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compiled by David Ferguson


This list contains books written by the Gilbreths, about the Gilbreths or partially covering the Gilbreths, and other important texts on Scientific Management, contemporary to the Gilbreths.

Addresses and Discussions at the Conference on Scientific Management Held Oct. 12, 13, 14, 1911. (Tuck School Conference, Dartmouth) Easton, Hive Publishing Co., 1972.

ASME, various authors, The Frank Gilbreth Centennial, The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, NY, 1969, conducted in 1968.

Amar, Jules. The Human Motor eng. trans. Elsie P. Butterworth and George Wright, London: George Routledge & Sons, LTD., NY: E.P. Dutton & Co. 1920.

Barnes, Ralph. Motion and Time Study--Design and Measurement of Work . NY: John Wiley and Sons (first printed under c/r by Barnes, 1937) 7th Ed. 1980

Beaumont, Newhall. The History of Photography. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1964.

Brandeis, Louis D. Scientific Management and Railroads, NY: Engineering Magazine, 1911. Reprint, Easton: Hive Publishing, 1981.

Colvin Fred H. American Machinists' Handbook & Dictionary of Shop Terms , NY: McGraw Hill, 1914. F felt he had a good start.

Copley, Frank B. Frederick W. Taylor: Father of Scientific Management Vol I & II, NY, Harper and Bros., 1923.

Cowan, Ruth Schwartz Notable American Women: The Modern Period Lillian Evelyn Moller Gilbreth Cambridge, MA, Belknap Press 1987 (271-3).

Dillon, Mary and Gilbreth, Lillian Kitchen Practical: The Story of an Experiment. NY: Brooklyn Borough Gas Company 1929.

Dvorak, August et al, Typewriting Behavior, NY, American Book Co., 1936. ["Dedicated to Frank Bunker Gilbreth" past cover page, picture of F referring to him as Dr. Gilbreth.]

Emerson, Howard P. & Naehring, Douglas. The Origins of Industrial Engineering Norcross, GA: Industrial Engineering and Management Press (IIE) 1988

Gilbreth, Frank, Bricklaying System, NY and Chicago, The Myron C. Clark Publishing Co., 1909. [Easton, PA, Hive Publishing (reprint), 1974.]

Gilbreth, Frank, Concrete System, NY, The Engineering News Publishing Co., 1908

Gilbreth, Frank, Field System, NY & Chicago, The Myron C. Clark Publishing Co., 1908. Reprint, Easton: Hive Publishing, 1973.

Gilbreth, Frank, Motion Study, NY, D. Van Nostrand Co., 1911. [ Reprint, Easton: Hive Publishing, not dated.]

Gilbreth, Frank, Primer of Scientific Management, NY, D. Van Nostrand Co., 1912. London: Constable & Co., 1912. 2nd Ed. Van Nostrand, 1914. [Easton, Hive Publishing (bound w/Principles of SM), 1985 (reprint).]

Gilbreth, Frank, et al. Scientific Management Course A Landmark Series of Lectures Given at the YMCA, Worcester, Mass., 1912. Easton, Hive Publishing, 1980 (reprint).

Gilbreth, Frank & Lillian, Applied Motion Study, NY, Sturgis & Walton Co., 1917. London, George Routledge & Sons, 1919. Second Edition, The MacMillan Co., 1920. [Also, translated/published in German, 1920. Easton, PA, Hive Publishing (reprint) 1973. Chapters- 1-What SM Means to America's Industrial Position, p3-20. 2- Units, Methods and Devices..., p21-40. 3- Motion Study as an Industrial Opportunity, p41-56. 4- Motion Study and Time Study-Inst. of Precision, p57-72. 5-Chronocyclegraph Motion Devices..., p73-96. 6- Motion Models: Their Place..., p97-130. 7- Motion Study for the Crippled Soldier, 131-157. 8- The Practice of SM, p158-186. 9- The Three Position Plan, p187-201. 10- The Effect of MS Upon the Workers, p303-211.]

Gilbreth, Frank & Lillian, Fatigue Study, NY, Sturgis & Walton Co., 1916. Revised Edition, The MacMillan Co., 1920. [Reprint, Hive Publishing, 1973]

Gilbreth, Frank & Lillian Motion Study for the Handicapped , NY, The MacMillan Co., 1920; London, George Routledge & Sons Ltd., 1920. [(re-published) Easton, PA, Hive Publishing Co. 1973 Containing articles: 1) The Re-Education of the Crippled Soldier-p18, 6/27/1917; 2) Motion Study for the Crippled Soldier-p25, 12/27/1915; 3) How to Put the Crippled Soldier on the Pay Roll-p40, 01/26/1917; 4) The Conservation of the World's Teeth-p52, 3/1917; 5) Measurement of the Human Factor in Industry-p68, 05/22/1917; 6) The Engineer, The Cripple, and the New Education-p90, 12/1917; 7) The Crippled Soldier in Industry-p110, 02/1918; 8) First Steps in the Solution of the Problem of Crippled Soldiers-p132, 03/27/1918; 9) Motion Study for the Blinded-p147, original to book?.]

