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Gilbreth Library collection

 Unprocessed — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 20140529

Content Description

Gilbreth Library Collection from the Industrial Engineering and Management (now Civil Engineering) Department at Purdue University.   Grissom Hall is being renovated and will re-open in 2015.   Materials relating to the Gilbreth's were transferred to Archives and Special Collections to preserve and supplement the existing collection. Materials received from the Gilbreth Library (Civil Engineering Department) in Grissom Hall.  Items include: 2 framed photographs, 1 framed description/letter titled:  "The Lillian Moller Gilbreth Papers Come to the Purdue University Libraries", 2 framed posters [oversized], 1 glazed porcelain plate  with the writing "Nalkas [Gini] Hand Made in Turkey 4  17"  on the back, 3 wooden artifacts (whitled by Frank), 8 cubic feet boxes containing mostly films and 2.50 mss. boxes housing publications and papers.  Boxes include 4 VHS tapes. 1 cubic ft. box containing 1 time piece/extra large clock used in the Gilbreth's efficiency research.

Acquisition Type



Transferred from Grissom Hall

Restrictions Apply



  • 1910 - 1972



12.66 Cubic Feet (Eleven cubic foot boxes, two full-width letter-size manuscript boxes, one half-width letter-size manuscript box, one flat box, and three framed items.)


See preliminary inventory below.