Guide to the Sanford E. Thompson Papers,
1888-1949, bulk 1901-1935

Collection Number: 5615

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

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DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Sanford E. Thompson Papers, 1888-1949, bulk 1901-1935.
Collection Number:
5615
Creator:
Sanford Eleazer Thompson, 1867-1949.
Quantity:
8.5 linear feet.
Forms of Material:
Personal, professional and business correspondence, notebooks, pamphlets, newletters, manuscripts, and experimental data and results.
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Martin P. Catherwood Library, Cornell University.
Abstract:
Consist of documentation of Thompson's work in developing procedures for job design, work measurement, and operations planning.
Language:
Collection material in English


NOTE

Also known as: Taylor-Thompson papers.

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Sanford E. Thompson, construction engineer, scientific management practitioner, and consultant, is best known for his application of Frederick W. Taylor's principles of scientific management to various construction and manufacturing problems, in an effort to develop accurate methods of management planning. Born on February 13, 1867 in Ogdensburg, NY, he graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he studied civil engineering and chemistry. He held several positions as engineer and superintendent of construction at a variety of plants until 1896, when he started consulting work. Between 1917 and his death in 1949 he was a partner in the Thompson and Lichtner Company, a management and engineering consulting firm. Thompson also served in a number of governmental posts between 1921 and 1943.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

The papers include routine job measurement forms; charts; notes and reports; correspondence with management theorists, including Frederick W. Taylor and Frank Gilbreth; and publications and reports by Thompson. Papers of Frederick W. Taylor, contained in the Thompson papers, pertain generally to Taylor's and Thompson's collaborative efforts in the building trades (1892-1915).

