Guide to the Harrington Emerson Papers,
1873-1931

Collection Number: 5166

Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library

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DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Harrington Emerson papers, 1873-1931.
Collection Number:
5166
Creator:
Emerson, Harrington, 1853-1931.
Quantity:
6 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, speeches, writings, studies, reports, publications.
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Correspondence, speeches, writings, studies, reports, and publications of Harrington Emerson.
Language:
Collection material in English


CHRONOLOGY

1853 Born Trenton, N. J. Son of Edwin and Mary Louise Emerson. Educated in England, France, Germany, Italy, and Greece.
1870's Married Florence Brooke, one son, Raffe
1876 Headed Modern Language Department, Univ. of Nebraska
1882 Left university to engage in banking and real estate with his brother, S.D.I. Emerson
1885-91 Did special economic and engineering research work for the Burlington Railroad
1895 Married Mary Crawford Supple, 3 daughters, Louise, Isabel and Margaret
1895-99 Served as U.S. representative of a British syndicate Investing in America - investigated finances and operations of many industrial plants and mines, in Mexico, the U.S. and Canada
1899-01 Managed a glass manufacturing company
1901-07 Active as professional consulting management engineer
1904-07 Carried out the reorganization of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe RR; introduced a bonus plan, standard costs, accounting by tabulating machines, and planned maintenance for equipment and rolling stock
1907-11 Called one of the principal witnesses in the "Eastern rates case'
1911 Named to Civilian Expert Board on Industrial Management of U.S. Navy Yards to investigate the functions and conditions of the yards
1921 Appointed member of the Hoover Committee for the Elimination of Haste in Industry; assigned to cover the coal and railroad Industries
1929 Attended the International Management Congress in Paris
1931 Died on Sept. 2, aged 78, in New York City

SUBJECTS

Names:
Emerson, Harrington, 1853-1931.

Subjects:
Management science.


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Harrington Emerson Papers, 1873-1931. 5166. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

COLLECTION ARRANGEMENT

Correspondence is arranged chronologically. Speeches, writings, studies and reports are all arranged alphabetically by title. Publications are arranged alphabetically by author.

CONTAINER LIST

Description
Container
I. Correspondence and biographical files.
Biographical Information. Includes biographies; publication lists; notes about his career by Alonzo Flack and misc.
Box 1 Folder 1-2
1846-1865. Includes copies of letters from Harrington's mother (Mary Louisa) to her brother (Will) spanning a 20 year period. Of note are the letters beginning with September 8, 1853 when she discusses naming the baby Harrington and often refers to him in the remaining correspondence to her brother.
Box 1 Folder 3-9
1904 business memo to Harrington Emerson from N.M. Rice (Atchinson, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway System) regarding recommendations of Emerson's and the effect on savings for the company.
Box 1 Folder 10
1907 to R. V. Wright (American Engineer and Railway Journal) re time efficiency.
Box 1 Folder 11
1908 letter of recommendation for H. Emerson from W. F. Buck (Motive Power Department of Atchinson, Topeka and Santa Fe) - ( "To whom it may concern") endorsing the methods of Emerson's as "being of great value in systematizing work, reducing expenses, increasing output and..."
Box 1 Folder 12
1911 correspondence between Emerson Co. and Sidney Blumenthal Co. (NYC) concerning the investigation by Emerson Co. and recommendations for establishing efficiency methods; Christmas Greeting, 12/20/11 (9 p.) from H. Emerson (on Emerson Co. inter-office letterhead) discusses the efforts of the staff over the previous 3 years noting company pride, company "just on the threshold of the efficiency movement," the movement includes women's work as well as men's, and contributions regarding efficiency that the company has made as well as other subjects; 4 p. letter from Emerson entitled "Some Observations of Bermuda", 12/26/11.
Box 1 Folder 13-14
1912 letter to Emerson Company from Mayor George F. Cotterill, City of Seattle, regarding the excellent character of the Emerson Company.
Box 1 Folder 15
1914 correspondence with A. R. Demory of Detroit Timken Axel Co. explaining the methods and services of Emerson Co. and savings accomplished; with King Sewing Machine Co. discussing very satisfactory results from their experience with staff of the Emerson Co.; Evens and Howard Firebrick Co. re their benefits of Emerson services; to Wilfred Sellers from H. Emerson (8 p.) entitled - "A Great Modern Company" where Emerson describes the foundations of building the ideal company; and others.
Box 1 Folder 16
1915 letter to William E. Walter, Boston Symphony Orchestra re Emerson's 13 principles of efficiency, suggest running factories as if they were orchestras; letter to editors of Market World re Henry Dodge Estabrook's address; letter to editor of Outlook re Emerson's essay "Duration of the War", correspondence with Emerson giving advice and his philosophy and recommendations on building companies and operating businesses and other subjects.
Box 1 Folder 17 - 18
1916 Includes a 4 p. essay "A Circular for Indianapolis"; letter to A. W. Thompson explaining difference between the Taylor and Emerson Systems (5/2/16); and also re report on traffic records (11/6/16); to D. Willard (13 p.) re differences between the German and American methods (6/10/16); substantial correspondence with Prof John B. Waton, Johns Hopkins, and Prof. A. T. Poffenberger, Columbia, regarding methods of selecting satisfactory employees, particularly by analyzing photographs; to Arison regarding constructive criticism of his agency; to J. M. Davis (Vice-President), re report on connection and relations of the Emerson Company with the Baltimore and Ohio; to Charles R. Hook, American Rolling Mill Co., concerning wages, salaries, promotions, rewards; to D. Willard (11/16/16) re what is going on as to care of workers in some industrial plants, using Jon Patterson of the National Cash Register Company as an example as well as others.
