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Guide to the Time Inc. Editorial Services Records
1966-1977, 1991-2003
 MS 3009-RG 47

New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024
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New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Holly Deakyne and Nora Soto

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on September 02, 2020
Description is in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Container List

Series I. Syndication Records, 1966-1974, 1991-2003. 5 Linear feet in 6 record cartons

Historical Note

Time-Life Picture Agency, Time & Life Syndication, and TimePix were all offices within Editorial Services that handled the syndication or right of reproduction of Time Inc. magazine content. These responsibilities were passed between Editorial Services and Life magazine since the majority of material requested was photographs from  Life, and syndication offices frequently were established, replaced, and dissolved.

Subseries I.A. Commission Cards, 1966-1971. 2.75 Linear feet in 3 record cartons

Scope and Contents

A commission card can be used for writers, artists or photographers. The commission cards in this collection primarily represent photographers. Individual photographer cards track purchases by other publications or companies of the photographer's Time Inc. work including who purchased it, what was purchased, the commission amount, and the amount earned by Time Inc. Control cards for each type of photographer are also included that seem to track totals for each category by week, month or country. The cards predate any syndication office within Editorial Services and probably were inhertied from the syndication offices originally at Life magazine.

Arrangement

Organized by year with type of photographer groups arranged alphabetically within each year based on the original order. The materials were not originally in folders, but were grouped by year and photographer type.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 3842 Folder : 1 Contract
1966
Offsite-Box: 3842 Folder : 2 Freelance
1966
Offsite-Box: 3842 Folder : 3 No Credit
1966
Offsite-Box: 3842 Folder : 4 Photographer Unknown
1966
Offsite-Box: 3842 Folder : 5 Staff
1966
Offsite-Box: 3842 Folder : 6 Billings
1967
Offsite-Box: 3842 Folder : 7 By Month/By Country
1967
Offsite-Box: 3842 Folder : 8 Contract
1967
Offsite-Box: 3842 Folder : 9 Freelance
1967
Offsite-Box: 3842 Folder : 10-15 No Credit
1967
Offsite-Box: 3842 Folder : 16 Service Charges
1967
Offsite-Box: 3842 Folder : 17 Staff
1967
Offsite-Box: 3842 Folder : 18 Billings
1968
Offsite-Box: 3842 Folder : 19 By Country/By Month
1968-1969
Offsite-Box: 3842 Folder : 20-21 By Month
1968
Offsite-Box: 3842 Folder : 22-24 Contract
1968-1969
Offsite-Box: 3842 Folder : 25 Freelance
1968-1969
Offsite-Box: 3842 Folder : 26 New York City Sales Tax
1968
Offsite-Box: 3842 Folder : 27-29 No Credit
1968
Offsite-Box: 3843 Folder : 1-4 No Credit
1968
Offsite-Box: 3843 Folder : 5 Service Charges
1968
Offsite-Box: 3843 Folder : 6 Staff
1968
Offsite-Box: 3843 Folder : 7 By Country/By Month
1969
Offsite-Box: 3843 Folder : 8 By Month
1969
Offsite-Box: 3843 Folder : 9 Country: Gross Sales
1969
Offsite-Box: 3843 Folder : 10 Contract
1969
Offsite-Box: 3843 Folder : 11 Freelance
1969
Offsite-Box: 3843 Folder : 12-16 No Credit
1969-1970
Offsite-Box: 3844 Folder : 1 Staff
1969
Offsite-Box: 3844 Folder : 2 By Country
1971
Offsite-Box: 3844 Folder : 3 By Country/By Month
1971
Offsite-Box: 3844 Folder : 4-8 Freelance
1971
Offsite-Box: 3844 Folder : 9 No Credit
1971
Offsite-Box: 3844 Folder : 10-13 Staff
1971

Subseries I.B. Time-Life Syndication Service / Time-Life Picture Agency Files, 1972-1974. 1.6 Linear feet in 2 record cartons

Scope and Contents

Time-Life Syndication Service / Time-Life Picture Agency Files contain materials that originated with the syndication department within Life and transferred to Editorial Services. Records include order confirmations, invoices, and correspondence for the use of images printed in Time Inc. publications, primarily  Life. Requests for syndication usually come from publishing companies.

The records are water damaged causing some papers to adhere together decreasing usability.

Arrangement

Organized alphabetically by requestor name based on the original arrangement. The "B" folders are not present.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 3845 Folder : 1-18 A-M
1972-1974
Offsite-Box: 3846 Folder : 1-15 N-XYZ
1972-1974

Subseries I.C. Time & Life Syndication Files, 1991-2000. 0.25 Linear feet in 2 record cartons

Scope and Contents

Time & Life Syndication contains files from this version of the syndication office within Editorial Services. Records include correspondence to and from Director Maryann Kornely regarding syndication agreements and files from her previous position with Life Picture Sales; memoranda from Uri Davidov with syndication reports; and syndication policies.

Arrangement

Organized alphabetically. Arrangement imposed.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 3846 Folder : 16 Foreign Rights
1991, 1999
Offsite-Box: R62 Foreign Rights [RESTRICTED]
1991, 2000
Offsite-Box: 3846 Folder : 17 Fortune Syndication
1998-2000
Offsite-Box: R62 Fortune Syndication [RESTRICTED]
1999-2000
Offsite-Box: 3846 Folder : 18 Fortune Syndication Sales Summary
1998-1999
Offsite-Box: 3846 Folder : 19 Life Picture Sales: Graphique de France
1990-1995
Offsite-Box: R62 Life Picture Sales: Graphique de France [RESTRICTED]
1990-1992

Subseries I.D. TimePix Files, 1991-2003. 0.25 Linear feet in 4 folders

Scope and Contents

The TimePix Files contain records from this version of the syndication office within Editorial Services. Records include price guides, promotional materials and realia, lists of photographers in the collection along with notes on their sales and rights; and correspondence.

Arrangement

Organized alphabetically. Arrangement imposed.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 3846 Folder : 20 Price Guide
2002 May 13
Offsite-Box: 3846 Folder : 21-22 Promotional Material
2003
Offsite-Box: 3846 Folder : 23 Representation Lists
1991, 2000-2001
Offsite-Box: 3846 Folder : 24 TIHE-Hasbro LIFE GI Joe
2001

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