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Frank and Lillian Gilbreth papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 7
The Gilbreth Papers documents the professional and personal lives of Frank Gilbreth 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.


  • 1869-2000
  • Majority of material found within 1949-1968
  • Other: Date acquired: 11/30/1971



83.50 Cubic Feet

Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged into fourteen series:

Diaries and Scrapbooks, ca. 1895-1967

Correspondence, ca. 1906-1970

Clippings, ca. 1913-1996

Publications, ca. 1904-1967

Conferences, ca. 1924-1972

Research Materials, ca. 1873-1968

Audio Visual, ca. 1915-1979

Flow Carts, ca. 1908-1938

Awards and Artifacts, ca. 1917-1984

Printed Materials, ca. 1876-1988

Family and Personal Life, ca. 1864-1972

Photographs, ca. 1864-2000

Oversized Materials, ca. 1920-1978

James S. Perkins, ca. 1940-1995

Existence and Location of Originals

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Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

504 W. State Street
West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States