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Guide to the Time Inc. Life Editorial Records
1937-2013
 MS 3009-RG 9

New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024
(212) 873-3400


New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Holly Deakyne, Samantha Brown, Melanie Rinehart

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on June 11, 2021
Description is in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Administrative Information

Provenance

Gift of Time Inc. in 2015.

Access Restrictions

Open to qualified researchers with the exception of restricted materials. Restricted materials may include privileged attorney correspondence; personnel performance evaluations; contracts and agreements; and records with personally identifiable information. Restricted materials are located in boxes 2221-2225 and R38. Materials created within the past 35 years also may be subject to restriction on a case-by-case basis.

Unreformatted audiovisual material in the collection is not accessible. This includes boxes 2197-2220, 2215, and 2226-2227. Contact the manuscripts curator to discuss access.

Except for microfilm, 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 The copyright law of the United States governs the making of photocopies and protects unpublished materials as well as published materials. Unpublished materials created before January 1, 1978 cannot be quoted in publication without permission of the copyright holder.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 record group should be cited as Time Inc. Life Editorial Records, MS 3009-RG 9, 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 Life 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.  Life Publishing and Business Records (MS 3009-RG 26).

Processing Information Note

General Files were processed by Holly Deakyne in 2018. Folders were created for loose items and original folders were retained when possible although some documents were transferred to archival containers in instances of overcrowding. Deakyne created the inventory and descriptive notes for this series.

Managing Editor Ralph Graves Files were processed by Deakyne in 2018. Folders were created for loose items and original folders were retained when possible although some documents were transferred to archival containers in instances of overcrowding. Deakyne created the inventory and descriptive notes for this series.

Managing Editor Philip Kunhart Files were processed by Deakyne in 2018. Correspondence was kept in the original alphabetical order, and order was imposed on the Subject Files. The original folders were retained when possible although some documents were transferred to archival containers in instances of overcrowding. Deakyne created the inventory and descriptive notes for this series.

Managing Editor Judith Daniels Files were processed by Deakyne in 2018. Folders were created for loose items and original folders were retained when possible although some documents were transferred to archival containers in instances of overcrowding. Deakyne created the inventory and descriptive notes for this series.

Managing Editor Patricia Ryan Files were processed by Deakyne in 2018. The original folders were retained when possible although some documents were transferred to archival containers in instances of overcrowding. Deakyne created the inventory and descriptive notes for this series.

Managing Editor Daniel Okrent Files were initially processed by Melanie Rinehart in 2017. Deakyne reorganized them in 2018 and added additionally discovered materials in 2020. Documents were removed from hanging folders and transferred to new housing. Order was imposed after discover of additional files. Deakyne created the inventory and descriptive notes for this series.

Managing Editor General Files were processed by Deakyne in 2018. Folders were created for loose items and original folders were retained when possible although some documents were transferred to archival containers in instances of overcrowding. Deakyne created the inventory and descriptive notes for this series.

Executive Editor Eleanor Graves Files were processed by Deakyne in 2018. Original folders were retained when possible. Deakyne created the inventory and descriptive notes for this series.

Executive Editor Eleanor Graves Files were processed by Deakyne in 2018. Original folders were retained when possible although some documents were transferred to archival containers in instances of overcrowding. Deakyne created the inventory and descriptive notes for this series.

Senior Editor Gene Farmer Files were processed by Deakyne in 2018. The original folders were retained when possible although some documents were transferred to archival containers in instances of overcrowding. Deakyne created the inventory and other descriptive notes to produce this finding aid. The records were organized into subseries based on the original groupings of folders, and arrangement was imposed within the subseries. The audiovisual material was found separate in three boxes and intellectually listed with the corresponding paper records.

Senior Editor Jonathan Larsen Correspondence was processed by Deakyne in 2018. Original folders were retained when possible. Deakyne created the descriptive notes for this series.

Photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt Files were processed by Samantha Brown in 2017. Records were organized into subseries based on the original groupings, and arrangement was imposed within the series. Folders were created for loose items and original folders were retained when possible although some documents were transferred to archival containers in instances of overcrowding. Brown created the inventory and other descriptive notes for this series. Deakyne added to and updated the Honors Received subseries (formerly Scrapbooks and Ephemera) in 2021.

Letters Department Reports were processed by Deakyne in 2018. Microfilm was kept in the original containers and box and in the original order. Deakyne created the descriptive notes for this series.

Consent Releases were processed by Deakyne in 2018. Materials were rehoused from accordian folders to archival folders and arrangement was imposed. Deakyne created the descriptive notes for this series.

John Loengard Interview Project Videotapes were processed by Brown and reorganized by Deakyne in 2018. Brown created the inventory, and Deakyne created the descriptive notes for this series.

Book Copy Files: LIFE: The Greatest Adventures of All Time were processed by Deakyne in 2019. Order was imposed. Deakyne created the inventory and descriptive notes for this series.

Assistant Managing Editor Files for Philip Kunhardt were processed by Deakyne in 2020. Order was imposed. Deakyne created the inventory and descriptive notes for this series.