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 B. (Frank Bunker), 1868-1924
Gilbreth, Lillian Moller, 1878-1972
Industrial arts--Vocational guidance
People with disabilities
Women's Archives at Purdue University
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