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

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Container List

Series I. Group Vice President Files, 1963-1988. 14.5 Linear feet in 16 record cartons

Biographical Note

Rhett Austell joined Time Inc. in 1950 and held prior roles at Time in circulation and as general manager. He was Time-Life Books (TLB) publisher from 1964 to 1969, as well as being named a corporate vice president in 1966 and serving on the boards of General Learning Corporation and New York Graphic Society. In 1968 he and vice president Charles Bear served as co-chairmen for the new executive oversight group "Books, Arts and Recordings." In 1970 Austell became executive vice president over TLB, Time-Life Broadcast, Time-Life Films, Time-Life Records, and Books and Arts Associates. By 1974 he was a group vice president (GVP), and departments added to his oversight included Home Box Office (HBO) and Sterling Manhattan Cable Television. By 1978 when Joan Manley takes over as GVP, the groups for Books and Video are separate.

Joan Manley joined TLB at its formation in 1960 and served as the TLB circulation director, then director of sales before being named the TLB publisher in 1970. She was the first woman to hold the role of publisher at Time Inc, and in 1971 became the first woman corporate vice president of Time Inc. By 1978 Manley took over as the Books Group GVP. Along with serving as GVP, she also was chairman and chief executive officer of Time-Life Books, Inc., the incorporated entity overseeing TLB and served on the board of Book-of-the-Month Club, Inc. In 1981, John McSweeney, formerly the general manager of TLB, took over as chairman with Carl Jaeger as president, but Manley returned as chairman in 1982. A memorandum from her regarding the 1982 Books Group reorganization states she would no longer be CEO of TLB, but would transition back to only GVP with Reginald Brack taking over in the president and CEO role. Manley retired in August 1984.

Reginald Brack joined Time Inc. in 1962. In the 1982 reorganization of the Books Group, he moved from his position as publisher at Discover to exchange jobs with TLB president Jaeger. Following Manley's retirement in August 1984, Brack became Books GVP along with taking over Manley's other former roles as chairman of Time-Life Books, Inc. and vice chairman of Book-of-the-Month Club, Inc. Brack was named chief executive officer (CEO) of the magazine group in December 1986.

Citations:

Prendergast, Curtis, and Geoffrey Colvin. 1986. The World of Time Inc.: The Intimate History of a Changing Enterprise, 1960-1980. New York: Atheneum. United States. 1977.

Time Inc. Reference Files, MS 3009-RG 3, New-York Historical Society.

Time Inc. Subject Files, MS 3009-RG 1, New-York Historical Society.

Scope and Contents

The Administrative Files contain records from the holders of this position, primarily Joan Manley and Reginald Brack with earlier files from Rhett Austell. There are also records from administrative assistant Joan Berk acting on behalf of Manley and Brack. Materials were not separated by office holder, but look to be kept together by the administrative staff.

Records include administrative files documenting decisions at the executive level and the oversight of all Time-Life Books staff and projects; files on Time Inc.'s investments in foreign publishing companies; and files on companies other than Time-Life Books within the Books Group.

Arrangement

Organized into three subseries:

Subseries I.A. Administrative Files
Subseries I.B. International Files
Subseries I.C. Subsidiary Files

Subseries I.A. Administrative Files, 1963-1986 (bulk 1972-1986). 4 Linear feet in 5 record cartons

Scope and Contents

The Administrative Files document decisions at the executive level and the oversight of all Time-Life Books staff and projects. Records include interoffice correspondence with staff in the various offices within the Books Group, lists of staff for the various offices and subsidiaries, staffing change announcements, and organization charts for the Books Group and Book-of-the-Month Club. Items of interest include discussion about whether to merge TLB department Time-Life Audio into Time-Life Records, a photograph of the TLB staff working on the Iran Publishing Project, and publisher Joan Manley's 1973 memorandum to GVP Rhett Austell arguing against the proposal to remove "Life" from all company names after the closure of Life magazine.

