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Guide to the Time Inc. Publicity Files
1923-1984
 MS 3009-RG 46

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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

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Time, inc.
Title: Time Inc. Publicity Files
Dates [inclusive]: 1923-1984
Abstract: A collection of press clippings documenting outside perception of Time Inc. regarding the company's publications, activities, and personnel spanning 1923 to 1984.
Quantity: 12 Linear feet in 11 boxes
Location: These materials are stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please contact manuscripts@nyhistory.org prior to your research visit to coordinate access. Keep in mind that it will take up to five (5) business days for collections to arrive, and you should plan your research accordingly.
Language: The materials in the collection are in English.
Call Phrase: MS 3009-RG 46
Sponsor: The processing of the Time Inc. Records was made possible by a generous grant from the Henry Luce Foundation.

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Historical Note

According to Time Inc. archivist Bill Hooper, Public Relations compiled the clippings and gradually turned them over to the Archives. The collection itself does not disclose who created or maintained it. Since a 1996 inventory of the Time Inc. archives located in Corporate Editor James Gaines's files identifies the Publicity Files as a discrete collection, it has not been included with the Corporate Public Affairs records. Most of the collection appears to have once been pages in scrapbooks, but were removed from the scrapbooks and foldered prior to acquisition.

Citation:

Hooper, Bill. Email to Holly Deakyne, 5 October 2016.

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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.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged chronologically.

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Access Points

Document Type

  • Clippings (information artifacts).
  • Corporation records
  • Newspaper clippings.
  • Organization files
  • Press clippings.

Subject Topics

  • Corporations -- History
  • Corporations -- New York (State) -- New York.
  • Journalism -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
  • Publishers and publishing -- New York (State) -- New York.

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Administrative Information

Provenance

Gift of Time Inc. in 2015.

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please contact manuscripts@nyhistory.org prior to your research visit to coordinate access. Keep in mind that it will take between two (2) and five (5) business days for collections to arrive, and you should plan your research accordingly.

Conditions Governing Use

Photocopying undertaken by staff only. Limited to 20 exposures of stable, unbound material per day.

Application to use images from this collection for publication should be made in writing to: Department of Rights and Reproductions, The New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024-5194, rightsandrepro@nyhistory.org. Phone: (212) 873-3400 ext. 282.

Copyrights and other proprietary rights may subsist in individuals and entities other than the New-York Historical Society, in which case the patron is responsible for securing permission from those parties. For fuller information about rights and reproductions from N-YHS visit: https://www.nyhistory.org/about/rights-reproductions

Preferred Citation

This record group should be cited as Time Inc. Publicity Files, MS 3009-RG 46, New-York Historical Society.

Related Materials

This finding aid relates to just one record group of the Time Inc. Records. For information about the other record groups and for overall information about the archives, please see the Guide to the Time Inc. Records (MS 3009). The Henry Luce Papers (MS 3014) were acquired with the Time Inc. Records. The collection of books acquired with the records are cataloged as the Time Inc. Reference Library. Additional news clippings about Time Inc. are in Time Inc. News Clippings (MS 3009-RG 20) and Time Inc. Corporate Public Affairs Department Records (MS 3009-RG 19).

Processing Information

The Time Inc. Publicity Files were processed by Allen Thomas in 2020. Original folders were retained except in the case of signifigant deterioration. Many folders were overfilled and the contents were divided into multiple folders. The records retain the original intended arrangement. Allen Thomas created the inventory and other descriptive notes for this finding aid.

