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Guide to the Time Inc. Sports Illustrated for Kids Records
 MS 3009-RG 55

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Historical Note

Sports Illustrated for Kids (SIFK) was developed by  Sports Illustrated staff starting around 1987. The first issue launched in January 1989. While in development, it was called "SI Junior." The early prospectus for SIFK states, "Sports Illustrated is planning a monthly sports magazine for boys and girls aged 9 through 12. This publication will have the editorial quality-the interesting stores, the exciting photographs-you would expect from SI, but it will be done to suit the tastes, interests and expectations of younger readers." "The editorial purpose of the magazine will be to emphasize the enjoyment that exists in all sports..."