Charles D. Wrege Collection of History of Management Documents

Collection Number: 6014

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


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Charles D. Wrege Collection of History of Management Documents, 1896-2011
Collection Number:
6014
Creator:
Wrege, Charles D.
Quantity:
4.1 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Papers.
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Original documents from Hawthorne Studies and photos from the Western Electric Works.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Charles "Chuck" Wrege finished his undergraduate degree in Upsala College, obtained his Masters degree at the New School fo Social Research and another Masters of Business Administration and his Ph.D. at NYU. He taught industrial management at Rutgers University for 30 years. He became a renowned historian, researcher and writer. He is regarded as a "National Treasure" by many in his field because of his expertise and the seminal research he has done in the area of management history.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Wrege, Charles D.

Form and Genre Terms:
Papers


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Access Restrictions:
Access to the collections in the Kheel Center is restricted. Please contact a reference archivist for access to these materials.
Restrictions on Use:
This collection must be used in keeping with the Kheel Center Information Sheet and Procedures for Document Use.
Cite As:
Charles D. Wrege Collection of History of Management Documents #6014. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1
Box 1 Folder 1 1912
Box 1 Folder 2 1981-1982
Box 1 Folder 3
no dates
Box 1 Folder 4
no dates
Box 1 Folder 5 1982
Box 1 Folder 6 1925
Box 1 Folder 7 1956
from Homer Hibarger
Box 1 Folder 8 1927
folder 1. Report on "Special Illumination Test by H. Hibarger 2/14/27 folder 2. ORIGINAL - Report on "Special Illumination Test by H. Hibarger 2/14/27 (5 pages)
Box 1 Folder 9 1956-1959
Box 1 Folder 10 1979
ONLY KNOWN COPY *Copy obtained through series L Code 1959. Robert Levett of Harvard, on June 19, 1979m could not find original
Box 1 Folder 11 1979
Letter on "Book Log" Missing June 19,1979
Box 1 Folder 12 1957
Box 1 Folder 13 1957
ORIGINAL * From Clarence Stall (ex president of Western Electric) Sept 1957 CDW
Box 1 Folder 14 1957
Box 1 Folder 15 1927
-on yellow memo -Oct 14, 1927-on early report on Hawthorne -2 white notes (misc. notes) and Buff notes on Continental Mills, ???
Box 1 Folder 16 1927
Original Carbon Copy * Received from Richard Frazier of MIT (who worked at Hawthorne) in 1984 (copy of letter apparently given to Frazier to prepare paper for Pennock) CDW
Box 1 Folder 17
no date
Box 1 Folder 18
Original Booklet- * This unit modified and used to record output in relay test room
Box 1 Folder 19 1996
(negatives at Western Electric NOW MISSING -CDW 8/10/96)
