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

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Container List

Series I.C. Editor-in-Chief Jason McManus Files, 1951-1994 (bulk 1987-1994). 13 Linear feet in 13 record cartons

Biographical Note

Jason McManus started at Time Inc. in 1957 as a Sports Illustrated summer trainee. The next year, he was a Time-Life News Service trainee. Time Inc. hired him in 1959, and he held various writing and editor positions with  Time through 1974, including launching the European edition. In 1976, he was promoted to  Time Assistant Managing Editor then  Time Executive Editor in 1978. From 1982 to 1983, the corporate editorial department selected him to serve a temporary assignment as Assistant Corporate Editor while continuing to hold his permanent position. After this temporary position, he served one year as Corporate Editor then two years as  Time Managing Editor before his appointment as Editor-in-Chief in 1987. During his tenure, Time Inc. executed the major merger that produced Time Warner. McManus retired in 1994.

Scope and Contents Note

The Jason McManus Files primarily are during his tenure as Editor-in-Chief with some records from earlier in his career. Records include his day-to-day file, correspondence, departmental files, and travel records.

Arrangement Note

Organized into four subseries:

Subseries I.C.1. Chron File

Subseries I.C.2. Memoranda and Correspondence

Subseries I.C.3. Departmental Files

Subseries I.C.4. Trips

Subseries I.C.1. Chron File, 1992-1993. 1 Linear feet in 2 record cartons

Scope and Contents Note

The Chron File is McManus's record of day-to-day memoranda and other correspondence sent out from his office. The contents of the folders are arranged in reverse chronological order. Frequent addressees include All Staff, Reginald Brack (President, CEO, and Chairman), Don Logan (President and CEO), and heads of various departments.

Arrangement Note

Organized chronologically.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 1200 Folder : 9-12 1992: Memos
1992
Offsite-Box: 1200 Folder : 13-16 1992: Letters
1992
Offsite-Box: 1200 Folder : 17 1992: Memos to Managing Editors
1992
Offsite-Box: 1200-1201 1993: Memos
1993
Offsite-Box: 1201 Folder : 5-8 1993: Letters
1993

Subseries I.C.2. Memoranda and Correspondence, 1976-1991. 2.5 Linear feet in 3 record cartons

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondence contains McManus's incoming and outgoing correspondence. Topics include staff changes, responses to invitations, complaints and responses regarding articles, and general exchanges with other companies and organizations. No folder for 1983 found.

Arrangement Note

Organized into Memoranda, arranged alphabetically with General at the front, and Correspondence, arranged chronologically.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 1201 Folder : 9-13 Memos: General Outgoing
1969-1991
Offsite-Box: 1201 Folder : 14 Memoranda: To Ray Cave
1986
Offsite-Box: 1201 Folder : 15-16 Memoranda: To Henry Grunwald
1986-1987
Offsite-Box: 1202 Folder : 1-3 Memos: To Managing Editors
1984-1993
Offsite-Box: 1201 Folder : 17-20 Memos: To Staff
1981-1994
Offsite-Box: 1202 Folder : 4 Correspondence: 1981
1981
Offsite-Box: 1202 Folder : 5 Correspondence: 1982
1982
Offsite-Box: 1202 Folder : 6 Correspondence: 1984
1984
Offsite-Box: 1202 Folder : 7 Correspondence: 1985
1985
Offsite-Box: 1202 Folder : 8-9 Correspondence: 1986
1986
Offsite-Box: 1202 Folder : 10 Correspondence: Time Managing Editor Congratulations
1986
Offsite-Box: 1202 Folder : 11-14 Correspondence: 1987
1987
Offsite-Box: 1202-1203 Correspondence: Editor-in-Chief Notes of Congratulations
1987
Offsite-Box: 1203 Folder : 2-6 Correspondence: 1988
1988
Offsite-Box: R19 Correspondence: 1988 [RESTRICTED]
Offsite-Box: 1203 Folder : 7-11 Correspondence: 1989
1989
Offsite-Box: R19 Correspondence: 1989 [RESTRICTED]
Offsite-Box: 1203 Folder : 12-16 Correspondence: 1990
1990
Offsite-Box: 1203-1204 Correspondence: 1991
1991

Subseries I.C.3. Departmental Files, 1951-1994. 9 Linear feet in 9 record cartons

Scope and Contents Note

The Departmental Files are McManus's office files on various projects and subjects. This is also where McManus collected correspondence sent out by prior editors-in-chief Hedley Donovan and Henry Grunwald. Records include invitations to serve on boards (Boy Scouts); articles on the Time Warner merger; protest letters on advertisements published in Time Inc.'s magazines (Condom Ads and Feminist Complaints); memoranda about the information reference services provided by Edit Services; memoranda and reports reviewing problems or required retooling of the magazines (Fortune: Bias and  Time: Task Force); the complaint letter from the staff organization Lesbians and Gay Men at Time Warner with annotations by McManus (Gay Complaints); proposals for collaboration with television networks regarding  News on Demand; correspondence about possible book publication (Schwarzkopf); registration materials for the staff softball team; and memoranda discussing the first issue of  Martha Stewart Living. The term "memorabilia" in titles refers to papers, not objects. Two archives transfer forms found stapled to the front of files are at the end.

