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The Frank and Lillian Gilbreth films collection

 Collection — Box: vhs, dvd
Identifier: MSP 214

Scope and Contents

The Frank and Lillian Gilbreth films collection includes a VHS cassette and duplicate DVD of two short films. The Quest of the One Best Way: The Original Films of Frank B. Gilbreth, by James Perkins and Ralph Barnes, features film footage taken by Frank Gilbreth, particularly those used in his Motion Studies and Fatigue Studies research. The film includes commentary by James Perkins and Lillian Gilbreth, who narrate various aspects of Frank and Lillian Gilbreth's lives and research. It was prepared and presented for Frank Gilbreth's centennial celebration at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers on December 3, 1968. The second film, Pioneers of Scientific Management: Personal Recollections of a Distinguished Original Pioneer, Dr. Lillian M. Gilbreth, features Lillian Gilbreth discussing various figures and developments in the history of scientific management. Her commentary includes personal recollections about some of the influential figures she met and worked with throughout her career.


  • 1968
  • Other: Date acquired: 03/02/2011



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Pris Gerde

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The Quest of the One Best Way film is available for viewing via e-Archives.
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Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

504 Mitch Daniels Boulevard
West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States