SCOPE AND CONTENT OF COLLECTION

The professional papers include routine job measurement forms; charts; notes and reports; correspondence with management theorists, including Frederick W. Taylor and Frank Gilbreth; and publications and reports by Thompson. Papers of Frederick W. Taylor, contained in the Thompson papers, pertain generally to Taylor's and Thompson's collaborative efforts in the building trades (1892-1915). Thompson's papers include charts, notes, reports, time cards, job instructions, and computation sheets pertaining to consulting work in job design, operations management, and work measurement studies for the following companies: Moosehead Paper Co. (1889-1890); Manufacturing Investment Co. Paper Mills at Appleton, Wisc. and Madison, Me. (1892); Mt. Tom Sulphite Pulp Co., Mt. Tom Mass. (1893); Umbagog Papers Mills (collaborative study with Frederick Taylor on work measurement, 1892); Tabor Foundry (operating under Taylor production system, 1914-1915); Forstmann Woolen Company (1939-1940); Schwarzenback Huber Weaving Company (1928-1938); and Ludlow Textile Manufacturing Company (1915).
Also, notes and drafts for books on marketing and scientific management (1940); reports on spinning mills (1936), defense production (1941), and unemployment and emergency measures for the construction trades (1921); correspondence pertaining to Thompson's work with the U.S. secretary of war on operations management and planning (1917); letters to E.C. Harwood and John Maynard Keynes on economics, unemployment and the Depression (1934-1935); professional certificates; MIT notebook (1888-1889); notebook on experiments (1896); a contract between Thompson and Taylor for collaboration on work measurement and construction studies (1895); press releases; and notes, brochures, and clippings on economics, engineering, marketing, and military spending.
The correspondence series includes Thompson's correspondence with various manufacturers and suppliers of machinery and work measurement devices; with the Boston Society of Civil Engineers on programs (1894-1948); with the Midvale Steel Company, Philadelphia, on Taylor's production system (1895); with Frank Gilbreth on concrete studies, construction, publications, and various work measurement studies (1897-1905); with Carl Barth (Bethlehem Steel Company) on Taylor's operation research (1902); with Frederick W. Taylor on concrete and work measurement studies (1915); with Mrs. Frederick W. Taylor on a biography of Taylor (1923); with William Danforth (Ralston Purina Company) on marketing, productivity and wages (1933); with E.C. Harwood (director, American Institute for Economic Research) on national economic policies (1934-1935); open letters to President Franklin D. Roosevelt on the economy (1934); and correspondence with Ordway Tead (Harper and Brothers) on the biography of Taylor (1936-1938). Also, letters on personal matters, consulting work, speaking engagements, publications (1892-1949), and three letter press books of outgoing letters to various manufacturers and suppliers, and some letters to Gilbreth and Taylor on construction, concrete, and work measurement studies (1903-1905).
The publications series includes notes, rough drafts, and correspondence regarding the production and publication of Reinforced Concrete Bridges (John Wiley, 1939), written in collaboration with Edward Smulski. Also, articles and supporting documents pertaining to various issues in economics, marketing, management, and work measurement. The subjects include scientific management, productivity, wages, unemployment, profit, cost accounting, production, purchasing, management and marketing in the apparel, construction, textile, and rubber industries, engineered marketing, technological change, defense production (1941), and post-war cost reduction (1944). Also included is a speech on the Salvation Army (1939), a speech, with program, from a "Symposium on Frederick W. Taylor" (Boston, 1933); and charts, notes, and drafts on chapters for an unpublished book on marketing (ca. 1946).
The Thompson & Lichtner Company files include statements and reports on company policy; promotional letters and brochures; and notes and reports on the following topics: job design, work measurement, bricklaying (1902), marketing, management, finance, Hoover's approach to economic problems (1930), an opinion survey of retailers and manufacturers (1946), productivity, post-war costs (1946) and various personnel management issues. Also, publications of the Thompson & Lichtner Company, and scattered letters concerning routine business matters, including letters regarding Thompson's appointment to various associations and organizations.
Correspondence between Thompson and Frederick W. Taylor concerns personal matters and Thompson's career plans (1892-1893), as well as the conduct of experiments, technology, work measurement and publications on coal, plastering, bricklaying, pig iron, and concrete and soils studies conducted by Taylor and Thompson (1892-1914). Also, correspondence of Carl Barth concerning the Bethlehem Iron Works experiments (1901-1903); and Frank Gilbreth concerning the reinforced concrete experiments (1904-1906).
Materials pertaining to Thompson and Taylor's concrete studies include notes, letters and reports on experimental procedures, specifications for pouring and mixing and strength testing (1909).
Soil and grass experiments were conducted by Thompson and Harold Van Du Zee for Taylor (1909-1915). Documents include graphs, charts, diagrams, computation sheets, and notes and instructions from Taylor on conduct of the experiments. Also, correspondence between Thompson and Van Du Zee on the conduct of the experiments, and the work measurement studies directed by Taylor (1909-1915).
Additional documents pertaining to Taylor include notes, reports and data on pig iron experiments (1901), work measurement studies, and a job design study conducted by Taylor for the Philadelphia Civil Service Commission (1912-1914); articles by Taylor on scientific management and profit sharing (1909-1912); photographs and diagrams of machinery and testing instruments; Taylor patents (1897-1902); Industrial Management (photocopy of book by Taylor and Morris Cole) (1909);correspondence of Taylor with Frank Gilbreth on concrete experiments (1908); National Consumers League on productivity and work measurement (1910-1912); and a letter to Richard A. Feiss on Taylor's visit to the Joseph & Feiss Company (1915); correspondence of Gilbreth and H.K. Hathaway on their meetings with Thompson and Taylor; notes and letters of the Stevens Institute of Technology regarding Taylor's professional papers (1963); and a document (upon Taylor's death) establishing Carl Barth, Morris Cooke, James M. Dodge and H.K. Hathaway as collaborators in Taylor's work in scientific management (1915).

