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Introducing the Smithsonian Magazine App

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Smithsonian Magazine Video Contest Highlights

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Smithsonian Magazine As Art

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Thu, 30 Apr 2009 17:05:31 +0000
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Smithsonian Magazine Video Contest Highlights 2.0

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Smithsonian Magazine Auctions Art for Haiti Recovery

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Wed, 08 Sep 2010 13:03:43 +0000
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You're Invited to Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day!

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Thu, 15 Sep 2011 03:00:00 +0000
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Introducing Smithsonian Magazine on the iPad

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Tue, 07 Feb 2012 05:00:00 +0000
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Smithsonian Magazine's 7th Annual Photo Contest Closes Tomorrow, December 16

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Smithsonian magazine 6th Annual Photo Contest Winners Jigsaw Puzzle

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Mon, 03 Dec 2012 03:30:58 +0000
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Smithsonian magazine 7th Annual Photo Contest Winners Jigsaw Puzzle

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Mon, 03 Dec 2012 03:38:32 +0000
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Smithsonian magazine 5th Annual Photo Contest Winners Jigsaw Puzzle

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Mon, 03 Dec 2012 03:22:27 +0000
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Smithsonian Magazine 6th Photo Contest: Winners Go on View in the Castle

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Wed, 08 Jul 2009 15:59:55 +0000
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The Best of Smithsonian Magazine's Photo Contest on View at the Castle

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Wed, 07 Jul 2010 13:53:38 +0000
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Smithsonian Magazine, crawled March 12, 2015

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Electronic Records
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-167, Smithsonian Institution, Website Records
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Smithsonian Magazine, crawled November 12, 2014

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Electronic Records
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Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 15-214, Smithsonian Institution, Website Records
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Smithsonian Magazine @SmithsonianMag, crawled March 12, 2014

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Smithsonian Institution  Search this
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Electronic Records
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 15-075, Smithsonian Institution, Website Records
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Tom Black/Smithsonian Magazine Oral History Interview

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Black, Tom, 1924-  Search this
Wiener, Tom  Search this
Extent:
1.5 Cubic feet (3 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Transcripts
Interviews
Oral history
Audio cassettes
Date:
1993
Summary:
Oral history interview, transcripts, and background material documenting Tom Black's career as director of advertising for Smithsonian Magazine from its founding in 1969 until his retirement in 1994.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of 4.25 hours of interview material. Oral historian Tom Wiener spoke with Black in his New York office December 15‑16, 1993. Black also generously loaned materials from his files, including charts and statistics which illustrate some of his observations about the growth of the magazine and the shifting demographics of American society that have affected magazine readership and advertising, plus internal memos from the magazines's early days. Also included are an unedited transcript of the interview, plus an edited version. The latter was the basis for a booklet, which was presented to Black and guests at his retirement party in the spring of 1994. A copy of the booklet rounds out the collection.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into three series.

Series 1: Oral History Interview

Series 2: Transcripts

Series 3: Background Files
Biographical / Historical:
Tom Black was Smithsonian Magazine's first Director of Advertising. He joined the magazine in September 1969 and retired in the spring of 1994. During his tenure, the magazine became one of the major success stories in publishing, mushrooming from an initial circulation of 164,000 to over 2 million, making it the leading magazine in the so‑called quality field. From the beginning, the magazine's readership ranked high in such demographic factors as level of education and disposable income. Black and his sales force, however, had problems at first trying to sell a magazine which many advertisers associated with a musty, dusty museum complex in Washington, D.C. Just when sales were at their lowest ebb, in the summer of 1971, sales turned the corner and took off. Black's father, Howard Black, was Time Magazine's first ad salesman, and Tom grew up with Henry Luce, the father of modern magazine publishing, as a frequent guest in his parents' home. After serving in World War II, Tom Black joined J. Walter Thompson, then the world's leading advertising agency, as a trainee but soon decided that he was more interested in being a part of a new and growing enterprise. He joined the fledgling sales force of ABC Television and wrote the network's first rate card. After a short stint with The March of Time newsreel operation, he found himself on the sales force of Life Magazine, where he spent most of the 1950s, switching over to Time for much of the 1960s. In 1969, at the age of 45, Black was looking for a new challenge when he was contacted by former Life editor Edward Thompson, who was starting a new magazine for the Smithsonian Institution. As Black modestly recalls it, Thompson probably remembered a favor Howard Black had done years before for Thompson and his son in making Tom Black Smithsonian's first ad director.
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center

The Estelle Ellis Collection (AC0423) also contains material on the history of magazines, in that case the consumer periodicals Seventeen and Charm /Glamour .
Provenance:
Tom Black agreed to be interviewed for the project and donated the related papers, which were photocopied, in December 1993.

The Tom Black Oral History Collection was made possible by a generous gift to the Center for Advertising History by Smithsonian Magazine.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Advertising, magazine -- 1960-2000  Search this
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Genre/Form:
Transcripts
Interviews -- 1980-2000
Oral history -- 1990-2000
Audio cassettes -- 1990-2000
Citation:
Tom Black/Smithsonian Magazine Oral History Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0505
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American Woman

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Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
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Podcast
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Mon, 1 Jun 2010 15:00:00 EST
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OZ Museum Audio Tour

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Smithsonian Magazine Tumblr account, crawled May 26, 2017

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Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Container:
Electronic Records
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-068, Smithsonian Magazine, Website Records
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