School of Industrial Engineering records on Lillian Gilbreth
Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 177
Scope and Contents
The School of Industrial Engineering records on Lillian Gilbreth documents the Gilbreth Library restoration project, and communication between Purdue and the Gilbreth family, especially communication with Gilbreth’s daughter, Ernestine Gilbreth Carey in the 1990s. The collection includes correspondence, memoranda, reports, documents and newspaper clippings regarding Frank and Lillian Gilbreth’s research. Series 1 includes a speech, “Talking ‘Motion Study’ in Japan”, that was presented by Gilbreth for the World Engineering Congress in Tokyo, Japan on October 1929.
- 1914 - 2013
- Gilbreth, Lillian Moller, 1878-1972 (Person)
Language of Materials
Collection material is in English.
The collection is open for research.
Copyright and Use Information
Copyright held by Purdue University. Consult with Purdue University Archives and Special Collections prior to reproduction of materials.
The Industrial Engineering program emerged from the School of Practical Mechanics, Mechanical Egineering, and the Department of General Engineering in the 1930’s. Lillian Gilbreth joined the program in 1935 and became the first female engineering professor at Purdue’s College of Engineering. During her tenure at Purdue she established a time and motion study laboratory. She retired from Purdue in 1948. After Gilbreth’s tenure at Purdue, the Industrial Engineering program reestablished as the School of Industrial Engineering in 1961. The School continues to honor Lillian Gilbreth for her contributions to Industrial Engineering, specifically in motion study and human factors, by offering The Gilbreth Postdoctoral Fellowship in memory of her.
0.9 Cubic Feet (2 manuscript boxes)
Collection donated by the School of Industrial Engineering, February 16, 2018.
The original order of the materials has been retained whenever possible. All materials have been housed in acid-free folders and acid-free boxes. Rusted staples have been removed from the materials and plastic paper clips or file folder inserts have been used in their place. All photographs have been rehoused in polyester sleeves.
- School of Industrial Engineering records on Lillian Gilbreth
- Saad Mukhtar
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- First edition.