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Collected by Lillian Gilbreth, ca. 1949-1972

 File — Box: 94, Folder: 1
Identifier: Folder 1

Scope and Contents

From the Collection: The Gilbreth Papers documents the professional and personal lives of Frank and Lillian Gilbreth. The collection consists of personal papers, letters, correspondence, photographs, and other memorabilia that Lillian Gilbreth collected during her life regarding her youth, marriage, family, and career. Types of materials in the collection include: personal correspondence between Frank and Lillian Gilbreth regarding their courtship, marriage, family, and work; correspondence between the Gilbreths and family members, family photographs of the Gilbreths, Frank and Lillian Gilbreth’s work diaries and scrapbooks, business correspondence, newspaper and magazine clippings, manuscripts, books, speeches, notes, articles, motion pictures, work-related photographs, slides, audio recordings, flow charts, awards, citations, certificates, diplomas, honorary diplomas, artifacts from their motion study research, and printed ephemera from engineering conferences and meetings. Subjects include time study, motion study, fatigue in the workplace, psychology, photography, ergonomics, management, construction, and creating work environments geared toward the handicapped.

Dates

  • ca. 1949-1972

Access Information

The majority of collection is open for research. The Gilbreth Family Restricted materials have been restricted due to donor request; prior consent from the Gilbreth family is required before viewing.

Extent

From the Collection: 83.50 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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