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

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Series I.A.4. 1973 to 1978 Editorial: Women's Magazine Editor Patricia Ryan Files, 1976-1977. 0.1 Linear feet in 2 folders

Biographical / Historical

While she would later become the first woman managing editor at Time Inc. in 1982 (of People), Patricia Ryan's files indicate she was on loan from  Sports Illustrated to develop the women's magazine. Records in Paul Hale's files indicate the women's magazine editorial department was overseen by Otto Fuerbringer with assistance from Ryan.

According to materials in Philip Kunhardt's files, a dummy was created in mid-1977 and circulated to select women at Time Inc. for comment. A September 1976 memorandum from Philip Kunhardt to Stephen LaRue in LaRue's files states that the magazine must be "put together by women."

Scope and Contents

These two folders were found with Kunhardt's files, but have no indication they were given to him by Patricia Ryan.

Ryan's files on the women's magazine under development by the Magazine Development Group include requests for and responses to submitted articles and lists of Time Inc. staff who should receive a test copy for review.

The majority of records documenting the history of the work on this publication are in Stephen LaRue's, Paul Hale's, and Mary Davis's files.


Organized alphabetically.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 3721 Folder : 48 Assignments
Offsite-Box: 3721 Folder : 49 Complimentary Copy List

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