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Guide to the Time Inc. People Publishing and Business Records
1973-2003
 MS 3009-RG 27

New-York Historical Society
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New York, NY 10024
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Collection processed by Melanie Rinehart and Holly Deakyne

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on July 08, 2021
Description is in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Container List

Series V. Public Affairs Records, 1977-1995. 16.1 Linear feet in 17 record cartons

Scope and Contents

The majority of records are press releases sent out by various people within People Public Affairs regarding upcoming articles and staff updates. The press releases may be accompanied by materials such as memoranda, news clippings, photographs, and copies of People magazine. Also includes publicity materials from the Public Affairs Director's office on cover stories.

Arrangement

Arranged into four subseries:

Subseries VI.A. Public Affairs Director Susan Ollinick Files

Subseries VI.B. Publicity Manager Press Releases

Subseries VI.C. Trade Publicity Manager Elizabeth Wagner Files

Subseries VI.D. Press Releases On Staff

Subseries VI.A. Public Affairs Director Susan Ollinick Files, 1995. 1.6 Linear feet in 4 record cartons

Scope and Contents

Includes publicity materials for all People magazine issues and special editions from 1995, when Susan Ollinick held the role of Public Affairs Director, such as press releases, arrangements for on-air interviews with Susan Ollinick regarding  People stories, memoranda, and FedEx receipts and fax cover sheets to show who press releases were being sent to. Some of publicity coordinator Akieva Harrell's materials are also included. For some issues a chart with each article and its author and editor are included.

Folders are titled with the issue's cover article and release date.

Notably includes coverage of the Selena and Jerry Garcia special memorial editions.

Arrangement

Chronological by week.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 3076 Folder : 23-34 Issue Publicity
1995 January 9-April 3
Offsite-Box: 3077 Issue Publicity
1995 April 3-September 11
Offsite-Box: 3078 Folder : 1-13 Issue Publicity
1995 September 18-November 27
Offsite-Box: R43 Issue Publicity [RESTRICTED]
1995 February-May

Subseries VI.B. Publicity Manager Press Releases, 1980-1988. 6 Linear feet in 6 record cartons

Biographical / Historical

This subseries includes covers when Penelope Karageorge and Elizabeth "Betsy" Wagner each held the title of Publicity Manager. Penelope Karageorge held the role from 1980 to 1985, and Elizabeth Wagner held the role from 1985 to approximately 1994.

Scope and Contents

Subseries includes editorial press releases about People magazine featured cover stories, studies, and events hosted by  People, including photographic exhibitions.

Arrangement

Chronological.

Container 1     Title Date
Offsite-Box: 3067 Issue Edit Press Releases
1980-1983
Offsite-Box: 3068 Issue Edit Press Releases
1983-1986
Offsite-Box: 3069 Issue Edit Press Releases
1986-1987
Offsite-Box: 3070 Issue Edit Press Releases
1987
Offsite-Box: 3071 Issue Edit Press Releases
1988
Offsite-Box: 3072 Issue Edit Press Releases
1988

Subseries VI.C. Trade Publicity Manager Elizabeth Wagner Files, 1983-1988. 6 Linear feet in 6 record cartons

Scope and Contents

These materials are from when Elizabeth "Betsy" Wagner held the role of Trade Publicity Manager. Includes press releases and other materials related to People magazine's advertising trade publicity, concerning specific advertising campaigns run in the magazine. Also includes photographs and photographic negatives of  People magazine sponsered events and staff used for publicity and internal staff updates. The original box was labeled for the A-D range and indicates this is not the full range of files at present.

Notable is the coverage of Ten: The Musical, a  People produced 1984 musical about the first decade of the magazine. Scripts, songbooks, cast lists, guests lists, and press releases regarding  Ten: The Musical are included.

Press release titles reflect the name of the advertiser or the event title.

