Scope and arrangement
The New Yorker Public Relations Department materials include miscellaneous memos and correspondence; promotional brochures and artifacts, illustrated by prominent New Yorker artists, sent to advertisers; tear sheets of advertisements; typescripts of copy for "Inside the New Yorker", a weekly public relations newsletter consisting of press releases describing future articles, reactions to past articles, sales, and authors; and corrected galleys of "Talk of the Town" for the issue of October 14, 1985. The "Inside the New Yorker" copy is accompanied by notes from William Shawn to Mr. Spellman or Mr. Richter. In the notes, Shawn rejects or approves the copy proposed for publication. The memos include a copy of William Shawn's resignation letter of February 12, 1987, and a memo dated March 8, 1985 announcing the magazine's merger with Advanced Publications Inc.