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Time Inc. Donates Archive to New-York Historical Society

The New-York Historical Society has announced that Time Inc. will donate its archives, comprising more than 7,500 linear feet of an estimated seven million documents and artifacts, to the New-York Historical Society’s Patricia D. Klingenstein Library. The archive’s earliest materials date back to 1898 and include documents from Time Inc. publications such as Time, Fortune, Life, Sports Illustrated, People, and Time-Life Books. Additionally, the archives also include field reports from those publications’ correspondents as well as the personal papers of Time Inc.’s founders, Henry R. Luce and Briton Hadden, the former of which contains correspondence with such figures as Winston Churchill, Chiang Kai-shek, and Martin Luther King, Jr., among others.

The New-York Historical Society’s Patricia D. Klingenstein Library is one of the oldest and research libraries in the world and holds more than three million books, pamphlets, maps, atlases, newspapers, broadsides, music sheets, manuscripts, prints, photographs, and architectural drawings. The Klingenstein Library is one of only sixteen libraries in the United States with membership in the Independent Research Libraries Association.