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Jewel C. Hardkopf papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 309

Scope and Contents

Papers of Jewel Hardkopf, including manuscripts, correspondence, teaching notes, printed material and related documents. Materials primarily relate to teaching; some materials relate to Lillian Gilbreth. Please see PDF Finding Aid for collection inventory.


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biographical information

Jewel Carrie Mae Hardkopf was born in 1910 in Chicago, to William and Lulu Hardkopf. Hardkopf was a prominent libraries management consultant in the mid twentieth century, and was hired by libraries across the United States to improve efficiencies in operations. A 1967 article announcing her arrival in Greenville, South Carolina, noted she also did work in Brooklyn, California, Colorado, Atlanta, and Augusta. Over the course of her career, Hardkopf published several articles related to methods and motion techniques, library management, and office appliances. She was an associate of Lillian Gilbreth who also worked in the field of management and motion studies. Hardkopf died in 1980 in Massachusetts.


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Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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