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Guide to the Time Inc. Selling Areas-Marketing, Inc. (SAMI) Records
1985
 MS 3009-RG 54

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Collection processed by Allen Thomas

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on January 08, 2021
Description is in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Time, inc.
Title: Time Inc. Selling Areas-Marketing, Inc. (SAMI) Records
Dates [inclusive]: 1985
Abstract: Selling Areas-Marketing, Inc. (SAMI) was a company owned by Time Inc. that produced reports on the sale of consumer goods and offered them for sale by subscription. The collection consists of examples of these reports and correspondence.
Quantity: 1 Linear feet in 1 record carton
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 54
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

Selling Areas-Marketing, Inc. (SAMI) was founded by J. Clarke Mattimore, a consultant in the Time-Life Broadcast division, in 1965 to measure the sale of products by tracking inventory in wholesale warehouses. Reports produced from this information were offered for sale by subscription to consumer-goods manufacturing companies. Time Inc. Sold SAMI in 1987.

Citations:

Associated Press. "Time Will Sell SAMI-Burke to Control Data." Los Angeles Times, 14 Oct. 1987, www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1987-10-14-fi-9248-story.html.

Prendergast, Curtis, and Geoffrey Colvin. 1986. Time Inc.: The Intimate History of a Changing Enterprise, 1960-1980. New York: Atheneum.

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Scope and Contents

The collection consists of reports on product re-stocking at retail warehouses and correspondence with paying subscribers to these reports.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged alphabetically based on the original arrangement.

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Access Points

Document Type

  • Corporation records
  • Organization files

Subject Organizations

  • Time, inc. -- Archives
  • Time, inc. -- History

Subject Topics

  • Corporations -- History
  • Corporations -- New York (State) -- New York.
  • Marketing research
  • 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.

Open to qualified researchers with the exception of restricted materials. Restricted materials include contracts. Restricted materials are located in box R86.

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. Selling Areas-Marketing, Inc. (SAMI) Records, MS 3009-RG XX, 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.

Processing Information

The Time Inc. Selling Areas-Marketing, Inc. (SAMI) Records were processed by Allen Thomas in 2020. The original folders were retained although some documents were transferred to archival containers in instances of overcrowding. Allen Thomas created the inventory and other descriptive notes to produce this finding aid.

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Container List

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 4094 Folder : 1 Nutribevco: Correspondence
1985
Offsite-Box: 4094 Folder : 2 Olin: Correspondence
1985
Offsite-Box: 4094 Folder : 3 The Perrier Group: Correspondence
1985
Offsite-Box: R86 Folder : 93 The Perrier Group: Correspondence [Restricted]
1995
Offsite-Box: 4094 Folder : 4 The Perrier Group: Distribution
1985
Offsite-Box: 4094 Folder : 5 Pfizer: Correspondence
1985
Offsite-Box: 4094 Folder : 6 Pfizer: Scans
1985
Offsite-Box: 4094 Folder : 7 Progresso: Correspondence
1985
Offsite-Box: 4094 Folder : 8 Progresso: Distribution
1985
Offsite-Box: 4094 Folder : 9 Refined Syrups and Sugars: Correspondence
1985
Offsite-Box: 4094 Folder : 10 Sau-Sea Foods: Correspondence
1985
Offsite-Box: 4094 Folder : 11 Thompson Medical: Correspondence
1985
Offsite-Box: 4094 Folder : 12 Thompson Medical: Distribution
1985
Offsite-Box: 4094 Folder : 13 Union Carbide Corporation: Battery Products Division: Correspondence
1985
Offsite-Box: 4094 Folder : 14 Union Carbide Corporation: Battery Products Division: Distribution
1985
Offsite-Box: 4094 Folder : 15 Union Carbide Corporation: Home Products Division: Correspondence
1985
Offsite-Box: 4094 Folder : 16 Union Carbide Corporation: Home Products Division: Distribution
1985
Offsite-Box: 4094 Folder : 17 Warner-Lambert: American Chicle Division: Distribution
1985
Offsite-Box: 4094 Folder : 18 Warner-Lambert: American Chicle Division: General Correspondence
1985
Offsite-Box: 4094 Folder : 19 Warner-Lambert: American Chicle Division: Scans
1985
Offsite-Box: 4094 Folder : 20 Warner-Lambert: Antacids
1985
Offsite-Box: 4094 Folder : 21 Warner-Lambert: Breath Fresheners
1985
Offsite-Box: 4094 Folder : 22 Warner-Lambert: Bubble Gum
1985
Offsite-Box: 4094 Folder : 23 Warner-Lambert: Consumer Health Products: Distribution
1985
Offsite-Box: 4094 Folder : 24 Warner-Lambert: Consumer Health Products: General Correspondence
1985
Offsite-Box: 4094 Folder : 25 Warner-Lambert: Consumer Health Products: Supermarkets
1985
Offsite-Box: 4094 Folder : 26 Warner-Lambert: Cough Syrups
1985
Offsite-Box: 4094 Folder : 27 Warner-Lambert: Loose Candy
1985
Offsite-Box: 4094 Folder : 28 Warner-Lambert: Razor Blades
1985

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