Arrangement

Organized alphabetically.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 3428 Folder : 1-2 Access (Computer newsletter)
1983-1984
Offsite-Box: 3428 Folder : 3 Acquisitions: Queries
1984-1986
Offsite-Box: 3428 Folder : 4-5 Acquisitions: Possible
1972-1980
Offsite-Box: 3428 Folder : 6 Affirmative Action
1985
Offsite-Box: 3428 Folder : 7 Anniversary: 25th
1986
Offsite-Box: 3428 Folder : 8-12 Announcements
1971-1985
Offsite-Box: 3428 Folder : 13 Artandi, George
1984-1985
Offsite-Box: 3428 Folder : 14 Austell, Rhett
1971-1973
Offsite-Box: 3428 Folder : 15 Bair, Steve
1985
Offsite-Box: 3428 Folder : 16 Banana Republic (Melvin Ziegler)
1985-1986
Offsite-Box: 3428 Folder : 17 The Best of Life
1972-1975
Offsite-Box: 3428 Folder : 18-19 Board of Directors: Executive Committee
1982-1983
Offsite-Box: 3428 Folder : 20 Bonus Forms
1986
Offsite-Box: 3428 Folder : 21 Books Group Boards
1986
Offsite-Box: 3428 Folder : 22 Book Catalog (Gift catalog)
1986
Offsite-Box: 3428 Folder : 23-24 Brack, Reginald to Joan Manley
1982-1984
Offsite-Box: 3428 Folder : 25-27 Budget
1981-1986
Offsite-Box: 3428 Folder : 28 Capital Appropriations
1982
Offsite-Box: 3428 Folder : 29 Cavendish, Marshall (Peter Godfrey)
1973-1974
Offsite-Box: R64 Cavendish, Marshall (Peter Godfrey) [RESTRICTED]
Offsite-Box: 3428 Folder : 30 College Textbook Publishing
1984
Offsite-Box: 3428 Folder : 31 Conference: Lyford Cay
1985
Offsite-Box: 3429 Folder : 1 Conflict of Interest Letters
1982-1983
Offsite-Box: 3429 Folder : 2 Constable, George
1985
Offsite-Box: 3429 Folder : 3 Copyrights
1972-1979
Offsite-Box: 3429 Folder : 4 Corporate Development (New products)
1983-1985
Offsite-Box: 3429 Folder : 5 Corporate Policy Committee
1986
Offsite-Box: 3429 Folder : 6 Creative Advisory Board
1985-1986
Offsite-Box: 3429 Folder : 7 Definitions of Terms
undated
Offsite-Box: 3429 Folder : 8 Dell Publishing
1975
Offsite-Box: 3429 Folder : 9 DeVries, Wes
1985
Offsite-Box: 3429 Folder : 10 Dinner: Lantos, Tom
1986
Offsite-Box: 3429 Folder : 11 Director Mail/Marking Association
1975-1983
Offsite-Box: 3429 Folder : 12 Dushkin Publishing Group Ltd
1972-1973
Offsite-Box: 3429 Folder : 13 D: Miscellaneous
1981-1983
Offsite-Box: 3429 Folder : 14-15 Edit
1971-1984
Offsite-Box: 3429 Folder : 16 Edit/Publishing
1976-1982
Offsite-Box: 3429 Folder : 17 Education
1979
Offsite-Box: 3429 Folder : 18 Educational Testing Service
1972
Offsite-Box: 3429 Folder : 19 ELHI Textbook Adoption
1985
Offsite-Box: 3429 Folder : 20 Encyclopedia: Hardy, J. Memorandum,
1963
Offsite-Box: 3429 Folder : 21 Fawcett World Library
1975-1976
Offsite-Box: 3429 Folder : 22 Financial Miscellaneous
1971-1977
Offsite-Box: 3429 Folder : 23 Franklin Book Programs
1973-1977
Offsite-Box: 3429 Folder : 24 Fulfillment
1986
