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

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Series XI. Community Antenna Television/Sterling Communications Inc. Files. 14 Linear feet in 15 record cartons

Scope and Contents

The series consists of records related to Time Inc.'s, through Time-Life Broadcast Inc. and Time-Life Cable Communications Inc., Community Antenna Television (CATV) activities with a majority having to do with Sterling Communications, Inc. and its various subsidiaries.

Subseries XI.A. Charles F. Dolan Sterling Subject Files, 1961-1973. 4.6 Linear feet in 6 record cartons

Biographical / Historical

Charles F. Dolan was the founder and head of Sterling Communications, Inc. (previously Sterling Movies USA) and of its various cable subsidiaries until the takeover of the company by Time Inc. in 1973.

Scope and Contents

The subseries consist of Charles Dolan's records related to his business dealings involving Sterling Communications and its various subsidiaries . Files include contract drafts and revisions; press releases, clippings, and printed materials; progress reports; briefs and affidavits; meeting summaries; reference materials on Community Antenna Television (CATV) systems in the United States; audit reports and other financial statements; documents from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC); surveys; and proposals.

Correspondence and memoranda deals with a variety of topics and includes negotiations with other companies regarding potential agreements and methods of cooperation; legal action, arbitration, and disputes with companies and individuals; communication with New York Board of Estimates and other city agencies regarding Sterling's cable franchise; advocating to local and state government and their various agencies on behalf of cable; discussion of laws and their implication for cable; problems encountered and progress made in wiring Sterling's franchised area of Manhattan; potential for expansion and challenges ahead; permission to televise sports games; marketing plans; internal managerial questions; and the impact of laws on cable television.

Arrangement

Organized alphabetically by subject.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: R29 American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) [Restricted]
1965-1971
Offsite-Box: R29 American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) [Restricted]
1965-1967
Offsite-Box: 2251 Folder : 1 Archdiocese of New York
1964-1970
Offsite-Box: R29 Archdiocese of New York [Restricted]
1971
Offsite-Box: R29 Association Films, Inc. [Restricted]
1968-1973
Offsite-Box: 2251 Folder : 2 Automation House
1971
Offsite-Box: R29 Automation House [Restricted]
1971
Offsite-Box: R30 Barvin Communications, Inc. [Restricted]
1966-1968
Offsite-Box: 2251 Folder : 3 Board of Estimate (Program Origination)
1968-1969
Offsite-Box: R30 Board of Estimate (Program Origination) [Restricted]

Scope and Contents Note

Includes an original signed letter from Mayor John V. Lindsay to Dolan regarding the proposal to cablecast the New York Giants home games.

1968-1969
Offsite-Box: 2251 Folder : 4 Board of Estimate (for 1970)
1965-1971
Offsite-Box: R30 Board of Estimate (for 1970) [Restricted]
1969-1970
Offsite-Box: 2251 Folder : 5 Board of Estimate (for 1969)
1968-1969
Offsite-Box: R30 Board of Estimate (for 1969) [Restricted]
1968-1969
Offsite-Box: 2251 Folder : 6 Board of Estimate (for 1968 and prior)
1963-1968
Offsite-Box: 2251 Folder : 7 Captain Eddy (William C.)
1962-1964
Offsite-Box: R30 Captain Eddy (William C.) [Restricted]
1964
Offsite-Box: 2251 Folder : 8 Carnegie Hall Corporation
1968-1969
Offsite-Box: R30 Carnegie Hall Corporation [Restricted]
1968-1969
Offsite-Box: 2251 Folder : 9 Community Antenna Television (CATV)
1968
Offsite-Box: R30 Community Antenna Television (CATV) (4 folders) [Restricted]
1966-1968
Offsite-Box: 2251 Folder : 10 Community Antenna Television (CATV)
1963-1965
Offsite-Box: R30 Community Antenna Television (CATV) [Restricted]
1965
Offsite-Box: R30 Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) [Restricted]
1963
Offsite-Box: 2251 Folder : 11 Charles Clements
1963-1966
Offsite-Box: 2251 Folder : 12 Commercial Radio & Sound Corp.
1968
Offsite-Box: R30 Commercial Radio & Sound Corp. [Restricted]
1969
Offsite-Box: 2251 Folder : 13 L. K. Comstock & Company, Inc.
1968
Offsite-Box: 2251 Folder : 14 Comtel, Inc.
1971
Offsite-Box: R30 Comtel, Inc. (2 folders) [Restricted]
1971
Offsite-Box: 2251 Folder : 15-16 Comtel, Inc.
1970
Offsite-Box: R30 Comtel, Inc. [Restricted]
1969
Offsite-Box: 2251 Folder : 17 Comtel, Inc.
1966-1968
Offsite-Box: R30 Comtel, Inc. [Restricted]
1967-1968
Offsite-Box: 2251 Folder : 18 Court, Patrick
1968
Offsite-Box: R30 Dahlman Matter [Restricted]
1964-1967
Offsite-Box: R30 Thomas J. Deegan Co., Inc [Restricted]
1968-1969
Offsite-Box: R30 Empire City Subway Company [Restricted]

Scope and Contents Note

Includes a 1907 volume of the "Bulletin of the New York Edison Company."