Gilbreth, Frank & Lillian, Time and Motion Study As Fundamental Factors in Planning and Control, New Jersey, The Mountainside Press, 1921. [booklet]

Gilbreth, Lillian, M. As I Remember, Norcross, GA, Engineering & Management Press, 1998.

Gilbreth, Lillian, The Home Maker and Her Job, NY, D. Appleton & Co., 1927.

Gilbreth, Lillian, Living With Our Children, NY, W.W. Norton & Co., 1928.

Gilbreth, Lillian, Psychology of Management, (first published in serial form: Industrial Engineering and Engineering Digest-11 (May, June 1912); (July-Dec. 1912); (Jan. - May 1913). NY: Sturgis and Walton, 1914. Easton, Hive Publishing, (reprint) .

Gilbreth, Lillian & Cook, Alice Rice, The Foreman in Manpower Management, New York, McGraw-Hill Book Co., 1947.

Gilbreth, Lillian, Thomas, Orpha Mae, Clymer, Eleanor, Management in the Home, New York, Dood, Mead & Co., 7th printing- revised and enlarged edition, 1960. First printings, 1954, 1959.

Gilbreth, Lillian, Quest for the One Best Way, Chicago, Society of Industrial Engineers, 1924. Easton, Hive Publishing, 1925 (reprint). Society of Women Engineers (reprint).

Gilbreth, Frank, B. Jr. Ancestors of the Dozen, Privately Printed in cooperation with The Post & Courier, 1994.

Gilbreth, Frank, B. Jr. Time Out For Happiness, NY, Crowell Pub., 1970

Gilbreth, Frank, B. Jr. and Carey, Ernestine, G. Belles on Their Toes, N.Y., Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1950. subsequent editions.

Gilbreth, Frank, B. Jr. and Carey, Ernestine, G. Cheaper by the Dozen , N.Y., Thomas Y. Cromwell & Co., 1948, 4th Ed. 1966

Going, Charles Buxton. Principles of Industrial Engineering, NY: McGraw-Hill Book Co., 1911.

Graham, Laurel D. Lillian Moller Gilbreth's Extensions of Scientific Management into Women's Work: 1924-1935 Dissertation printed by UMI, Copyright L. Graham, 1992.

Graham, Laurel D. Managing On Her Own: Dr. Lillian Gilbreth and Women’s Work in the Interwar Era Norcross, GA, Engineering & Management Press, 1998

Green, Dr. James R. (Prof. of Public and Community Service, U of Mass, Boston). THE WORLD OF THE WORKER: LABOR IN TWENTIETH-CENTURY AMERICA NEW YORK, HILL AND WANG, 1980. (27notes)

Haber, Samuel. Efficiency and Uplift: Scientific Management in the Progressive Era 1890-1920, Chicago & London, The Univ. of Chicago Press, 1964.

Hays, Samual P. Conservation and the Gospel of Efficiency, Cambridge, Mass., Harvard Univ. Press, 1959.

Hunt, Edward E. Scientific Management Since Taylor: A Collection of Authoritative Papers, NY, McGraw-Hill, 1924.

Hoxie, Robert F. Scientific Management and Labor, 1915. NY, Agustus M. Kelley, 1966. [note: Gilbreth is notable in this criticism of scientific management, by his absence.

Hounshell, David A. (Professor of History at Univ. of Delaware, From the American System to Mass Production 1800-1932 Baltimore MD, 21218: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1984

Hughes, Thomas P. (Professor of History and Sociology of Science at Univ. of Pennsylvania). AMERICAN GENESIS: A CENTURY OF INVENTION AND TECHNOLOGICAL ENTHUSIASM NY: Viking - Penguin Group, 40 W. 23rd St., New York, NY 10010, 1989

Kakar, Sudhir. Frederick Taylor: A Study in Personality and Innovation, Boston, MIT--Heffernan Press Inc., 1970.

Kanigel, Robert. The One Best Way: Frederick Winslow Taylor and the Enigma of Efficiency, NY, Viking , 1997.

Lancaster, Jane. " 'Wasn't She the Mother in Cheaper by the Dozen?' A Life of Lillian Moller Gilbreth, 1878-1972." Ph.D. Dissertation, Brown University, 1998. [editor's note: this recent dissertation, if not yet available in your library, may be purchased through UMI.

Lowry, Stewart et al Time and Motion Study and Formulas for Wage Incentives NY, McGraw Hill Books, 1927, 1932, 1947.

Mandel, Mike, Making Good Time, Riverside, CA, California Museum of Photography & Mike Mandel, 1989.

