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Guide to the Time Inc. Production Department Records
1947-1969
 MS 3009-RG 36

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Container List

Series I. Production Engineering General Manager William J. Carter Files on the East Texas Pulp and Paper Company, 1947-1958. 2 Linear feet in 2 record cartons

Biographical Note

According to the Time Inc. department head lists, in 1955 William J. Carter was the Assistant Production Manager overseeing paper operations and planning. By 1960 he was promoted to Production Engineering General Manager overseeing Production Department Business Manager David House and Development and Technical Director Paul Thoma. The three of them were members of the Time Laboratory and Eastex Committee developing research programs for new products and production techniques.

Citation:

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

Historical Note

The East Texas Pulp and Paper Company, often referred to as "Eastex," was incorporated in December 1952 by Time Inc. and the Houston Oil Company. Located in Evadale, Texas, the company was organized by Richard A. McDonald, under the guidance of Charles Stillman, with R. M. "Mike" Buckley being made Executive Vice President and General Manager. The original purpose of the company was to provide paper supplies for Time Inc. magazines, however, the unit ended up producing mainly pulp and paperboard. In 1956 the Houston Oil Company was liquidated with Time Inc. acquiring Houston's interest in Eastex.

Scope and Contents

William J. Carter's files document the Production Department's interactions with Time Inc. subsidiary the East Texas Pulp and Paper Company (Eastex). His files contain extensive correspondence and other records forwarded from his employee Technical Director Paul Thoma.

Records includes bleach board and other paper samples; agreements and contracts; correspondence; memoranda; reports; oversize printing machinery schematics; meeting minutes of East Texas and Springdale Committees on Research and Development, summaries and handwritten notes; spreadsheets with statistical and financial information; and a small number of photographs and maps.

Correspondence, memoranda, and reports cover a number of subjects including machinery specifications; results of printing and coating tests; comparison of different paper stock and observations from other paper plants visited; projected expenses; updates on processes being tested and the work done thus far; negotiating with other companies in the paper field; discussions of different methods of paper bleaching; proposed agreements and contract discussions; market analysis for the products made by Eastex; recommendations and investigations on the expansion plans for Eastex; comparison and estimated costs of different procedures; plans for the establishment of the paper mill; and the research program developed by Time Laboratory in Springdale, Connecticut.

Arrangement Note

The series is organized alphabetically.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: R29 Agreements and Other Materials Related to the Sale of Houston Oil Company [Restricted]
1956
Offsite-Box: R29 Agreements and Other Materials Related to the Sale of Houston Oil Company [Restricted]
1956
Offsite-Box: 2249 Folder : 1 Beloit Paper Machine
1952-1954
Offsite-Box: R29 Beloit Paper Machine [Restricted]
1952
Offsite-Box: 2249 Folder : 2 Bleached Board
1953
Offsite-Box: 2249 Folder : 3-4 Board Coater (Springdale)
1954-1958
Offsite-Box: R29 Board Coater (Springdale) [Restricted]
1954
Offsite-Box: R29 Bonds Purchase Agreement: First and Second Closings [Restricted]
1954
Offsite-Box: 2249 Folder : 5 Booz, Allen & Hamilton
1952
Offsite-Box: 2249 Folder : 6 Certificate of Necessity Application
1951-1953
Offsite-Box: R29 Certificate of Necessity Application [Restricted]
1951-1953
Offsite-Box: 2249 Folder : 7 Champion Paper & Fibre Company
1947-1948
Offsite-Box: R29 Champion Paper & Fibre Company [Restricted]
1947-1948
Offsite-Box: R29 Champion Paper & Fibre Company [Restricted]
1950-1956
Offsite-Box: R29 Chip and Pulpwood Agreement [Restricted]
1954
Offsite-Box: 2249 Folder : 8 Chlorine Dioxide Process
1953-1954
Offsite-Box: 2249 Folder : 9 Coating Installations: Springdale Report on Alternative Coating Installations for Eastex (Exhibits)
1957
Offsite-Box: R29 Contract: Gas [Restricted]
1952
Offsite-Box: R29 Contract: Davis, William P. [Restricted]
1952
Offsite-Box: 2249 Folder : 10 Contract: Organization of the Pulp Company
1952
Offsite-Box: 2249 Folder : 11 Economic Prospects
1951-1952
Offsite-Box: 2249 Folder : 11 Expansion
1956-1957
Offsite-Box: 2249 Folder : 13 Freight Rates
1951-1952
Offsite-Box: 2249 Folder : 14 Hydraulic Barking vs. Drum Barking
1953
Offsite-Box: R29 Loan Application [Restricted]
1952-1953
Offsite-Box: 2249 Folder : 15 Market Report: No. 2 Machine
1956
Offsite-Box: 2249 Folder : 16 Market Survey
1957
Offsite-Box: 2249 Folder : 17 Market Survey (Roos)
1952
Offsite-Box: 2249 Folder : 18 Memoranda: Miscelleneous Research
1956-1958
Offsite-Box: 2249 Folder : 19 Miscellaneous
1951-1952
Offsite-Box: R29 Miscellaneous [Restricted]
1951-1952
Offsite-Box: 2249 Folder : 20 Miscellaneous
1952
Offsite-Box: R29 Miscellaneous [Restricted]
1952
Offsite-Box: 2249 Folder : 21 Miscellaneous
1951
Offsite-Box: R29 Miscellaneous [Resticted]
1951
Offsite-Box: 2249 Folder : 22 Miscellaneous
1948-1950
Offsite-Box: R29 Miscellaneous [Restricted]
1948-1950
Offsite-Box: 2249 Folder : 23-25 National Council for Stream Improvement
1947-1954
Offsite-Box: R29 National Council for Stream Improvement [Restricted]
1953-1954
Offsite-Box: 2250 Folder : 1 Natwick Report
1952-1953
Offsite-Box: 2250 Folder : 2 Packaging Expansion
1952-1953
Offsite-Box: 2250 Folder : 3 Payout Schedules
1951
Offsite-Box: 2250 Folder : 4 Potlatch Industries
1952
Offsite-Box: 2250 Folder : 5 Presentation to Springdale
1957
Offsite-Box: 2250 Folder : 6 Resin Research, Inc.
1956-1957
Offsite-Box: R29 Series B Notes Purchase Agreement: First Closing [Restricted]
1953
Offsite-Box: R29 Series C Notes Purchase Agreement: First Closing [Restricted]
1953
Offsite-Box: 2250 Folder : 7-8 Springdale Research Committee
1955-1958
Offsite-Box: R29 Stock Subscription Agreement: Second Closing [Restricted]
1953
Offsite-Box: R29 Stock Subscription Agreement: Third Closing [Restricted]
1953
Offsite-Box: R29 Stock Subscription Agreement: Fourth Closing [Restricted]
1953
Offsite-Box: 2250 Folder : 9 Wood Pulp
1953-1956

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