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New York Times Company records. General files

Collection Data

The New York Times Company Records: General files document many aspects of The New York Times Company, the newspapers it publishes (most significantly The New York Times but also The Chattanooga Times and other regional and international newspapers), its subsidiary holdings, and its financial management and daily operations. The files primarily pertain to The New York Times and are rich in information about Times staff and their roles and responsibilities; the intellectual and physical production of the newspaper; the impact of historical events on its form and content; and myriad decisions made in the course of daily operations. The bulk of the material in these files dates from the twentieth century, though there are also significant nineteenth century records which predate Adolph S. Ochs' 1896 acquisition of The Times. The General files include correspondence, memoranda, legal documents, reports, scrapbooks, photographs and slides, audiovisual material, charts, architectural drawings and blueprints, engineering drawings, court records, financial records (including ledgers, journals and bank books), financial reports and analyses, printed graphic material (posters and brochures), press releases, excerpts from in-house counsel's legal diaries pertinent to a given subject, clippings, scripts for slide presentations and public talks, meeting minutes, transcripts of interviews, some corrected typescripts of articles, records related to Times-owned buildings, and a range of other material. Some folders include Times archivists' correspondence with researchers about a given subject.
New York Times Company. (Creator)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1836 - 2000
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 17802
American newspapers -- New York (N.Y.)
American newspapers -- Ownership -- New York (N.Y.)
American newspapers -- Eastdale (Chattanooga, Tenn.)
Computerized typesetting
Journalism -- United States -- 19th century
Journalism -- United States -- 20th century
Labor movement -- United States
Libel and slander -- United States -- Cases
News agencies -- New York (N.Y.)
Newspaper employees
Newspaper employees -- Labor unions
Newspaper publishing -- New York (N.Y.)
Newspaper publishing -- Chattanooga (Tenn.)
Newspapers -- Circulation
Newspapers -- Ownership
Press law -- United States
Publishers and publishing -- New York (State) -- New York
Publishers and publishing -- Tennessee -- Chattanooga
Reporters and reporting
Chattanooga (Tenn.) -- Newspapers
Connor, Eugene
Sullivan, L. B
Ochs family
Sulzberger family
New York Times Building (New York, N.Y. : 43rd Street)
New York Times Building (New York, N.Y. : Park Row)
New York Times Information Bank (Firm)
New York Times Information Service
Newspaper Guild
Architectural drawings
Legal documents
Letter books
Promotional materials
Physical Description
Extent: 138.47 linear feet 344 boxes
Type of Resource
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19621560
MSS Unit ID: 17802
Archives collections id: archives_collections_17802
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 7acbe480-3bce-0134-a015-00505686d14e
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