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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 II.A. Video Group Vice President J. Richard Munro: Subject Files, 1972-1989. 3.7 Linear feet in 7 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. 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 Note

The Group Vice President J. Richard Munro: Subject files cover the period of 1972 to 1989 and focus on the finances and operations of the Video Group and the companies within it. While this series contains materials from after Munro left the Video Group and became board president and CEO of Time Inc., the majority of materials are from 1977 to 1979 when he was vice president of the Video Group. Included in this series are annual reports, press releases, draft shareholders letters, lists of proposed questions, ordinances, notes, draft letters, cable television reports, clippings, agreement riders, interview question drafts, operating budget reports, American Television and Communications (ATC) annual reports, financial reports, partial copies of securities exchange commission amendments, project overviews, organizational charts, press kits, pay television subscriber reports, five-year plans, activity reports, operating reports, status reports, business report summaries, wage guidelines, cablevision magazine issues, planning worksheets, financial reports, meeting reports, ambassador roundtable programs, forum for world affairs pamphlets, list of meeting attendees, draft speeches, budget re-estimates, balance sheets, budget statements, income statement, Home Box Office (HBO) patches, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) petitions, telecommunications policy studies, travel schedules, notes, press releases, board minutes, list of board members, board agendas, market estimate reports, intermission programming test reports, Hong Kong Television chairman's reports, notice for shareholders, balance sheets, personnel compensation reports, financial estimates, short range plan reports, personnel cards, and correspondence. The correspondence included in this series discuss advertising contracts, college courses, television show premieres, filmstrips, company transfers, local ordinances, franchises, agreements, project proposals, project plans and objectives, trips, budgets, background research, board meetings, status reports, wages, mergers, purchase proposals, speeches, monthly reports, preliminary budgets versus three-year plans, budget re-estimates, project analysis, wireless mic tests, incentive programs, Home Box Office (HBO) survey analysis, consulting services, profits, business consolidation, new cable services, viewing patterns, marketing, subscriber demographics, and possible television shows.

Arrangement Note

Organized alphabetically.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 3341 Folder : 25 America's Black Forum
1978
Offsite-Box: 3341 Folder : 26 Annual reports: 1980-1985
1983-1986
Offsite-Box: 3342 Folder : 1 Annual reports: 1980-1985
1980-1982
Offsite-Box: 3342 Folder : 2 Annual reports: 1988: Draft letter
undated
Offsite-Box: 3342 Folder : 3 Ascent of Man filmstrips
1975
Offsite-Box: 3342 Folder : 4-18 ATC (American Television and Communications Corporation)
1977-1979
Offsite-Box: R37 ATC (American Television and Communications Corporation) [RESTRICTED]
1977-1979
Offsite-Box: 3343 Folder : 1 BAA - General Learning Corp.
1973-1974
Offsite-Box: 3343 Folder : 2-3 Correspondence/Memoranda: re speeches: 1987-1988
1986-1989
Offsite-Box: 3343 Folder : 4-12 HBO (Home Box Office)
1972-1978
Offsite-Box: R57 HBO (Home Box Office) [RESTRICTED]
1973
Offsite-Box: 3343 Folder : 13-14 HBO: Board Meetings
1972-1973
Offsite-Box: 3343 Folder : 15 HBO: Board Memoranda
1972-1973
Offsite-Box: 3343 Folder : 16 HBO: Board of Directors
1973-1974
Offsite-Box: R57 HBO: Board of Directors [RESTRICTED]
1973
Offsite-Box: 3343 Folder : 17 HBO: Budgets
1973
Offsite-Box: 3343 Folder : 18 HBO: Financial Statements
1974-1975
Offsite-Box: 3343 Folder : 19-21 HBO: Financing
1972-1975
Offsite-Box: R57 HBO: Financing [RESTRICTED]
1973
Offsite-Box: 3344 Folder : 1 HBO: Monthly Reports
1975
Offsite-Box: 3344 Folder : 2 HBO: Three Year Plan
1973
Offsite-Box: 3344 Folder : 3 HBO: Trendex
1974-1976
Offsite-Box: 3344 Folder : 4 Hiland Associates
1977
Offsite-Box: R57 Hong Kong [RESTRICTED]
1975
Offsite-Box: 3344 Folder : 5 Hong Kong: 1977 November 15-22
1977
Offsite-Box: R57 Hong Kong: 1977 November 15-22 [RESTRICTED]
1977
Offsite-Box: 3344 Folder : 6-8 Hong Kong Television
1975-1980
Offsite-Box: 3344 Folder : 9-11 Inland Container
1978-1980
Offsite-Box: 3344 Folder : 12 Kas Kalba
1977
Offsite-Box: 3344 Folder : 13 Life Goes to War
1977
Offsite-Box: 3344 Folder : 14-15 Little, Brown & Co.
1978-1979
Offsite-Box: 3344 Folder : 16 Monty Python series
1976
Offsite-Box: 3344 Folder : 17 NBC People Show: Time-Life Films
1975-1977
Offsite-Box: R57 NBC People Show: Time-Life Films [RESTRICTED]
1976
Offsite-Box: 3344 Folder : 18 "On Our Own"
1977
Offsite-Box: 3344 Folder : 19 People TV show
1978
Offsite-Box: 3344 Folder : 20 Spectradyne, Inc.
1978
Offsite-Box: 3344 Folder : 21 Talent Associates: Suskind, David
1977
Offsite-Box: 3344 Folder : 22 Telemation Program Services
1976-1977
Offsite-Box: 3344 Folder : 23 Teleprompter: Home Box Office
1975-1977
Offsite-Box: R57 Teleprompter: Home Box Office [RESTRICTED]
1975
Offsite-Box: 3344 Folder : 24-25 Time-Life Films Inc.: Board meeting
1978-1979
Offsite-Box: 3344 Folder : 26-28 Time-Life Films Inc.: Bonus plans
1977-1978
Offsite-Box: 3345 Folder : 1 Time-Life Films: Financials
1974-1979
Offsite-Box: 3345 Folder : 2 Time-Life Films: Home Box Office
1976-1977
Offsite-Box: 3345 Folder : 3 Time-Life Films: Meeting: Lyford Cay/Nassau: May 1978
undated
Offsite-Box: 3345 Folder : 4 Time-Life Films: Personnel
1972-1977
Offsite-Box: R57 Time-Life Films: Personnel [RESTRICTED]
1972-1975
Offsite-Box: 3345 Folder : 5 Time-Life Films Music Company
1977
Offsite-Box: 3345 Folder : 6 United Artists Corp.
1976
Offsite-Box: 3345 Folder : 7 Viacom International Inc.
1976-1978
Offsite-Box: 3345 Folder : 8 Western Union proposal
1975

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