Arrangement

Alphabetical by event title, last name, or title of press release.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 3094 Folder : 1-2 "Active People" Photo Show College Tour
1984-1985
Offsite-Box: 3094 Folder : 3 Baja Club Party
1987
Offsite-Box: 3094 Folder : 4 Bears Party: 7 October
1986
Offsite-Box: 3094 Folder : 15 Bright Lights Screening: 29 March
1988
Offsite-Box: 3094 Folder : 5 Boomer Photo Contest Winner
1985
Offsite-Box: 3094 Folder : 6-7 Boomer Seminar Photos: 8 March
1985
Offsite-Box: 3094 Folder : 8-9 Boomer Seminar: Chicago: 5 June
1985
Offsite-Box: 3094 Folder : 10 Boomer Seminar: Detroit: 3 June
1985
Offsite-Box: 3094 Folder : 11 Boomer Seminar: Los Angeles
1985
Offsite-Box: 3094 Folder : 12-13 Boston Photo Show
1985
Offsite-Box: 3094 Folder : 15 Buster Poindexter, Roseland: 29 February
1988
Offsite-Box: 3094 Folder : 16 Campbell's Photos
1985
Offsite-Box: 3094 Folder : 17 Catherine Barron-Heiskell Award
1986
Offsite-Box: 3094 Folder : 18 Central Park
1985
Offsite-Box: 3094 Folder : 19 Consumer Electronics Show Breakfast: 13 August
1986
Offsite-Box: 3094 Folder : 20 Consumer Electronics Show: Las Vegas: January
1986
Offsite-Box: 3094 Folder : 21 Consumer Electronics Show/People Party: January
1988
Offsite-Box: 3094 Folder : 22-23 Consumer Electronics Show Seminar Photos: 31 January
1985
Offsite-Box: 3095 Folder : 1 Consumer Electronics Show Seminar Photos: 9 September
1985
Offsite-Box: 3095 Folder : 2 Consumer Electronics Show Photos: Las Vegas: 10 January
1987
Offsite-Box: 3095 Folder : 3 Consumer Electronics Show Photos: Top 10 Retailer of the Year: 7 January
1984
Offsite-Box: 3095 Folder : 4 Dallas Photo Show: Photos/Contact Sheets: 22 January
1986
Offsite-Box: 3095 Folder : 5 Dallas Sporting Goods Show
1986
Offsite-Box: 3095 Folder : 6-7 D'Aloia, John
1987-1988
Offsite-Box: 3095 Folder : 8 Detroit Party: "People Performs"
1988
Offsite-Box: 3095 Folder : 9 Dezerland Party: Proctor and Gamble: 19 January
1988
Offsite-Box: 3095 Folder : 10 Dodge Morgan Party: 16 September
1986
Offsite-Box: 3095 Folder : 11 Dodge, Mark: Sales Manager
1977
Offsite-Box: 3095 Folder : 12 Edit Luncheon Photos: 10 April
1985
Offsite-Box: 3095 Folder : 13 Flynn, Dick
1985
Offsite-Box: 3095 Folder : 14-15 Inter-office Photos
1985
Offsite-Box: 3095 Folder : 16 People Magazine Sales Staff Pictures
1977
Offsite-Box: 3095 Folder : 17 People Magazine Staff Photos
1977
Offsite-Box: 3073 Trade Press Releases: A-C
1983-1987
Offsite-Box: 3074 Trade Press Releases: C-H
1984-1988
Offsite-Box: 3075 Trade Press Releases: H-T
1984-1988
Offsite-Box: 3076 Folder : 1-22 Trade Press Releases: T-Z
1984-1987

Subseries VI.D. Press Releases On Staff, 1977-1990. 2.5 Linear feet in 3 record cartons

Scope and Contents

Records include press releases regarding staff and personnel changes in People's advertising and sales staff. Press releases may be accompanied by photographs, news clippings, and announcements sent directly to sales staff.

Arrangement

Alphabetical by last name.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 3078 Folder : 14-38 Staff Press Releases: Abram, Jane-Brower, Montgomery
1977-1988
Offsite-Box: 3079 Staff Press Releases: Burch, Jeffrey-Lincoln, Victoria
1977-1989
Offsite-Box: 3080 Staff Press Releases: Magee, Karen-Zappulla, Fran
1981-1990

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