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Guide to the Time Inc. Corporate Editorial Records
1944-2003 (bulk 1959-1994)
 MS 3009-RG 6

New-York Historical Society
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This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on May 28, 2021
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Series III.C. Corporate Editor James R. Gaines Files, 1996. 0.5 Linear feet in 8 folders

Biographical Note

James R. Gaines is first noted as a department head in June 1979 when he is listed as a senior editor of People. He was promoted several times at before becoming the  People Managing Editor in 1987. In 1989, Gaines left  People to join  Life as Managing Editor. After three years, Gaines left  Life to become  Time Managing Editor. While in this role, Gaines served on the Online Steering Committee Educational Task Force. By January 1996, Gaines was promoted to Corporate Editor of Time Inc., a position he held until January 1997.

Scope and Contents Note

Gaines's files document his work on the Time Inc. Educational Task Force. According to a memoranda from Gaines, Editor-in-Chief Norm Pearlstine requested that Gaines "[I]nvestigate the education market, recommend whether or not we should enter it in an important way and suggest, if so, how." Records include this memorandum; correspondence from education-related companies such as Leanna Landsmann Inc. and Pantecha; market studies and other research material; a draft of the Time-Life Education strategic planning analysis; a Time-Life Learning working draft; and an inventory of the Time Inc. Archives related to an exhibition.

Arrangement Note

Retained the original alphabetical order.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 1393 Folder : 21-26 Education: General
Offsite-Box: 1393 Folder : 27 Education: Guide to Archives Exhibit Open House

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