1965-1970
Offsite-Box: R30 Feder Litigation [Restricted]
1966-1968
Offsite-Box: 2251 Folder : 19 Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
1970
Offsite-Box: R30 Federal Communications Commission (FCC) [Restricted]
1970
Offsite-Box: 2251 Folder : 20 Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
1969
Offsite-Box: R30 Federal Communications Commission (FCC) [Restricted]
1969
Offsite-Box: 2251 Folder : 21-23 Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
1968
Offsite-Box: R30 Federal Communications Commission (FCC) (2 folders) [Restricted]
1968
Offsite-Box: 2252 Folder : 1 Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
1967
Offsite-Box: R30 Federal Communications Commission (FCC) [Restricted]
1967
Offsite-Box: 2252 Folder : 2 Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
1964-1965
Offsite-Box: R30 Federal Communications Commission (FCC) [Restricted]
1964-1966
Offsite-Box: R30 Gannon Litigation [Restricted]
1965-1968
Offsite-Box: 2252 Folder : 3 Glickman, Marty
1968-1969
Offsite-Box: R30 Glickman, Marty [Restricted]
1968-1969
Offsite-Box: R30 Global Systems, Inc. [Restricted]
1968
Offsite-Box: R30 Goldwater & Flynn (7 folders) [Restricted]
1964-1972
Offsite-Box: R30 Hamlin International Corp. [Restricted]
1968
Offsite-Box: 2252 Folder : 4 Hampton Cablevision Corp.
1966-1968
Offsite-Box: R30 Hampton Cablevision Corp. [Restricted]
1966-1968
Offsite-Box: R31 Hughes Sports Network [Restricted]
1969-1970
Offsite-Box: R31 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) (2 folders) [Restricted]
1963-1968
Offsite-Box: R31 Indentures: 6% Convertible Debentures [Restricted]
1967-1970
Offsite-Box: R31 Indentures: Royal National Bank/Security National Bank [Restricted]
1968-1972
Offsite-Box: R31 Insurance [Restricted]
1965-1970
Offsite-Box: 2252 Folder : 5 Investment Analyses
1968
Offsite-Box: R31 Investment Analyses [Restricted]
1968
Offsite-Box: R31 Janus Films [Restricted]
1968-1970
Offsite-Box: 2252 Folder : 6 Kameny Associates, Inc.
1969
Offsite-Box: 2252 Folder : 7 Lear Siegler, Inc.
1968
Offsite-Box: R31 Arthur D. Little, Inc. [Restricted]
1969
Offsite-Box: 2252 Folder : 8 Arthur D. Little, Inc.: Report on Sterling Information Services, LTD.
1969
Offsite-Box: 2252 Folder : 9 Madison Square Garden Center, Inc.
1969-1971
Offsite-Box: R31 Madison Square Garden Center, Inc. [Restricted]
1969-1970
Offsite-Box: R31 Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. [Restricted]
1968-1971
Offsite-Box: R31 Monitel [Restricted]
1970
Offsite-Box: R31 Morgan Guarantee Trust Company: Loan Agreement [Restricted]
1971-1973
Offsite-Box: 2252 Folder : 10 Morgan Guarantee Trust Company: Miscellaneous Correspondence
1971-1972
Offsite-Box: R31 Morgan Guarantee Trust Company: Miscellaneous Correspondence [Restricted]
1971-1972
Offsite-Box: R31 New York Telephone Company [Restricted]
1969-1971
Offsite-Box: 2252 Folder : 11 New York Telephone Company
1969
Offsite-Box: R31 New York Telephone Company [Restricted]
1969
Offsite-Box: 2252 Folder : 12 New York Telephone Company
1961-1968
Offsite-Box: R31 New York Telephone Company (2 folders) [Restricted]
1962-1968
Offsite-Box: 2252 Folder : 13 New York Telephone Company
1965-1966
Offsite-Box: R31 New York Telephone Company [Restricted]
1961-1966
Offsite-Box: 2252 Folder : 14 Oak Electro/Netics Corp.
1968-1970
Offsite-Box: R31 Oak Electro/Netics Corp. [Restricted]
1968-1971
Offsite-Box: 2252 Folder : 15 Polinsky, Irwin
1968-1971
Offsite-Box: R31 Polinsky, Irwin [Restricted]
1969-1970
Offsite-Box: 2252 Folder : 16 Public Service Commission
1971
Offsite-Box: R31 Public Service Commission [Restricted]
1971
Offsite-Box: R31 RKO General, Inc. [Restricted]
1965-1970
Offsite-Box: R31 Rogers, Frank [Restricted]
1966-1970
Offsite-Box: R31 Rogers, Richard [Restricted]
1969-1970
Offsite-Box: 2252 Folder : 17 Schult, Fred J.
1969-1971
Offsite-Box: 2252 Folder : 18 Skiatron Electronics
1963-1971
Offsite-Box: 2252 Folder : 19 Slonim vs. Sterling Manhattan
1970-1971
Offsite-Box: 2252 Folder : 20 Smith, David
1968-1971
Offsite-Box: R31 Smith, David [Restricted]
1968-1970
Offsite-Box: 2252 Folder : 21 State Board of Equalization and Assessment
1968-1970
Offsite-Box: R31 State Board of Equalization and Assessment [Restricted]
1970
Offsite-Box: 2252 Folder : 22 Sterling Manhattan Cable Television: Competitive Bidding Issue
1969-1970
Offsite-Box: 2252 Folder : 23 Sterling Manhattan Cable Television Franchise: Interim Resolutions
1964-1970
Offsite-Box: R31 Sterling Manhattan Cable Television Franchise: Interim Resolutions [Restricted]
1965
Offsite-Box: 2252 Folder : 24 Sterling Manhattan Cable Television Franchise: Public Hearing, 23 July 1970
1970
Offsite-Box: R31 Sterling Manhattan Cable Television Franchise: Public Hearing, 23 July 1970 [Restricted]
1970
Offsite-Box: 2253 Folder : 1 Sterling General Pictures, Inc.
1969-1970
Offsite-Box: R31 Sterling General Pictures, Inc. [Restricted]
1969
Offsite-Box: 2253 Folder : 2 Tatta, John
1970-1971
Offsite-Box: 2253 Folder : 3 Teleglobe Pay-TV System, Inc.
1968
Offsite-Box: 2253 Folder : 4 Teleguide
1961-1966
Offsite-Box: R31 Teleguide [Restricted]
1964-1966
Offsite-Box: 2253 Folder : 5 Teleguide: Board of Estimate
1961-1966
Offsite-Box: R31 Teleguide: Board of Estimate [Restricted]
1961-1971
Offsite-Box: 2253 Folder : 6 Telemation Program Services, Inc.
1968-1971
Offsite-Box: R31 Telemation Program Services, Inc. [Restricted]
1968-1971
Offsite-Box: 2253 Folder : 7 TelePrompter Corporation
1964-1970
Offsite-Box: R31 TelePrompter Corporation [Restricted]
1966-1971
Offsite-Box: 2253 Folder : 8 Television Presentations, Inc.
1968-1970
Offsite-Box: R31 Television Presentations, Inc. [Restricted]
1968-1971
Offsite-Box: R31 Town & Village, Inc. [Restricted]
1968-1970
Offsite-Box: R31 United Press International (UPI): Sterling Television Presentations, Inc. (STPI) [Restricted]
1967-1972

