American Heritage Publishing Co. records, 1954-1970  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
American Heritage Pub. Co
Title
American Heritage Publishing Co. records
Dates
1954-1970 (inclusive)
Quantity
3.0 linear feet, (2 containers)
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--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
97403-1299
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
spcarref@uoregon.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.

Additional Reference Guides

Paper finding aid with additional information is available in Special Collections & University Archives.

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.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Property rights reside with Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections & University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Archival material may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws and other regulations.

Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g. a cause of action for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Oregon assumes no responsibility.

If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], American Heritage Publishing Co. records, Bx 160, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Publicity--United States
  • Corporate Names :
  • American Heritage Pub. Co
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Bulletins
  • Financial records
  • Memorandums
  • Minutes
  • Reports