Frank and Lillian Gilbreth Library of Management Research and Professional papers, 1845-1959 | Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections
Automobiles - design and construction
Gilbreth, Frank Bunker, 1868-1924
Gilbreth, Lillian Moller, 1878-1972
Industrial arts - vocational guidance
People with disabilities
Women's Archives at Purdue University
Women - Employment
The Gilbreth Library of Management documents the pioneering research of Frank Gilbreth and Lillian Gilbreth in the fields of time and motion study. Commonly referred to as the N-file, the collection covers the Gilbreths quest to find The One Best Way in job performance, worker satisfaction, efficient office management, and home economics.
Company files in the collection include: New England Butt Company, Regal Shoe Company, Remington Typewriter Company, Sears & Roebuck, National Cash Register, Pierce Arrow, Eastman Kodak, Lever Brothers, and Cluett Peabody & Company. A small portion of the collection covers the Gilbreths family life and Frank's army career during World War I.
Series 1: N-file, ca. 1845-1941
Series 2: N-file Oversized, ca. 1914-1919
Series 3: N-file Photographs, ca. 1908-1941
Series 4: N-file Blueprints, ca. 1906-1937