Subseries XI.B. Sterling Corporate and Other Community Antenna Television Records, 1961-1979. 9.4 Linear feet in 10 record cartons

Historical Note

Time-Life Broadcast, Inc. began investing in Sterling Information, Ltd, a subsidiary of Sterling Communications, Inc., previously called Sterling Movies USA, in 1965 as part of its efforts to enter the field of Community Antenna Television (CATV). Sterling, under the leadership of its founder, Charles F. Dolan, was the first company to enter the cable field in New York City in 1962 when it began wiring hotels throughout Manhattan to broadcast informational programming. In 1965 Sterling Information Services, Ltd received a franchise to provide CATV in Manhattan from 86th Street on the East side and 79th Street on the West side all the way to the Battery under its Sterling Manhattan Cable Television (SMCTV) subsidiary.

During its years of operation Sterling secured the rights to broadcast New York Knicks basketball and New York Rangers home games on SMCTV and established Home Box Office (HBO) pay channel in 1972. In 1973 Time Inc. took over Sterling Communications, Inc., dissolving the company and selling most of its assets. Two of Sterling's subsidiaries, HBO and SMCTV, became wholly owned subsidiaries of Time, Inc. and were placed under the Time-Life Cable Communications unit. SMCTV was subsequently renamed Manhattan Cable Television (MCTV).

Scope and Contents

The subseries consists of records dealing with Sterling Communications, Inc. and its various subsidiaries during their years of operation (roughly from 1965-1973), liquidation and disposal of Sterling assets after the company was taken over by Time Inc. in 1973, and the management of Manhattan Cable Television (MCTV) and Home Box Office (HBO) as wholly owned subsidiaries of Time Inc. The files may have originally belonged to a number of Time, Inc. and Sterling officers including Reva Melniker, Secretary of Sterling Communications, Inc; Margaret A. Dore, Secretary of Sterling Communications, Inc; Curtis C. Messinger, Time Inc. Assistant Comptroller; Peter Sheppe, Assistant Secretary of Time Inc; George M. Kaye, Executive Vice President and Treasurer of Sterling Communications, Inc; Edgar P. Smith, Vice President of Time-Life Broadcast, Inc; and Richard Munro, Vice President of Time, Inc.

The records include original and signed copies of contracts and agreements; meeting minutes, annual reports, by-laws, and supplemental materials from Board of Directors meetings; transcripts from stockholders meetings and stockholder lists; budget, audit, progress, and meeting reports; balance sheets, income and expense projections, promissory notes, and other financial statements; forms and documents prepared for submission to local and national government agencies; and brochures, clippings, press releases and other printed materials.

Correspondence and memoranda primarily consists of photo and carbon copies and deals with financial, legal and managerial questions including reorganization of Sterling, legal actions involving stockholders and cable subsidiaries; stock acquisition; proposed investments and proposal discussions; expansion of cable services; televising obscene content, and cable franchise fees.