Maynard, Harold B. & Stegemerten, John L. METHODS-TIME MEASUREMENT NY: McGraw-Hill Books, 1948.

Merkle, Judith A. Management and Idealogy: The Legacy of the International Scientific Management Movement, Berkeley, Univ. of Calif. Press, 1980. (21notes)

Merrick, Dwight. Time Studies as a Basis For Rate Setting , NY: Engineering Magazine. Copyright 1919 by Edward W. Clark, 3rd, Executor of the Estate of Frederick W. Taylor.

Mogensen, Allan H. (writer and editor). Common Sense Applied to Motion and Time Study. NY: Factory and Industrial Management, 1932.

Mundel, Marvin E. Motion and Time Study--Improving Productivity. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1978

Myers, Fred E. (Assoc. Prof. Ind. Tech., S. Ill Univ.) Motion and Time Study Improving Work Method and Management. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Regents/Prentice Hall. 1992

Nadler, Gerald (Head, Dept. of IE, Washington Univ., St. Louis). Motion and Time Study. NY: McGraw-Hill Book Co., Inc., 1955.

Niebel, Benjamin W. (Prof. Emeritus of IE, Penn State Univ.). Motion and Time Study. Homewood, IL: Irwin Pub., 1955 Eighth edition, 1988.

Nelson, Daniel. Frederick W. Taylor and the Rise of Scientific Management, Madison, Wisc., Univ. of Wisc. Press, 1980.

Nelson, Daniel. Managers and Workers: Origins of the New Factory System in the United States 1880-1920 Madison, Wisc.: The Univ. of Wisconsin Press, 1975. 28 notes.

Noble, David F. America by Design: Science, Technology, and the Rise of Corporate Capitalism, NY, Alfred A. Knoph, Inc., 1977.

Pollard, Harold R. Developments in Management Thought NY: Crane, Russak and Co., 1974.

Price, Brian C. One Best Way: Frank and Lillian Gilbreth's Transformation of Scientific Management, 1885-1940 Volumes I & II, Printed by UMI. Dissertation submitted to Purdue 1987. No copyright listed.

Rabinbach, Anson. The Human Motor Energy, Fatigue and the Origins of Modernity , Berkeley, Los Angeles: Univ. of Calif. Press, 1990.

Rathe, Alex W. ed. Gantt on Management: Guidelines for Today's Executive, NY, Am. Mgmt. Assoc. and ASME, no copyright date listed, est. 1960's.

Salvendy, Gavriel (editor). Handbook of Industrial Engineering (2nd ed.). NY: John Wiley & Sons, 1992 [chapter 1, by Gerald Nadler]

Shaw, Anne G. The Purpose and Practice of Motion Study. Manchester & London: Columbine Press, 1952 (2nd Ed., 1960).

Spriegel, William R. & Lansburgh, Richard H. Industrial Management New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1923--5th ed. 1955.

Spriegel, William R. & Myers, Clark E. The Writings of the Gilbreths Homewood, IL: Richard D. Irwin, Inc. 1952.

Talbot, F.A. Practical Cinematography London: William Heineman no date (circa 1912-3)

Taylor, Frederick W., The Principles of Scientific Management, NY, Harper and Bros., 1911 and 1923. Easton, Hive Publishing (bound w/Primer of SM), 1985 (reprint).

Taylor, Frederick W., Scientific Management A collection containing Shop Management, Principles.., and House Committee. Westport, Conn., Greenwook Press Pub., 1972 No copyright. Have Shop Management--complete 31a.

Tichauer, E.R., The Biomechanical Basis of Ergonomics: Anatomy Applied to the Design of Work Situations, NY, John Wiley & Sons, 1978

Trobley, Kenneth E. The Life and Times of a Happy Liberal: A Biography of Morris Llewellyn Cooke, NY, Harpers, 1954.

Urwick, Lyndall ed. The Golden Book of Management, London, Newman Neame Ltd., 1956. NY, Arno Press., 1979.

Urwick, Lyndall & Brech, E.F.I. The Making of Scientific Management, Volume I: Thirteen Pioneers London: Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, 1957 (3rd or 4th ed.).

Urwick, Lyndall & Wolf, William B. ed. The Golden Book of Management NY, AMA Committee, Book Division, American Management Assoc. , 1984.

Vernon Horace Middleton, Industrial Fatigue and Efficiency, first printing 1921. NY, Arno Press, 1977.

Yost, Edna in collaboration w/ Lillian Gilbreth. Normal Lives for the Disabled New York: Macmillian Company, 1945

Yost, Edna, Frank and Lillian Gilbreth, Partners For Life, NY, ASME, 1949.

Wrege, Charles D. (Rutgers Univ.) & Greenwood, Ronald G. (GMI Eng. and Mgmt. Institute) Frederick W. Taylor The Father of Scientific Management Myth and Reality NY: Irwin Professional Publishing, 1991