Box 1 Folder 19 - 21
1917 letter (8 p.) to members of Emerson Company explaining company policy regarding expenses and financial matters; letter to employees (men) regarding the war and advising them to apply for Officers Reserve Corps; letter re uniformity of contracts; to Dr. Yashima, Director of the Machinery and Rolling Stock Department; Imperial Government Railways (Japan) re wastes and financial losses on the U.S. railroads and offering his services and experience to Japan.
Box 1 Folder 22
1918 letter (1/4/18) New Year's Greeting to members of Emerson Co. suggesting everyone "take an inventory of himself"; 9 p. to Paul B. Sweet, thoughts about the Emerson Co.; letter to members of the Old and of the new New York Agency (12 p.) explaining differences in operation of the Agency; correspondence with H. W. Jacobs re assisting his company with explanation on what steps will be taken; with Encyclopedia Americana concerning an article; to employees re code of ethics; correspondence re railways of Japan; to members of the New York Agency concerning the merger into the Emerson Company; memos to employees re individual merit, salaries, etc.
Box 1 Folder 23-25
1919 regarding a lecture by H. E. at Mass. Inst. of Tech.; expense accounts; to C. E. Knoeppel re proposing a periodical devoted to industrial competence; to Judge H. Gary re reduction of hours of work in steel industry and misc.
Box 1 Folder 26-28
1921 from American Engineering Council re work of the Committee on Elimination of Waste In Industry; substantial correspondence re transportation; Hoover Committee on Industrial wastes; conditions in Mexico; conditions of the railroads; wastes in bituminous coal mining; correspondence re a report on bituminous coal mining; 19 p. The Railroad Situation; and other related.
Box 1 Folder 30-33
1922 Continued correspondence between L. W. Wallace and Emerson re Committee on the Elimination of Waste In Industry matters; copy of editorial "A Misfortune That is Disgraceful" and letter to editor of NY Times from Emerson re the editorial concerning deaths from yellow fever in Mexico; letter to R.G. Bruce, Vice-President of E.L. Bruce Co. explaining Emerson Company plans and changes; correspondence with unions and individuals re speech by Emerson on railroads before the NY Railroad Club; considerable correspondence concerning Emerson's work with the railroad companies; with Interstate Commerce Commission re revision of the ICC's Accounting System; with Lawrence Wallace, Federated American Engineering Societies, asking for Emerson to visualize what the engineering profession should do for modern civilization; with G. A. Green, Fifth Avenue Coach Co. re reduction of gasoline use on omnibuses; 4 p. confidential memo re Mexican railroad; and other related.
Box 1 Folder 34-37
1923 To Emerson Associates concerning finances; 49 p. to Alexander Wylie, Director, Interstate Commerce Commission re the Fundamentals of Railway Operating Cost Records; 39 p. addressed "To My Younger Associates and Clients" from H.E. discussing "Standards"; financial and business operations; New Year's message to associates mentions business outlook is excellent and many satisfied clients and routine.
Box 1 Folder 38
1924 Includes 20 p. paper entitled "Contract Workers" and their importance to Emerson Engineers; substantial correspondence to staff of EE concerning the organization and administration, bonus payments, staffing, contracts, meetings, financial situation and other related.
Box 1 Folder 39-42
1925 Correspondence re liquidation proceedings of E. E., financial matters; report to staff (Feb.), 17 p. and misc. charts.
Box 1 Folder 43-44
1927 Routine.
Box 1 Folder 45
1930 Contains letters from organizations describing benefits experienced from association with Emerson engineers.
Box 1 Folder 46-49
1931-34 Includes correspondence to companies describing the services they provide.
Box 1 Folder 50
1935 With Hart Glass Manufacturing Co. outlining the work EE will be doing; other correspondence to General Mills, U. S. Rubber and others asking for an opportunity to explain their methods.
Box 1 Folder 51
1936 Letters to companies explaining their services.
Box 1 Folder 52
1937 Same as previous folder
Box 1 Folder 53
1938 Correspondence as above; form letter to companies from EE; brochure regarding budget control and Emerson Bonus Plan.
Box 1 Folder 54
1939 Correspondence describing services of Emerson Engineers; list of company references.
Box 1 Folder 55
1940 Same as previous folders-to Grumman Aircraft, Crucible Steel, Pennzoil, Ashland Oil and others.
Box 1 Folder 56
1941 Includes letters of recommendations for EE from various companies.
Box 1 Folder 57
1942-43 Same as previous folder
Box 1 Folder 58
1944 Includes additional correspondence from satisfied clients (Gulf Oil, Johnson and Johnson and others); other correspondence explaining their services, known as "Emerson Balanced Management Methods".
Box 1 Folder 59
1945 Sample form letters and correspondence re the Emerson Wage Incentive Plan.
Box 1 Folder 60
1946-50 Correspondence from companies giving favorable opinions of the work.
Box 1 Folder 61
1951-63 Same as above; correspondence - Management Department, University of Arkansas requesting photo and biographical data of H.E.
Box 1 Folder 62
Undated. 4 p. re administrative expenses and misc.
