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Guide to the Stephen Harty papers, 1992-2001 and undated

Abstract

Stephen Harty is an advertising executive who began his career at Ogilvy & Mather and later became North American Chairman of Bartle Bogle Hegarty agency. Harty co-founded Merkley Newman Harty advertising agency (later renamed Merkley+Partners), part of the Omnicom Group. The Stephen Harty Papers cover the years 1992-2001, and contains primarily files relating to the founding of Merkley Newman Harty (MNH) advertising agency. Records consist of notes on strategic plans; annual meetings; agency founding; articles featuring MNH; promotional booklets; clippings; photographs and proofs of print advertiesements that chronicle the purpose, history, philosophy, and goals of MNH. Clients mentioned in materials include The American Stock Exchange, Bankers Trust, BellSouth, Casio (Kashio), Champion Sportswear (Hanes), Dime Bank, Forbes, General Electric, IBM, International Wool Secretariat, M&M/Mars, Oxford Health Plan, TDK, Time Life Medical, Volvic Natural Spring Water, and WordPerfect. Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.

Descriptive Summary

Collection Number
RL.00517
Title
Stephen Harty papers
Date
1992-2001 and undated
Creator
Harty, Stephen
Extent
1.2 Linear Feet
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Material in English

Collection Overview

The Stephen Harty Papers cover the years 1992-2001, and contains primarily files relating to the founding of Merkley Newman Harty (MNH) advertising agency. Records consist of notes on strategic plans; annual meetings; agency founding; articles featuring MNH; promotional booklets; clippings; photographs and proofs of print advertisements that chronicle the purpose, history, philosophy, and goals of MNH. Clients mentioned in materials include The American Stock Exchange, Bankers Trust, BellSouth, Casio (Kashio), Champion Sportswear (Hanes), Dime Bank, Forbes, General Electric, IBM, International Wool Secretariat, M&M/Mars, Oxford Health Plan, TDK, Time Life Medical, Volvic Natural Spring Water, and WordPerfect.

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Contents of the Collection

1. General Files 1992-2001 and undated

3 boxes

Includes notes on strategic plans, annual meetings, agency founding, articles featuring MHH, promotional booklets, clippings, photographs and proofs that chronicle the purpose, history, philosophy, and goals of MNH. Arranged alphabetically.

Agency Day/follow up, 1993
Box 1
Agency general meeting, 1994-2000
Box 1
Agency launch
Box 1
Agency meeting, 1994
Box 1
Agency Raison D'Etre
Box 1
Newspaper clippings, 1993-1995, 1999
(2 folders)
Box 2
Offsite staff development meeting, Brodeur & Associates, 1994
Box 2
Organizational charts
Box 2
Press
Box 2
[Proof, print advertisement for IBM, 1994: Removed to Oversize Materials, Box 4]
Box 2
Publications
Foote, Cone & Belding Worldwide, undated
Box 2
Merkley Newman Harty, undated
(3 folders)
Box 2
[Merkley Newman Harty, The first 100 days, 1993: Removed to Oversize Materials, Box 4]
Box 2
What we want to be when we grow up, undated
Box 2
Staff meeting, 1992
Box 3
Strategic plan, 1998-2001
(5 folders)
Box 3
IBM proof print advertisement, 1994
Box 4
Publication, The first 100 days, 1993
Box 4

Historical Note

Chronology List

Date Event(s)
1952 Born, New Jersey
1973 BA, Williams College
1973-1978 Managed non-profit theater, New York, New York
circa 1973 Municipal Labor Force Analyist, Office of Operations with Mayor Ed Koch, New York, New York
circa 1978-1980 MA, Yale School of Management
circa 1980-92 Account Manager, Ogilvy & Mather
1983 White House Fellow, Washington, D.C.; Special Assistant to William Webster, Director of FBI
1992 Co-founded Merkley Newman Harty with Parry Merkley and Jane Newman, in New York, N.Y.
1992-2001 Director of Client Services, Merkley Newman Harty
2006 Chairman, Bartle Bogle Hegarty, North America

Harty served as chairman of the Williams College and Yale SOM Alumni Funds; Board member for Williamstown Theatre Festival, The New Dramatists, and Photographers & Friends Against AIDS; and President of the Society of Alumni of Williams College.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Stephen Harty Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Provenance

The Stephen Harty papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2007.

Processing Information

Processed by Diana Poythress, March 2010

Encoded by Diana Poythress, March 2010

Accession 2007-0103 is described in this finding aid.