Arrangement

Arranged mostly in original order with some exceptions.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: R31 Arrangements as to Control: Chase Manhattan Bank Loan Purchase of Securities of Lear and McCaw [Restricted]
1968
Offsite-Box: R31 Sterling Manhattan Cable Television, Inc.: Morgan Guarantee Trust Co. Loan [Restricted]
1965-1971
Offsite-Box: R32 Sterling Communications Inc. Agreements (Binder) [Restricted]
1971
Offsite-Box: R32 Sterling Manhattan Cable Television, Inc. (Binder, part 1 of 2 ) [Restricted]
1962-1969
Offsite-Box: R32 Sterling Manhattan Cable Television, Inc. (Binder, part 2 of 2 ) [Restricted]
1965-1967
Offsite-Box: R32 Sterling Manhattan Cable Television, Inc. Board of Directors Minutes (Binder) [Restricted]
1971-1973
Offsite-Box: R32 Time-Life Broadcast, Inc. Board of Directors Minutes (Binder) [Restricted]
1968-1974
Offsite-Box: R32 Sterling Manhattan Cable Television, Inc. By-Laws, Minutes, and Resignations (Binder) [Restricted]
1971-1974
Offsite-Box: R32 Arrangements as to Current Investment and Future Disposition of Interests in Sterling Information Services, Ltd. [Restricted]
1965-1970
Offsite-Box: R32 Sterling Communications Inc. Board of Directors Minutes, 10 July 1973 [Restricted]
1973
Offsite-Box: R32 Sterling Communications Inc. Board of Directors Minutes, 8 August 1973 [Restricted]
1973
Offsite-Box: R32 Sterling Communications Inc. Board of Directors Meeting Minutes - Secretary's Drafts [Restricted]
1973
Offsite-Box: R32 Sterling Communications Inc. Board of Directors Meeting Minutes - Extra Copies [Restricted]
1973
Offsite-Box: 2253 Folder : 9 Sterling Communications Inc. Board of Directors Meeting Package for 22 December 1971
1971
Offsite-Box: R32 Sterling Communications Inc. Board of Directors Meeting Package for 22 December 1971 [Restricted]
1971
Offsite-Box: 2253 Folder : 10 Sterling Communications Inc. Board of Directors Meeting Package for 12 January 1972
1971-1972
Offsite-Box: 2253 Folder : 11 Sterling Communications Inc. Board of Directors Meeting Package for 3 February 1972
1972
Offsite-Box: R32 Sterling Communications Inc. Board of Directors Meeting Package for 3 February 1972 [Restricted]
1972
Offsite-Box: 2253 Folder : 12 Sterling Communications Inc. Board of Directors Meeting Package for 8 March 1972
1972
Offsite-Box: 2253 Folder : 13 Sterling Communications Inc. Board of Directors Meeting Package for 14 April 1972

Scope and Contents Note

Includes a Sterling Communications Inc. employee manual.