Box 1 Folder 20 1981
Box 1 Folder 21 1956-1957
ORIGINAL *from Homer Hibarger, 1957 also copy of Dickson letter of June 20, 1956 on above memorandum CDW
Box 1 Folder 22 1928
Box 1 Folder 23 1927
Authors report differs slightly from his published article
Box 1 Folder 24 1927
Found by CD Wrege in NY Publication, 1957 * (*This is the original copy made at NY Public Library in 1957 by CD Wrege)
Box 1 Folder 25 1924
August 1924
Box 1 Folder 26 1933
Box 1 Folder 27 1957
Box 1 Folder 28 1957
Original letter of Mr. Clarence Stoll on Hawthorne Illumination Tests September 3, 1957
Box 1 Folder 29 1925
1) 2-21-25, 2) 2-11-25, 3) 2-24-25
Box 1 Folder 30 1950
Box 1 Folder 31 1925
Box 1 Folder 32 1924-1925
Copy of Snow original
Box 1 Folder 33 1926
Original copy of report, 14 pages & 5 page appendix. Note: pages are also numbered (M-293 -- M-318) [referring to microfilm copy of report]. 1926 report
Box 1 Folder 34 1926-1927
Box 1 Folder 35 1926-1927
Box 1 Folder 36 1926-1927
Box 1 Folder 37 1961
Box 1 Folder 38 1927
*from C.E. Snow folder 1926-1927 Tests CD Wrege
Box 1 Folder 39 1927
Box 1 Folder 40 1926-1927
* Pages numbered 1 to 6 on upper right hand corner. Table I (no date) (page 1); Table II (no date) for test group (p. 2) (for control group (p. 3); Table III Avg of test output & control group (2 pages numbered 4 & 5); Table IV Weekly average of temperature and humidity (page 6)
Box 1 Folder 41 1926-1927
* in red "Table I" - dated May 2, 1927- Summary of Test & Control Group Also: Take I - with M361 on top right May 2, 1927 [means it is in microfilm copy of CD Wrege of output records]; Table III (2 pages) marked M363 & 364 on top right; Separate pages dated: Dec. 30, 1926; Feb 15, 1927; March 1, 1927; March 11, 1927
Box 1 Folder 42 1926-1927
Box 1 Folder 43 1927
Box 1 Folder 44 1926
Box 1 Folder 45 1924-1925
Box 1 Folder 46 1924-1925
Box 1 Folder 47 1924-1925
Box 1 Folder 48 1924-1925
Box 1 Folder 49 1924- 1925
Box 1 Folder 50 1924- 1925
Box 1 Folder 51 1924- 1925
Box 1 Folder 52 1924-1925
Box 1 Folder 53
no dates
Box 1 Folder 54 1924-1925
Box 1 Folder 55 1924-1925
Box 1 Folder 56 1924-1925
Box 1 Folder 57 1924- 1925
Box 1 Folder 58 1924-1925
Box 1 Folder 59 1924- 1925
Box 1 Folder 60 1924- 1925
Box 1 Folder 61 1924-1925
Box 1 Folder 62 1924-1925
Box 1 Folder 63 1924-1925
Box 1 Folder 64 1924-1925
Box 1 Folder 65 1924-1925
Box 1 Folder 66
no dates
Box 1 Folder 67
no dates
Box 1 Folder 68
no dates
Box 1 Folder 69
no dates
Box 1 Folder 70
no dates
Box 1 Folder 71 1924-1926
Box 1 Folder 72
no dates
Box 1 Folder 73
no dates
Box 1 Folder 74 1924-1926
Box 1 Folder 75 1924-1926
Box 1 Folder 76 1926
Box 1 Folder 77 1926
Box 1 Folder 78 1925-1926
Box 1 Folder 79 1924- 1925
Box 1 Folder 80 1926
Box 1 Folder 81 1924-1926
Box 1 Folder 82 1924-1926
Box 1 Folder 83
no dates
Box 1 Folder 84 1925- 1926
Box 1 Folder 85 1924- 1925
Box 1 Folder 86 1924-1925
Box 1 Folder 87 1924- 1925