Box 1 Folder 63
II. Speeches by Harrington Emerson, 1910-1923.
Address before American Paper and Pulp Association, May 12, 1921
Box 1 Folder 64
Address before New York Railroad Club, April 21, 1922
Box 1 Folder 64
Address delivered to the Foremen of the American Rolling Hill Company, December 1922
Box 1 Folder 64
Address, New York Railroad Club, April 22, 1922
Box 1 Folder 64
Address of Mr. H. Emerson, delivered before the University of Chicago
Box 1 Folder 64
American Wood Preservers' Association, Discussion of Mr. V.K. Hendricks' Paper "The Economics of Cross Tie Renewals", January 24-26, 1922
Box 1 Folder 64
Canton Address, August 2, 1923
Box 1 Folder 65
Cause of Modern Inefficiency and Its Cost, September 25, 1912
Box 1 Folder 65
Cook County Real Estate, Address to the, April 9, 1918
Box 1 Folder 65
Cotton Manufacturers' Association of North Carolina, Address to President, Officers and Guests of
Box 1 Folder 65
Educational Demands of Modern Progress, An Address before the Society for the Promotion of Engineering Education, at Boston, June 28, 1912.
Box 1 Folder 66
Efficiency Message to Bankers, synopsis of address to Illinois Bankers' Association at Peoria, September 25, 1912
Box 1 Folder 66
Efficient Lives, an address delivered before the Business Men's League of St. Louis, January 5, 1916.
Box 1 Folder 66
Engineers Club of Philadelphia, Speech delivered on October 14, 1920.
Box 1 Folder 66
Essentials for Future Progress, in Business Science Bulletin. May 1917
Box 1 Folder 66
Fundamentals of Civilization required also in an Industrial Activity, an address to the Administration of the American Rolling Mill Company, June 24, 1923
Box 1 Folder 67
How Can Railroads of the World Meet Their Expenses, Introduction to Talk On, February 7, 1923
Box 1 Folder 68
Human Engineering, an address before the Harvard Liberal Club of Boston, May 7, 1920
Box 1 Folder 68
Memoriam, In, To Those Who Perished in the Disaster of the Titanic. April 14-15, 1912. An address to the Club of Printing House Craftsmen of New York, April 18, 1912
Box 1 Folder 69
Modern Patriotism, An Address delivered before the Civic League of Cleveland, February 28, 1914
Box 1 Folder 69
On the Occasion of an Address to the New York Railroad Club, April 21, 1922
Box 1 Folder 70
Personality in Organizations, an address before Efficiency Society, November 24, 1914
Box 1 Folder 70
Play Efficiency Life's Greatest Game, an address at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, February 9, 1920
Box 1 Folder 70
President's Address of Welcome, Directors Meeting, March 9, 1918
Box 1 Folder 70
Remarks, December 5, 1923
Box 1 Folder 71
Rescue of the Fit: An Efficiency Duty, an address delivered at the 4th National Conservation Congress, October 1-4, 1912
Box 1 Folder 71
Robert Colliers Church
Box 1 Folder 71
Securing Efficiency in Railroad Work, a lecture delivered at Harvard, November 16, 1910
Box 1 Folder 72
Society of Industrial Engineers, Address of April 27, ?
Box 1 Folder 72
Some Experiences of an Efficiency Engineer, October 24, 1923
Box 1 Folder 72
Synopsis of Address before the typothetae, October 14, 1909
Box 1 Folder 72
Talk for Radio, March 7, 1923
Box 1 Folder 73
What Economic Principles Must We All Grasp in Order to Correct the Crooked Thinking That Reaches from President to Pauper?, address for the National Association of Employment Managers, October 11, 1919
Box 1 Folder 74
Unidentified Speech
Box 1 Folder 75
III. Writings
A. Pamphlets, manuscripts, and articles.
A - - Abolishing the Twelve Hour Day In the Steel Industry. 22 p. - Alaskan Railway Problem. 3 p. - American Locomotive Fuel Record for 1920. 12 p. - Analysis of Dependent Sequence As A Guide to Fuel Economies. 11 p. 1915. - Analyzing Men For Jobs. 2 p. 1915.
Box 2 Folder 1
B-- Basic Formula of Industry. 30 p., - Battle Ground of Coal. 11 p. - Belting. 16 p. 1909. - Belting Compared to Chain Transmission. 8 p. 1909., - Belting Compared to Individual Electric Drives. 12 p. 1909., - Budgetary Control. 7 p. - Business Outlook. 3 p.
Box 2 Folder 2
C-Cause of Modern Inefficiency and Its Cost. 8 p. 1912. - Causes and Correctives of Industrial Wastes. 25 p. - Causes, Remedies and Devices. 5 p., - Chamber of Commerce of the City of Indianapolis. 17 p. 8 p., - Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway; Report and Analysis. 15 p. C - Christmas and New Year Greeting from Harrington Emerson to All Who Are Interested in Efficient Organization. 3 p. 1918.- Clear Thinking As to the Railroad Situation (several drafts)- Coal Resources of the Pacific. 22 p. 1902.- Commandment of Efficiency; Its Importance for Progress. 100 p.- Coming Back to A Peace Basis. 11 p. 1918.- Comments on the Commission on Industrial Relations and Its Failure to Agree. 22 p.- Common Want. 2 p.- Comparative Study of Wage and Bonus Plans. 32 p. 1917.- Comparative Study of Wage and Bonus Systems. 38 p. 1912.- Compensation of Employees. 4 p. 1923. - Cost Accounting. 3 p. 1918. - Cost and Efficiency Records. 41 p. 1912.- Council of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (to the). 28 p. 1915.- Creation of Organization With Special Reference to Personnel. 22 p.- Creation of Wealth. 3 p. 1918. - Crooks, Labor and Efficiency Troubles. 14 p. 1915.