1972
Offsite-Box: R32 Sterling Communications Inc. Board of Directors Meeting Package for 14 April 1972 [Restricted]
1972
Offsite-Box: 2253 Folder : 14 Sterling Communications Inc. Board of Directors Meeting Package for 10 May 1972
1972
Offsite-Box: R32 Sterling Communications Inc. Board of Directors Meeting Package for 10 May 1972 [Restricted]
1972
Offsite-Box: 2253 Folder : 15 Sterling Communications Inc. Board of Directors Meeting Package for 14 June 1972
1972
Offsite-Box: 2253 Folder : 16 Sterling Communications Inc. Board of Directors Meeting Package for 12 July 1972
1972
Offsite-Box: 2253 Folder : 17 Sterling Communications Inc. Board of Directors Meeting Package for 13 September 1972
1972
Offsite-Box: R32 Sterling Communications Inc. Board of Directors Meeting Package for 13 September 1972 [Restricted]
1972
Offsite-Box: 2253 Folder : 18 Sterling Communications Inc. Board of Directors Meeting Package for 11 October 1972
1972
Offsite-Box: R32 Sterling Communications Inc. Board of Directors Meeting Package for 11 October 1972 [Restricted]
1972
Offsite-Box: 2253 Folder : 19 Sterling Communications Inc. Board of Directors Meeting Package for 8 November 1972
1972
Offsite-Box: 2253 Folder : 20 Sterling Communications Inc. Board of Directors Meeting Package for 13 December 1972
1972
Offsite-Box: R32 Sterling Communications Inc. Board of Directors Meeting Package for 13 December 1972 [Restricted]
1972
Offsite-Box: 2253 Folder : 21 Sterling Communications Inc. Board of Directors Meeting Package for 10 January 1973
1972-1973
Offsite-Box: 2253 Folder : 22 Sterling Communications Inc. Board of Directors Meeting Package for 13 February 1973
1972-1973
Offsite-Box: 2253 Folder : 23 Sterling Communications Inc. Board of Directors Meeting Package for 13 March, 1973
1973
Offsite-Box: R32 Sterling Communications Inc. Board of Directors Meeting Package for 13 March, 1973 [Restricted]
1973
Offsite-Box: 2253 Folder : 24 Sterling Communications Inc. Board of Directors Meeting Package for 2 April 1973 (Reconvened)
1973
Offsite-Box: R32 Sterling Communications Inc. Board of Directors Meeting Package for 2 April 1973 [Restricted]
1973
Offsite-Box: R32 Sterling Communications Inc. Board of Directors Meeting Package for 18 April 1973
1973
Offsite-Box: 2253 Folder : 25 Sterling Communications Inc. Board of Directors Meeting Package for 23 April 1973
1973
Offsite-Box: 2253 Folder : 26 Sterling Communications Inc. Board of Directors Meeting Package for 9 May 1973
1973
Offsite-Box: R32 Sterling Communications Inc. Board of Directors Meeting Package for 9 May 1973 [Restricted]
1973
Offsite-Box: R33 Sterling Communications Inc. Board of Directors Meeting Package for 12 June 1973 [Restricted]
1973
Offsite-Box: 2253 Folder : 27 Sterling Communications Inc. Board of Directors Meeting Package Miscellaneous
1973
Offsite-Box: 2253 Folder : 28 Stockholders Annual Meeting, 6 January 1970
1970
Offsite-Box: 2253 Folder : 29 Stockholders Annual Meetings, 6 January 1971
1970-1971
Offsite-Box: 2253 Folder : 30 Stockholders Annual Meeting, 14 December 1971
1971
Offsite-Box: 2253 Folder : 31 Stockholders Annual Meeting, 7 September 1973
1973
Offsite-Box: 2253 Folder : 32 Stockholders Annual Meeting - Miscellaneous
1971-1973
Offsite-Box: R33 Stockholders Annual Meeting: Miscellaneous [Restricted]
1973
Offsite-Box: R33 Sterling Communications Inc. Agreements, Instruments, and Other Documents [Restricted]
1967-1973
Offsite-Box: 2253 Folder : 33 Sterling Communications Inc. Financial Analyses
1970
Offsite-Box: 2253 Folder : 34 Sterling Communications Inc. Stock Price Records
1967-1973
Offsite-Box: 2253 Folder : 35 Audit Report for the Year Ended 31 March 1966 (J. H. Cohn & Co.)
1966
Offsite-Box: 2253 Folder : 36 Audit Report for the Year Ended 31 March 1967 (J. H. Cohn & Co.)
1967
Offsite-Box: 2253 Folder : 37 Audit Report for the Year Ended 31 March 1968 (J. H. Cohn & Co.)
1968
Offsite-Box: 2254 Folder : 1 Audit Report for the Year Ended 31 March 1969 (J. H. Cohn & Co.)
1969
Offsite-Box: 2254 Folder : 2 Audit Report for the Year Ended 31 March 1970 (J. H. Cohn & Co.)
1970
Offsite-Box: 2254 Folder : 3 Audit Report for the Year Ended 31 March 1967 (Price Waterhouse & Co.)
1967
Offsite-Box: 2254 Folder : 4 Audit Report for the Year Ended 31 March 1968 (Price Waterhouse & Co.)
1968
Offsite-Box: 2254 Folder : 5 Audit Report for the Year Ended 31 March 1969 (Price Waterhouse & Co.)
1969
Offsite-Box: 2254 Folder : 6 Audit Report for the Year Ended 31 March 1970 (Price Waterhouse & Co.)
1970
Offsite-Box: 2254 Folder : 7 Audit Report for the Year Ended 31 March 1971 (Price Waterhouse & Co.)
1971
Offsite-Box: 2254 Folder : 8 J. H Cohn & Co. - Special Reports
1968-1970
Offsite-Box: 2254 Folder : 9 J. H Cohn & Co. - Correspondence
1966-1971
Offsite-Box: R33 J. H Cohn & Co. - Correspondence [Restricted]
1968
Offsite-Box: 2254 Folder : 10 Price Waterhouse & Co. - Correspondence
1967-1970
Offsite-Box: R33 Price Waterhouse & Co. - Correspondence [Restricted]
1968-1971
Offsite-Box: 2254 Folder : 11 Sterling Manhattan Cable Television - Financial Statements
1973-1974
Offsite-Box: 2254 Folder : 12 Sterling Manhattan Cable Television Board of Directors Meeting Package for 12 June 1973
1973
Offsite-Box: 2254 Folder : 13 Sterling Manhattan Cable Television Board of Directors Meeting Package for 7 September 1973
1973
Offsite-Box: 2254 Folder : 14 Sterling Manhattan Cable Television Board of Directors Meeting Package for 13 November 1973
1973
Offsite-Box: R33 Sterling Manhattan Cable Television Board of Directors Meeting Minutes: Extra Copies [Restricted]
1973
Offsite-Box: 2254 Folder : 15 Sterling Manhattan Cable Television - Franchise
circa 1970
Offsite-Box: R33 Sterling Manhattan Cable Television - Franchise [Restricted]
circa 1970