SUBJECTS

Names:
Barth, Carl G., 1860-1939.
Danforth, William.
Feiss, Richard A. 1878-1954.
Gilbreth, Frank Bunker, 1868-1924.
Harwood, E. C.
Hathaway, H. K.
Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964.
Keynes, John Maynard, 1883-1946.
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945.
Taylor, Frederick Winslow, 1856-1915.
Tead, Ordway, 1891-1973
Thompson, Sanford E. (Sanford Eleazer), b. 1867.
Van Du Zee, Harold.
Bethlehem Iron Works.
Boston Society of Civil Engineers.
Forstmann Woolen Company.
Ludlow Textile Manufacturing Company.
Midvale Steel Company.
National Consumers League.
Ralston Purina Company.
Salvation Army.
Schwarzenback Huber Weaving Company.
Thompson & Lichtner Company, inc.
Umbagog Paper Mills.
United States. War Dept.

Subjects:
Business cycles -- United States.
Concrete construction.
Concrete testing.
Construction industry -- United States -- Management.
Construction materials--Research.
Depressions--1929--United States.
Foundries--United States--Management.
Hosiery industry--United States--Management.
Industrial engineering--United States.
Industrial management.
Industrial management -- United States.
Industrial mobilization -- United States.
Industrial productivity--United States.
Management science.
Marketing -- United States.
Methods engineering.
Paper industry--United States--Management.
Profit-sharing--United States.
Rubber industry and trade--United States--Management.
Scientific management.
Textile industry--United States--Management.
Unemployment--United States.
Wages--United States.
Work design.
Work measurement.
World War, 1939-1945--Economic aspects--United States.
Business consultants.

Form and Genre Terms:
Articles.
First drafts.
Patents.
Photographs.


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Thompson, Sanford E. Papers, #5615. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Martin P. Catherwood Library, Cornell University.

COLLECTION ARRANGEMENT

Arranged in five series: Ser. 1. Professional papers, 1888-1949; Ser. 2. Correspondence, 1892-1949; Ser. 3. Publications, 1925-1946, bulk 1925-1940; Ser. 4. Thompson & Lichtner Company files, 1906-1947; Ser. 5. Frederick W. Taylor files, 1892-1915.

SERIES LIST

Series I. Professional papers, 1888-1949. Boxes 1-4
Series II. Correspondence, 1892-1949. Boxes 5-7
Series III. Publications, 1925-1946, bulk 1925-1940. Boxes 8-11
Series IV. Thompson & Lichtner Company files, 1906-1947. Box 12
Series V. Frederick W. Taylor files, 1892-1915.
1. Frederick W. Taylor/Sanford Thompson Correspondence, 1892-1915.
Box 13
2. Taylor/Thompson Experiment Documents, 1905-1915.
Box 14
3. Additional Taylor files, 1892-1963, bulk 1892-1915.
Boxes 16-17

