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Guide to the Time Inc. Time Editorial Records
 MS 3009-RG 7

New-York Historical Society
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Series IV. Rosalind Constable Reports, 1948-1967. 2 Linear feet in 2 record cartons

Biographical Note

The reports of Time journalist Rosalind Constable began as an experiment to find content for  Time and  Life. The stated intent was to comment "[On] the contents of the highbrow magazines of England, France and America..." with the first report entitled "Weekly Reports from the Cultural Front." Constable's purview quickly expanded to include publications from and about other countries. The number of magazines reviewed for content were vast and included  Sight and Sound,  La Table Ronde,  The Kenyon Review,  Horizon,  The Cornhill,  Dublin Review and  Japan Quarterly.

Scope and Contents Note

The Rosalind Constable Reports include her weekly reports about cultural affairs and the avant-garde art scene as covered by "the little magazines." Constable wrote on theatre, film, literature, poetry, and art, but also philosophy and intellectualism, and strayed at times into the cultural impact of "bloodsports" and business topics. Examples of report titles include "Science Fiction and the French," "Trends in English Poetry," "The New Religion of Art," and "Democracy is Out." Her later reports include lists of selected New York City cultural events. Also included are memoranda regarding reactions to her reports, requests for specific topics, and publishing statistics.

Arrangement Note

Organized chronologically.

Container 1     Title Date
Offsite-Box: 621 Reports
Offsite-Box: 622 Reports

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