Box 2 Folder 3-5
D-Dependent Sequence As A Guide to Fuel Economics. 26 p. - A Different Gauge Than 4 Ft. 8 1/2 Inches for American Railways? 23 p. - Discussion of a Paper on Electrification of Trunk Line Railroads. 7 p. 1919. - Duration of the World War. 13 p. 1915.
Box 2 Folder 6
E-Educational Demands of Modern Progress. 12 p. 1912. - Efficiency and Economy in Motor Truck Operation. 23 p. 1924. - Efficiency Fundamentals in Organization and Wage Payment. 6 p - Efficiency Maxims. 3 p. 1916. - Efficiency Message to Bankers. 8 p. 1912. - Efficiency Method of Determining Costs to Eliminate All Wastes From Foundry Operations. 4 p. 1908. - Efficient Manufacture of Railway Transportation. 7 p. 1912. - Emerson Wage Incentive Plan. 10 p. 1945.
Box 2 Folder 7-9
F-- Famous Firsts: High Priest of Efficiency. 2 p. - Financial Morality As Viewed By the French. 10 p. - Food and Industrial Competence. 7 p. - Food and Life As Illustrated by the Honey Bees. 4 p. F - For the Information of the Associates of the Emerson Engineers Who Began Operation January 1st, 1918. 23 p. 1919.- French Railroads. 41 p. 1919. - Fundamental Philosophy of Efficiency. 8 p. 1920.- Fundamental Principles of Efficiency. 12 p. 1910. (Part of Proceedings of Railway Club of Pittsburgh)
Box 2 Folder 10
G-A Graphic Story. 2 p.
Box 2 Folder 11
H-Handwriting On The Wall. 10 p. 1917. - Highlights - The Emerson Wage Incentive Plan. 3 p. - How Can the U.S. Railroads Meet All Their Expenses. 15 p. - How I Judge Men. 6 p. 1917. - How the German Submarines Produced a Coal Famine in New York. 8 p. - Human Engineering. 15 p. 1920. - Human Parasitism Or Service. 8 p. 1919.
Box 2 Folder 12
I - Increase of Railroad Net Income Through the Elimination of Waste. 7 p. 1908.- Increasing the Earning Power of Industry. 5 p. 1920.- Ideals As to a Modern Industrial Plant. - Industrial Costs in Europe and America. 23 p. - Industrial League Meeting. 3 p. 1908.
Box 2 Folder 13
- Justice, Common Sense and the Pay Roll. 14 p. - Knives (article regarding knives) 10 p. 1919.
Box 2 Folder 14
L-Leather Belting Compared to Rope Drives. 16 p. 1908. - Let's Be Friendly. Let's Help One Another. 28 p. - Locomotive Fuel As A Comparative Performance Unit for Different Railroads. 7 p. 1922.- Low Cost and High Profits vs. High Cost and Low Profits. 16 p. 1917.
Box 2 Folder 15
M-Manufacturers Association of the City of Bridgeport. 3 p. 1909. - Message From Mexico. 4 p. 1921. - Mexico and Her Problems. 6 p.- Mistake of Cost Plus Profit, In Determining Selling Price. 12 p.- Modern Efficiency and Scientific Management. 2 p. 1915.- Modern Production Methods, (Theory and Application). 14 p. 1920.- My Objections to the Piece Rate Method of Wage Payment. 3 p. 1919.
Box 2 Folder 16
N - Nature's Type of Organization. 7 p. 1919. - Needless Foundry Wastes. 4 p. - Notes for Mr. A. W. Thompson on Use of Railways in Europe During War. 18 p. - Notes of Lecture at Chattanooga. 13 p. 1920.
Box 2 Folder 17
O - Opening of the Alaskan Territory. 16 p. 1903. Operating Costs. 12 p. - Operating Ratio, Standards, Efficiencies On Long Averages. 12 p. - (An) Opportunity. 8 p. 1913
Box 2 Folder 18
P-Philosophy of Efficiency - A Synopsis of Four Lectures. 3 p. 1915. - Philosophy of Efficiency, An Outline of Its Elements. 9 p. - Philosophy of Work. 7 p. - Practicing Efficiency and Knowing Costs. 12 p. 1912. - Present Day Inefficiency, Its Cause and the Remedy. 19 p. - Preserving of Ties. 12 p. Preventable Wastes and Losses on Railroads. 15 p. 1908. Principles First, Then Details. 5 p. 1922. Principles of Efficiency Applied to Water Works. 8 p. 1912. Principles On Which Industrial Leadership Rests. 7 p. Principles Underlying Office Management. 32 p. 1924. Principles Underlying Scientific Management. 17 p. 1911. (The) Problem - The Old Industrial Age And the New. 31 p. Program of Harrington Emerson for a Great Railroad. 3 p. 1931. - Project for a Company to Become Very Profitable and Very Large
Box 2 Folder 19 - 20
R - - Railroad Eight Hour Law - How to Get Good Out of Evil. 4 p. 1916.- Railroad Perpetuation and Operation. 3 p. 1922. - Railroad Piece Rates. 8 p. 1917. - (The) Railroad Situation. 47 p. 22 R - (The) Railroad Situation. 16 p.- The Rate Decision. 4 p. - Rational Basis for Wages. 11 p. - Reading of Character and Aptitudes. 11 p. 1916.- Rehabilitation of Silver As part of the Money Basis of the World. 8 p- Resolved: That Workers Should Participate In the Management. 6 p.- Resume of the Work of the Emerson Company On the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. 20 p.- Revision of American Foundrymen's Association Standard Cost System. 21 p. Rewards of Efficiency. 31 p. 1924. - Rising Wages. 12 p. 1916.
