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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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New York, NY 10024
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New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Samantha Brown and Aleksandr Gelfand

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Series VII.C. Time-Life Films: Multimedia Division Records, 1966-1977. 4.4 Linear feet in 4 records cartons and 2 flat boxes

Historical Note

The Multimedia Division of Time-Life Films is first mentioned in department head lists in 1978. The following year, the division is no longer listed and appears to have been absorbed by the Video Enterprise Division. While department head lists offer little information, the materials within this series imply that the division existed before 1978. The main purpose of this division was to create educational kits that could be used in classrooms.

Citation:

Personnel and Organization: Department Head Lists. Time Inc. Reference Files (MS 3009-RG 3), The New-York Historical Society.

Scope and Contents

The Time-Life Films: Multimedia Division Records cover the period of 1966 to 1977 with the bulk covering the period of 1974 to 1975. The focus of this series is on the production of educational kits that Time-Life films distributed and sold to schools and universities. Included in this subseries are clippings, bibliographies, teaching guides, drafts of guides, notes, episode overviews, sound scripts, overdue transparencies forms, cue sheets, film lists, shooting masters, filmstrip reports, frame lists, scripts, personnel lists, photograph order forms, invoices, project overviews, story boards, catalog listings, program guides, agreements, and correspondence. The Correspondence discuss comments on scripts, production of films, filmstrips, transparencies, payments, photographs, scripts, language levels, content issues, agreements, and reproduction. Additionally, there are two multimedia kits that are examples of the materials that were distributed and sold to schools and universities.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 3372 Folder : 15-16 Emergence of Man
1974-1975
Offsite-Box: 3372 Folder : 17-18 Emergence of Man: Budget
1974-1975
Offsite-Box: 3372 Folder : 19 Emergence of Man: Cro Magnon Man
1974
Offsite-Box: 3372 Folder : 20 Emergence of Man: Film
1975
Offsite-Box: 3372 Folder : 21 Emergence of Man: The First Americans
1974
Offsite-Box: 3372 Folder : 22 Emergence of Man: The First Cities
1974
Offsite-Box: 3372 Folder : 23 Emergence of Man: The First Farmers
1974
Offsite-Box: 3372 Folder : 24 Emergence of Man: The First Men
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Offsite-Box: 3372 Folder : 25 Emergence of Man: Life Before Man
1974
Offsite-Box: 3372 Folder : 26 Emergence of Man: Neanderthal
1974
Offsite-Box: 3372 Folder : 27 Emergence of Man: Pictures: Returned Letters
1974-1975
Offsite-Box: 3372 Folder : 28 Emergence of Man: Pictures: Sources
1974
Offsite-Box: 3372 Folder : 29 Emergence of Man: Teacher's Guides
1974
Offsite-Box: 3372 Folder : 30 Human Behavior: Filmstrip Scripts
1975-1976
Offsite-Box: R58 Human Behavior: Filmstrip Scripts [RESTRICTED]
1976
Offsite-Box: 3379 Human Behavior: The Psychology of the Self

Scope and Contents

Label on top of box: "Example of 1970's Time Life Multimedia Product: 6 audio tapes, 6 filmstrips and booklet (c. 1977) based on the Human Behavior: The Psychology of the Self Time Life Book series"

Box contains:

1 Human Behavior: The Psychology of the Self program guide

a letter to customers from a member of the Time-Life Multimedia customer relations team

an advertising card for a free audiovisual processing kit from Time-Life Multimedia

6 audiocassettes

6 canisters with 35mm filmstrips

1977
Offsite-Box: 3381 Folder : 1 Human Body: Copy of Catalog Listing
undated
Offsite-Box: 3381 Folder : 2 Human Body: Filmstrip Scripts
1973-1976
Offsite-Box: 3381 Folder : 3 Life Before Birth: Captioned
1973-1975
Offsite-Box: R58 Life Before Birth: Captioned [RESTRICTED]
1974
Offsite-Box: 3381 Folder : 4-5 Success: Filmstrip Series
1975-1976, undated
Offsite-Box: R58 Success: Filmstrips Series [RESTRICTED]
1975
Offsite-Box: 3381 Folder : 6 Survival and the Senses: Brain and Nervous System
Undated
Offsite-Box: 3381 Folder : 7 Survival and the Senses: Budget
1974
Offsite-Box: 3381 Folder : 8 Survival and the Senses: Consultants
1973-1974
Offsite-Box: 3381 Folder : 9 Survival and the Senses: Film Lists
undated
Offsite-Box: 3381 Folder : 10 Survival and the Senses: Hearing
1974
Offsite-Box: 3381 Folder : 11 Survival and the Senses: Other Senses
1974
Offsite-Box: 3381 Folder : 12 Survival and the Senses: Sight
1974
Offsite-Box: 3381 Folder : 13 Survival and the Senses: Taste and Smell
1974
Offsite-Box: 3381 Folder : 14 Survival and the Senses: Teaching Guides
1966-1973
Offsite-Box: 3381 Folder : 15 Survival and the Senses: Touch
undated
Offsite-Box: 3381 Folder : 16-17 Time-Life Nature Series
1974-1975
Offsite-Box: R58 Time-Life Nature Series [RESTRICTED]
undated
Offsite-Box: 3381 Folder : 18 Time-Life Nature Series: The Birds
1974-1975
Offsite-Box: 3381 Folder : 19-20 Time-Life Nature Series: Budget
1974-1975
Offsite-Box: 3381 Folder : 21 Time-Life Nature Series: Consultant
1974-1975
Offsite-Box: R58 Time-Life Nature Series: Consultants [RESTRICTED]
1974
Offsite-Box: 3381 Folder : 22 Time-Life Nature Series: Creatures: Budget
1974-1975
Offsite-Box: 3381 Folder : 23 Time-Life Nature Series: Cut Sheets
1975
Offsite-Box: 3381 Folder : 24 Time-Life Nature Series: Fishes
undated
Offsite-Box: 3381 Folder : 25 Time-Life Nature Series: The Insects
1974-1975
Offsite-Box: 3381 Folder : 26 Time-Life Nature Series: Mammals
1974-1975
Offsite-Box: 3382 Folder : 1 Time-Life Nature Series: Man and the Other Animals
1974-1975
Offsite-Box: 3382 Folder : 2 Time-Life Nature Series: Teacher's Guides
1975
Offsite-Box: 3380 World War II: Time Capsule: Classroom Research Unit

Scope and Contents

Label inside box: "World War II: Time Capsule: Classroom Research Unit Time Capsules/1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945 Original recordings from the  The March of Time Radio: Side 1: Hitler's March on Czechoslovakia Side 2: The United States' First Week at War Filmstrips to Accompany the Recordings Time Chart of War Years Events War Maps - European and Pacific Theaters Documents: Charlottesville Address, Four Freedoms Speech, Atlantic Charter, Declaration of War Speech, Reports on Casablanca Teheran and Yalta Conferences Teacher's Guide including Historical Notes, 10 Lesson Plans, Further Reading and Quizzes"

Contains:

1 sealed phonograph record with a set of instructions on the record's use

1 poster with a set of maps on one side and a timeline on the other side

1 folder with supplemental teaching documents

1 World War II: Time Capsule: Classroom Research Unit Teacher's Guide

6 Time Capsule Books for 1940 through 1945.

2 contains with 35mm filmstrips

undated

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