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

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Collection processed by Holly Deakyne, Samantha Brown, Melanie Rinehart

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on June 11, 2021
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Series II.D. Managing Editor Patricia Ryan Files, 1987-1989. 2 Linear feet in 2 record cartons

Biographical Note

According to a memoranda in the Judith Daniels Files, Patricia Ryan was named Life Managing Editor in April 1987. Prior she was Managing Editor of  People from 1982 to 1987, the second to hold this position, and the first woman at Time Inc. in an top editorial position.

Citation:

Weber, Bruce. "Patricia Ryan, a Managing Editor at Time Inc., Dies at 75." The New York Times, December 31, 2013. https://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/01/business/media/patricia-ryan-75-an-editor-at-time-inc-dies.html.

Scope and Contents Note

Folder titles are a mix of article topics, writer names, professional organizations, and names of other editorial professionals. Records include responses to letters from readers; reader complaints (Bra Cover); correspondence with subjects or sources of articles, freelance writers, current and former Time Inc. staff, and editors at other publications; requests to possible subjects of stories; article proposals; article drafts; corrections from the subjects of articles (Cartier-Bresson); and memoranda assigning tasks on articles. Correspondence from notable people is frequently present as photocopies (Cartier-Bresson, Mario Cuomo); it isn't know where the originals are located.

Arrangement Note

Organized alphabetically based on the original arrangement.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 2209 Folder : 1 Aids in Haiti
1987
Offsite-Box: 2209 Folder : 2 Adams, Susan
1988
Offsite-Box: 2209 Folder : 3 American Dream
1989
Offsite-Box: 2209 Folder : 4-5 American Society of Magazine Editors
1989
Offsite-Box: 2209 Folder : 6 Andersen, Christopher
1987-1988
Offsite-Box: 2209 Folder : 7 Bakker, Jim
1987
Offsite-Box: 2209 Folder : 8 Bell, Charles
1987
Offsite-Box: 2209 Folder : 9 Benigno, Teodoro (Philippines President's Press Secretary)
1989
Offsite-Box: 2209 Folder : 10 Bra Cover
1989
Offsite-Box: 2209 Folder : 11 Brandy, Leo
undated
Offsite-Box: 2209 Folder : 12 Carier-Bresson, Henri
1987
Offsite-Box: 2209 Folder : 13 Cava, Marco della
1988
Offsite-Box: 2209 Folder : 14 Civil Rights Issue
1987-1988
Offsite-Box: 2209 Folder : 15 Clarkson, Rich
1987
Offsite-Box: 2209 Folder : 16 Constitution Issue
1988
Offsite-Box: 2209 Folder : 17 Copage, Eric
1988
Offsite-Box: 2209 Folder : 18 Creamer, Robert
1989
Offsite-Box: 2209 Folder : 19 Cuomo, Mario
1987
Offsite-Box: 2209 Folder : 20 Curtis Brown Ltd
1988
Offsite-Box: 2209 Folder : 21 Cutest Baby in American Contest
1989
Offsite-Box: 2209 Folder : 22 Daugherty, Jennifer
1988
Offsite-Box: 2209 Folder : 23 Destito, John
1987
Offsite-Box: 2209 Folder : 24 Driscoll, Dennis
1989
Offsite-Box: 2209 Folder : 25 Durrell, Richard
1988
Offsite-Box: 2209 Folder : 26 Easton, Yvonne
1989
Offsite-Box: 2209 Folder : 27 Edenfield, Thomas Keen
1987
Offsite-Box: 2209 Folder : 28 Edison, Thomas
1988
Offsite-Box: 2209 Folder : 29 Elliot, Alexander
1988
Offsite-Box: 2209 Folder : 30 Fayard, Judy
1987
Offsite-Box: 2209 Folder : 31 Feifer, George
1987
Offsite-Box: 2209 Folder : 32 Ferraro, Geraldine
1988
Offsite-Box: 2209 Folder : 33 Fitzwater, Marlin
1989
Offsite-Box: 2209 Folder : 34 Freeman, Steve
1989
Offsite-Box: 2209 Folder : 35 Friedan, Betty
1987
Offsite-Box: 2209 Folder : 36 Gordon, Nicholas
1988
Offsite-Box: 2209 Folder : 37 Graham, Alexandra
1989
Offsite-Box: 2209 Folder : 38 Graves, Ralph
1988
Offsite-Box: 2209 Folder : 39 Greely, William
1988
Offsite-Box: 2209 Folder : 40 Griscom, Thomas
1988
Offsite-Box: 2209 Folder : 41 Hanley, John
1988
Offsite-Box: 2209 Folder : 42 Havemann, Ernest
1987
Offsite-Box: 2209 Folder : 43 Hollywood Issue
1988
Offsite-Box: 2209 Folder : 44 Ikematsu, Toshio
1987
Offsite-Box: 2209 Folder : 45 Keller, Helen: Photograph License
undated
Offsite-Box: 2209 Folder : 46 Kennedy, Ethel
1987
Offsite-Box: 2209 Folder : 47 Kensington Palace

Scope and Contents Note

Includes correspondence from a Lady in Waiting.

