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Guide to the Records of Brown Brothers Harriman
1696 -1973, 1995 (bulk 1820-1968)
 MS 78

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Collection processed by Celia Hartmann. Machine readable finding aid created by Celia Hartmann.

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on December 14, 2017
Description is in English.
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Series VII. Promotional and Press Material (1944-1993). 0.5 Linear feet 1 document box, XX OS folders

Scope and Content

The series includes materials providing publicity about the firm and its partners and produced for public distribution; articles mentioning Brown Brothers Harriman or its employees' and partners' activities inside and outside the firm; and two copies of "The Fifty-Niner," published during World World II for employees in the armed services to keep them apprised of activities and news in the New York office.

The materials produced by the firm marked its 150th and 175th anniversaries. Because it remains a partnership rather than a corporation with public reporting requirements, the firm has not consistently produced annual reports or other corporate publications for public consumption.

The items in this series appear to have been collected from various sources for use by the Historical Files, but were not included with other promotional materials found in Subseries I.A. Chronological Files or Subseries I.B. Subject Files.

The three copies of the New York Times containing society columnist Charlotte Curtis's article on the 150th anniversary party are extremely brittle and difficult to handle. Reproductions of the article are available in the "1968" folders of Subseries I.A. Chronological Files, and in the "Sesquicentennial" folders of Subseries I.B. Subject Files.

The 1968 newspaper ads were found with the annual reports in Series II. Annual Reports and Statements of Condition and were moved here for consistency.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 117 Folder : 8 Finance; "The Fifty- Niner"
1944 June 10; 1945 March, Fall
Box: 117 Folder : 9 Christmas card samples (H. Maeder images)
Box: 117 Folder : 10 "The Federal Hall Memorial"; Business Week;  Marine Corps Gazette
after 1955; 1958 September 13; 1960 November
Box: 117 Folder : 11 "The Personality of a Bank", first and second editions
1959, 1967
Box: 117 Folder : 12 "The Exchange", "Salute to a Marketplace"
1967 May 17, July
Box: 118 Folder : 1 Time;  Nation's Business
1968 September 27; October
Box: 118 Folder : 2 Press coverage of the Brown Brothers Harriman sesquicentennial program
1968 September - October
Box: 118 Folder : 3 "Brown Brothers Harriman 175th Anniversary"
Box: OS 12 Folder : 3 Newspaper advertisements

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