Offsite-Box: 3429 Folder : 25 Gallagher, Ralph
1974
Offsite-Box: 3429 Folder : 26 G: Miscellaneous
1984
Offsite-Box: 3429 Folder : 27 Harris, Charles: Howard University Press
1975-1980
Offsite-Box: 3429 Folder : 28 Henry, Bill
1983-1985
Offsite-Box: 3429 Folder : 29 House Ads and Inserts
1972
Offsite-Box: 3429 Folder : 30 H: Miscellaneous
1981-1985
Offsite-Box: 3429 Folder : 31-34 Ideas and Suggestions for Books
1970-1986
Offsite-Box: 3429 Folder : 35-36 Information Services
1984-1985
Offsite-Box: 3429 Folder : 37 Insurance
1981
Offsite-Box: 3429 Folder : 38 Investment Reduction
1982
Offsite-Box: 3429 Folder : 39 Iran
1979-1984
Offsite-Box: 3430 Folder : 1 Italcambio (Mints)
1975-1976
Offsite-Box: 3430 Folder : 2 I: Miscellaneous
1984
Offsite-Box: 3430 Folder : 3-4 J: Miscellaneous
1975-1985
Offsite-Box: 3430 Folder : 5 Kehoe, Michael: Books Suggestion
1979
Offsite-Box: 3430 Folder : 6 K: Miscellaneous
1980-1984
Offsite-Box: 3430 Folder : 7 Library of America
1982-1983
Offsite-Box: 3430 Folder : 8 Linen, Christopher
1985-1986
Offsite-Box: 3430 Folder : 9 Linen, James A.
1977-1979
Offsite-Box: 3430 Folder : 10 Lines of Responsibility
1980-1981
Offsite-Box: 3430 Folder : 11 List Analysis
1972-1973
Offsite-Box: 3430 Folder : 12 List Rentals
1972-1975
Offsite-Box: 3430 Folder : 13 Look (Cowles)
1971-1973
Offsite-Box: 3430 Folder : 14 L: Miscellaneous
1980-1985
Offsite-Box: 3430 Folder : 15 Management Development
1985
Offsite-Box: R64 Management Inventory Books Group [RESTRICTED]
1981
Offsite-Box: 3430 Folder : 16 Management Meeting
1986
Offsite-Box: 3430 Folder : 17 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
1981
Offsite-Box: 3430 Folder : 18 Master List Proposal
1981
Offsite-Box: 3430 Folder : 19 Matimore, J. Clarke
1972-1975
Offsite-Box: 3430 Folder : 20 McClelland, Jack: The Vintage Years
1975-1976
Offsite-Box: 3430 Folder : 21 McKinsey and Company
1983
Offsite-Box: 3430 Folder : 22 McKinsey Books Group Project
1984
Offsite-Box: 3430 Folder : 23-24 McSweeney, Jack
1971-1983
Offsite-Box: 3430 Folder : 25 Medallic Art Company
1971
Offsite-Box: 3430 Folder : 26 Memorandum to Korn and McSweeney
1981
Offsite-Box: 3430 Folder : 27 Millenium
1985
Offsite-Box: 3430 Folder : 28-34 Miscellaneous
1978-1986
Offsite-Box: R64 Miscellaneous [RESTRICTED]
Offsite-Box: 3430 Folder : 35 Model
1983?
Offsite-Box: 3430 Folder : 36 Morgan and Morgan
1975
Offsite-Box: 3430 Folder : 37 Move to Alexandria
1976
Offsite-Box: 3430 Folder : 38 Munro, Dick Memorandum on Books and Information
1987?
Offsite-Box: 3430 Folder : 39 Mydans, Carl and Shelley: U.S. Occupation fo Japan
1981
Offsite-Box: 3430 Folder : 40 New Business Development
1985-1986
Offsite-Box: 3430 Folder : 41 N: Miscellaneous
1980-1983
Offsite-Box: 3430 Folder : 42 OPL (Other Publishers' Libraries?)