1987
Offsite-Box: 2209 Folder : 48 Knauth, Percy
1988
Offsite-Box: 2209 Folder : 49 Knebel, Fletcher
1987
Offsite-Box: 2209 Folder : 50 Koch, Ed

Scope and Contents Note

Includes original correspondence.

1988
Offsite-Box: 2209 Folder : 54-58 Life Weekly

Scope and Contents Note

Includes article ideas, a study on what Life subscribers read, and records on the development of  Picture Weekly.

1988-1989
Offsite-Box: 2209 Folder : 51 Kravis, Henry
1988
Offsite-Box: 2209 Folder : 52 Kunhardt Productions
1989
Offsite-Box: 2209 Folder : 53 Les, Jackie
1989
Offsite-Box: 2209 Folder : 59 Little, Brown and Company
1988
Offsite-Box: 2209 Folder : 60 Luce, Hank
1988
Offsite-Box: 2209 Folder : 61 Lyle, Robert
1988
Offsite-Box: 2209 Folder : 62 Mano, Keith
undated
Offsite-Box: 2209 Folder : 63 March of Dimes
1989
Offsite-Box: 2209 Folder : 64 Miller, Arthur

Scope and Contents Note

Includes original correspondence.

1987
Offsite-Box: 2209 Folder : 65 Moores, Alan
1988
Offsite-Box: 2209 Folder : 66 Neary, John
1988-1989
Offsite-Box: 2209 Folder : 67 Neuhaus, Cable
1988
Offsite-Box: 2209 Folder : 68 Nicholas, Nick
1988
Offsite-Box: 2209 Folder : 68 Nicholas, Nick
1988
Offsite-Box: 2209 Folder : 69 Nixon, Richard
1987-1989
Offsite-Box: 2209 Folder : 70 O'Keefe, John
1988
Offsite-Box: 2209 Folder : 71 Oxmoor House
1988
Offsite-Box: 2209 Folder : 72 Penberthy, Jeff
1988
Offsite-Box: 2209 Folder : 73 Photo Contest
1987
Offsite-Box: 2209 Folder : 74 Potenberg, Jamie
1988
Offsite-Box: 2209 Folder : 75 Presidents Issue
1987
Offsite-Box: 2209 Folder : 76 The Presidents: The White House

Scope and Contents Note

Includes copies of Henry Grunwald's letter to the White House.

1987
Offsite-Box: 2209 Folder : 77 Profects (Camelot Outline)
1987
Offsite-Box: 2209 Folder : 78 Rasuli, Hojatoleslam
1989
Offsite-Box: 2209 Folder : 79 Readers' Response
1987-1989
Offsite-Box: 2209 Folder : 80 Reed, Lou
1989
Offsite-Box: 2209 Folder : 81 Roddy, Joseph
1988
Offsite-Box: 2209 Folder : 82 Rosenblatt, Robert
1989
Offsite-Box: 2209 Folder : 83 Rushdie, Salman
1989
Offsite-Box: 2209 Folder : 84 Russian Correspondence
1987-1989
Offsite-Box: 2209 Folder : 85 Rybakov, Anatoly: Book
1986
Offsite-Box: 2209 Folder : 86 Savarese, Carolyn
1989
Offsite-Box: 2209 Folder : 87 Shapiro, Jim
1988
Offsite-Box: 2209 Folder : 88 Small, Michael
1989
Offsite-Box: 2210 Folder : 1 Soviet Union Meeting

Scope and Contents Note

Includes discussion of Christopher Meigher's proposal on sale of publications in the Soviet Union.

1989
Offsite-Box: 2210 Folder : 2 Speeches: Food Marketing Institute
1983
Offsite-Box: 2210 Folder : 3 Speeches: Social Change/Trends
1987
Offsite-Box: 2210 Folder : 4 Staff Announcements
1987-1989
Offsite-Box: 2210 Folder : 5-10 Story Suggestions: Rejects
1987-1989
Offsite-Box: 2210 Folder : 11 Strauss, Roger
1987
Offsite-Box: 2210 Folder : 12 Strongin, James
1987
Offsite-Box: 2210 Folder : 13 Symposium
1988
Offsite-Box: 2210 Folder : 14 Talbott, Strobe
1989
Offsite-Box: 2210 Folder : 15 Thompson, Edward

Scope and Contents Note

Managing Editor of Life in 1949. Includes correspondence during his role as a consultant for  Life.

1988-1989
Offsite-Box: 2210 Folder : 16 Trends
1986
Offsite-Box: 2210 Folder : 17 Twentieth Anniversary Space Landing
1989
Offsite-Box: 2210 Folder : 18 Twentieth Century
1988
Offsite-Box: 2210 Folder : 19 Voboril, Mary
1987-1989
Offsite-Box: 2210 Folder : 20 Waite, Terence
1987
Offsite-Box: 2210 Folder : 21 William Morris Agency
1989
Offsite-Box: 2210 Folder : 22 Williams, Margaret
1988
Offsite-Box: 2210 Folder : 23 Wilson, Deidre
1988
Offsite-Box: 2210 Folder : 24 Winerip, Mike
1988
Offsite-Box: 2210 Folder : 25 Wood, Roger
1989
Offsite-Box: 2210 Folder : 26 World Hunger Year
1989
Offsite-Box: 2210 Folder : 27 Your Best War Story
1989

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