Time Inc. Money Editorial Records: Managing Editor Marshall Loeb Files
Language of Materials
The Time Inc. Money Editorial Records: Managing Editor Marshall Loeb Files focus on public appearances made by Loeb while he was managing editor. The collection is primarily scripts and transcripts.
In the early 1970s, Time Inc.'s magazine development group noticed a trend. While many general interest magazines struggled to sell, special interest magazines were gaining wider popularity. To capitalize on this trend, the magazine development group explored developing more special interest magazines. Otto Fuerbringer, the editor of the magazine development department, looked at previously discarded proposals for single topic magazines. Among these proposals was Money, a personal finance magazine aimed at telling readers how to intelligently spend their income.
Money began market testing in 1972 and was officially launched in 1974. The first issue of the magazine featured cover stories about prescription drug prices, real estate tax shelters, and working wives. Money remained in production for almost 47 years. As of June 2019, the magazine ceased physical publication. As of October 2019, the Money website was still active and publishing new content.
Kelly, Keith J. "Money Magazine Going out of Print Following Failed Sales Auction." New York Post. New York Post, April 18, 2019. https://nypost.com/2019/04/17/money-magazine-going-out-of-print-following-failed-sales-auction/.
Personnel and Organization: Department Head Lists. Time Inc. Reference Files (MS 3009-RG 3), New-York Historical Society.
Prendergast, Curtis, and Geoffrey Colvin. The World of Time Inc.: The Intimate History of a Changing Enterprise, Volume Three: 1960-1980. Edited by Robert Lubar. New York: Atheneum, 1986.
Marshall Loeb was a writer and editor at Time Inc. between 1956 and 1994. Loeb previously worked as a foreign correspondent as well as a reporter for the St. Louis Globe-Democrat. In 1956, Time hired him as a writer and promoted him to the position of senior editor in 1966. Loeb remained a senior editor until 1979 when he began to work specifically as an economics editor. The following year Loeb moved from Time to become the managing editor at Money. As part of this new position, Loeb hosted "Your Dollars," a daily radio show on the CBS Radio Network, and wrote the syndicated column "Your Money." In 1986 he became the managing editor of Fortune where he remained until his retirement in 1994. While at his positions with Money and Fortune, Loeb also served as an editor with Time Inc.'s magazine development group.
Personnel and Organization: Department Head Lists. Time Inc. Reference Files (MS 3009-RG 3), The New-York Historical Society.
Scope and Contents
The Time Inc. Money Editorial Records: Managing Editor Marshall Loeb Files focus on public appearances made by Loeb while he was managing editor. The record group is primarily scripts for the CBS radio show Your Dollars. Additionally, there are scripts for Loeb's television and radio appearances and transcripts of his speeches and roundtable discussions in which he was a participant along with notes and statistical reports.
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Conditions Governing Use
This collection is owned by the New-York Historical Society. Although the N-YHS owns this collection as physical property, the donor specifically retains all copyright and all other proprietary rights which may exist. The copyright law of the United States governs the making of photocopies and protects unpublished materials as well as published materials. Unpublished materials created before January 1, 1978 cannot be quoted in publication without permission of the copyright holder.
This collection should be cited as Time Inc. Money Editorial Records: Managing Editor Marshall Loeb Files, MS 3009-RG 11, New-York Historical Society.
Location of Materials
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Time Inc. 2015.
About this Guide
The Time Inc. Money Editorial Records: Managing Editor Marshall Loeb Files were processed by Samantha Brown in October 2019. The original folders were retained although some documents were transferred to archival folders in instances of overcrowding. Brown created the inventory and other descriptive notes for the record group. Series were created based on the original groups of materials. Within series, materials were arranged in their original order.