Scope and Contents

A memorandum states that Time-Life Books' (TLB) sales of other publishers' books are called OPL in "computerese." This file also discusses the TLB logo.

1974
Offsite-Box: 3430 Folder : 43 Paperbound Editions
1975-1980
Offsite-Box: 3430 Folder : 44 Pello, Joanne
1986
Offsite-Box: 3430 Folder : 45-47 Personnel
1976-1986
Offsite-Box: 3430 Folder : 48 Photography as Art
1975-1976
Offsite-Box: 3430 Folder : 49 Photography Year
1972
Offsite-Box: 3430 Folder : 50 Picture Policy (Reproduction Rights)
1973-1979
Offsite-Box: 3430 Folder : 51 Planet Earth
1982
Offsite-Box: 3430 Folder : 52 Pofcher, Monroe
1985
Offsite-Box: 3430 Folder : 53 Postal Service and Costs
1985
Offsite-Box: 3430 Folder : 54 Pricing
1971, 1981
Offsite-Box: 3430 Folder : 55 Privacy
1974-1976
Offsite-Box: 3430 Folder : 56-57 Production
1973-1984
Offsite-Box: 3430 Folder : 58 P: Miscellaneous
1982-1985
Offsite-Box: 3431 Folder : 1 Quality of Life Fund (Wilderness)
1972
Offsite-Box: 3431 Folder : 2 Reorganization
1982
Offsite-Box: R64 Reorganization [RESTRICTED]
Offsite-Box: 3431 Folder : 3 Restructuring
1983
Offsite-Box: 3431 Folder : 4 Rights and Permissions: Photographs
1973
Offsite-Box: 3431 Folder : 5 Series: Understanding Computers
1984
Offsite-Box: 3431 Folder : 6 Series: Your Home
1985
Offsite-Box: 3431 Folder : 7 Seven Arts
1974
Offsite-Box: 3431 Folder : 8 Shepley, James
1975-1978
Offsite-Box: 3431 Folder : 9 Special Sales
1971-1975
Offsite-Box: 3431 Folder : 10 Steering Committee
1984-1986
Offsite-Box: 3431 Folder : 11 Stewart, Paul: Memoranda
1981-1982
Offsite-Box: 3431 Folder : 12 Stone, Martin
1981-1986
Offsite-Box: 3431 Folder : 13-21 Strategic Planning and Five-Year Plans
1975-1985
Offsite-Box: 3431 Folder : 22 S: Miscellaneous
1971-1972
Offsite-Box: 3431 Folder : 23 Telephone Sales
1979
Offsite-Box: 3431 Folder : 24 Time-Life Audio
1970-1973
Offsite-Box: 3431 Folder : 25 Time-Life Films
1975-1979
Offsite-Box: 3431 Folder : 26 Time-Life Libraries
1971-1974
Offsite-Box: 3431 Folder : 27 Time-Life Records
1972-1973
Offsite-Box: 3431 Folder : 28-29 Time-Life Software
1981-1984
Offsite-Box: 3431 Folder : 30 Time-Life Video
1986
Offsite-Box: 3431 Folder : 31 T: Miscellaneous
1973
Offsite-Box: 3431 Folder : 32 Video Books
1984
Offsite-Box: 3431 Folder : 33 Videocassettes
1985-1986
Offsite-Box: 3431 Folder : 34 Video Education and Training Task Force (Bob Ellis)
1979
Offsite-Box: 3431 Folder : 35 "Working Smarter"
1981
Offsite-Box: 3431 Folder : 36 W: Miscellaneous
1974

Subseries I.B. International Files, 1968-1988. 4.5 Linear feet in 6 record cartons

Scope and Contents

The International Files document the executive oversight of Time Inc.'s minority investments in foreign publishers and include reports from the managing director of the Books and Arts Associates (sometimes called Book Arts and Associates), the advisory management consulting team originally responsible for direct communications with the foreign companies before the GVP's office took over. Records document the strategic plans for the international investments and book projects undertaken in collaboration with international publishers.

