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Guide to the Time Inc. Books Group
1963-1988, 2015
 MS 3009-RG 28

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Collection processed by Holly Deakyne and Samantha Brown

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on July 27, 2020
Description is in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Administrative Information

Provenance

Gift of Time Inc. in 2015.

Access Restrictions

Open to qualified researchers with the exception of restricted materials. Restricted materials may include contracts, personnel files, and correspondence with personally identifying information. Restricted materials are located in box R64. Unreformatted audiovisual material and digital material in the collection is not accessible. Materials are stored offsite and advance notice is required for use.

Use Restrictions

This collection is owned by the New-York Historical Society. The copyright law of the United States governs the making of photocopies and protects unpublished materials as well as published materials. Unpublished materials created before January 1, 1978 cannot be quoted in publication without permission of the copyright holder. Photocopying undertaken by staff only. Limited to 20 exposures of stable, unbound material per day.

Preferred Citation

The collection should be cited as: Time Inc. Books Group Records, MS 3009-RG 28, The 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. Additional records about the history of the Books Group and its subsidiaries can be found in the Time Inc. Subject Files (MS 3009-RG 1) and the Time Inc. Reference Files (MS 3009-RG 3). The Time Inc. Video Group Records (MS 3009-RG 41) may also have materials related to books collaborated on by the two groups.

Processing Information

The Group Vice President Files were processed by Holly Deakyne in 2019. When present and in fair condition, the original folders were retained. Documents were transferred to archival containers in cases of overcrowding, if original folders were damaged, or when in binders. Branded binders were separated from the binder contents for housing purposes; generic binders were not retained. 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. Series were created based on the original arrangement of the materials. Order within the subseries was imposed. Deakyne created the inventory and other descriptive notes for this series.

The Books and Arts Associates Records were processed by Samantha Brown in 2017. The original folders were retained although some documents were transferred to archival containers in instances of overcrowding. Brown created the inventory and other descriptive notes for this series. An additional box of similar material found was incorporated by Deakyne in 2018. Empty folders found in the first box processed were discarded when materials matching the titles were discovered in the additional box.

Time-Life Records / Time-Life Music Series was processed by Deakyne in 2019. The majority of material was originally unfoldered, but grouped by music series. Order was imposed, and titles given are the music series titles. Deakyne created the inventory and other descriptive notes for this series.

The Iran Publishing Project Files were processed by Deakyne in 2019. When present and in fair condition, the original folders were retained. Documents were transferred to archival containers in cases of overcrowding or if original folders were damaged. 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. Order was imposed. Deakyne created the inventory and other descriptive notes for this series.

The Time-Life Travel Club Records were processed by Deakyne in 2019. When present and in fair condition, the original folders were retained. Documents were transferred to archival containers in cases of overcrowding, if original folders were damaged, or when in binders. Generic binders were not retained. 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. Series were created based on the original arrangement of the materials. Order within the subseries was imposed. Deakyne created the inventory and other descriptive notes for this series.