New-York Historical Society logo

Guide to the Time Inc. Annual Reports
 MS 3009-RG 31

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

New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Holly Deakyne and Samantha Brown

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on November 13, 2020
Description is in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Time, inc.
Title: Time Inc. Annual Reports
Dates [inclusive]: 1922-2016
Abstract: Time Inc. Annual Reports includes annual reports for Time Inc. and later Time Warner Inc. after the merger in 1989; and annual reports from America Online, Inc. (AOL) sent to the library for use as reference at the time of that merger.
Quantity: 8 Linear feet in 8 record cartons
Location: These materials are stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please contact prior to your research visit to coordinate access. Keep in mind that it will take up to (5) business days for collections to arrive, and you should plan your research accordingly.
Language: The documents in the collection are in English.
Call Phrase: MS 3009-RG 31
Sponsor: The processing of the Time Inc. Records was made possible by a generous grant from the Henry Luce Foundation.

Return to Top »

Return to Top »

Scope and Contents Note

Time Inc. Annual Reports includes annual reports for Time Inc. and later Time Warner Inc. after the merger in 1989. America Online, Inc. (AOL) includes reports sent to the library for use as reference at the time of that merger. Annual reports may include accompanying financial reports, fact books, or Year in Review books. Gaps in Time Inc. annual reports Annual Reports missing from Time Inc. are 2008 to 2009, 2011 to 2012, and 2014.

Arrangement Note

Organized into Time Inc. and America Online, Inc. groups. Time Inc. has two groups in chronological order. The Time Inc. library kept a run of annual reports in binders from 1923 to 1988 and another run of loose annual reports. These have not been combined.

Return to Top »

Access Points

Document Type

  • Organization files
  • Corporation records
  • Annual reports.

Subject Organizations

  • Time, inc. -- Archives
  • Time, inc. -- History

Subject Topics

  • Corporations -- New York (State) -- New York.
  • Corporations -- History
  • Publishers and publishing -- New York (State) -- New York.

Return to Top »

Administrative Information


Gift of Time Inc. in 2015.

Access Restrictions

Open to qualified researchers. Materials are stored offsite and advance notice is required for use.

Use Restrictions

This collection is owned by the New-York Historical Society. Although the N-YHS owns this collection as physical property, the donor specifically retains all copyright and all other proprietary rights which may exist. 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.

Preferred Citation Note

This record group should be cited as Time Inc. Annual Reports, MS 3009-RG 31, New-York Historical Society.

Related Archival Materials Note

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.

Processing Information Note

Time Inc. Annual Reports was processed by Holly Deakyne in 2017. Deakyne housed and rearranged the Annual Reports. Deakyne and Samantha Brown created the inventory and other descriptive notes to produce this finding aid. Deakyne added additional materials in 2018.


If annual reports from the missing dates are located, they will be added.

Return to Top »

Container List

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 656 Time Inc. Annual Reports
Offsite-Box: 657 Folder : 1-10 Time Inc. Annual Reports
Offsite-Box: 657 Folder : 11-12 Time Inc. Annual Reports
Offsite-Box: 658 Time Inc. Annual Reports
Offsite-Box: 659 Time Inc. Annual Reports
Offsite-Box: 660 Time Inc. Annual Reports
Offsite-Box: 661 Time Inc. Annual Reports
Offsite-Box: 662 Time Inc. Annual Reports
Offsite-Box: 663 Folder : 1-7 Time Inc. Annual Reports
Offsite-Box: 663 Folder : 8 Time Inc. Annual Reports
Offsite-Box: 663 Folder : 9 Time Inc. Annual Reports
Offsite-Box: 663 Folder : 10 Time Inc. Annual Reports
Offsite-Box: 663 Folder : 11 Time Inc. Annual Reports
Offsite-Box: 663 Folder : 12-13 America Online, Inc. Annual Reports

Return to Top »