CONTAINER LIST

Date
Description
Container
Series I. Professional papers, 1888-1949.
Consist of notes, reports, routine business forms, and correspondence pertaining to Thompson's work in construction, work measurement studies, and publications (1892-1948).
1947
Certificate of Am. Society of Mechanical Engineers, l947
Box 1 Folder 1
Consultant to Secretary of War
Box 1 Folder 2
1895
Contract between Taylor and Thompson, l895
Box 1 Folder 3
1936
Engineer's Certificate, l936
Box 1 Folder 4
1936
Job and Man Rating Course
Box 1 Folder 5-7
Management Book (Chapter 4)
Box 1 Folder 8
Management Book (Chapter 5)
Box 1 Folder 9
Management Book (Chapter 6)
Box 1 Folder 10
Management Book (Chapter 7)
Box 1 Folder 11
Management Book (Chapter 18)
Box 1 Folder 12
Manufacturing Investment Company
Box 1 Folder 13
Material on Apprenticeships
Box 1 Folder 14
1892-1893
Miscellaneous, 1892, 1893
Box 1 Folder 15
Miscellaneous (includes photographs)
Box 1 Folder 16
Miscellaneous (newspaper articles)
Box 1 Folder 17
Miscellaneous Notes
Box 1 Folder 18
Miscellaneous Papers of E.C. Harwood. Includes correspondence with John Maynard Keynes
Box 1 Folder 19
Miscellaneous Professional Articles
Box 1 Folder 20-23
1888-1889
Notebook, l888-89 (MIT)
Box 1 Folder 24
1889-1890
Notebook, 1889-90 (Moosehead Paper Co.)
Box 1 Folder 25
1892
Notebook, l892 (Manfacturing Investment Co. - Paper Mills at Appleton, Wisconsin and Madison, Maine)
Box 2 Folder 1
1893
Notebook, l893 (Mt. Tom Sulphite Company, Mt. Tom, Massachusetts)
Box 2 Folder 2-3
1896
Notebook, l896
Box 2 Folder 4
1941
Notes on Conference (?), 1941
Box 2 Folder 5
1940
Notes for Book on Scientific Management, l940
Box 2 Folder 6
1931,1932
Press Releases, l931, 1932
Box 2 Folder 7
Schwarzenbach Huber Co. - Miscellaneous forms. Includes payroll records, time records, etc.
Box 2 Folder 8
Schwarzenbach Huber Co. - Rate Forms
Box 2 Folder 9
Schwarzenbach Huber Co. - Weaving Rate Forms
Box 2 Folder 10
Schwarzenbach Huber Co. - Miscellaneous Charts
Box 2 Folder 11-12
Schwarzenbach Huber Co. - Miscellaneous Forms. Includes expense schedules, earning charts, etc.
Box 2 Folder 13
Schwarzenbach Huber Co. - Miscellaneous
Box 2 Folder 14
Schwarzenbach Huber Co. - Weaving Data
Box 2 Folder 15
1936
"Survey of Wool Spinning Mill...", 1936
Box 2 Folder 16
1936
"Survey of Wool Spinning Mill...", 1936, Diagrams
Box 2 Folder 17
1914
Tabor Manufacturing Co. "Instructions for Foundries", l914
Box 2 Folder 18
1915
Tabor Manufacturing Company, l915
Box 2 Folder 19-21
1896
Time Study Sheets A-1 and B-2 (Originals - 1896)
Box 2 Folder 22
1921
Unemployment Conference, 1921
Box 2 Folder 23-25
Unemployment Conference - Miscellaneous Papers
Box 2 Folder 26
1914
Ludlow Manufacturing. Correspondence, l914. Includes information of time studies
Box 3 Folder 1
1915
Ludlow Manufacturing. Correspondence, l915
Box 3 Folder 2-4
1915
Ludlow Manufacturing. "Daily Doffing Records for Spinning Rooms", 1915
Box 3 Folder 5
Ludlow Manufacturing Diagrams, Charts
Box 3 Folder 6-11
1914
Ludlow Manufacturing - Miscellaneous Papers, 1914
Box 3 Folder 12-14
1915
Ludlow Manufacturing - Miscellaneous Papers, 1915
Box 3 Folder 15-18
1915
Ludlow Manufacturing - Miscellaneous Papers, 1915
Box 4 Folder 1-4
1916
Ludlow Manufacturing - "Time Studies in Winding Dept." February 10, l916
Box 4 Folder 5-7
1914-1917
Ludlow Manufacturing - Miscellaneous Papers, l914-17
Box 4 Folder 8
1916
Ludlow Manufacturing - Miscellaneous Papers, l916
Box 4 Folder 9