Arrangement

Organized with general international files at the front, followed by files on the international investments monitoring group Books and Arts Associates, then alphabetically by region. Regions are defined by the original order.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 3432 Folder : 1-3 General
1971-1981
Offsite-Box: 3432 Folder : 4 Administration
1982-1983
Offsite-Box: 3432 Folder : 5 Board Memorandum on Japan and Mexico
1984
Offsite-Box: 3432 Folder : 6 Board Memorandum on Minority Investments Abroad
1972
Offsite-Box: 3432 Folder : 7-8 Fulfillment
1972-1981
Offsite-Box: 3432 Folder : 9 International Production and Distribution (IPD)
1971-1976
Offsite-Box: 3432 Folder : 10 Legal
1972-1979
Offsite-Box: 3432 Folder : 11 Management Information System
1971
Offsite-Box: 3432 Folder : 12 Operations Committee
1971-1972
Offsite-Box: 3432 Folder : 13 Strategic Plan: Europe and SOPAC
1982-1988
Offsite-Box: 3432 Folder : 14 Translation Costs
1979-1980
Offsite-Box: 3432 Folder : 15 XTIs (Cross Throw In)
1979-1980
Offsite-Box: 3432 Folder : 16-18 Books and Arts and Associates: General
1972-1981
Offsite-Box: 3432 Folder : 19-20 Books and Arts and Associates: Alexander Project
1978-1982
Offsite-Box: 3432 Folder : 21 Books and Arts and Associates: International Investment Strategy
1974
Offsite-Box: 3432 Folder : 22 Books and Arts and Associates: Morfogen, Zachary
1977-1982
Offsite-Box: 3432 Folder : 23 Books and Arts and Associates: Raise Review
1976-1980
Offsite-Box: 3432 Folder : 24 Books and Arts and Associates: Summaries of Publishing Activities
1974
Offsite-Box: 3432 Folder : 25-27 Asia: China
1971-1981
Offsite-Box: 3432 Folder : 28-29 Asia: Hong Kong
1976-1981
Offsite-Box: 3432 Folder : 30 Asia: India
1979
Offsite-Box: 3432 Folder : 31 Asia: Indonesia
1974-1979
Offsite-Box: 3432 Folder : 32-34 Asia: Japan: General
1971-1975
Offsite-Box: 3433 Folder : 1-6 Asia: Japan: General
1976-1985
Offsite-Box: 3433 Folder : 7 Asia: Japan: Children's Encyclopedia
1973
Offsite-Box: 3433 Folder : 8-9 Asia: Japan: Direct-to-Consumer Sales
1970-1973
Offsite-Box: 3433 Folder : 10 Asia: Japan: Fulfillment
1973-1975
Offsite-Box: 3433 Folder : 11 Asia: Japan: Incorporation
1974-1975
Offsite-Box: 3433 Folder : 12 Asia: Japan: Ingleton, Nicholas
1980
Offsite-Box: R64 Asia: Japan: Ingleton, Nicholas [RESTRICTED]
Offsite-Box: 3433 Folder : 13-14 Asia: Japan: K. K. Pacifica (Japanese trade company)
1976-1979
Offsite-Box: 3433 Folder : 15 Asia: Japan: Medical Company: Board Memorandum
1978
Offsite-Box: 3433 Folder : 16 Asia: Japan: NHK Series (Japan Broadcasting Corporation)
1973
Offsite-Box: 3433 Folder : 17-21 Asia: Japan: Seibu Time Company Ltd.
1983-1986
Offsite-Box: R64 Asia: Japan: Seibu Time Company Ltd. [RESTRICTED]
Offsite-Box: 3433 Folder : 22-23 Asia: Japan: Shingakusha
1971-1977
Offsite-Box: 3433 Folder : 24-30 Asia: Japan: Teijin-Time
1973-1975
Offsite-Box: R64 Asia: Japan: Teijin-Time [RESTRICTED]
Offsite-Box: 3433 Folder : 31 Asia: Japan: Telephone Sales
1974
Offsite-Box: 3433 Folder : 32-33 Asia: Japan: Time Inc. and Japanese Book Club
1969-1970
Offsite-Box: 3433 Folder : 34-35 Asia: Japan: Time-Life Communications
1977-1979
Offsite-Box: 3433 Folder : 36 Asia: Japan: Time-Life Educational Program
1971-1974
Offsite-Box: 3433 Folder : 37 Asia: Japan: Time-Life Educational Systems Co. Ltd.
1972
Offsite-Box: 3434 Folder : 1 Asia: Japan: Time-Life Educational System: English Language Course
1975-1979
Offsite-Box: 3434 Folder : 2 Asia: Japan: Time-Life Kyoiku Shuppan
1979
Offsite-Box: 3434 Folder : 3-4 Asia: Japan: Time-Life Microsonics
1978-1980
Offsite-Box: 3434 Folder : 5-6 Asia: Japan: Time-Life Tosho Hambai Kabushiki Kaisha
1973-1974
Offsite-Box: R64 Asia: Korea: General [RESTRICTED]
Offsite-Box: 3434 Folder : 7-10 Asia: Korea: Hankook Ilbo Time-Life