Arrangement Note

Organized alphabetically.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 1204 Folder : 4 Archives/Elaine Felsher
1993-1994
Offsite-Box: 1204 Folder : 5 Asian American Journalists Association
1988-1992
Offsite-Box: 1204 Folder : 6-8 Asiaweek: General
1987-1988
Offsite-Box: R19 Asiaweek: General [RESTRICTED]
Offsite-Box: 1204 Folder : 9-11 Asiaweek: Michael O'Neill
1989-1994
Offsite-Box: R19 Asiaweek: Michael O'Neill [RESTRICTED]
Offsite-Box: 1204 Folder : 12 Asiaweek:  Yazhou Zhoukan
1989-1993
Offsite-Box: 1204 Folder : 13 Boston/Mystery Guest Lunch
1989
Offsite-Box: 1204 Folder : 14 Boy Scouts
1990-1991
Offsite-Box: 1204 Folder : 15 CNN (Turner)
1988-1989
Offsite-Box: R19 CNN (Turner) [RESTRICTED]
Offsite-Box: 1204 Folder : 16 Connie Bruck: New Yorker Piece
1992
Offsite-Box: 1204 Folder : 17 Bryson, John
1988
Offsite-Box: 1204 Folder : 18-19 Cave, Ray: Memoranda
1977-1985
Offsite-Box: 1204 Folder : 20 Clurman, Richard: Time Book
1991-1992
Offsite-Box: 1204 Folder : 21 Compensation
1987-1989
Offsite-Box: 1204 Folder : 22 Condom Ads
1989
Offsite-Box: 1204-1205 Corporate Policy Committee Meetings
1993
Offsite-Box: 1205 Folder : 2 Custom Publishing
1989-1993
Offsite-Box: 1205 Folder : 3 Donovan, Hedley: General
1990-1991
Offsite-Box: 1205 Folder : 4 Donovan, Hedley: Memoranda
1970-1976
Offsite-Box: 1205 Folder : 5 Donovan, Hedley: Staff Memoranda
1967-1978
Offsite-Box: 1205 Folder : 6 Donovan, Hedley: Speeches
1970-1976
Offsite-Box: 1205 Folder : 7 Edit Management Meeting
1993
Offsite-Box: 1205 Folder : 8 Edit Services
1987-1992
Offsite-Box: 1205 Folder : 9-10 Entertainment Weekly
1989-1991
Offsite-Box: 1205 Folder : 11-12 Family Wealth
1988
Offsite-Box: 1205 Folder : 13 Feminist Complaints
1989
Offsite-Box: 1205 Folder : 14 First Amendment
1985-1986
Offsite-Box: R19 First Amendment [RESTRICTED]
Offsite-Box: 1205 Folder : 15-16 Fortune: General
1987-1993
Offsite-Box: 1205 Folder : 17 Fortune: Bias
1990
Offsite-Box: 1205 Folder : 18 Fortune: International
1989
Offsite-Box: 1205 Folder : 19 Fortune Espana
1989
Offsite-Box: 1205 Folder : 20 Fortune France: General
1988-1990
Offsite-Box: 1205 Folder : 21-22 Fortune France: Board Meetings
1988-1989
Offsite-Box: 1206 Folder : 1 Fortune Italia
1988-1990
Offsite-Box: 1206 Folder : 2 Gay Complaints
1987-1990
Offsite-Box: 1206 Folder : 3 Globe Review
1992-1993
Offsite-Box: R19 Goodman, Mark [RESTRICTED UNTIL 2029]
1994
Offsite-Box: 1206 Folder : 4-8 Grunwald, Henry: Memoranda
1951-1978
Offsite-Box: 1206 Folder : 9 Grunwald, Henry: Retirement
1987-1992
Offsite-Box: R19 Grunwald, Henry: Retirement [RESTRICTED]
Offsite-Box: 1206 Folder : 10-11 Grunwald, Henry: Speeches
1968-1987
Offsite-Box: 1206 Folder : 12 Guild
1987-1994
Offsite-Box: 1206 Folder : 13 Gulf War Coverage
1991
Offsite-Box: 1206 Folder : 14 Halasz, Piri
1987
Offsite-Box: 1206 Folder : 15 HBO
1989
Offsite-Box: 1206 Folder : 16 In Style
1994
Offsite-Box: 1206 Folder : 17 Interns
1990-1992
Offsite-Box: 1206 Folder : 18 International Press Institute
1988-1993
Offsite-Box: 1206 Folder : 19 Kamsky, Ginny: China Project
1991-1992
Offsite-Box: R19 Kamsky, Ginny: China Project [RESTRICTED]
Offsite-Box: R19, R23 Legal Department [RESTRICTED]
1987-1993
Offsite-Box: 1206 Folder : 20 Library
1988-1990
Offsite-Box: 1206 Folder : 21-22 Life
1987-1994
Offsite-Box: 1206 Folder : 23-24 Life Weekly
1991
Offsite-Box: R23 Limbo, Inday [RESTRICTED]
1994
Offsite-Box: 1207 Folder : 1 Little, Brown
1988-1990
Offsite-Box: R23 Little, Brown [RESTRICTED]
Offsite-Box: 1207 Folder : 2 Luce, Henry, III
1994
Offsite-Box: 1207 Folder : 3 Luce, Henry: Biographer
1989-1991
Offsite-Box: R23 Luce, Henry: Biographer [RESTRICTED]
Offsite-Box: 1207 Folder : 4 March of Time: Musical Adaptation Outline
1978
Offsite-Box: 1207 Folder : 5 Magazine Group Strategy
1987
Offsite-Box: 1207 Folder : 6-7 Maidstone Management Meeting
1989
Offsite-Box: 1207 Folder : 8 Man of the Year Booklet by National Portrait Gallery
1987
Offsite-Box: 1207 Folder : 9 McManus in Paris for Time Europe Launch
1973
Offsite-Box: 1207 Folder : 10 McManus/Norman Pearlstine Dinner

