Scope and arrangement
New York Times Company records. Pamphlets contain a wide variety of publications created and distributed by The Times between 1851 and 2006. The collection consists of pamphlets aimed at the public, such as advertising rates and anniversary celebration souvenirs, as well as publications for internal use including annual reports, marketing studies, employee handbooks, and employee newsletters. Books published by the Times Books imprint are not part of this collection.
The collection is organized into two series: Subjects and Times Talk. The Subjects series is arranged alphabetically by publication type or title. Publications for the public include printings of advertising rates, annual reports, biographies, teacher resources, marketing studies, news services, and news story indexes. In-house publications cover employee handbooks, market studies, compensation and pension plans, labor relations literature, telephone directories, and various staff newsletters (house organs). Some publications relate to Times affiliate companies, such as the Information Bank, Index, and various printing facilities. Series II consists of the house organ Times Talk (1947-2004), The Times' staff-interests magazine. This series is ordered chronologically.
The New York Times Company records. Pamphlets are arranged in two series:
The Subject series contains both in-house publications and pamphlets created for outside consumption. The series is arranged alphabetically by publication type or title. Publications for staff members include newsletters, called “house organs,” such as “Confidential Report,” “Management Newsletter,” and “PC Newsletter.” Of note is the complete run of "Winners and Sinners," the Theodore Bernstein-created newsletter that pointed out published examples of poor and exemplary copy editing. Market research studies are another notable part of the series. These reports were created for Times executives and department heads to help guide decisions regarding layout, advertising rates, and the content of the paper. Pamphlets aimed at the public include listings of advertising rates, annual reports, publications celebrating company milestone anniversaries, biographies of Times executives, teacher and teaching resources, and indexes to Times news stories.
Times Talk is an in-house publication for the employees of The New York Times that ran from 1947 until at least 2004. This “house organ” contains articles highlighting company milestones and anniversaries, and celebrating of staff members' accomplishments. Times Talk was typically produced every month, although The Times issued the pamphlet less regularly in the 1990s and 2000s.