1973-1979
Offsite-Box: R64 Asia: Korea: Hankook Ilbo Time-Life [RESTRICTED]
Offsite-Box: 3434 Folder : 11 Asia: Philippines
1968-1981
Offsite-Box: 3434 Folder : 12 Asia: Russia
1972-1978
Offsite-Box: R64 Asia: Russia [RESTRICTED]
Offsite-Box: 3434 Folder : 13-14 Asia: Singapore
1971-1976
Offsite-Box: 3434 Folder : 15 Canada
1981-1986
Offsite-Box: 3434 Folder : 16 Europe: Reorganization
1978-1983
Offsite-Box: 3434 Folder : 17 Europe: Strategic Plan
1985
Offsite-Box: 3434 Folder : 18-20 Europe: England/UK: Andre Deutsch Ltd.
1969-1975
Offsite-Box: 3434 Folder : 21-22 Europe: England/UK: BBC
1969-1975
Offsite-Box: 3434 Folder : 23 Europe: England/UK: Beazley, Mitchell
1971-1974
Offsite-Box: 3434 Folder : 24 Europe: England/UK: Harrow House Limited
1977-1979
Offsite-Box: R64 Europe: England/UK: Harrow House Limited [RESTRICTED]
Offsite-Box: 3434 Folder : 25-26 Europe: England/UK: London
1973-1983
Offsite-Box: 3434 Folder : 27 Europe: England/UK: Trewin Copplestone Ltd.
1980
Offsite-Box: 3434 Folder : 28 Europe: Finland
1975-1976
Offsite-Box: 3434 Folder : 29 Europe: France: Editions du Fanal
1978
Offsite-Box: 3434 Folder : 30-39 Europe: France: Editions Robert Laffont: General
1972-1977
Offsite-Box: 3435 Folder : 1-6 Europe: France: Editions Robert Laffont: General
1978-1983
Offsite-Box: 3435 Folder : 7-9 Europe: France: Editions Robert Laffont: Board of Directors
1969-1978
Offsite-Box: 3435 Folder : 10 Europe: France: Editions Robert Laffont: Films
1969-1974
Offsite-Box: 3435 Folder : 11 Europe: France: Editions Robert Laffont: Financial
1972-1973
Offsite-Box: 3435 Folder : 12 Europe: France: Editions Robert Laffont: Optidisc
1972-1973
Offsite-Box: 3435 Folder : 13 Europe: France: Editions Robert Laffont: Recapitalization
1978-1979
Offsite-Box: 3435 Folder : 14-15 Europe: France: Medsi Group
1978-1983
Offsite-Box: 3435 Folder : 16 Europe: France: Paris Office
1975-1976
Offsite-Box: 3435 Folder : 17 Europe: Germany: General
1976-1980
Offsite-Box: 3435 Folder : 18-19 Europe: Germany: Christian Verlag
1978-1982
Offsite-Box: 3435 Folder : 20-22 Europe: Germany: Rowohlt Taschenbuch
1972-1983
Offsite-Box: 3435 Folder : 23-24 Europe: Italy: Mondadori
1969-1972
Offsite-Box: 3435 Folder : 25-31 Europe: The Netherlands
1971-1985
Offsite-Box: 3436 Folder : 1-5 Europe: Spain: Salvat Ediclub
1968-1979
Offsite-Box: 3436 Folder : 6-7 Latin America: General
1968-1978
Offsite-Box: 3436 Folder : 8 Latin America: Brazil: General
1983
Offsite-Box: 3436 Folder : 9a Latin America: Brazil: Medsi
1981
Offsite-Box: 3436 Folder : 9b Latin America: Brazil: Rio de Janeiro
1980
Offsite-Box: R64 Latin America: King, Robert H. [RESTRICTED]
1973
Offsite-Box: 3436 Folder : 10 Latin America: Management Operations Committee
1975
Offsite-Box: 3436 Folder : 11-16 Latin America: Mexico: General
1971-1984
Offsite-Box: 3436 Folder : 17-24 Latin America: Mexico: Organizacion Editorial Novaro: General
1972-1977
Offsite-Box: 3437 Folder : 1-7 Latin America: Mexico: Organizacion Editorial Novaro: General
1978-1983
Offsite-Box: R64 Latin America: Mexico: Organizacion Editorial Novaro: General [RESTRICTED]
1979-1982
Offsite-Box: 3437 Folder : 8 Latin America: Mexico: Organizacion Editorial Novaro: Board Memorandum
1972
Offsite-Box: 3437 Folder : 9-10 Latin America: Overseas Educational Society
1971-1975
Offsite-Box: R64 Latin America: Overseas Educational Society [RESTRICTED]
Offsite-Box: 3437 Folder : 11 Middle East: Egypt
1976
Offsite-Box: 3437 Folder : 12 Middle East: Iran: General
1977
Offsite-Box: 3437 Folder : 13 Middle East: Iran: Ellis, Bob
1976-1981
Offsite-Box: 3437 Folder : 14-15 Middle East: Iran: Board Memoranda
1975-1976
Offsite-Box: 3437 Folder : 16-17 Middle East: Israel
1974-1983
Offsite-Box: 3437 Folder : 18-19 SOPAC (South Pacific) / Australia
1971-1979

