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Guide to the Time Inc. Publicity Files
 MS 3009-RG 46

New-York Historical Society
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New York, NY 10024
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New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Allen Thomas

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on October 23, 2020
Description is in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of press clippings from non-Time Inc. newspapers and magazines that pertain to Time Inc. publications, activities or personnel, spanning from 1923 to 1984. The clippings' emphasis ranges from incidental mentions of Time Inc. personnel present at an event or Time magazine's cultural influence to entire articles or editorials on a Time Inc.-related topic. Company cofounder Henry Luce is a common topic for several decades of the collection's span, including stories on his political opinions (e.g. advocacy for United States involvement in the Second World War, anti-communism, and the China Lobby supporting the Republic of China) and aspects of his personal life known to the press such as his religious beliefs and marriage. Time Inc.'s role and influence in journalism, culture, and business are frequent topics. While most folders represent only a date range, some are also organized by particular topic, such as reactions to the death of Henry Luce or reviews of Robert T. Elson's published histories of Time Inc. The clippings are largely from United States sources, although other English-language sources, such as Canadian and British, are present and there is a small amount of foreign-language clippings.


The collection is arranged chronologically.