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Container List

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 3831 Folder : 1 Publicity: 1923-25
1923-1925
Offsite-Box: 3831 Folder : 2 Publicity: 1926
1926
Offsite-Box: 3831 Folder : 3 Publicity: 1927
1927
Offsite-Box: 3831 Folder : 4 Publicity: 1928
1928
Offsite-Box: 3831 Folder : 5 Publicity: 1929
1929
Offsite-Box: 3831 Folder : 6 Publicity: 1930
1930
Offsite-Box: 3831 Folder : 7 Publicity: 1931
1931
Offsite-Box: 3831 Folder : 8 Publicity: 1932
1932
Offsite-Box: 3831 Folder : 9 Publicity: 1933
1933
Offsite-Box: 3831 Folder : 10 Publicity: 1934
1934
Offsite-Box: 3831 Folder : 11-12 Publicity: 1935
1935
Offsite-Box: 3831 Folder : 13-14 Publicity: 1936
1936
Offsite-Box: 3831 Folder : 13 Publicity: 1936
1936
Offsite-Box: 3832 Folder : 1-3 Publicity: 1937
1937
Offsite-Box: 3832 Folder : 4-6 Publicity: 1938
1938
Offsite-Box: 3832 Folder : 7 Publicity: 1939
1939
Offsite-Box: 3832 Folder : 8-10 Publicity: 1940
1940
Offsite-Box: 3833 Folder : 1-3 Publicity: 1941
1941
Offsite-Box: 3833 Folder : 4-5 Publicity: 1942 Miscellaneous
1942
Offsite-Box: 3833 Folder : 6-7 Publicity: 1942 "Smear" Campaign
1942
Offsite-Box: 3833 Folder : 8-9 Publicity: 1943
1943
Offsite-Box: 3833 Folder : 10-11 Publicity: 1944
1944
Offsite-Box: 3834 Folder : 1-2 Publicity: 1945
1945
Offsite-Box: 3834 Folder : 3-4 Publicity: 1946
1946
Offsite-Box: 3834 Folder : 5 Publicity: 1947 Cleveland Forum
1947
Offsite-Box: 3834 Folder : 6 Publicity: 1947 Freedom of the Press Commission
1947
Offsite-Box: 3834 Folder : 7-8 Publicity: 1947 Miscellaneous
1947
Offsite-Box: 3834 Folder : 9-11 Publicity: 1948
1948
Offsite-Box: 3835 Folder : 1-2 Publicity: 1949
1949
Offsite-Box: 3835 Folder : 3-4 Publicity: 1950
1950
Offsite-Box: 3835 Folder : 5-6 Publicity: 1951
1951
Offsite-Box: 3835 Folder : 7-9 Publicity: 1952
1952
Offsite-Box: 3835 Folder : 10-12 Publicity: 1953
1953
Offsite-Box: 3836 Folder : 1-2 Publicity: 1954
1954
Offsite-Box: 3836 Folder : 3 Publicity: 1954 Stories on Shepley/Blair The Hydrogen Bomb Book
1954
Offsite-Box: 3836 Folder : 4 Publicity: 1955
1955
Offsite-Box: 3836 Folder : 5 Publicity: 1956
1956
Offsite-Box: 3836 Folder : 6-8 Publicity: 1957
1957
Offsite-Box: 3836 Folder : 9-11 Publicity: 1958
1958
Offsite-Box: 3837 Folder : 1-3 Publicity: 1959
1959
Offsite-Box: 3837 Folder : 4-5 Publicity: 1960
1960
Offsite-Box: 3837 Folder : 6-8 Publicity: 1961
1961
Offsite-Box: 3837 Folder : 9-10 Publicity: 1962
1962
Offsite-Box: 3837 Folder : 11-13 Publicity: 1963
1963
Offsite-Box: 3838 Folder : 1-3 Publicity: 1964 January-June
1964
Offsite-Box: 3838 Folder : 4-6 Publicity: 1964 July-December
1964
Offsite-Box: 3838 Folder : 7-9 Publicity: 1965
1965
Offsite-Box: 3838 Folder : 10-12 Publicity: 1966
1966
Offsite-Box: 3839 Folder : 1-2 Publicity: 1967 Death of Henry Robinson Luce (H.R.L.) Foreign
1967
Offsite-Box: 3839 Folder : 3-6 Publicity: 1967 Death of Henry Robinson Luce (H.R.L.) U.S.
1967
Offsite-Box: 3839 Folder : 7-8 Publicity: 1967 Miscellaneous
1967
Offsite-Box: 3839 Folder : 9-10 Publicity: 1968 Miscellaneous
1968
Offsite-Box: 3839 Folder : 11-12 Publicity: 1968 Reviews of Elson, Kobler Books
1968
Offsite-Box: 3840 Folder : 1-2 Publicity: 1969
1969
Offsite-Box: 3840 Folder : 3 Publicity: 1970
1970
Offsite-Box: 3840 Folder : 4-5 Publicity: 1971
1971
Offsite-Box: 3840 Folder : 6 Publicity: 1972
1972
Offsite-Box: 3840 Folder : 7-13 Publicity: 1972 Life's Demise
1972
Offsite-Box: 3841 Folder : 1 Publicity: Life's Demise 1972-73
1972-1973
Offsite-Box: 3841 Folder : 2-3 Publicity: 1972 Reviews of Swanberg's Book Luce and His Empire
1972
Offsite-Box: 3841 Folder : 4 Publicity: 1973 Miscellaneous
1973
Offsite-Box: 3841 Folder : 5 Publicity: 1974 Reviews of Elson's History, Volume II
1973
Offsite-Box: 3841 Folder : 6 Publicity: 1974
1974
Offsite-Box: 3841 Folder : 7 Publicity: 1974 Cable-Regulatory
1974
Offsite-Box: 3841 Folder : 8 Publicity: 1975
1975
Offsite-Box: 3841 Folder : 9 Publicity: 1976
1976
Offsite-Box: 3841 Folder : 10 Publicity: 1977
1977
Offsite-Box: 3841 Folder : 11 Publicity: 1978
1978
Offsite-Box: 3841 Folder : 12 Publicity: 1979 Miscellaneous
1979
Offsite-Box: 3841 Folder : 13 Publicity: 1979/80 Discover
1979-1980
Offsite-Box: 3841 Folder : 14 Publicity: 1980 Miscellaneous
1980
Offsite-Box: 3841 Folder : 15 Publicity: 1980 Top Management Turnover
1980
Offsite-Box: 3841 Folder : 16 Publicity: 1981 Miscellaneous
1981
Offsite-Box: 3841 Folder : 17 Publicity: 1981 Washington Star
1981
Offsite-Box: 3841 Folder : 18 Publicity: 1983-84 Miscellaneous
1983-1984
Offsite-Box: 3841 Folder : 19 Publicity: Time Inc. 1968-75
1968-1975

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