Box 1 Folder 88 1924-1925
Box 1 Folder 89
no date
Box 1 Folder 90 1924
1. Detroit Piston Ring Tests 2. Ives Post Office Tests 3. Harrison Timke Roller Bearing [Drawing Made 1924] CDW
Box 1 Folder 91 1924-1925
Box 1 Folder 92 1924
"Hawthorne Invited to Co-operate in Scientific Tests"
Box 1 Folder 93 1979
Box 1 Folder 94 1921-1926
Box 1 Folder 95 1979
Box 1 Folder 96 1925
Box 1 Folder 97 1925
Box 1 Folder 98 1979
Box 1 Folder 99 1979
Box 1 Folder 100 1918
Box 1 Folder 101 1918
Box 1 Folder 102 1924-1925
Box 1 Folder 103 1924-1925
Box 1 Folder 104 1982
Box 1 Folder 105 1925
Box 1 Folder 106 1925
Box 1 Folder 107 1924-1925
Box 1 Folder 108 1925
3-6-25
Box 1 Folder 109 1924-1925
Box 1 Folder 110 1925
Box 1 Folder 111 1925-1927
Box 1 Folder 112 1926-1927
Box 1 Folder 113 1925
Box 1 Folder 114 1981
Box 1 Folder 115 1926-1927
Box 1 Folder 116
no date
Box 1 Folder 117
no date
Box 1 Folder 118
Designed to counter bad results of 1924-1925 Illumination test at Hawthorne CDW
Box 1 Folder 119 1926
Box 1 Folder 120 1924-1925
Box 1 Folder 121 1924
Box 1 Folder 122 1920
Box 1 Folder 123 1933
Box 1 Folder 124 1959-1964
Box 1 Folder 125
Copy of original at Harvard discovered by C.D. Wrege 8/24/79 Originals may be MISSING Snow -due to Harvard's poor filing system CD Wrege
Box 1 Folder 126 1958
Box 1 Folder 127 1959
Box 1 Folder 128 1964
Original Missing
Box 2
Box 2 Folder 1 1965
Box 2 Folder 2 1931
Box 2 Folder 3 1961
Box 2 Folder 4
no date
Box 2 Folder 5 1958-1968
Box 2 Folder 6 1959
Box 2 Folder 7 1959
Box 2 Folder 8 1959
Box 2 Folder 9 1959
Box 2 Folder 10 1959
Box 2 Folder 11 1960
Box 2 Folder 12 1959-1960
1. dated 4/25/59 2. 1960
Box 2 Folder 13 1923
Box 2 Folder 14 1915
Box 2 Folder 15 1959-1962
Box 2 Folder 16 1962
Box 2 Folder 17 1964
Box 2 Folder 18 1982
Box 2 Folder 19
no dates
Box 2 Folder 20 1964
Box 2 Folder 21 1918
friend of F.W. Taylor used Taylor Method
Box 2 Folder 22 1919
Box 2 Folder 23
no dates
Box 2 Folder 24 1919
Box 2 Folder 25 1977-1978
Box 2 Folder 26
no date
Box 2 Folder 27 1924
Box 2 Folder 28 1964
from Mrs. Feiss
Box 2 Folder 29 1914
Box 2 Folder 30 1919
In: The Clothing Designer & Manufacturers pp. 170- 172
Box 2 Folder 31 1914-1915
Box 2 Folder 32 1920
from the Independent Magazine, Nov. 6, 1920 (on Feiss Plant)
Box 2 Folder 33 1923
Box 2 Folder 34 1914-1943
Box 2 Folder 35 1924
Box 2 Folder 36 1928
Box 2 Folder 37 1929
6 pages
Box 2 Folder 38 1931
Box 2 Folder 39 1924
Box 2 Folder 40 1943-1945
Box 2 Folder 41 1924-1927
Box 2 Folder 42 1925-1953
Box 2 Folder 43 1919
Box 2 Folder 44 1922
Box 2 Folder 45 1923
Box 2 Folder 46 1922-1923
Box 2 Folder 47 1926
Box 2 Folder 48 1928
Box 2 Folder 49 1923-1975
Box 2 Folder 50 1964
Box 2 Folder 51 1927-1964
Box 2 Folder 52 1954-1959
Box 2 Folder 53 1977
Box 2 Folder 54 1959
Box 2 Folder 55 1965
*Data used for Methods in Relay Assembly Test Room at Hawthorne
Box 2 Folder 56 1918
Box 2 Folder 57 1918
From Phillip Florence