Offsite-Box: R33 Sterling Manhattan Cable Television: Promissory Notes, Agreements, and Other Documents [Restricted]
1966-1973
Offsite-Box: R33 Sterling Communications, Inc/Time-Life Broadcast, Inc: Reorganization Agreement [Restricted]
1970
Offsite-Box: R33 Stock Public Offering to H. L. Federman & Co. [Restricted]
1967
Offsite-Box: R33 Scantlin Electronics, Inc. Agreement [Restricted]
1968
Offsite-Box: R33 Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC): Registration Statement [Restricted]
1967-1968
Offsite-Box: R33 Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC): Registration Statement (Subsequently Withdrawn) [Restricted]
1966-1967
Offsite-Box: R33 Shareholders' Agreement [Restricted]
1965
Offsite-Box: R33 Warrants to Purchase Common Stock - Peter Sharp (Conformed Copy) [Restricted]
1970
Offsite-Box: R33 Warrants to Purchase Common Stock: Special Growth Fund (Non-conformed Copy) [Restricted]
1969
Offsite-Box: R33 Warrants to Purchase Common Stock: Time Inc. (Conformed Copies) [Restricted]
1972-1973
Offsite-Box: R33 Jackson TV Cable Company [Restricted]
1969
Offsite-Box: R33 Palm Beach Cable Television Company [Restricted]
1967-1973
Offsite-Box: R33 Stockholders Lists (2 folders) [Restricted]
1973-1975
Offsite-Box: 2254 Folder : 16-17 Lost Stockholders
1972-1973
Offsite-Box: 2254 Folder : 18-19 Sterling Communications, Inc. and Subsidiaries Budgets
1972-1973
Offsite-Box: 2254 Folder : 20-22 Sterling Communications, Inc. and Subsidiaries: Income Statements, Balance Sheets, and Other Financial Statements
1969-1973
Offsite-Box: 2255 Folder : 1-2 Sterling Communications, Inc. and Subsidiaries: Income Statements, Balance Sheets, and Other Financial Statements
1970-1972
Offsite-Box: 2255 Folder : 3 "OTB on the Cable: A Presentation Specially Prepared for the Off-Track Betting Commission"
circa 1965-1973
Offsite-Box: R33 Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) (3 folders) [Restricted]
1967-1973
Offsite-Box: R33 Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC): Form 8-K for 1967 [Restricted]
1967-1968
Offsite-Box: R33 Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC): Form 9-K for 1968 [Restricted]
1968-1969
Offsite-Box: R33 Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC): 8-K Reports for 1968 [Restricted]
1968-1969
Offsite-Box: R33 Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC): 8-K Reports for 1969 [Restricted]
1969-1970
Offsite-Box: R33 Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC): Form 9-K for 1969 [Restricted]
1969-1970
Offsite-Box: R33 Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC): 8-K Reports for 1970 [Restricted]
1970
Offsite-Box: R33 Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC): 8-K Reports for 1971 [Restricted]
1971-1972
Offsite-Box: R33 Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC): 10-Q Reports for 1971 [Restricted]
1971
Offsite-Box: R33 Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC): 8-K Reports for 1972 [Restricted]
1972
Offsite-Box: R33 Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC): 10-Q Reports for 1972 [Restricted]
1972
Offsite-Box: R34 Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC): 8-K Reports for 1973 [Restricted]
1972-1973
Offsite-Box: 2255 Folder : 4 Federal Trade Commission (FTC) 12 June 1973 Report
1973
Offsite-Box: R34 Sterling Communications Inc. Board of Directors Meeting Minutes: Miscellaneous [Restricted]
1973
Offsite-Box: 2255 Folder : 5 Sterling Communications Inc. Annual Reports
1968-1972
Offsite-Box: R34 Time-Life Broadcast, Inc. Agreements, Proposed Resolutions, and Other Miscellaneous [Restricted]
1970
Offsite-Box: R34 Sterling Communications, Inc.: General (2 folders) [Restricted]
1971-1972
Offsite-Box: R34 Sterling Communications, Inc.: Form 4 [Restricted]
1970-1974
Offsite-Box: R34 Sterling Communications, Inc.: Amended Schedule 13-D [Restricted]
1971
Offsite-Box: 2255 Folder : 6 Sterling Communications Inc.: Unclaimed Dividends
1979
Offsite-Box: R34 Sterling Stockholders: Thomajan [Restricted]
1972-1973
Offsite-Box: R34 Sterling Communications, Inc.: Reorganization (3 folders) [Restricted]
1970
Offsite-Box: 2255 Folder : 7 Sterling Manhattan Cable Television: General
1967-1974
Offsite-Box: R34 Sterling Manhattan Cable Television: General [Restricted]
1973-1974
Offsite-Box: 2255 Folder : 8 Sterling Manhattan Cable Television: Miscellaneous
1974
Offsite-Box: R34 Sterling Manhattan Cable Television: Miscellaneous [Restricted]
1974
Offsite-Box: 2255 Folder : 9 Sterling Nassau Cable Television, Inc.
1974-1976
Offsite-Box: R34 Sterling Questionnaire (3 folders) [Restricted]
1973
Offsite-Box: R34 Sterling Files to be Combined (Signed Agreements) [Restricted]
1970-1973
Offsite-Box: 2255 Folder : 10 Sterling Manhattan Cable Television: General
1973-1979
Offsite-Box: R34 Sterling Manhattan Cable Television: General [Restricted]
1973
Offsite-Box: 2255 Folder : 11 Sterling Information Services, Ltd. Certificate of Incorporation
1970-1971
Offsite-Box: R34 Sterling Communications Closing Documents [Restricted]
1973
Offsite-Box: R34 Sterling Stockholders' Suit [Restricted]
1973-1979
Offsite-Box: R35 Sterling Long Island CATV (Sale to Communications Development Corp.) [Restricted]
1971-1974
Offsite-Box: R35 Sterling Television Presentations, Inc. [Restricted]
1973-1975
Offsite-Box: R35 Inter-County Television of Suffolk, Inc. [Restricted]
Offsite-Box: R35 Inter-County Television Enterprise of North Hempstead [Restricted]
1974-1975
Offsite-Box: R35 Jefferson Cablevision, Inc. (Dissolved April 28, 1971) [Restricted]
1968-1971
Offsite-Box: 2255 Folder : 12 Inter-County Television Corp.
1974-1975
Offsite-Box: R35 Communications Development Corp. [Restricted]
1973
Offsite-Box: R35 Broadcast Properties Sold: Sterling: Reorganization Agreement (Conformed) Between Time-Life Broadcasting (TLB) and Sterling [Restricted]
