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Guide to the Time Inc. Video Group Records
1934-1989
 MS 3009-RG 41

New-York Historical Society
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Series I. Group Vice President of Television and Films J. Richard Munro: Computer Television Files, 1972-1976. 2.5 Linear feet in 3 records cartons

Biographical Note

J. Richard "Dick" Munro began his career with Time Inc. in 1957. After holding other titles, he was named deputy to the group vice president for television and films in 1972, becoming vice president of the group shortly after. In 1978, when the television and films group formally became the Video Group, Munro remained as vice president but left this position in 1980. During the time that Munro served as vice president, he oversaw a project involving Computer Television, also known as CTI, a Time Inc. subsidiary. This project was mainly focused on installing interactive television systems into hotel rooms. Munro and CTI worked closely with the Hilton Corporation to install and test this new system. While Munro left the Video Group, he remained with Time Inc. and became executive vice president of the organization. At the same time that Munro became executive vice president, he also joined Time Inc.'s board of directors. In 1982, Munro was promoted to board president and Time Inc.'s chief executive officer. After Time Inc.'s merger with Warner Communications, Munro maintained his position within Time Inc. but retired in 1990.

Scope and Contents

The Group Vice President of Television and Films J. Richard Munro: Computer Television Files cover the period of 1972 to 1976. The materials found in this series focus on finances and operation of Computer Television, a Time Inc. subsidiary which is often called CTI. Included in this series are statement of operations, agreements, Hilton Corporation and CTI reports, agreement overviews, feasibility studies, notes, financial statements, five year plan analysis, budget estimates, preliminary budget estimates and notes, budget reports, meeting agendas, meeting minutes, stock purchase agreements, clippings, travel itinerary, purchase proposals, weekly reports, reports on equipment investigations, personnel and organizational policies, United States labor charges against employer reports, press releases, and correspondence. The correspondence included in this series discuss CTI financing proposals, contracts, financing, medical expenses, company expenses, board meetings, employee contracts, purchase proposals, reports on CTI use, system issues, reports on the use of CTI in Hilton versus other hotels, upgrading room access, promotional materials, agreements, proposed financial plans, liquidation and sale of CTI, board meetings, system test results, monthly operating reports, project updates, negotiations, letters to board and shareholders on interest their interest to sell or acquire assets, project updates, system upgrades, revenue influences, and salaries.

Arrangement

Organized alphabetically with general files at the front.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 3340 Folder : 1-4 General
1972-1976
Offsite-Box: R37 General [RESTRICTED]
1972-1975
Offsite-Box: 3340 Folder : 5 Board Meeting: 1974 November 19
1974
Offsite-Box: 3340 Folder : 6-11 Board Meetings
1972-1975
Offsite-Box: R37 Board Meetings [RESTRICTED]
1972-1975
Offsite-Box: 3340 Folder : 12 Budget
1974-1975
Offsite-Box: R37 Budget [RESTRICTED]
1975
Offsite-Box: 3340 Folder : 13 Data Architects
1974
Offsite-Box: 3340 Folder : 14 Digital Communications, Inc.
1973
Offsite-Box: 3340 Folder : 15 Expansion
1974-1975
Offsite-Box: 3340 Folder : 16-18 Financial
1973-1975
Offsite-Box: 3340 Folder : 19 Furst, Austin: Memos
1974-1975
Offsite-Box: 3341 Folder : 1-3 Hilton
1972-1975
Offsite-Box: R37 Hilton [RESTRICTED]
1974-1975
Offsite-Box: 3341 Folder : 4-6 Klein, Paul
1974-1975
Offsite-Box: R37 Klein, Paul [RESTRICTED]
1974-1975
Offsite-Box: 3341 Folder : 7 Magnavox
1973
Offsite-Box: 3341 Folder : 8-10 Monthly Reports
1973-1975
Offsite-Box: 3341 Folder : 11 Newark Test
1974
Offsite-Box: 3341 Folder : 12 News Enterprises
1975
Offsite-Box: 3341 Folder : 13 Paramount
1975
Offsite-Box: 3341 Folder : 14 Personnel
1974-1975
Offsite-Box: R37 Personnel [RESTRICTED]
Offsite-Box: 3341 Folder : 15 Press Clippings
1972-1973
Offsite-Box: 3341 Folder : 16 Rogers Cable TV: Canada
1975
Offsite-Box: 3341 Folder : 17 Sheraton
1975
Offsite-Box: R37 Sheraton [RESTRICTED]
1975
Offsite-Box: 3341 Folder : 18 Shepley, James: Bi-Weekly Reports
1973
Offsite-Box: 3341 Folder : 19-20 Spectradyne
1975-1976
Offsite-Box: R37 Spectradyne [RESTRICTED]
1975-1976
Offsite-Box: R37 Stock Option Agreements [RESTRICTED]
1975
Offsite-Box: 3341 Folder : 21 Time Inc. Financing
1973-1975
Offsite-Box: R37 Time Inc. Financing [RESTRICTED]
1973-1974
Offsite-Box: 3341 Folder : 22 Trans World
1973-1975
Offsite-Box: R37 Trans World [RESTRICTED]
1974
Offsite-Box: 3341 Folder : 23-24 Weekly Reports
1974-1975

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