Box 2 Folder 58 1916-1958
Box 2 Folder 59 1981
Box 2 Folder 60 1957
Box 2 Folder 61 1957
Box 2 Folder 62 1957
Box 2 Folder 63 1926
Box 2 Folder 64 1957
*chart has been used in mgmt textbooks by authors as their own CDW
Box 2 Folder 65 1926
Box 2 Folder 66 1923
Box 2 Folder 67 1910-1926
Original Keppele Hall Papers 1910, 1926
Box 2 Folder 68 1916
Box 2 Folder 69 1926
Box 2 Folder 70 1925
Box 2 Folder 71 1925
Box 2 Folder 72 1925
Box 2 Folder 73 1925
Box 2 Folder 74 1924
Box 2 Folder 75 1919
Original Keppele Hall 1919 Chart
Box 2 Folder 76 1926
Box 2 Folder 77 1924
Box 2 Folder 78 1925
Box 2 Folder 79 1961
Box 2 Folder 80 1905
Box 2 Folder 81 1910-1916
Box 2 Folder 82 1892-1913
Box 2 Folder 83 1867-1967
Original Booklet
Box 2 Folder 84 1988
Box 2 Folder 85 1908-1951
Box 2 Folder 86 1989
Includes xerox copies of photos
Box 2 Folder 87 1989
Copies of Originals
Box 2 Folder 88 1912
Box 2 Folder 89 1912
Box 2 Folder 90 1916
Box 2 Folder 91 1839
Box 2 Folder 92 1990
Box 2 Folder 93 1895
Box 2 Folder 94 1918
Copies of Management Plans from National Archives -Hard to Get* Difficult to get copies from archives in 1982
Box 2 Folder 95 1911
Box 2 Folder 96 1991
Box 2 Folder 97
No dates
Box 2 Folder 98 1947
Box 2 Folder 99 1920
Box 2 Folder 100 1891-1895
1964
Box 2 Folder 101
be phila (owned by Emhart Corp. Farmingdale, Conn) no date
Box 2 Folder 102 1912
Box 2 Folder 103
no date
Box 2 Folder 104 1915
Horace K. Hathaway August 14, 1915- (concerns Taylor System Elementary)
Box 2 Folder 105 1911
(Original Probably prepared by H. K. Hathaway - 1911) CDW 11/9/91
Box 2 Folder 106 1982
Box 2 Folder 107 1978
Box 2 Folder 108 1964
Henry Noll and Taylor
Box 2 Folder 109 1892
Box 2 Folder 110 1901
Box 2 Folder 111 1899-1908
Gantt Letter are originals
Box 2 Folder 112 1901
1. to Davenport July 26, 1901 2. to Taylor July 29, 1901, Aug 2, 1901 3. to Chambers July 26, 1901 * originals from Peter (Justice) Collins West Grove, PA 19390
Box 2 Folder 113 1901
Taylor to Gantt June 14, 1909, Gantt ti Taylor August 20, 1912 *Originals from Peter (Justice) Collins descendent of George M. Justice father of Phillip Justice (related to Taylor & Mitchell Families) of 797 Wickson Road West Grove, PA 19390 CDW
Box 2 Folder 114 1990
Peter Collins, 797 Wickson Road, West Grove, PA 19390
Box 2 Folder 115 1914
Box 2 Folder 116 1878-1883
Mrs. Hartye 10/29/89, Taylor 11/22/88 * Search for addresses of Gantt, Taylor etc. while students at Stevens
Box 2 Folder 117 1952
Box 2 Folder 118 1926
Box 2 Folder 119 1941
Box 2 Folder 120 1953
Mgt. Books on Display - LIST Original
Box 2 Folder 121 1944
Box 2 Folder 122 1907
Box 2 Folder 123 1920
Box 3
Box 3 Folder 1 1965
Box 3 Folder 2 1949
Box 3 Folder 3 1979
Box 3 Folder 4 1935
Box 3 Folder 5 1933
Box 3 Folder 6 1914-1925
Box 3 Folder 7 1977
In "Sanford Thompson Manuscript pages" folder
Box 3 Folder 8 1932-1933
In "Sanford Thompson Manuscript pages" folder
Box 3 Folder 9
