By Joanne Mendes, Archives Assistant
Primary Creator: Gilbreth, Lillian Moller (1878-1972)
Other Creators: Gilbreth, Frank Bunker (1868 -1924)
Extent: 83.5 Cubic feet. More info below.
The collection is arranged into fourteen series:
Diaries and Scrapbooks, ca. 1895-1967
Correspondence, ca. 1906-1970
Clippings, ca. 1913-1996
Publications, ca. 1904-1967
Conferences, ca. 1924-1972
Research Materials, ca. 1873-1968
Audio Visual, ca. 1915-1979
Flow Carts, ca. 1908-1938
Awards and Artifacts, ca. 1917-1984
Printed Materials, ca. 1876-1988
Family & Personal Life, ca. 1864-1972
Photographs, ca. 1864-2000
Oversized Materials, ca. 1920-1978
James S. Perkins, ca. 1940-1995
Date Acquired: 00/00/1972
Subjects: Carey, Ernestine Gilbreth, 1908-2006, Disabled veterans, Elliott, Edward C. (Edward Charles), 1874-1960, Factory management, Gantt, Henry Laurence, 1861-1919, General Electric Company, Gilbreth, Frank and Lillian, Gilbreth, Frank Bunker, 1868-1924, Gilbreth, Frank Jr., 1911-2001, Gilbreth, Inc., Gilbreth, Lillian Moller, 1878-1972, Gilbreth and Company, Gilbreth Contractors, Home economics, Hovde, Frederick L., 1908-1983, Industrial engineering, Industrial management, Kitchens, Motion Study, New England Butt Company, People with disabilities, Perkins, James S., d. 2002, Potter, A. A. (Andrey Abraham), 1882-1979, Shaw, Anne G., Taylor, Frederick Winslow, 1856-1915, Time management, Waseda University, Women's Archives at Purdue University, Women engineers
Carey, Ernestine Gilbreth, 1908-2006
Elliott, Edward C. (Edward Charles), 1874-1960
Gantt, Henry Laurence, 1861-1919
General Electric Company
Gilbreth, Frank and Lillian
Gilbreth, Frank Bunker, 1868-1924
Gilbreth, Frank Jr., 1911-2001
Gilbreth, Lillian Moller, 1878-1972
Gilbreth and Company
Hovde, Frederick L., 1908-1983
New England Butt Company
People with disabilities
Perkins, James S., d. 2002
Potter, A. A. (Andrey Abraham), 1882-1979
Shaw, Anne G.
Taylor, Frederick Winslow, 1856-1915
Women's Archives at Purdue University
Access Restrictions: The majority of the Gilbreth Papers have no access restrictions. A small portion of the materials have been restricted due to donor request; prior consent from the Gilbreth family is required before viewing.
Use Restrictions: Copyright and literary rights are held by the Gilbreth family. Permission to publish materials from this collection must be obtained from the Gilbreth family.
Physical Access Note: Collection is open for research. Sections of the collection are stored offsite; 24 hours notice is required to access these materials. Due to the extremely fragile nature of the original motion picture films, they are inaccessible until the originals can be restored and duplicated. The following films have been restored and duplicated, and can be accessed on DVD or VHS video tape: Ball Brothers Mason Jars Study, Odds and Ends #2, Odds and Ends #3, The Quest for the One Best Way, Gilbreth Motion Study Sequences, and Dr. Lillian Gilbreth Lecture, International Development in Industrial Engineering. All of the remaining films are currently inaccessible. Funding is currently being sought to restore these films. At this time, the Gilbreth sound recordings are inaccessible due to their fragile condition.
Acquisition Source: Gilbreth family
Acquisition Method: The Gilbreth Papers were donated to Purdue University by the Gilbreth family following the death of Lillian M. Gilbreth in 1972. Additional materials have been added by the family over the years. James S. Perkins donated his collection of Gilbreth compilation films and motion study materials he compiled with Lillian Gilbreth. These materials were added as a separate series to the collection in 1994.
Original/Copies Note: For more information please see http://e-archives.lib.purdue.edu/cdm4/browse.php?CISOROOT=/gilbreth.
MSP 8, Gilbreth Library of Management Research and Professional papers, 1845-1941
The Gilbreth Book Library located with Purdue University's School of Industrial Engineering
A. A. Potter Papers
UA 2.06, Edward C. Elliot papers
Alice Rice Cook papers
Oral history interviews with the Gilbreth children, located at the University of Oklahoma: http://libraries.ou.edu/media/basshist/default.aspx?authorId=29For more information please see http://www4.lib.purdue.edu/archon/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=25&q=gilbreth.
Preferred Citation: MSP 7, Frank and Lillian Gilbreth papers, Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries
Processing Information: The bulk of the collection was shipped to the university in 1972; additional materials sent by the family have continued to be added to the collection over the years. The collection was arranged by library staff in collaboration with Ernestine Gilbreth Carey. A large portion of materials were originally classified as restricted by the Gilbreth family and stored separately from the collection. In 2006, the restrictions were lifted and the materials were incorporated into the collection. A small portion of materials have been kept on restricted access by library staff at the request of the Gilbreth family.
Other Note: Please see the attached pdf finding aid for the most updated version.