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High Performance magazine records, 1953-2005

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High Performance Magazine Records
Series V. Business records, 1979-1998 30.3 Linear Feet (69 boxes)
The business records document all the operational aspects of High Performance. The materials included in this series range from governance documents concerning the mission of High Performance to monthly utility bills to marketing ephemera. Due to privacy concerns, certain materials relating to the magazine's operations, Boxes 167-170, have been sealed until 2076.
The business records in Series V are arranged in eight groups based on area of operations: governance, financial, distribution, marketing, development, general correspondence, various business files, and sealed files. Within each group, arrangement is roughly chronological.
107-113 Governance, 1979-1997
Includes articles and bylaws, reports and minutes of meetings, as well as various material relating to the mission and overall functioning of High Performance magazine and its governing bodies.
114-124A Financial, 1983-1997
Includes overall budget, audit and cashflow records, loan and tax documentation, insurance records, operating costs and general revenues. For revenues other than magazine sales, see also below Box 165.
125-141, 202 Distribution, 1979-1998
Includes lists and invoices of bulk suppliers, fulfillment services and subscription servicing, both individual and institutional. For back issues sales see below Box 165.
125-141 Papers, 1979-1998
box folder
202 3 Computer software and database, 1991-1993
5 computer discs (floppy disk) : 3 1/2 in. 1 computer tape cassette.
142-151, 190*, 202 Marketing, 1984-1997
Includes all materials related to the promotion of the magazine, such as media kits, press releases, advertisements, direct mail campaigns, acquired mailing lists, compilations of reviews and assorted promotional ephemera.
142-151 Papers
box folder
190* 1-6 Layout boards
box folder
202 4 Floppy discs with various mailing lists
2 computer discs (floppy disk) : 3 1/2 in
152-161 Development, 1982-1997
Includes grants, corporate and general fundraising, and fundraising events.
162 General correspondence, 1981-1997, undated
Includes general correspondence with subscribers, people seeking to contact artists, fellow arts organizers, general letters of appreciation or dislike for the magazine, and arrangements for speaking engagements and conference participation.
163-166 Various business files, 1981-1998, undated
163-164 Advertising sales, 1981-1995, undated
See also production files for individual issues.
box folder
165 1-3 Back issue sales/microfilm, 1986-1997
165 4-25 Catalog sales of other products, 1992-1998
See Series VI below for Astro Artz books and Series IV above for HP Audio.
165 26-30 Copyright permissions/reprint requests, 1984-1997
165 33 Employment inquiries/resumes, 1991-1994
165 31 High Performance Typesetting and Graphics, 1985
165 32 Legal issues/complaints, 1981-1993
box folder
166 1-9 Office equipment and miscellaneous, 1985-1995, undated
167-170 Sealed files, 1984-1995
Files sealed until 2076 containing personnel records, contracts with social security numbers and records with credit card numbers or personal financial information.

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