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A. B. Segur papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 371
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 management.

Dates

  • 1900 - 1970

Creator

Languages of Materials

Collection material is in English.

Access Information

This collection is open for research.

Copyright and Use Information

Copyright restrictions may apply.

Extent

1.00 Cubic Feet (One half-width letter-size manuscript box and one flat folder)

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.

Acquisition Information

This collection was donated by A.B. Segur's granddaughter, Doris Esch Borthwick, in 1983.

Related Materials

MSP 299, A.B. Segur and Company Motion and Time Analysis collection, Purdue University Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries.

MSP 8, Frank and Lillian Gilbreth Library of Management Research and Professional papers, Purdue University Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries.

Processing Information

Collection was rehoused in archival folders and boxes and rusty staples were removed.
Title
A.B. Segur papers
Status
in_progress
Author
Sarah Kenny
Date
2019-03-27
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Edition statement
Second edition.

Revision Statements

  • 2019-03-27: Collection identifier changed from seguab1 to MSA 371, materials rehoused, and descriptions updated by Sarah Kenny.

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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