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

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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

Container List

Series II.F. Managing Editor General Files, 1978-1992, 2002. 2 Linear feet in 2 record cartons

Scope and Contents Note

The majority of this material is from Life Managing Editor (ME) Jim Gaines, who began in this role in 1989 after serving as  People ME. Other MEs represented in the materials are Judy Daniels and Richard Stolley, who succeeded Philip Kunhardt briefly before Daniels. A container list accompanied the files stating that the materials were sent to the archives by  Life Chief of Research June Goldberg, but not that they are her files.

Several files refer to Life Weekly, which is a new iteration of  Life intended to be different from both the original and the revived monthly. The 1990 presentation from Gaines describes it.

Some folders have People magazine materials, possibly carried over by Gaines.

Arrangement Note

Organized alphabetically with forms transferring the material to the Time Inc. Archives at the front.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 2213 Folder : 1 Transfer Forms
2002
Offsite-Box: 2213 Folder : 2 Bonniwell, Kate: Memoranda
1992
Offsite-Box: 2213 Folder : 3 Book Proposals
1988-1989
Offsite-Box: 2213 Folder : 4 Brewster, Dan: General
1992
Offsite-Box: 2213 Folder : 5 Brewster, Dan: Life Weekly Update
1992
Offsite-Box: 2213 Folder : 6 Brooks, Garth
1992
Offsite-Box: 2213 Folder : 7 Concept Study
1988
Offsite-Box: 2213 Folder : 8 Conflict of Interest
1982-1992
Offsite-Box: 2213 Folder : 9 Consumer Marketing Report
1990
Offsite-Box: 2213 Folder : 10 Consumer Study
1989
Offsite-Box: 2213 Folder : 11 Disney
1992
Offsite-Box: 2213 Folder : 12 Documentaries
1986
Offsite-Box: 2213 Folder : 13 Elliman, Don and Christopher Meigher: Memoranda
1992
Offsite-Box: 2213 Folder : 14 Eyes Prospectus
1992
Offsite-Box: 2213 Folder : 15-16 Focus Groups
1989-1992
Offsite-Box: 2213 Folder : 17 Freelancers: Independent Contractor Status Memorandum
1987
Offsite-Box: R38 Freelancers: Independent Contractor Status Memorandum [RESTRICTED]
Offsite-Box: 2213 Folder : 18 Kanuit, Cathy: Memoranda
1992
Offsite-Box: 2213 Folder : 19 Kodak Photo-CD Release: John Papanek
1992
Offsite-Box: R38 Lawsuit "Life" [RESTRICTED]
1988-1989
Offsite-Box: R38 Legal [RESTRICTED]
1992
Offsite-Box: 2213 Folder : 20 Licensing
1983-1986
Offsite-Box: 2213 Folder : 21 Life as a Biweekly: Memoranda
1988
Offsite-Box: 2213 Folder : 22 Life Español
1990
Offsite-Box: 2213 Folder : 23-24 Life Japan
1990
Offsite-Box: 2213 Folder : 25 "Life: Living Legends"
1991
Offsite-Box: 2213 Folder : 26 Life Television Show (Harry Moses)
1989
Offsite-Box: 2213 Folder : 27 Life Weekly: "Fast Grown" Scenario
1992
Offsite-Box: 2213 Folder : 28 Life Weekly: Presentation
1990
Offsite-Box: 2213 Folder : 29 Life Weekly: Test Results
1991
Offsite-Box: 2213 Folder : 30 Line Extension Projects
1992
Offsite-Box: 2213 Folder : 31 Logos
1990
Offsite-Box: 2213 Folder : 32 Magazines and Television
1983
Offsite-Box: 2213 Folder : 33 Magazine Group: Publishers' Conference
1988
Offsite-Box: 2213 Folder : 34 Meigher, Christopher: Memoranda
1992
Offsite-Box: 2213 Folder : 35 Memoranda to Staff (from Life and Corporate)
1990-1992
Offsite-Box: 2213 Folder : 36-37 Messner, Vetere, Berger, Carey, Schmetterer (Ad agency)
1989-1992
Offsite-Box: 2213 Folder : 38 New Subscriber Survey
1991
Offsite-Box: 2214 Folder : 1-3 Operating Review
1987-1990
Offsite-Box: 2214 Folder : 4 People/  Life Ad Sales Memoranda
1992
Offsite-Box: 2214 Folder : 5 People: Baby Boomers' Guide
1985
Offsite-Box: 2214 Folder : 6 Proctor and Gamble/Time Warner: "Your Family Matters"
1992
Offsite-Box: 2214 Folder : 7 Publicity Memoranda
1992
Offsite-Box: 2214 Folder : 8 Publishing Staff Memoranda
1989-1992
Offsite-Box: 2214 Folder : 9 Quality Initiative Memorandum from Don Barr
1992
Offsite-Box: 2214 Folder : 10 Research Report: New Life Perspectives
1989
Offsite-Box: 2214 Folder : 11-12 Research Review
1988-1992
Offsite-Box: 2214 Folder : 13 Sawyer Miller Group Study
1989
Offsite-Box: 2214 Folder : 14-15 Simpson, Cleary
1992
Offsite-Box: 2214 Folder : 16 SMRB
1990
Offsite-Box: 2214 Folder : 17 Staff Lists
1984-1986
Offsite-Box: 2214 Folder : 18 Subsidiary Rights Policy
1991
Offsite-Box: 2214 Folder : 19 Syndication Policy
1978-1985
Offsite-Box: 2214 Folder : 20 Television and Film Rights: Jason McManus Memorandum
1991
Offsite-Box: 2214 Folder : 21 United Nations Somalia Exhibit
1992
Offsite-Box: 2214 Folder : 22 Video Concepts
1990
Offsite-Box: 2214 Folder : 23 Wong, Derrick and Roger Neal: Francise Development
1992
Offsite-Box: 2214 Folder : 24 Wong, Derrick: Foreign Translation
1989-1992

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