Box 2 Folder 21 - 22
S-(to) Safeguard the Seas. 24 p. 1918. Santa Fe System. Rules and Instructions for Belt Repairmen. 14 p. Saving. 6 p. 1919. Scientific Selection of Employees and Its Bearing on Industrial Efficiency. 6 p. Securing Efficiency In Railroad Work. 38 p. 1910. - Service Versus Profits. 16 p. 1922. Shop Betterment and the Individual Effort Method of Profit Sharing. 12 p. 1905.- Short Cuts. 24 p. - Society of Industrial Engineers. 18 p.- Some Experience of An Efficiency Engineer. 19 p. 1923. Some Interesting Experiences of An Efficiency Engineer. 9 S - Sound Economics Can Cure Industrial Obsessions. 6 p. 1920. (the) Steam Locomotive More Economical Than Electric Equipment for Standard Railroad Operation. 5 p. 1907.- Study of the Fundamentals of Industrial Accounting As Applied to Railroads and Also a Study of the Fundamentals of Good Operation. 15 p. 1922.- Submarines and Coal. How Fuel Famine in New York Was Produced by Germany. 3 p.- Substitution of the Electric Motor for the Steam Locomotive. 3 p. 1907.- Suggestions for An Executive. 5 p. 1919.- Synopsis of Four Lectures on the Philosophy of Efficiency. 4 p. 1915.
Box 2 Folder 23-24
T-Taxes. 7 p. 1922.- Thirteen Principles of Efficiency. 4 p. 1917.- Those Who Are Taking Heart the Misery Brought About By Unemployment, A Wholly Unnecessary Condition. 1 p. 1915.- Traffic Cops and Why the Industrial Conference Will Be A Disappointment. 15 p.- Transportation (Railroads) 200 Word Summary. 6 p. Twelve Principles of Efficiency (in various formats and parts). 1910-1911
Box 2 Folder 25
I-(A) Visit to Mexico. 24 p.- (A) Visit to Sing Sing Prison. 13 p.
Box 2 Folder 26
W-Wage-Payment Plans - A Discussion. 4 p. 1922. Wastes In American Transportation. 54 p. Western Allies. The Hear and the Far East In the World War. Worthy and Unworthy Alliances. 11 p. 1918. -What Is Ahead of Us. 4 p. 1919. -Who Has the right to Strike. 11 p. -Why Should the Spirit of Mortal Be Proud. 16 p. -World Peace. 27
Box 2 Folder 27
Misc. Unidentified Mss.
Box 2 Folder 28
B. Course booklets.
1. Harrington Emerson's Home Course of Study in Personnel Efficiency.
Lesson 1 - Introduction and Standards. 21p.
Box 2 Folder 29
Lesson 2 - Personal Efficiency. 32 p.
Box 2 Folder 30
Lesson 3 - Planning. 32 p.
Box 2 Folder 31
Lesson 4 - Schedules. 34 p.
Box 2 Folder 32
Lesson 5 - Despatching. 26 p.
Box 2 Folder 33
Lesson 6 - Standardized Conditions. 28 p.
Box 2 Folder 34
Lesson 7 - Standardized Operations. 22 p.
Box 3 Folder 1
Lesson 8 - Written Standard Practice Instructions. 28 p.
Box 3 Folder 2
Lesson 9 - Ideals. 18 p.
Box 3 Folder 3
Lesson 10 - Common Sense. 25 p.
Box 3 Folder 4
Lesson 11 - Competent Counsel. 23 p.
Box 3 Folder 5
Lesson 12 - Discipline. 27 p.
Box 3 Folder 6
Lesson 13 - The Fair Deal. 27 p.
Box 3 Folder 7
Lesson 14 - Efficiency Reward. 19 p.
Box 3 Folder 8
Lesson 15 - Health Culture - Part One. 29 p.
Box 3 Folder 9
Lesson 16 - Health Culture - Part Two. 24 p.
Box 3 Folder 10
Lesson 17 - Efficient Memory. 26 p.
Box 3 Folder 11
Lesson 18 - Efficient Home Management. 37 p.
Box 3 Folder 12
Lesson 19 - Amenities. 26 p.
Box 3 Folder 13
Lesson 20 - Finances. 28 p.
Box 3 Folder 14
Lesson 21 - Efficient Self -Education. 21 p.
Box 3 Folder 15
Lesson 22 - Efficient Salesmanship. 22 p.
Box 3 Folder 16
Lesson 23 - Organization, Administration, Management and Operation. 14 p.
Box 3 Folder 17
Lesson 24 - How to Use the Principles. 18 p.
Box 3 Folder 18
2. Course of Human Engineering.
Lesson 1 - Course of Human Engineering. 23 p.
Box 3 Folder 19
Lesson 2 - Fitting a Job to Yourself. 14 p.
Box 3 Folder 20
Lesson 3 - Classifying Yourself. 22 p.
Box 3 Folder 21
Lesson 4 - The Seven Moralities. 22 p.
Box 3 Folder 22
Lesson 5 - Education and Industrial Competence. 20 p.
