Gilbreth, Frank Bunker, 1868-1924

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Engineer, contractor and author.

From the description of Papers of Frank Bunker Gilbreth, circa 1910-1924. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71067900

Frank Bunker Gilbreth had no formal education beyond high school but he rose from bricklayer, to building contractor, to management engineer in a few short years. He and his wife Lillian Moller Gilbreth collaborated to develop ways to increase output of workers in manufacturing and clerical positions, as pioneers in the field of industrial engineering. They often used their large family as guinea pigs for their experiments, which are lovingly detailed in the 1948 book “Cheaper by the Dozen.” Purdue University holds most of the Gilbreth Papers.

From the guide to the Frank Bunker Gilbreth and Lillian Gilbreth Collection, 1962-1972, (Special Collections)

Frank B. Gilbreth (1868-1924) and Lillian M. Gilbreth (1878-1972), researchers in time management and motion study.

From the description of Frank and Lillian Gilbreth library of management, 1845-1941 (bulk 1906-1924). (Purdue University Library). WorldCat record id: 74330357

Pioneers in industrial management and engineering.

From the description of Frank Bunker Gilbreth and Lillian Gilbreth collection, 1962-1972. (Scottsdale Public Library). WorldCat record id: 24096102

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Sanford E. Thompson Papers, 1888-1949, bulk 1901-1935. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Martin P. Catherwood Library, Cornell University.
creatorOf Frank Bunker Gilbreth and Lillian Gilbreth Collection, 1962-1972 Special Collections
referencedIn Medical Society of South Carolina. Medical Society legal records, 1902-1914. South Carolina Historical Society, SCHS
referencedIn Century Company records, 1870-1924 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Thompson, Sanford E. (Sanford Eleazer), 1867-1949. Thompson, Sanford E. Papers, 1888-1949, bulk 1901-1935. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Frank Gilbreth. Papers, 1910-1924. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Martin P. Catherwood Library, Cornell University.
referencedIn Thompson, Sanford E. (Sanford Eleazer), 1867-1949. Series 5, Subseries 1. Taylor-Thompson correspondence, 1892-1915. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Petersen, Peter B. Papers, 1984-1987. Hagley Museum & Library
creatorOf Gilbreth, Frank Bunker, 1868-1924. Frank Bunker Gilbreth and Lillian Gilbreth collection, 1962-1972. Arizona State University Libraries
referencedIn Camp, Walter, 1859-1925. Walter Chauncey Camp papers, 1870-1983 (inclusive), 1870-1925 (bulk). Yale University Library
creatorOf Gilbreth, Lillian Moller, 1878-1972. Papers, 1860-1999. Smith College, Neilson Library
referencedIn Lillian Moller Gilbreth Papers 374., 1860 - 1999 Sophia Smith Collection
referencedIn William B. Provine collection of evolutionary biology reprints, 20th century. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
creatorOf Gilbreth, Frank Bunker, 1868-1924. Papers of Frank Bunker Gilbreth, circa 1910-1924. Library of Congress
referencedIn Emerson, Harrington, 1853-1931. Harrington Emerson papers, 1848-1931. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Walter Chauncey Camp papers, 1870-1983, 1870-1925 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Camp, Walter, 1859-1925. Walter Chauncey Camp papers, 1870-1983 (inclusive), 1870-1925 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Thompson, Sanford E. (Sanford Eleazer), 1867-1949. Sanford E. Thompson series 5, subseries 3. miscellaneous Taylor files, 1892-1963, bulk 1892-1915. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Gilbreth, Frank Bunker, 1868-1924. Frank and Lillian Gilbreth library of management, 1845-1941 (bulk 1906-1924). Purdue University Library
referencedIn Potter, A. A. (Andrey Abraham), b. 1882. The Andrey A. Potter papers, 1893-1986 (inclusive), 1930-1970 (bulk). Purdue University Library
creatorOf Gilbreth, Frank Bunker, 1868-1924. Frank Gilbreth. Papers, 1910-1924. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Thompson, Sanford E. (Sanford Eleazer), 1867-1949. Thompson, Sanford E. Series 2. Correspondence, 1892-1949. Cornell University Library
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associatedWith Camp, Walter, 1859-1925. person
correspondedWith Century Company corporateBody
correspondedWith Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel, 1853-1935 person
associatedWith Elliott, Edward C. (Edward Charles), 1874-1960. person
associatedWith Emerson, Harrington, 1853-1931. person
associatedWith Gantt, Henry Laurence, 1861-1919. person
associatedWith Gilbreth, Lillian Moller, 1878-1972 person
associatedWith Medical Society of South Carolina. corporateBody
associatedWith Petersen, Peter B. person
associatedWith Potter, A. A. (Andrey Abraham), b. 1882. person
correspondedWith Provine, William B. person
associatedWith Purdue University. corporateBody
associatedWith Taylor, Frederick Winslow, 1856-1915. person
associatedWith Thompson, Sanford E. (Sanford Eleazer), 1867-1949. person
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Motion study
Work techniques studies
Women engineers
Factory management
Industrial management
Management studies
Industrial engineering
Psychology, Industrial
Time and motion studies
Time management
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Contractors
Engineers
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Birth 1868-07-07

Death 1924-06-14

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