Ludlow Manufacturing - Miscellaneous Papers, n.d.
Box 4 Folder 10
Series II. Correspondence, 1892-1949.
Consists primarily of routine correspondence pertaining to Thompson's work in construction, industrial engineering, and work measurement studies.
1892-1893
1892-1893
Box 5 Folder 1
1894
1894
Box 5 Folder 2
1895
1895
Box 5 Folder 3
1896
1896
Box 5 Folder 4
1897,1899
1897,1899 (includes correspondence with Frank Gilbreth)
Box 5 Folder 5
1901-1904
1901-1904 (includes correspondence with Frank Gilbreth)
Box 5 Folder 6
1901-1904
1901-1904 (?) illegible
Box 5 Folder 7
1905
1905
Box 5 Folder 8
1905
1905 (includes correspondence with Frank Gilbreth)
Box 5 Folder 9
1907-1914
1907-1914
Box 5 Folder 10
1915-1917
1915-1917
Box 5 Folder 11
1923
Thompson's copy of a letter to Mrs. F.W. Taylor, 1923 regarding a book on the life of F.W. Taylor
Box 5 Folder 12
1927
1927
Box 5 Folder 13
1930-1931
1930-1931
Box 5 Folder 14
1932
1932
Box 5 Folder 15
1933
1933
Box 5 Folder 16
1934-1935
1934-1935 (includes correspondence with E.C. Harwood, Director, American Institute for Economic Research)
Box 5 Folder 17-18
1936-1938
1936-l938
Box 5 Folder 19
1939
1939
Box 5 Folder 20
1941
1941
Box 5 Folder 21
1942
1942
Box 5 Folder 22
1943
l943
Box 5 Folder 23
1945-1947
1945-1947
Box 5 Folder 24
1948
l948
Box 5 Folder 25
1949-1952
l949-l952
Box 5 Folder 26
1903
1903 (includes correspondence with F.W. Taylor, Frank Gilbreth)
Box 6 Folder 1
1903-1904
1903-1904
Box 6 Folder 2
1904
1904 (includes correspondence with F.W. Taylor, Frank Gilbreth)
Box 7 Folder 1
1905
1905 (includes correspondence with F.W. Taylor, Frank Gilbreth)
Box 7 Folder 2
Series III. Publications, 1925-1946, bulk 1925-1940.
Consist of notes and manuscripts for books, articles, speeches, and reports written by Thompson.
1932
Article, 1932. "Adjusting Production to Tomorrow's Market"
Box 8 Folder 1-2
1936
Article, l936. From Am. Society of Mechanical Engineers
Box 8 Folder 3
n.d.
Article, n.d. "Application of Costs"
Box 8 Folder 4-5
1930
Article, l930. "Application of Selling and Distribution Costs"
Box 8 Folder 6-7
1928
Article, l928. "Application of Time Standards in Retail Stores"
Box 8 Folder 8-9
1925
Article, l925. (W.W. Freeland) "Better Management Pays in Textiles"
Box 8 Folder 10
Biographical article with list of selected publications
Box 8 Folder 11
1933
Article, l933. "Compensating for Profit Control"
Box 8 Folder 12-13
1932
Article, l932. "Construction Revival is Essential to Prosperity"
Box 8 Folder 14
1933
Article, l933. Contribution to Symposium on F.W. Taylor
Box 8 Folder 15-17
n.d.
Article, n.d. Cost Accounting
Box 8 Folder 18
1927
Article, l927. Current buying...
Box 8 Folder 19
1924
Article, l924. (With H.T. Rollins) "The Development of a Modern Hosiery Plant"
Box 8 Folder 20
1933
Article, l933. "Discussion on Distribution Costs"
Box 8 Folder 21
n.d.
Article, n.d. "What Must the Manufacturer Do!"
Box 8 Folder 22
1945
Article, l945. "Engineered Marketing"
Box 8 Folder 23-24
1932
Article, 1932. "Lack of Skill Seen in Marketing Goods"
Box 8 Folder 25
Miscellaneous Articles
Box 8 Folder 26
Notes for "Engineered Marketing"
Box 8 Folder 27-29
1940
Article, l940. "Increased Production for Defense Needs"
Box 8 Folder 30
"The Influence of Scientific Management"
Box 8 Folder 31
1940
Article, 1940. "Labor and Changing Technology"
Box 8 Folder 32
1932
Article, l932. "A New Association for Treatment of Economic Problems"
Box 8 Folder 33
1939
Article, l939. "Optimum Productivity in the Workshop"
Box 8 Folder 34-35
1944
