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Guide to the Time Inc. Magazine Development Group Records
1967-1987, 2003
 MS 3009-RG 40

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

New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Holly Deakyne

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on October 09, 2020
Description is in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Administrative Information


Gift of Time Inc. in 2015.

Conditions Governing Access

Open to qualified researchers with the exception of restricted materials. Restricted materials include contracts, personnel files, and records with personally identifiable information. Restricted materials are located in box R68.

Materials are stored offsite and advance notice is required for use.

Conditions Governing Use

Photocopying undertaken by staff only. Limited to 20 exposures of stable, unbound material per day.

Application to use images from this collection for publication should be made in writing to: Department of Rights and Reproductions, The New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024-5194, Phone: (212) 873-3400 ext. 282.

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Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as the Time Inc. Magazine Development Group Records, MS 3009-RG 40, 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 on the history of the Magazine Development Group are in the Time Inc. Subject Files (MS 3009-RG 1). Records on magazine development activities outside of the MDG, particularly after 1987, are in files regarding the Magazine Group in the Time Inc. Subject Files (MS 3009-RG 1).

Processing Information

The Time Inc. Magazine Development Group Records were processed by Holly Deakyne in 2019 and 2020. When present and in fair condition, the original folders were retained. Documents were transferred to archival, 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. Arrangement within the series was imposed by the archivist unless otherwise noted.

The Editor Otto Fuerbringer Files originally were processed by Deakyne in 2017 with his files in RG 7. His files had been received by the Time Inc. Archives in no order. After the creation of the finding aid for the Magazine Development Group, files identified as his work on magazine development were separated from RG 7 for inclusion in RG 40. The original folders were retained when present although some documents were transferred to archival containers in instances of overcrowding or when loose. There was no original order and arrangement was imposed. Deakyne created the inventory and other descriptive notes for this series.