1970
Offsite-Box: R35 Broadcast Properties Sold: Sterling: Morgan Guarantee Trust: Loan Agreement [Restricted]
1972-1973
Offsite-Box: R35 Sterling Information Services, Ltd.: General (2 folders) [Restricted]
1965-1970
Offsite-Box: 2255 Folder : 13 Sterling Manhattan Cable Television: Directors Meeting (HBO Memo)
1972
Offsite-Box: R35 Agreement: Time Inc./Sterling Communications, Inc./Sterling Manhattan Cable Television (Conformed Copy) - Morgan Loan [Restricted]
1971
Offsite-Box: R35 Agreement: Royal Business Funds Corp. [Restricted]
1967-1968
Offsite-Box: R35 Agreement: Time-Life Broadcast, Inc./Sterling Communications, Inc. [Restricted]
1970
Offsite-Box: R35 Agreement: Time-Life Broadcast, Inc./Sterling Movies U.S.A., Inc./Charles F. Doland/Thomas F. Dolan/William E. Dolan/Sophie C. Hohne re. Chase Loan [Restricted]
1967
Offsite-Box: R35 Agreement: Sterling Communications, Inc./Time-Life Broadcast, Inc./William Lear [Restricted]
1968
Offsite-Box: R35 Agreement: Sterling Communications, Inc./Time-Life Broadcast, Inc. re. Lear Securities [Restricted]
1968
Offsite-Box: R35 Agreement: Sterling Television Presentations, Inc./United Press International, Inc. (Conformed Copy) [Restricted]
1971
Offsite-Box: R35 Reorganization Agreement (Conformed): Time-Life Broadcast, Inc./Sterling Communications, Inc. [Restricted]
1970-1971
Offsite-Box: 2255 Folder : 14 Sterling Communications, Inc. Reorganization
1970
Offsite-Box: R35 Charles F. Dolan: Sale of Sterling Movies U.S.A., Inc. Shares [Restricted]
1967
Offsite-Box: R35 William E. Dolan: Stock Transfer Papers [Restricted]
1967-1968
Offsite-Box: R35 Richard M. Flynn Babylon Agreement [Restricted]
1972-1973
Offsite-Box: R35 Richard M. Flynn Loan to Sterling Communications, Inc. [Restricted]
1969
Offsite-Box: R35 E. F. Hutton & Company, Inc.: Financial Proposal [Restricted]
1968
Offsite-Box: R35 Closing Documents for the Loan from Morgan Guarantee Trust to Sterling Manhattan Cable Television [Restricted]
1971
Offsite-Box: 2255 Folder : 15 Oak Patent
1970-1971
Offsite-Box: 2255 Folder : 16 Phillips Broadcast Equipment
1968-1969
Offsite-Box: R35 Phillips Broadcast Equipment [Restricted]
1971
Offsite-Box: 2255 Folder : 17 Projection of Systems Construction and Sales
1970
Offsite-Box: 2255 Folder : 18 Prospectus: Debentures
1968
Offsite-Box: R35 Sale of Sterling Television Presentations, Inc. [Restricted]
1973
Offsite-Box: R35 Sterling Information Services, Ltd.: Minutes [Restricted]
1965
Offsite-Box: 2255 Folder : 19-20 Sterling Manhattan Cable Television: General
1970-1972
Offsite-Box: R35 Sterling Manhattan Cable Television: General [Restricted]
1970-1973
Offsite-Box: 2255 Folder : 21 Sterling Network
1972
Offsite-Box: R35 Sterling Network [Restricted]
1972
Offsite-Box: 2255 Folder : 22 Amendment 5 to Form S-1 Filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission
1968
Offsite-Box: 2255 Folder : 23 Sterling Information Services, Ltd.: Arthur D. Little Report
1969
Offsite-Box: 2255 Folder : 24 Sterling Manhattan Cable Television: Channel Six Promotional Materials
circa 1970-1973
Offsite-Box: 2255 Folder : 25 Sterling Manhattan Cable Television: General
1969-1973
Offsite-Box: R35 Sterling Manhattan Cable Television: General [Restricted]
1969-1971
Offsite-Box: 2255 Folder : 26 Sterling Data Transmission Project
1973
Offsite-Box: 2256 Folder : 1 Sterling Long Island Cable Television
1971-1972
Offsite-Box: R35 Sterling Long Island Cable Television [Restricted]
1971
Offsite-Box: R35 Dissolution of Sterling Nassau Cable Television, Inc. [Restricted]
1974-1976
Offsite-Box: R36 Dissolution of Sterling Communications of New Jersey [Restricted]
1974-1976
Offsite-Box: 2256 Folder : 2 Time-Life Cable: Sterling: Board Meetings
1972-1974
Offsite-Box: R36 Time-Life Cable: Sterling: Board Meetings [Restricted]
1972-1973
Offsite-Box: 2256 Folder : 3 Time-Life Cable: Sterling: General
1972-1973
Offsite-Box: R36 Time-Life Cable: Sterling: General [Restricted]
1972-1973
Offsite-Box: 2256 Folder : 4 Time-Life Cable: Sterling: Warner Communications
1973-1974
Offsite-Box: R36 Time-Life Cable: Sterling: Warner Communications [Restricted]
1973
Offsite-Box: R36 Sale of Sterling Long Island [Restricted]
1967-1973
Offsite-Box: R36 Sale of Sterling Long Island: Closing Memos, Contracts, and Financial Statements (2 folders) [Restricted]
1973-1974
Offsite-Box: 2256 Folder : 5 Home Box Office (HBO) Service to Sterling Manhattan Cable Television
1973-1974
Offsite-Box: R36 Home Box Office (HBO) Service to Sterling Manhattan Cable Television [Restricted]
1973
Offsite-Box: R36 Time-Life Cable: Sterling: Sale to Time Inc. [Restricted]
1973
Offsite-Box: R36 Sale of Sterling Lond Island: Attorney-Client Items [Restricted]
1972-1973
Offsite-Box: 2256 Folder : 6 Sterling Public Relations [Censorship and Obscenity]
1974-1975
Offsite-Box: 2256 Folder : 7-8 Sterling: General (2 folders)
1975-1979
Offsite-Box: R36 Sterling: General [Restricted]
1975-1979
Offsite-Box: 2256 Folder : 9 Time-Life Cable: Sterling: Merger
1972-1973
Offsite-Box: 2256 Folder : 10 Time-Life Cable: Sterling: Network [Home Box Office (HBO)]
1972
Offsite-Box: R36 Time-Life Cable: Sterling: Network [Home Box Office (HBO)] [Restricted]
1972
Offsite-Box: 2256 Folder : 11 Time-Life Cable: Sterling: Financial
1972-1974
Offsite-Box: R36 Time-Life Cable: Sterling: Financial [Restricted]
1972-1973
Offsite-Box: R36 Time-Life Cable: Sterling: Michigan Merger [Restricted]
1972
Offsite-Box: 2256 Folder : 12 Sterling Manhattan Cable Television: Bi-Weekly Reports
1973
Offsite-Box: 2256 Folder : 13 Sterling Manhattan Cable Television: New York City: Morris Tarshis [Bureau of Franchises]
1974-1977
Offsite-Box: R36 Sterling Manhattan Cable Television: New York City: Morris Tarshis [Bureau of Franchises] [Restricted]
1974