Article, l944. "Post-War Cost Reductions"
Box 8 Folder 36
n.d.
Article, n.d. "The Quality of Product in Piece-Work"
Box 8 Folder 37
1931
Article, l931. "Relation of Unit Production to Our Business Depression..."
Box 8 Folder 38
1925
Article, 1925. "Savings Through Management in Rubber Industry"
Box 8 Folder 39
1939
Article, l939. (Radio Speech) on Salvation Army
Box 8 Folder 40
1927
Article, l927. "Smoothing the Wrinkles from Management"
Box 8 Folder 41
1931
Article, l931. "Stepping Toward Prosperity"
Box 8 Folder 42
1941
Article, l941. "Synchronized Arms Production"
Box 8 Folder 43
n.d.
Article, n.d. "The Taylor Piece-Rate System, Being a Step Toward Partial Solution of the Labor Problem"
Box 8 Folder 44
n.d.
Article, n.d. Technological Development
Box 8 Folder 45
1936
Article, l936. "Today's Management and Its Problems"
Box 8 Folder 46
n.d.
Article, n.d. "Unemployment: A Basis for Solution"
Box 8 Folder 47
1931
Article, l931. "What's Holding Back Prosperity?"
Box 8 Folder 48
1926
Article, l926. "Winter Construction"
Box 8 Folder 49
Sanford E. Thompson & Edward Smulski. Reinforced Concrete Bridges. Includes manuscript, diagrams, drafts, etc.
Box 9 Folder 1-19
Sanford E. Thompson & Edward Smulski. Reinforced Concrete Bridges. Includes index, footnotes, notes, etc.
Box 10 Folder 1-23
Sanford E. Thompson & Edward Smulski. Reinforced Concrete Bridges. (typed manuscript)
Box 11 Folder 1-3
1946-1947
Unpublished Manuscript. Marketing Book, 1946-1947. Includes notes for the book, chapters, etc.
Box 11 Folder 4-19
Series IV. Thompson & Lichtner Company files, 1906-1947.
Consist primarily of routine business materials, some publications, and correspondence of the Thompson & Lichtner Company, a consulting firm in construction and engineering of which Sanford Thompson was president.
Article. "Consulting Practice in Management of Thompson & Lichtner Co."
Box 12 Folder 1
1930
1930. "Hoover Approach to Current Economic Problems"
Box 12 Folder 2
1932
Article, l932. "A Study of Means to Increase Purchasing Power"
Box 12 Folder 3
1946
Article, l946. "Survey of Opinions of Retailers and Manufacturers"
Box 12 Folder 4
1937
Article, l937. "The Thompson & Lichtner Operating Audit..."
Box 12 Folder 5
1946
Article, l946. "Vertical Integration by Advertising"
Box 12 Folder 6
1902-1908
Article, l902-l908. "Bricklaying"
Box 12 Folder 7-12
1930, 1932, 1947
Correspondence, l930, l932, l947
Box 12 Folder 13
n.d.
Description of Services offered by the Company. n.d.
Box 12 Folder 14
Miscellaneous. Includes information on job evaluation, problems of management, etc.
Box 12 Folder 15
1928
Newsletter: "The Merry Tinker", l928
Box 12 Folder 16
1938
Pamphlet, l938. "History of Scientific Management in America"
Box 12 Folder 17
1944
Pamphlet, l944. "Planning for Post-War Costs..."
Box 12 Folder 18
n.d.
Pamphlet, n.d. "Problems of Management"
Box 12 Folder 19
1946
Pamphlet, 1946. "Wage Incentives"
Box 12 Folder 20
Series V. Frederick W. Taylor files, 1892-1915.
Include correspondence between Frederick W. Taylor and Sanford E. Thompson concerning collaborative experiments and publications on construction materials and applications of scientific management principles.
1. Frederick W. Taylor/Sanford Thompson Correspondence, 1892-1915.
Correspondence between Frederick W. Taylor and Sanford E. Thompson (1892-1915), the bulk of which pertains to the routine business of their collaborative work in the construction industries.
1891,1893
1891, l893. Includes letter of advice from Taylor to Thompson