Scope and Contents Note

Pearlstine succeeded McManus as Editor-in-Chief.

1994
Offsite-Box: 1207 Folder : 11-12 Memorabilia
1983-1993
Offsite-Box: 1207 Folder : 13 Memoranda: Miscellaneous
1966-1992
Offsite-Box: R23 Memoranda: Miscellaneous [RESTRICTED]
Offsite-Box: 1207 Folder : 14 Mentoring
1993
Offsite-Box: 1207 Folder : 15 Miller, Bob
1985-1987
Offsite-Box: 1207 Folder : 16-17 Money
1987-1989
Offsite-Box: 1207 Folder : 18 Morrison Special Projects
1988-1990
Offsite-Box: 1207 Folder : 19 Muller, Henry
1992
Offsite-Box: 1207 Folder : 20-21 New Magazines/Joint Ventures
1987-1994
Offsite-Box: 1207 Folder : 22-23 News on Demand
1993
Offsite-Box: R23 News on Demand [RESTRICTED]
Offsite-Box: 1207 Folder : 24 1968 Project
1988-1989
Offsite-Box: 1207 Folder : 25 1980 Committee

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Edit Task Force material.

1971-1975
Offsite-Box: 1208 Folder : 1 Pan Am 103 Story in Time
1992
Offsite-Box: 1208 Folder : 2 Patricia Ryan Salute from Ann Fadiman
1987
Offsite-Box: 1208 Folder : 3 Papandreou, Andreas
1989-1990
Offsite-Box: R23 Papandreou, Andreas [RESTRICTED]
Offsite-Box: 1208 Folder : 4-5 People
1987-1994
Offsite-Box: 1208 Folder : 6 President's Advisory Panel on International Edicational Exchange
1984-1985
Offsite-Box: 1208 Folder : 7 Roger Rosenblatt/Steve Ross Letters
1992
Offsite-Box: 1208 Folder : 8 Ross, Steve
1989-1992
Offsite-Box: 1208 Folder : 9 Russian Meeting (Publishing Committee USSR)
1988
Offsite-Box: R23 Saar, John [RESTRICTED]
1992
Offsite-Box: 1208 Folder : 10 Salzburg Seminar
1992
Offsite-Box: 1208 Folder : 11 Schiavone Construction Company
1990
Offsite-Box: R23 Schiavone Construction Company [RESTRICTED]
Offsite-Box: 1208 Folder : 12 Schwarzkopf, H. Norman
1991
Offsite-Box: 1208 Folder : 13 Softball
1985-1988
Offsite-Box: 1208 Folder : 14 South Africa
1985-1987
Offsite-Box: 1208 Folder : 15-16 Sports Illustrated: General
1987-1994
Offsite-Box: R23 Sports Illustrated: General [RESTRICTED]
Offsite-Box: 1208 Folder : 17 Sports Illustrated: Swim Suit Issue
1985-1988
Offsite-Box: 1208 Folder : 18 Sports Illustrated for Kids
1988-1989
Offsite-Box: 1208 Folder : 19 Stewart, Martha
1990
Offsite-Box: 1208 Folder : 20 Takeover Suggestions from Staff
1989
Offsite-Box: 1209 Folder : 21 Thank You Notes and Complaints
1987-1988
Offsite-Box: 1208-1209 Time: General
1986-1994
Offsite-Box: R23 Time: General [RESTRICTED]
Offsite-Box: 1209 Folder : 2 Time: Articles On
1969-1972
Offsite-Box: 1209 Folder : 3 Time: Lloyd Cutler on Kramer Piece
1994
Offsite-Box: 1209 Folder : 4 Time: Polish in SS
1994
Offsite-Box: 1209 Folder : 5-7 Time: Task Force
1991
Offsite-Box: 1209 Folder : 8-9 Time Australia
1987-1993