Box 3 Folder 23
Lesson 6 - The Mechanics of Self-Improvement. 32 p.
Box 3 Folder 24
Lesson 7 - Self-Organization - Practical Methods. 16 p.
Box 3 Folder 25
Lesson 8 - Three Kinds of Producers - Men - Supervisors and Workers! 14 p.
Box 3 Folder 26
Lesson 9 - Three Kinds of Producers - The Machine Consisting of Money, Stores, Equipment, Investment. 15 p.
Box 3 Folder 27
Lesson 10 - Three Kinds of Producers - Materials for Maintenance and for Manufacture. 13 p.
Box 3 Folder 28
Lesson 11 - Introduction of the Thirteen Principles of Efficiency. 10 p.
Box 3 Folder 29
Lesson 12 - The Value of Records. 13 p.
Box 3 Folder 30
Lesson 13 - Planning. 18 p.
Box 3 Folder 31
Lesson 14 - Schedules. 18 p.
Box 3 Folder 32
Lesson 16 - Standardized Conditions. 12 p.
Box 3 Folder 33
Lesson 17 - Standardized Operations. 13 p.
Box 3 Folder 34
Lesson 18 - Written Standard Practice Instructions. 12 p.
Box 3 Folder 35
Lesson 19 - Ideals. 19 p.
Box 3 Folder 36
Lesson 20 - Common Sense. 18 p.
Box 3 Folder 37
Lesson 21 - Competent Counsel. 16 p.
Box 3 Folder 38
Lesson 22 - Discipline. 16 p.
Box 3 Folder 39
Lesson 23 * (Answer booklet only)
Box 3 Folder 40
Lesson 24 - Efficiency Reward. 14 p.
Box 3 Folder 41
Lesson 25 - Amenities. 15 p.
Box 3 Folder 42
Lesson 26 - How to Use the Principles. 12 p.
Box 3 Folder 43
3. Miscellaneous lessons.
Lesson 1-12 - "Emerson Institute of Efficiency" -Undated leaflets (lessons) - A Home Course In Personal Efficiency. Harrington Emerson, Dean.
Box 3 Folder 44
IV. Emerson Engineers company files.
1917-1919. Includes 8 p. memo, "to the members of the Emerson Company"; "Preamble" of the aims and organization; 47 p. "to the members and groups constituting the NY Agency of the Emerson Co."; 8 p. "What is the Emerson Company and Who Are Its Employes And Associates?"; 16 p. "The Director's Division of the Emerson Engineers"; 25 p. "the Records and Reports of the Emerson Engineers"; 25 p. to Associates, "Standard Practice Instructions".
Box 3 Folder 45
Undated - "Division of Our Service" 6 p.; "Standard Letters and Paragraphs for Use in Writing Prospects" unpaged; "to the Emerson Company Workers - Staff and Line", 7 p.; "the Old Home and the New of the Emerson Engineers", 9 p.; bonus plan, and misc. related company documents.
Box 3 Folder 46-47
Undated - "An Outline of the Working Plan for the Emerson Engineers Accompanied With Illustrations of Various Features of the Plan".
Box 3 Folder 48
Includes printed company documents concerning all aspects of company activities and descriptions of services offered by Emerson Co. (mostly undated)
Box 3 Folder 49
"A Selection of Articles and Press Comments," Emerson Consultants, 1963.
Box 3 Folder 50
Agreements - 1959 - 1962
Box 3 Folder 51
Financial and Tax Data, 1950's
Box 3 Folder 52
"Staff Bulletin" - publication of Emerson Engineers for staff. Several issues, undated.
Box 3 Folder 53
V. Studies and reports.
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. 1915.
Box 4 Folder 1
Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad, 1915
Box 4 Folder 2
Curtis Publishing Co., 1909-1911
Box 4 Folder 3-14
Railroads - Includes reports, investigations and studies of various railroad companies as well as general railroad reports.
Box 4 Folder 15-27
Wastes In Industry. Includes reports on wastes in American transportation; report on prevention of industrial wastes (Emerson member of Hoover Committee)
Box 4 Folder 28
VI. Miscellaneous.
A. Publications.
A -Aaron, Charles F. From Pasture to Pulley. 80 p. 1907
Box 4 Folder 29
American Engineer and Railroad Journal, Betterment Work on the Santa Fe. 28 p. 1906.
Box 4 Folder 29
American Foundrymen's Association. Annual Reports, 1913. Constitution, 1913, 1915.
Box 4 Folder 29
American Management Association. Essential Personnel Records. 43 p. 1925.
Box 4 Folder 29
American Management Association. Measuring and Grading the Supervisory Forces. 72 p. 1925.
Box 4 Folder 29
American Railroad Association Code of Rules. 58 p. 1920.
Box 4 Folder 29
American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Joint Committee on Standards for Graphic Presentation. Preliminary Report 8 p.
Box 4 Folder 29
Association of Consulting Management Engineers. The Profession of Management. 29 p. 1937.
Box 4 Folder 29
Atkinson, Guy. Failures. 14 p. 1920.
Box 4 Folder 29
Atkinson, Guy, Some Domestic Limitations to Foreign Trade After the War. 8 p. 1918
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B - Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company Annual Report. 1919. 48 p.
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Bateman, J.M. How a Large Manufacturing Company Disposes of Its Old Metal. 8 p. 1916.
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Benge, Eugene J. Graphic Control In Labor Budgeting. 16 p. 1925.
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Blackford, Katherine. Efficiency In the Manufacture of Railway Transportation. 5 p. 1913.
