Beautifully engraved Certificate from the Times Mirror Company
issued in 1971. This historic document was printed by the Jeffries Banknote Company and has an ornate border around it with a vignette of an allegorical man holding a tablet sitting in front of the Times Mirror Logo. This item has the printed signatures of the company's officers and is over 31 years old.
Company History 1964 Times Mirror Company listed on the New York Stock Exchange 1965 LA Times becomes first newspaper to publish over 4 million classified advertisements in one year and first US newspaper to publish over 100 million lines of advertising in year 1967 Times Mirror buys General Features Corporation and integrates it with Los Angeles Times Syndicate 1969 Times Mirror buys Dallas Times-Herald and Times-Herald Printing Company 1970 Times Mirror buys controlling interest in Newsday 1977 Times Mirror purchases Greenwich Times and Stamford Advocate 1977 Times-Mirror buys Sporting News for US$18m 1978 Times Mirror sells 69,000 acres of timberland and sawmill in northern California for about US$36m 1979 Times Mirror acquires Hartford (Connecticut) Courant 1980 Times Mirror buys Denver Post for US$95m 1982 Times-Mirror buys Broadcasting for US$75m 1986 Times-Mirror buys Baltimore Sun, Evening Sun, and WMAR-TV for US$600 million 1987 Times Mirror sells Times Mirror Press telephone directory printing arm to GTE Directories Corporation 1990 Times Mirror buys 50% share in La Opinion, Los Angeles' largest Spanish-language newspaper 1991 Times Mirror buys Faber & Faber nursing books 1993 Times Mirror buys Gower Medical Publishing from Kluwer 1993 Times Mirror acquires Coast Community News: Glendale News Press, Costa Mesa Daily Pilot, Burbank Leader, Foothill Leader and Huntington Beach Independent 1995 Times Mirror Cable Television sold to Cox Communications 1996 Times Mirror acquires Hollywood Online 1996 Times Mirror sells 50% of Shepards legal publishing to Elsevier 1997 sells PR News Service to United News & Media 1998 Times Mirror buys Pasadena Weekly 1998 sells Matthew Bender & rest of Shepard's to Elsevier for US$1.65bn 1998 sells Times Mirror medical publishing 2000 Tribune group buys Times Mirror group for US$6.5bn