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Guide to the Time Inc. Life Publishing and Business Records
 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

Scope and Contents

The Life Publishing and Business Records contain materials from the publishing and business sides of the magazine's operation. The majority of materials come from the publisher, and the advertising sales, business, market research, and circulation departments. The main focus of the collection is on advertiser information, advertising sales, magazine sales, the use of photographs owned by  Life, joint ventures between  Life and other companies, and with circulation challenges.


This record group is arranged into nine series:

Series I. Publisher's Office Files
Series II. Business Office Files
Series III. Advertising Sales Files
Series IV. Market Research Department Files
Series V. Advertising Copy Acceptance Files
Series VI. Marketing and Sales Files
Series VII. Public Relations Department Files
Series VIII. Circulation Director Files
Series IX. Newsstand Department Records