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Employers' Manual. 47 p. 1912
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Blackford, Katharine. Scientific Selecting and Assignment of Men in the Creation of An Organization. 8 p. 1913....
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The Scientific Selection and Management of Employees. 15 p.
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Blackwood, A. F. Stirling. General Melting Characteristics of Acid Steel for Castings. 31 p.
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Bloedel Donovan Lumber Mills. Shop Committee Plans and Standard Practice Rules. 32 p. 1920.
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Bradley, Albert. Setting Up A Forecasting Program. 20 p. 1926.
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Brinkman, E.E. Extra Financial Incentives For Supervisors. 20 p. 1926.
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Bureau of Railway Economics. Railway Revenues and Expenses. 4 p. 1920.
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C -Caesar, G.V. The Annealing Properties of Copper... 43 p. 1916
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Carlson, W. W. Suggested Standard for Pattern Parts. 8 p.
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Casson, Herbert. The Story of Emerson, High Priest of the New Science of Efficiency. 8 p.
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Chamber of Commerce of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce of the U.S. Collection of Business Figures. 42 p. . . .
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Cooperative Industrial Research. 38 p. . . .
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Cost Accounting Through the Use of Standards. 52 p. 1925. . . .
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Foremanship. 47 p. 1925. ...
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Uniform Cost Accounting in Trade Association's. 22 p. 1925.
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Chicago, Great Western Railroad. Regulations. 10 p. 1915. . . .
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Book of Rules. 168 p. 1919.
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Cliffe, Frank B. Budgeting Practices and Experiences of the General Electric Company. 12 p. 1925.
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Cornaro, Luigi. The Art of Living Long. 23 p.
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Cotton Manufactures Association of North Carolina. Proceedings of the 11th Annual Convention. 110 p. 1917
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D -Dallas, C. Donald. The Price of Overconfidence. 4 p.
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Dallas, C. Donald. The Spirit of Paul Revere - A Glorious Heritage for American Industry. 52 p. 1944.
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Dickerman, W. C. Incentives for Individual Protection. 10 p. 1925.
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Dietz, Carl F. The Selection of Grinding Wheels for the Foundry. 22 p.
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Draper, Ernest. How Some Manufacturers Have Met Seasonal Unemployment.; 8 p. 1925.
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Drier, Thomas. Harrington Emerson and Efficiency. 3 p. 1911.
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E -Educational Exhibition Co. Materials for the Graphic Presentation of Facts. 20 p. 1916.
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Efficiency Society Journal (issues 1915-1917)
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F - Falconer Company - Pulling Power. 15 p. 1912.
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Farnham, Dwight T. Efficient Management for the Factory of Moderate Size. 14 p. 1915.
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Flying. December 1920. Vol. IX. No. 11
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Freyd, Max. An Appraisal of Relative Merits of Types of Rating Scales and Their Use. 8 p. 1926.
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Friedensburg, Ferdinand. The Practical Results of Workingmen's Insurance in Germany. 62 p. 1911.
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Fry, Charles H. Betterment Work on the Santa Fe. 32 p. 1906
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G -Garvey, John A. Rating In Theory and Practice. 8 p. 1926.
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Grassmuck, Chester. Payroll Budgeting. 12 p. 1925.
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Gregg, A. W. Notes on Safety Organization. 8 p.
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Gregson, John. Canister Lining in Side Blow Converters. 6 p.
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H -Hall, John H. Defects in Steel Castings and the Remedies for Them. 39 p.
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Hemenway, Harold. Calculating Mixtures for Mallable Cast Iron. 26 p.
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Hoit, Rose and Troster. Manual of Chair Store Companies. 16 p. 1927.
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Howell, Alfred E. One Third of a Century in a Gray Iron Foundry. 8 p
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I -Interborough Rapid Transit Company. Annual Report, 1919-1920.
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27 p. The Greatest Railway On Earth. 16 p. 1920.
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Speaking of Subways. 8 p. 1921.
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...Your Subways. 31 p. 1919.
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International Railway Fuel Association. Fourteenth Annual Meeting. 194 p. 1922
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J -Jacobs, H. W. Organization and Economy in the Railway Machine Shop. 72 p. 1907,
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Jappe, K.W. The Need for Bread and Butter Economics. 30 p.
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. . . Tariff Bargaining. 8 p. 1934.
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. . . Trends in Business and Commodity Prices. 12 p.
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K -Keep, W. J. Coke Recovered From the Cupola Dump. 6 p.
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Kelley, Walter H. Refractories - Their Selection and Use in the Foundry. 14 p.
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Kellogg, R.S. The Cost of Growing Timber. 18 p. 1911.
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Kreuzpointer, Paul. Report of Committee on Industrial Education. 15 p.
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. . . Report on Fifth Annual Conservation Congress. 6 p. 1913.
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L -LaSalle Extension University. Educating for Management. 1933. 48 p.
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Lewisohn, Sam A. A National Management Clearing House. 11 p. 1926.
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Libby, S. H. Selection of Electric Motors and Controllers in the Foundry. 12 p.
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Lindsay, Forbes. "Efficiency" - Pacific Mutual School for Salesmen. Section one - Mental Efficiency. (Lessons 2, 3 and 4) 1917.
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Lytle, C. W. Management Engineering Summary Sheet. 1922. 4 p
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M - Maujer, A.R. - Editorials (1 p.) re H. Emerson. 1925-53.
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McCormick, Cyrus. Employee Representation As Affecting the Attitude of Labor and Business. 12 p. 1926.
