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

New-York Historical Society
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Series I.A.1.a. 1973 to 1978 Editorial: Editor Otto Fuerbringer Files, 1969-1985. 4.5 Linear feet in 5 record cartons

Biographical Note

Otto Fuerbringer started as a writer at Time in 1942. After holding other positions, he was promoted to managing editor in 1960. Fuerbringer held this title until May 1968 when Editor-in-Chief Hedley Donovan appointed him as the "chief explorer of Time Inc.'s interests and opportunities in the newspaper field," making him a vice president.

This appointment morphed into being the managing editor for the Magazine Development Group (MDG). In February 1971, executive vice president Bernard Auer and corporate Editorial Director Louis Banks invited Fuerbringer to join a newly formed magazine development task force. A February 1973 memorandum from Donovan and Chief Executive Officer Andrew Heiskell to then Corporate Editor Ralph Graves discusses the establishment of a department to develop new magazines with Fuerbringer as the editor and Garry Valk as the publisher.

While Fuerbringer was editor of the MDG, Time Inc. created and first published Money and  People. Although Fuerbringer retired from Time Inc. in September 1973, it looks like he continued to participate in magazine development at Time Inc. Specifically he was the editor of the never-launched  Leisure.

Citations:

"Retire? Never." FYI, September 29, 1975.

"Three Magazines Tested by Time Inc." Jack O'Dwyer's Newsletter, 20 August 1986.

Time Inc. Corporate Editorial Records, MS 3009-RG 6, New-York Historical Society.

Scope and Contents

Otto Fuerbringer's files document his work as head of editorial for the Magazine Develoment Group (MDG) and include files from him of his continuing work on magazine development for Time Inc. after his retirement. His files include early records on Money,  People along with files on early publications the MDG developed but never launched such as the women's magazine.

Arrangement

Organized alphabetically by the archivist.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 1257 Folder : 1 Camera Month: Brochures
1972
Offsite-Box: 1257 Folder : 2 Camera Month: Chronology of Memoranda
1971-1973
Offsite-Box: 2776 Folder : 1 Camera Month?: Dummy
circa 1972
Offsite-Box: 2776 Folder : 2-3 Camera Month: Dummies
circa 1972
Offsite-Box: 1257 Folder : 3-4 Camera Month: Dummies
circa 1972
Offsite-Box: 1257 Folder : 5 Camera Month: Prospectus
1971-1972
Offsite-Box: 1257 Folder : 6 Cassette Tape

Scope and Contents

Includes audiovisual material.

1 audiocassette (Sony C-90): analog ; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape.

The label is blank, but it isn't clear if the tape is blank.

undated
Offsite-Box: 1257 Folder : 7 Leisure
1984-1985
Offsite-Box: 1257 Folder : 8 Life: Bicentennial
1974-1975
Offsite-Box: 1257 Folder : 9a-9b Life: Dummies
1974, undated
Offsite-Box: 1257 Folder : 10 Life: Dummy: Slides
undated
Offsite-Box: 1257 Folder : 11 Life: Monthly
1973-1974
Offsite-Box: 1257 Folder : 12 Life: One Day in America
1971-1974
Offsite-Box: 1257 Folder : 13 Life: One Shots
1973-1974
Offsite-Box: 1257 Folder : 14 Life: Memoranda
1973-1975
Offsite-Box: 1257 Folder : 15 Life Quarterly
1974
Offsite-Box: 1257 Folder : 16 Life: Watergate
1972-1973
Offsite-Box: 1257 Folder : 17 Life: Year End Issue
1973
Offsite-Box: 1257 Folder : 18 Life: Year in Pictures
1974
Offsite-Box: 1257 Folder : 19 Money: Brochures
1972?
Offsite-Box: 1257 Folder : 20-21 Money: Contents and Memoranda Regarding First Issues
1971-1975
Offsite-Box: 2684 Folder : 1 Money: Press Clippings
1971-1973
Offsite-Box: 2684 Folder : 2 Money: Prospectus
1971
Offsite-Box: 2684 Folder : 3 People: General
1973-1974
Offsite-Box: 2684 Folder : 4 People: Dummies
1973
Offsite-Box: 2684 Folder : 5-6 People: Early Issues
1973-1975
Offsite-Box: 2684 Folder : 7-9 People: Memoranda and Correspondence
1973-1975
Offsite-Box: 2684 Folder : 10 People: Name Search
1973-1974
Offsite-Box: 2684 Folder : 11-14 People: Prospectus
1973
Offsite-Box: 2684 Folder : 15 People: Reactions
1973-1975
Offsite-Box: 2684 Folder : 16 People: Staff and Budgets
1973-1974
Offsite-Box: 2684 Folder : 17 People: Story Suggestions
1973-1974
Offsite-Box: 2684 Folder : 18-19 People: Title and Start Up
1973
Offsite-Box: 2684 Folder : 20 Quality
1982-1984
Offsite-Box: 2775 Folder : 1-2 Religion Magazine
1969-1973
Offsite-Box: 2775 Folder : 3 Slides: General
undated
Offsite-Box: 2775 Folder : 4 Southern Living
1974
Offsite-Box: 2775 Folder : 5-7 Suggestions for New Magazines
1971-1975
Offsite-Box: 2775 Folder : 8-9 View: General
1972-1973
Offsite-Box: 2775 Folder : 10-12 View: Dummies
circa 1972
Offsite-Box: 2776 Folder : 4 View: Dummies
circa 1972
Offsite-Box: 2775 Folder : 13 View: Ideas
1972-1973
Offsite-Box: 2775 Folder : 14 Well: Brochures
1971?
Offsite-Box: 2775 Folder : 15 Well: Correspondence and Memoranda
1971
Offsite-Box: 2776 Folder : 5 Well: Dummy
circa 1972
Offsite-Box: 2775 Folder : 16 Well: Prospectus
1971 April 6
Offsite-Box: 2683 Folder : 1-5 Women's Magazine: General
1974-1975
Offsite-Box: 2683 Folder : 6 Women's Magazine: Interoffice Memoranda
1973-1975
Offsite-Box: 2683 Folder : 7-8 Women's Magazine: Pat Ryan Interviews
1974
Offsite-Box: 2683 Folder : 9 Women's Magazine: Prospectus
1975

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