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    Frank and Lillian Gilbreth Collection, 1907-2000 (bulk 1911-1924).
     
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    Creator: 
    Gilbreth, Frank Bunker, 1868-1924 (creator).
    Title: 
    Frank and Lillian Gilbreth Collection, 1907-2000 (bulk 1911-1924).
    Phy. Description: 
    5 cubic feet, 27 boxes.
    1 BetaCam SP Video Master, 1 1" Video master, 2 cans 16mm film elements.
    Bio / His Notes: 
    Frank Gilbreth and his wife Lillian Moller Gilbreth were pioneers in the field of motion study and industrial efficiency.
    Scope and Content: 
    The collection consists primarily of glass plate slides (negative and positive), photoprints, and stereographs documenting the work undertaken by Frank and Lillian Gilbreth from 1910 to 1924 in the fields of motion study, shop efficiency, and factory organization; also slides dcoumenting the Gilbreth Family, their travels, residences, and friends; and the film "The Original Films of Gilbreth: The Quest for the One Best Way," 1968 by James S. Perkins.
    Organization: 
    6 series: Series 1, Background Materials, 1892-1997; Series 2, Glass plate stereo slides, 1910-1924 and undated; Series 3, Photoprints of Glass Plate Slides; Series 4, Stereo Autochromes, undated; Series 5, Stereographs, 1911-1914; Series 6, Audio Visual Materials, 1968, 1990, 2000, and undated.
    Provenance: 
    The stereograhic slides were donated to the Museum's Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering in 1975 by the New Jersey Institute of Technology, and transferred to the Archives Center in 2007. The autochrome photographs of the family were donated to the Museum's Division of Engineering and Industry in 1995, and transferred to the Archives Center in 2007. The films were donated to the Archives Center by James Secor Perkins in 2001.
    Finding aids: 
    Brief guide to subjects covered in the 1975 gift.
    Cite as: 
    Frank and Lillian Gilbreth Collection, 1907-2000 (bulk 1911-1924), Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
    Restrictions: 
    Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.
    Fees for commercial reproduction.
    Reproduction restricted due to copyright or trademark.
    Subject-Topical: 
    Industrial films
    Machine shops
    Machinery industry
    Motion study
    Industrial efficiency
    Industrial engineering
    Industrial management
    Industrial productivity
    Form / Genre: 
    Photographs -- 1900-1920 -- Color transparencies -- Autochromes
    Autochrome process
    Copy prints
    Glass slides
    Motion pictures (visual works) -- 1930-1950
    Patents
    Stereographs
    Videotapes
    BetaCam SP (videotape format).
    Repository Loc: 
    Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History : Archives Center. P.O. Box 37012, Suite 1100, MRC 601, Constitution Ave., between 12th and 14th Sts., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20013-7012. Call 202-633-3270 for appointment. Fax: 202-786-2453.
    Local Number: 
    318949 (NMAH Acc.)
    1980.0785 (NMAH Acc.)
    1995.0249 (NMAH Acc.)
    1998.0097 (NMAH Acc.)
    2003.3075 (NMAH Acc.)
    2007.3218 (NMAH Acc.)
    Co-Creator: 
    Carey, Ernestine Gilbreth (donor).
    Perkins, James Secor (donor).
    Gilbreth, Daniel B. (donor).
    Gilbreth, Frank B., Jr. (donor).
    Gilbreth, Lillian Moller, 1878-1972 (creator).
    New Jersey Institute of Technology (donor).
    Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI (collector).
    Item Information
    RepositoryCall No. 
    Archives Center at American HistoryACNMAH 0803Add Copy to MyList

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