Offsite-Box: 1209 Folder : 10 Time Canada
1993
Offsite-Box: 1209 Folder : 11 Time Nihonban
1992-1993
Offsite-Box: 1209 Folder : 12 Time Inc.: Articles on Time Inc. Strike
1976
Offsite-Box: 1209 Folder : 13 Time Inc.: Speeches
1970-1988
Offsite-Box: 1209 Folder : 14-15 Time Warner: Board Meeting: Lyford Cay
1989
Offsite-Box: 1209 Folder : 16 Time Warner: Books About
1989
Offsite-Box: 1209 Folder : 17 Time Warner: Merger: In-House Stories
1989
Offsite-Box: 1209 Folder : 18 Time Warner: Merger: Outside Stories
1989
Offsite-Box: 1209 Folder : 19 Time Warner: Merger: Bernstein New York Times Article
1989
Offsite-Box: 1209 Folder : 20 Time Warner: Merger: Brucker New Yorker Article
1989
Offsite-Box: 1210 Folder : 1 Together Dummy
1983
Offsite-Box: 1210 Folder : 2 TV Cable Week: Postmortem
1983
Offsite-Box: 1210 Folder : 3 TV Cable Week: Task Force
1983
Offsite-Box: 1210 Folder : 4 United Way
1993
Offsite-Box: 1210 Folder : 5-6 Video Weekly
1979-1980
Offsite-Box: 1210 Folder : 7 Wall Street Journal Article on CEO Pay Survey/Graf Crystal
1991
Offsite-Box: 1210 Folder : 8 Wall Street Journal on  Time
1993
Offsite-Box: 1210 Folder : 9 Watergate Memorabilia
1974
Offsite-Box: 1210 Folder : 10 Who (  People Australia)
1993-1994
Offsite-Box: 1210 Folder : 11 Woman Dummy
1977
Offsite-Box: 1210 Folder : 23 Archives Transfer Forms
1994

Subseries I.C.4. Trips, 1986-1992. 0.5 Linear feet in 1 record carton

Scope and Contents Note

Trips contains business travel files and include correspondence, itineraries, background information on people and places, travel notes from McManus and others, and copies of travel documents.

Arrangement Note

Organized chronologically.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 1210 Folder : 12 1986 May: France, Germany, Moscow
1986
Offsite-Box: 1210 Folder : 13 1986 November: Far East
1986
Offsite-Box: 1210 Folder : 14 1987-1988: China, Hong Kong, Japan
1987-1988
Offsite-Box: 1210 Folder : 15 1988 February: London and Milan with Reginald Brack
1988
Offsite-Box: 1210 Folder : 16 1988 November: Paris and Milan (Fortune France and Fortune Italia)
1988
Offsite-Box: 1210 Folder : 17 1990 April: Eastern European Countries and Soviet Union with Henry Muller, ____ Stacks, and Reginald Brack
1990
Offsite-Box: 1210 Folder : 18 1990 May: New York, Moscow, Paris, Cannes
1990
Offsite-Box: 1210 Folder : 19 1990 September: Los Angeles and San Francisco with Richard Stolley and Gil Rogin
1990
Offsite-Box: 1210 Folder : 20 1990 November-December: Moscow
1990
Offsite-Box: 1210 Folder : 21 1991 February: Lyford Cay Corporate Policy Committee Meeting
1991
Offsite-Box: 1210 Folder : 22 1992 Fall: Hong Kong
1992

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