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Guide to the Time Inc. Annex Files
1854, 1909, 1923-2014
 MS 3009-RG 39

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Collection processed by Allen Thomas and Samantha Brown

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on February 09, 2021
Description is in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Scope and Contents

The Time Inc. Annex Files seem to be an extension of the materials in the Time Inc. Subject Files (MS 3009-RG 1) documenting the history of Time Inc. as an organization and include information on each publication and many departments at Time Inc. The Subject Files were assembled for use by writers and researchers working on three authorized volumes of Time Inc. history, and the Annex Files were presumably not part of this project.

Departments and offices include but are not limited to: Time Inc.'s magazines such as Architectural Forum,  Fortune,  Life,  People,  Sports Illustrated,  Time, and smaller titles; as well as Time-Life Books, Home Box Office (HBO), and Corporate Development; and  The March of Time. Main topics include  The March of Time newsreels and radio program; international business studies and agreements; marketing studies and surveys; records on public affairs programs and conferences; samples of non-Time Inc. publications for study, and "war task" information and propaganda material produced by Time Inc. in cooperation with the United States government during the Second World War for both civilian and military consumption. Specific items of interest include the scripts from  The March of Time radio program, newsreels, and movie specials.


The collection is arranged alphabetically based on the original arrangement.