Subseries I.C. Subsidiary Files, 1965-1987. 5 Linear feet in 7 record cartons

Scope and Contents

The Subsidiary Files document the executive oversight of book publishing, subscription, or direct marketing companies acquired by Time Inc. Records include the strategic plans for the subsidiaries and files on publishing or sales projects. Some of the general files for subsidiaries have board meeting minutes and materials. Board records from Time-Life Books, Inc. originally were included with the other subsidiary files instead of with the administrative files. Items of interest include a memorandum stating that Time Inc. has no intention or interest in selling publisher Little, Brown and Company to prospective buyers.

Arrangement

Organized alphabetically.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 3437 Folder : 20-27 Book-of-the-Month Club: General
1977-1984
Offsite-Box: 3438 Folder : 1-2 Book-of-the-Month Club: General
1984
Offsite-Box: 3438 Folder : 3-9 Book-of-the-Month Club: Board of Directors
1974-1981
Offsite-Box: 3438 Folder : 10 Book-of-the-Month Club: Fitzgerald, Ed
1977-1980
Offsite-Box: 3438 Folder : 11 Book-of-the-Month Club: Goals (Strategic Planning)
1981-1984
Offsite-Box: 3438 Folder : 12-13 Book-of-the-Month Club: Personnel
1978-1983
Offsite-Box: 3438 Folder : 14 Book-of-the-Month Club: Silverman, Al
1984-1985
Offsite-Box: 3438 Folder : 15 Book-of-the-Month Club: Wiegers, Betsy
1977-1979
Offsite-Box: 3438 Folder : 16-17 General Learning Corporation
1965, 1974
Offsite-Box: 3438 Folder : 18-21 Haverhill's: General
1971-1974
Offsite-Box: 3438 Folder : 22 Haverhill's: Acquisition
1971
Offsite-Box: 3438 Folder : 23-25 Haverhill's: Board of Directors Meetings and Memoranda
1971-1974
Offsite-Box: 3438 Folder : 26 Haverhill's: Legal
1971-1975
Offsite-Box: 3439 Folder : 1-17 Little, Brown and Company: General
1968-1986
Offsite-Box: R64 Little, Brown and Company: General [RESTRICTED]
1971-1973
Offsite-Box: 3439 Folder : 18-22 Little, Brown and Company: Board of Directors Meetings and Memoranda
1969-1981
Offsite-Box: 3439 Folder : 23 Little, Brown and Company: College Division
1986
Offsite-Box: 3439 Folder : 24 Little, Brown and Company: College Hill Press
1986
Offsite-Box: 3439 Folder : 25 Little, Brown and Company: Dolan, Kevin
1985
Offsite-Box: 3439 Folder : 26 Little, Brown and Company: Goals
1982-1983
Offsite-Box: 3439 Folder : 27 Little, Brown and Company: Kissinger Book
1976-1977
Offsite-Box: 3439 Folder : 28 Little, Brown and Company: Legal
1968-1974
Offsite-Box: R64 Little, Brown and Company: Legal [RESTRICTED]
