American Heritage Publishing Co. records, 1954-1970  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
American Heritage Publishing Company
Title
American Heritage Publishing Co. records
Dates
1954-1970 (inclusive)
Quantity
3 linear feet, (2 containers)  :  2 record storage boxes
Collection Number
Bx 160
Summary
American Heritage magazine was founded in late 1949 by the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH), which published five volumes until 1954 when AASLH sold the magazine to three former Time, Inc. editors, James Parton, Oliver Jensen and Joseph J. Thorndike, Jr. The collection contains founding documents, annual reports, Board of Directors meeting minutes, financial records, memoranda and correspondence, office bulletins, and publicity materials.
Repository
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SCUA
1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR
97403-1299
Telephone: 541-346-3068
spcarref@uoregon.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.

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Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).


Historical NoteReturn to Top

American Heritage magazine was founded in late 1949 by the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH), which published five volumes of a saddle-stitched magazine. In 1954, AASLH sold the magazine to three former Time, Inc. editors, James Parton, Oliver Jensen and Joseph J. Thorndike, Jr. They envisioned a new kind of magazine: an abundantly illustrated bimonthly, bound in hard covers with no advertising. The first issue of the new series appeared in December 1954, edited by Bruce Catton, who had just won a Pulitzer Prize.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection contains founding documents, annual reports, Board of Directors meeting minutes, financial records, memoranda and correspondence, office bulletins, and publicity materials.

Founding documentation includes bylaws, certificates, prospectus and correspondence relating to the founding and financing, 1954.

Business records include annual reports (1959-1968) auditor's reports (1955; 1957; 1958), and other reports and letters to stockholders (1955-1969).

Board of Directors records include meeting minutes and agendas, private minutes by James H. Sachs, and financial records including budgets, financial statements, and salary schedules, 1955-1969.

Memoranda and other communications includes memoranda and letters to Board of Directors (1955-1968), memoranda to staff (1958-1967), office bulletins, no. 2-140 (1958-1970), and general correspondence to James Parton and James H. Sachs, among others, (1955-1968).

Publicity materials include press releases, letters to readers and subscribers, book announcements, catalogues, price lists, and clippings.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Periodicals--Publishing--United States--History--20th century
  • Publicity--United States--History--20th century
  • Corporate Names :
  • American Association for State and Local History
  • Geographical Names :
  • United States--Civilization--Periodicals
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Bulletins
  • Business records
  • Correspondence
  • Financial records
  • Memorandums
  • Reports