A. B. Segur and Company Motion and Time Analysis collection
Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 299
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.
- 1912 - 1975
- Segur, Asa Bertrand (Person)
Languages of Materials
This collection is primarily in English, with a German copy of the Motion-Time Analysis instructional course book.
This collection is open for research.
Copyright and Use Information
Copyright restrictions may apply.
2.00 Cubic Feet (Five full-width letter-size manuscript boxes)
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.
Technical Access Information
Films must be migrated to digital format before use. Contact Purdue University Archives and Special Collections if interested in using this material.
This collection was donated by A.B. Segur's granddaughter, Doris Esch Borthwick, in 1983.
This collection was rehoused in archival folders and boxes and rusted staples and paperclips were removed.
- A. B. Segur and Co. Motion and Time Analysis collection
- Sarah Kenny
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Edition statement
- Second edition.
- 2019-03-26: Collection identifier changed from 00000as2 to MSP 299, materials rehoused, and descriptions updated by Sarah Kenny.