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0655-8, ca. 1931-1937

 File — Box: 175, Folder: 13
Identifier: Folder 13

Scope and Contents

From the Collection: The Gilbreth Library of Management documents the pioneering research of Frank Gilbreth and Lillian Gilbreth in the fields of time and motion study. Commonly referred to as the N-file, the collection covers the Gilbreths quest to find The One Best Way in job performance, worker satisfaction, efficient office management, and home economics.

Types of material in the N-file include photographs, manuscripts, correspondence, notes, blueprints, newspaper clippings, reports, and research materials collected by the Gilbreths. Subjects include time study, motion study, fatigue in the workplace, psychology, photography, ergonomics, management, construction, and creating work environments geared toward the handicapped. Company files in the collection include: New England Butt Company, Regal Shoe Company, Remington Typewriter Company, Sears and Roebuck, National Cash Register, Pierce Arrow, Eastman Kodak, Lever Brothers, Macy's, Johnson and Johnson, Brooklyn Borough Gas Company, and Cluett Peabody and Company. A small portion of the collection covers the Gilbreths family life and Frank's army career during World War I.


  • ca. 1931-1937

Access Information

Collection is open for research.


From the Collection: 100.00 Cubic Feet (193 boxes)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States