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McKinney, P. E. Aluminum Castings and Forgings. 8 p. 1916.
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McKinsey, J. O. Sixteen Trends In Management Organization. 24 p. 1926.
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Metcalf, Henry C. Some Major Aspects of Employee Representation. 16 p. 1926.
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Metropolitan Life Insurance Company. The Job Blueprint. 11 p. 1925.
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. . . Studying Business. 14 p.
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Moldenke, Richard. Memorandum on the Preparation of Standard Specifications for Cast Iron for International Export Use. 16 p. 1915.
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. . . Molding Sand Tests. 18 p.
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Morel, F. Safety and Sanitation in the Brass Foundry. 14 p.
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Morey, Arthur T. Progress in the Safety Movement and the Latest Aids to Good Safety Work. 8 p.
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Morgan, Earl B. Budgeting Man Power. 8 p. 1926.
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Mulvey, James. Green Sand Cores. 4 p.
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Murphey, James A. The Use of Borings in Cupola Operations. 7 p.
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N -Nash, Arthur. The Golden Rule in Business. 32 p. 1921.
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New York Stock Exchange and Affiliated Companies Retirement Plans. 11 p. 1925.
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Newton, Richard C. How Can A Man Keep Well and Grow Old? 14 p.
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Nisbet, W. C. Standard Time and Bonus Applied to Track Labor. 40 p. 1918.
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Northam, M.P. Do You Ever Think About These Things? 29 p.
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... How To Get Ahead. 26 p. 1920.
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. . . How We Can Help One Another. 12 p. 1920.
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P -Pace Student . Vol. II, No. 3, February 1917 (includes editorial about H. E. )
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Palmer, Virgil M. Determination of Base Roles for Manual Workers. 24 p. 1926.
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Pan American Union. Mexico, The City of Palaces. 32 p. 1918
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... Mexico - General Descriptive Data. 47 p. 1919.
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Parlette, Ralph. It's Up to You! 40 p. 1918.
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Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad Company. Annual Report. 29 p. 1916,
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Platt and Washburn Refining Co. Veedol - Lubrication of Internal Combustion Motors. 87 p. 1916.
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Pollard, A.L. Effect of Varying Silicon and Carbon in Malleable Iron Mixtures. 4 p.
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R -Reidenbach, F. W. Safety First. 6 p.
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Reitinger, Harry. Sound Wage Incentives. 18 p.
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Remerrah. Einstein's Theory of Relativity. 35 p.
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Roberts, John. Canadian National Railways Co-operative Plan. 8 p. 1926.
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Roberts, W. H. The Principles of Efficiency. 18 p. 1911.
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Rowley, A. W. Salary vs. Extra Financial Incentive Methods of Compensating Supervisors. 16 p. 1926.
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S -The Sabean. (Vol. 7, No. 3, March 1922)
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Sethi, Narendra. Harrington Emerson - A Pioneer in Management Movement. 20 p. 1968.
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Shepard, George H. The Principles of Efficiency, Applied. 22 p. 1913.
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Stevens, C. E. Foremen's Meetings On Efficiency of Operation. 12 p. 1926.
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Storey, Oliver W. Researches in the Annealing Process for Malleable Castings. 17 p.
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Symons, Wilson E. The Practical Application of Scientific Management to Railway Operations. 159 p. 1912.
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Szepesi, Eugene. Efficiency in the Textile Industry. 9 p. 1910
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T -Taylor, Frederick W. Shop Management. 1903
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Touceda, Enrique. Remarks on the Strength and Ductility of Malleable Cast Iron After the Skin Has Been Removed. 13 p.
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Tyler, Leonard. Forecasting the Manufacturing Program. 16 p. 1926.
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U - U. S. Federal Trade Commission. Fundamentals of a Cost System for Manufacturers. 31 p. 1916.
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... A System of Accounts for Retail Merchants. 19 p. 1916.
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U.S. Government Printing Office. Foreign Relations of the U.S. 50 p. 1919.
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. Publications of the Interstate Commerce Commission. 16 p. 1919.
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. . . Standards of Weight and Measure. 35 p. 1920.
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. . . Transportation. 19 p. 1919
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U. S. War Industries Board. Prices of Fibers and Fiber Products. 29 p. 1919.
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United States Steel Corporation. The Story of Steel. 63 p. 1916.
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University of the State of New York Bulletin. Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors. 280 p. 1938.
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Urwick, L. The Pioneers of Scientific Management. 3 p.
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V -Van Alstyne, David. Profitable Ethics. 13 p. 1911.
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W - Wallace, R. S. B. The Making of Thin-Walled Castings. 12 p. 1916.
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West, Ralph. Theory and Practice in Gating and Heading Steel Castings. 20 p.
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West, Thomas D. Evils Embodied in Specialization. 6 p.
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Williams, R. G. Safety in Connection With Grinding Wheels. 8 p.
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Z -Zimmerschied, K. W. A Cast Iron With Unusual Structure. 19 p.
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B. Miscellaneous materials.
Newspaper clippings, 1910-1921
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Speech of Herbert Hoover, 9/16/19 and other misc.
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Includes handwritten index cards - file labeled, "Harrington Emerson's letters of Associates -Ramblings."
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VII. Photographs.
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Includes Emerson portraits, dinner photo (1916), banquet photo (10th Anniversary - Emerson Company), and a photo of Emerson with Thomas Edison.
VIII. Consulting equipment, instruments, memorabilia, and oversized materials.
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