Offsite-Box: 3439 Folder : 29-30 Little, Brown and Company: Personnel
1970-1985
Offsite-Box: R64 Little, Brown and Company: Personnel [RESTRICTED]
Offsite-Box: 3439 Folder : 31 Little, Brown and Company: Possible Buyers
1983-1986
Offsite-Box: 3439 Folder : 32 Little, Brown and Company: Trade Department
1967-1969
Offsite-Box: 3440 Folder : 1 Museum Collections, Inc.: General
1982-1983
Offsite-Box: 3440 Folder : 2 Museum Collections, Inc.: Advance Announcements
1982
Offsite-Box: 3440 Folder : 3 Museum Collections, Inc.: Bronzes Ordered
1978-1981
Offsite-Box: 3440 Folder : 4 Museum Collections, Inc.: Close Down
1983-1984
Offsite-Box: 3440 Folder : 5 Museum Collections, Inc.: Correspondence with Fred Schulenburg
1982-1984
Offsite-Box: 3440 Folder : 6 Museum Collections, Inc.: Filler Ads and Space Bank
1982-1983
Offsite-Box: 3440 Folder : 7-8 Museum Collections, Inc.: Financial Reports
1982
Offsite-Box: 3440 Folder : 9 Museum Collections, Inc.: Income Statements
1983
Offsite-Box: 3440 Folder : 10 Museum Collections, Inc.: New York Graphic Society
1982-1983
Offsite-Box: 3440 Folder : 11-15 Museum Collections, Inc.: Products
1978-1983
Offsite-Box: 3440 Folder : 16 Museum Collections, Inc.: Sale
1982-1987
Offsite-Box: R64 Museum Collections, Inc.: Sale [RESTRICTED]
Offsite-Box: 3440 Folder : 17-23 New York Graphic Society: General
1971-1982
Offsite-Box: 3440 Folder : 24-28 New York Graphic Society: Alva Museum Replicas: General
1969-1979
Offsite-Box: 3441 Folder : 1-3 New York Graphic Society: Alva Museum Replicas: General
1980-1981
Offsite-Box: 3441 Folder : 4 New York Graphic Society: Alva Museum Replicas: Catalogs
1978-1980
Offsite-Box: 3441 Folder : 5 New York Graphic Society: Board of Directors
1974
Offsite-Box: 3441 Folder : 6 New York Graphic Society: Personnel
1973-1974
Offsite-Box: 3441 Folder : 7 Oxmoor House
1985-1986
Offsite-Box: 3441 Folder : 8 Seven Arts and Book Find
1969
Offsite-Box: 3441 Folder : 9-10 Silver Burdett

Scope and Contents

The Silver Burdett files include materials on other educational publisher subsidiaries General Learning Corporation and Scott, Foresman.

1973-1982
Offsite-Box: R64 Silver Burdett [RESTRICTED]
Offsite-Box: 3441 Folder : 11-12 Stonehenge Press
1979-1982
Offsite-Box: 3441 Folder : 13-19 Time-Life Books, Inc.: Board of Directors and Board Meetings
1976-1980
Offsite-Box: 3442 Folder : 1-2 Time-Life Books, Inc.: Board of Directors and Board Meetings
1981
Offsite-Box: 3442 Folder : 3 Time-Life Home Video Club
1986
Offsite-Box: 3442 Folder : 4-5 Time-Life Travel Club
1970-1973

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