16 H: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc.
1969
Offsite-Box: R42 H: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, Inc [RESTRICTED]
1966
Offsite-Box: 3020 Folder : 17 H: Houghton-Mifflin Co.
1969
Offsite-Box: R42 H: Houghton-Mifflin Co. [RESTRICTED]
1969
Offsite-Box: 3020 Folder : 18-25 I-P
1969
Offsite-Box: R42 L [RESTRICTED]
1969
Offsite-Box: R42 M [RESTRICTED]
1969
Offsite-Box: R42 P [RESTRICTED]
1969
Offsite-Box: 3021 Folder : 1 R
1969
Offsite-Box: R42 R [RESTRICTED]
1969
Offsite-Box: 3021 Folder : 2 R: Reader's Digest
1969
Offsite-Box: R42 R: Reader's Digest [RESTRICTED]
1969
Offsite-Box: 3021 Folder : 3 S
1969
Offsite-Box: R42 S [RESTRICTED]
1969
Offsite-Box: 3021 Folder : 4 S: Silver Burdett and Scott, Foresman
1969
Offsite-Box: R42 S: Silver Burdett and Scott, Foresman [RESTRICTED]
1969
Offsite-Box: 3021 Folder : 5-7 USIA (United States Information Agency): Photos
1969
Offsite-Box: 3021 Folder : 8 USIA (United States Information Agency): Scotchprints Text
1969
Offsite-Box: R42 USIA (United States Information Agency): Scotchprints Text [RESTRICTED]
1969
Offsite-Box: 3021 Folder : 9-10 V-W
1969
Offsite-Box: R42 W [RESTRICTED]
1969
Offsite-Box: 3021 Folder : 11 A
1970
Offsite-Box: R42 A [RESTRICTED]
1970
Offsite-Box: 3021 Folder : 12 American Heritage
1970
Offsite-Box: 3021 Folder : 13-14 B-C
1970
Offsite-Box: R42 B-C [RESTRICTED]
1970
Offsite-Box: 3021 Folder : 15 Crowell-Collier
1970
Offsite-Box: 3021 Folder : 16 D
1970
Offsite-Box: R42 D [RESTRICTED]
1970
Offsite-Box: 3021 Folder : 17 D.C. Heath
1970
Offsite-Box: 3021 Folder : 18 E
1970
Offsite-Box: 3021 Folder : 19 Encyclopedia Britannia
1970
Offsite-Box: 3021 Folder : 20 F
1970
Offsite-Box: 3021 Folder : 21 Field Enterprises
1970
Offsite-Box: R42 Field Enterprises [RESTRICTED]
1970
Offsite-Box: 3021 Folder : 22 G
1970
Offsite-Box: R42 G [RESTRICTED]
1970
Offsite-Box: 3021 Folder : 23 Ginn
1970
Offsite-Box: 3021 Folder : 24 Grolier
1970
Offsite-Box: 3021 Folder : 25 H
1970
Offsite-Box: 3021 Folder : 26 Harcourt
1970
Offsite-Box: 3021 Folder : 27 Harper and Row
1970
Offsite-Box: R42 Harper and Row [RESTRICTED]
1970
Offsite-Box: 3022 Folder : 1 Holt
1970
Offsite-Box: 3022 Folder : 2 Horizon
1970
Offsite-Box: 3022 Folder : 3 Houghton
1970
Offsite-Box: 3022 Folder : 4-5 I-J
1970
Offsite-Box: 3022 Folder : 6 J.B. Lippincott
1970
Offsite-Box: 3022 Folder : 7-8 K-L
1970
Offsite-Box: 3022 Folder : 8 Little Brown
1970
Offsite-Box: 3022 Folder : 10 M
1970
Offsite-Box: R42 M [RESTRICTED]
1970
Offsite-Box: 3022 Folder : 11 Macmillan
1970
Offsite-Box: 3022 Folder : 12 McGraw-Hill
1970
Offsite-Box: 3022 Folder : 13-14 N-O
1970
Offsite-Box: 3022 Folder : 15 Prentice-Hall
1970
Offsite-Box: R42 Prentice-Hall [RESTRICTED]
1970
Offsite-Box: 3022 Folder : 16 Q
1970
Offsite-Box: 3022 Folder : 17 Random House
1970
Offsite-Box: 3022 Folder : 18 Rand McNally
1970
Offsite-Box: 3022 Folder : 19 Reader's Digest
1970
Offsite-Box: R42 Reader's Digest [RESTRICTED]
1970
Offsite-Box: 3022 Folder : 20 S
1970
Offsite-Box: R42 S [RESTRICTED]
1970
Offsite-Box: 3022 Folder : 21 Scott Foresman
1970
Offsite-Box: R42 Scott Foresman [RESTRICTED]
1970
Offsite-Box: 3022 Folder : 22 Silver Burdett
1970
Offsite-Box: 3022 Folder : 23-24 T-U
1970
Offsite-Box: R42 T-U [RESTRICTED]
1970
Offsite-Box: 3022 Folder : 25-27 USIA (United States Information Agency)
1970
Offsite-Box: R42 USIA (United States Information Agency) [RESTRICTED]
1970
Offsite-Box: 3022 Folder : 28-29 V-W
1970
Offsite-Box: R42 W [RESTRICTED]
1970

Subseries I.C. Article and Excerpt Rights and Reproduction Files, 1967-1971. 1.75 Linear feet in 2 record cartons

Scope and Contents

Includes reprint and reproduction requests from outside sources. The files come primarily from Joan Mueller. Folders in box 3317 are sealed due to mold issues.

Arrangement

Files remain in the original order.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 3316 Folder : 1 Silver Burdette Company
1970
Offsite-Box: 3316 Folder : 2-29 Magazines
1967-1971
Offsite-Box: 3316 Folder : 30-32 High School Publications
1967-1970
Offsite-Box: 3316 Folder : 33 College Publications
1969-1970
Offsite-Box: 3317 Folder : 1 College Publications [RESTRICTED]
circa 1970
Offsite-Box: 3317 Folder : 2 Government Publications [RESTRICTED]
circa 1970
Offsite-Box: 3317 Folder : 3 House Organs [RESTRICTED]
circa 1970
Offsite-Box: 3317 Folder : 4-5 Newspapers [RESTRICTED]
circa 1970
Offsite-Box: 3317 Folder : 6 New York Times [RESTRICTED]
circa 1970
Offsite-Box: 3317 Folder : 7-8 Religious Publications [RESTRICTED]
circa 1970
Offsite-Box: 3317 Folder : 9-12 Miscellaneous [RESTRICTED]
circa 1970

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