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Guide to the Time Inc. Fortune Editorial Records
1951-2013
 MS 3009-RG 8

New-York Historical Society
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Collection processed by Samantha Brown and Holly Deakyne

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on February 23, 2021
Description is in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Gift of Time Inc. 2015.

Conditions Governing Access

Open to qualified researchers with the exception of restricted materials. Restricted materials may include contracts and consent forms. Restricted boxes include 2215 and R42. Unreformatted audiovisual and digital material in the collection is not accessible. Materials are stored offsite and advance notice is required for use.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection is owned by the New-York Historical Society. Although the N-YHS owns this collection as physical property, the donor specifically retains all copyright and all other proprietary rights which may exist. The copyright law of the United States governs the making of photocopies and protects unpublished materials as well as published materials. Unpublished materials created before January 1, 1978 cannot be quoted in publication without permission of the copyright holder.

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as Time Inc. Fortune Editorial Records, MS 3009-RG 8, 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.

Information about the history of Fortune and additional records from the editorial offices can be found in the Time Inc. Subject Files (MS 3009-RG 1) and the Time Inc. Annex Files (MS 3009-RG 39). Records from the publishing and business offices are in the Time Inc.  Fortune Publishing and Business Records (MS 3009-RG 25).

Processing Information

The Time Inc. Fortune Editorial Records were processed by Samantha Brown in 2018. The original folders were retained although some documents were transferred to archival containers in instances of overcrowding or if no original folder was present. Brown created the inventory and other descriptive notes for the record group. Series were created based on the original groups of materials. Within series, materials were arranged in their original order. If no order was present, such as with the Staff Writer Charles Burck Files, then an order was imposed. Files retained their original titles but files with illegible writing or unclear titles were either assigned new titles or had information added to the titles to clarify the contents of the files.

Holly Deakyne processed the additional series of Managing Editor Louis Banks Correspondence and Managing Editor Andrew Serwer Desk Items, and additions to Managing Editor Robert Lubar Correspondence and Managing Editor Subject Files in 2019. Lubar correspondence from 1971 was found loose in other materials in 2020 and integrated. The original folders were retained although some documents were transferred to archival containers in instances of overcrowding or if no original folder was present.