In "Sanford Thompson Manuscript pages" folder (in campus envelope)
Box 3 Folder 10 1932
In "Sanford Thompson Manuscript pages" folder
Box 3 Folder 11 1890
Box 3 Folder 12 1933
Box 3 Folder 13 1902
Box 3 Folder 14 1895
Box 3 Folder 15 1981
Box 3 Folder 16 1906-1946
Box 3 Folder 17 1932
Box 3 Folder 18 1908
Box 3 Folder 19 1977
Box 3 Folder 20 1925-1948
Box 3 Folder 21 1908
Box 3 Folder 22 1896-1907
Box 3 Folder 23 1907
Box 3 Folder 24 1908
Original Taylor Telegraph message to Thompson on Gilbrath 3/31/1908
Box 3 Folder 25 1932
Box 3 Folder 26 1932
Box 3 Folder 27 1932
Box 3 Folder 28 1938
Box 3 Folder 29 1918
Box 3 Folder 30
Box 3 Folder 31 1964
Box 3 Folder 32
La Salle Extension University
Box 3 Folder 33 1926
Box 3 Folder 34 1920
Original - Contains letter to Tracy Copp Jan. 10, 1920
Box 3 Folder 35 1921
Box 3 Folder 36 1944
Box 3 Folder 37 1920
Box 3 Folder 38 1958
Box 3 Folder 39 1897
Box 3 Folder 40 1957
Box 3 Folder 41 1958
Box 3 Folder 42 1957
Box 3 Folder 43
Box 3 Folder 44 1868-1887
Box 3 Folder 45
ORIGINAL
Box 3 Folder 46
no date
Box 3 Folder 47 1929
Box 3 Folder 48
non date
Box 3 Folder 49 1985
Box 3 Folder 50 1936-1982
Box 3 Folder 51 1891-1899
ORIGINAL
Box 3 Folder 52 1890
Box 3 Folder 53 1889
Box 3 Folder 54 1920-1982
Box 3 Folder 55 1907
Box 3 Folder 56
#1 Digesters #2 Main Building
Box 3 Folder 57 1936
Box 3 Folder 58 1899
Original Tin Type
Box 3 Folder 59 1914
Box 3 Folder 60
Box 3 Folder 61 1989
Copies of Passaic Metal Ware Photos
Box 3 Folder 62
no date
Box 3 Folder 63
no date
Box 3 Folder 64
no date
Box 3 Folder 65 1911
Box 3 Folder 66 1912
Box 3 Folder 67 1909-1916
see CD Wrege Paper of 1981 inside Folder on Scientific Mgt & "Domestic Engineering-1909-1916"
Box 3 Folder 68
no date
Box 3 Folder 69 1916-1922
([unknown word] of his associate chief August Vollner of Berkley, Police Dept. 1918
Box 3 Folder 70 1915
Box 3 Folder 71
no date
Box 3 Folder 72 1990
*site of early industrial illumination test CDW
Box 3 Folder 73
no date
Box 3 Folder 74 1921
End result system Codman Hospital
Box 3 Folder 75
no date
Box 3 Folder 76 1882
Box 3 Folder 77 1960
Box 3 Folder 78
no date
Box 3 Folder 79
no date
Box 4
Box 4 Folder 1 2011
Box 4 Folder 2 1918
Box 4 Folder 3 1914
Box 4 Folder 4 1920
Box 4 Folder 5 1931-1932
Box 4 Folder 6 1925-1926
Box 4 Folder 7 1919
Box 4 Folder 8 1901
Box 4 Folder 9 1934-1939
Box 4 Folder 10 1919
Original Manuscript
Box 4 Folder 11 1932-1933
Box 4 Folder 12 1924
Box 4 Folder 13 1916
Box 4 Folder 14 1979
Box 4 Folder 15 1901-1902
Box 4 Folder 16
no date
Box 4 Folder 17 1926
Box 4 Folder 18 1942
Box 4 Folder 19 1908
Taylor to Gilbreth April 27, 1908 ORIGINAL
Box 4 Folder 20 1967
(Mrs.) Dora S. Ginsberg Personnel Adm 365 -Dr. CDWrege - Original Letters 1967 Argyris, Abraham Maslow, Harold Burtt (Mumterbey Assistant present when he died in 1916
Box 4 Folder 21 1915-1943
Box 4 Folder 22 1896
Box 4 Folder 23 1902
Box 4 Folder 24 1900-1901
Box 5
Box 5 Folder 1 1939