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Segur, A. B. (Asa Bertrand), 1886-1975



  • Existence: 1886 - 1975

Biographical Information

Asa Bertrand Segur was born in Decatur, Indiana in 1886. He graduated from Purdue in 1911 with a degree in Civil Engineering. After graduating, he worked in the Efficiency Division of the Chicago Civil Service Commission. In 1917, Segur became the engineer in charge of the Red Cross Institute for the Blind where he worked with Frank Gilbreth. In 1919, Segur set up his own consulting company in Oak Park, Illinois: A.B. Segur and Company. It was here that he unveiled his philosophy of Motion-Time-Analysis which sought to find the most efficient way to use motion in the workspace. He worked as a consultant until his death in 1975.

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

A.B. Segur papers, addition 01

 Unprocessed — Box: 1
Identifier: 2024-034

A.B. Segur papers, addition 02

 Unprocessed — Box: 1
Identifier: 2024-093

A. B. Segur and Company Motion and Time Analysis collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 299
Scope and Contents This collection contains instructional booklets on Motion Time Analysis published by A. B. Segur and Co. It also contains company bulletins, a scrapbook of newspaper clippings, a photo album of factory machinery, and company ephemera.
Dates: 1912 - 1975

A. B. Segur papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 371
Scope and Contents Certificates, diplomas, photographs, scrapbooks, artifacts, films and other audio-visual materials on motion and time analysis, industrial management, and engineering. Includes a scrapbook of clippings on the City of Chicago: Bureau of Streets, Civil Service Commission and Police Personnel, assembled by Segur for the Efficiency Division of the Chicago Civil Service Commission, 1912-1913. The papers also include numerous articles and other papers by Segur on motion time analysis and industrial...
Dates: 1900 - 1970