Subseries XI.C. Barry Zorthian Files on Community Antenna Television, 1968-1974. 1 Linear feet in 3 record cartons

Biographical / Historical

Berry Zorthian was the President of Time-Life Broadcast, Chairman of the Board of Sterling Communications, Inc. and President of Time-Life Cable Communications.

Scope and Contents

The subseries consists of Barry Zorthian's records focusing on the subject of Community Antenna Television (CATV); many of the files relate to Sterling Communication cable assets. Records include correspondence; memoranda; reports; balance sheets and other financial statements; minutes from Sterling Information Services, Ltd meetings; materials related to personnel; and clippings and printed materials.

Subjects include advertising and programming on Manhattan Cable Television (MCTV); national communications policy; regulation of cable television; lobbying efforts directed at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the national government on behalf of the CATV industry; analysis of the CATV market; merger possibilities; censorship on the public access channel; correspondence from companies interested in acquiring parts of Time Inc.'s CATV assets or offering their own cable assets for sale; invitations to participate in cable related projects; Time Inc. position on CATV; and cable rate increases.

Arrangement

Arranged mostly in original order with some exceptions.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 2256 Folder : 14 Katz Agency
1970
Offsite-Box: 2256 Folder : 15 Arthur D. Little, Inc.
1970-1971
Offsite-Box: 2256 Folder : 16 Federal Communications Commission (FCC): Proposed New Rules Before the Pastore Committee
1971-1972
Offsite-Box: R36 Federal Communications Commission (FCC): Proposed New Rules Before the Pastore Committee [Restricted]
1971-1972
Offsite-Box: 2256 Folder : 17 CATV Venture Team
1971
Offsite-Box: R36 Charles Hagedon Contract (Town and Village, Inc.) [Restricted]
1972-1974
Offsite-Box: 2256 Folder : 18 Sterling Manhattan Cable Television
1969
Offsite-Box: R36 Sterling Manhattan Cable Television [Restricted]
1969
Offsite-Box: R36 Pierson, Ball & Dowd [Restricted]
1971-1974
Offsite-Box: R36 Sterling Manhattan Cable Board & Shareholder Meetings [Restricted]
1969
Offsite-Box: 2256 Folder : 19 CATV Handbook ("Capital Ledger")
1972
Offsite-Box: 2256 Folder : 20 CATV Monthly Operations Meetings
1971
Offsite-Box: 2256 Folder : 21 Joe Kelly Report, 17 July 1972 (Sterling Manhattan Cable Television Review of Operations)
1972
Offsite-Box: 2256 Folder : 22 Public Access (Obscenity)
1972-1973
Offsite-Box: R36 Public Access (Obscenity) [Restricted]
1972-1973
Offsite-Box: 2256 Folder : 23 Advertising
1970-1971
Offsite-Box: 2256 Folder : 24-25 Buyers/Sales of Cable Systems
1969-1973
Offsite-Box: R36 Buyers/Sales of Cable Systems [Restricted]
1971
Offsite-Box: 2256 Folder : 26-27 CATV: General
1971-1973
Offsite-Box: R36 CATV: General [Restricted]
1972
Offsite-Box: R36 Sterling Manhattan Cable Television (SMCTV): General [Restricted]
1973-1974
Offsite-Box: R36 Applicants, Franchises, and Other Miscellaneous (3 folders) [Restricted]
1968-1974
Offsite-Box: R37 Applicants, Franchises, and Other Miscellaneous [Restricted]
1970-1972
Offsite-Box: R37 Unfiled [Restricted]
1972
Offsite-Box: 2256 Folder : 28 Carton, Marvyn
1971-1972
Offsite-Box: 2256 Folder : 29 Copyright
1969
Offsite-Box: 2256 Folder : 30 Dual vs. Single Cable
1972
Offsite-Box: 2256 Folder : 31 F. Eberstadt & Co.
1971
Offsite-Box: R37 Federal Communications Commission (FCC) [Restricted]
1968-1974
Offsite-Box: R37 Sterling Miscellaneous [Restricted]
1972-1973

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