Box 13 Folder 1
1894
1894
Box 13 Folder 2
1895
1895
Box 13 Folder 3-4
1896
1896
Box 13 Folder 5-8
1897
1897
Box 13 Folder 9
1901-1903
1901-l903
Box 13 Folder 10
1904
1904
Box 13 Folder 11-12
1905
1905
Box 13 Folder 13
1906
1906
Box 13 Folder 14-17
1907
1907
Box 13 Folder 18
1908
1908
Box 13 Folder 19-22
1908
1908, illegible
Box 13 Folder 23
1911
1911
Box 13 Folder 24
1913
1913
Box 13 Folder 25
1914
1914
Box 13 Folder 26
Taylor/Thompson (?) illegible
Box 13 Folder 27
2. Taylor/Thompson Experiment Documents, 1905-1915.
Include documents concerning Frederick Taylor's and Sanford Thompson's collaborative work in concrete, soils and grass experiments.
1910
Soil and grass experiments. Correspondence - 1910 S. Thompson with H. VanDuzee.
Box 15 Folder 1-5
1912, 1913, 1915
Soil and grass experiments. Correspondence - S. Thompson with H. VanDuzee. l912, l913, l915
Box 15 Folder 6
n.d.
Soil and grass experiments. Charts, diagrams. n.d.
Box 15 Folder 7
1909
Soil and grass experiments. Computation sheets, instructions, 1909.
Box 15 Folder 8-13
1910
Soil and grass experiments. Computation sheets, 1910.
Box 15 Folder 14-19
1911
Soil and grass experiments. Computation sheets, 1911.
Box 15 Folder 20
1912
Soil and grass experiments. Computation sheets, l912.
Box 15 Folder 21-22
Soil and grass experiments. Miscellaneous. Includes general notes, instructions of F. W. Taylor, etc.
Box 15 Folder 23
3. Additional Taylor files, 1892-1963.
Consist primarily of articles, work forms, and correspondence of Frederick W. Taylor, regarding the practical applications of scientific management principles.
a. Miscellaneous Taylor Files, 1892-1963.
1906-1912
Articles, l906, l909, l912. "Principles of Scientific Management", "Success".
Box 16 Folder 1
1911, 1914
Articles, 1911, l914.
Box 16 Folder 2
1891-1892
Correspondence, l891-1892. Manfacturing Instruments Company letters
Box 16 Folder 3
1901-1914
Correspondence, l901-1914. Includes correspondence with Frank Gilbreth.
Box 16 Folder 4
1915
Correspondence, l915.
Box 16 Folder 5
1915
Correspondence with Richard Feiss, March 11, l915. Letter refers to Taylor's visit to Feiss factory. Written a few days prior to Taylor's death.
Box 16 Folder 6
1915
Letter establishing F.W. Taylor Co-operators. May 11, l915. Carl Barth, Morris Cooke, James Dodge, H.K. Hathaway.
Box 16 Folder 7
Miscellaneous Information on Taylor
Box 16 Folder 8
F. W. Taylor. Patents.
Box 16 Folder 9
1892
Professional Papers, 1892.
Box 16 Folder 10
1912-1913
Professional Papers. Consulting Data for Philadelphia Civil Service Commission, 1912-1913.
Box 16 Folder 11
1913-1914
Professional Papers. Consulting Data for Philadelphia Civil Service, l913-1914.
Box 16 Folder 12
Professional Papers. "Pig Iron Reports"
Box 16 Folder 13
n.d.
Professional Papers. Photographs, Diagrams, n.d.
Box 16 Folder 14
b. Publications
"Bulletin of the Taylor Society", Vol. 10, #6; Vol. 11, #2-5; Vol. 12, #1,6; Vol. 13, #1,3,5
Box 16 Folder 15-17
n.d.
Misc. & publications. "Classification for Filing Correspondence Relating to Taylor System and Taylor System Appliances" n.d.
Box 16 Folder 18
1978
F.W. Taylor - Miscellaneous and Publications. "A Collection of Original Frederick W. Taylor Documents"-1978
Box 16 Folder 19
1909
Professional Papers - Publications. "Industrial Management" by Taylor & Morris Cooke, l909.
Box 17 Folder 1-10
Miscellaneous and publications. Photograph of F.W. Taylor.
Box 17 Folder 11

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