the Gilbreth Network
Gilbreth FAQ (Frequently-Asked Questions)
Thank you for your interest in the Gilbreths. We
welcome your comments about our site in our guestbook
and we invite you to begin or join a discussion about the
Gilbreths in our bulletin
You may contact The Gilbreth Network by email, but
before you do, please see if your question can be
answered here. We receive some of the same questions
May I have permission to reprint a photo of the Gilbreths
from the Gilbreth Network or Cheaper & Belles web
A: The Gilbreth Network does not hold the
copyright to any of the photos on our site. Most of them
are reprinted from Lillian Gilbreth's autobiography,
"As I Remember" or Dr. Laurel Graham's book
"Managing on Her Own." Purdue University
Library's special collections holds many of the Gilbreth
photos in their Gilbreth collection. You can contact them
Ms. Katherine M. Markee
Purdue University Libraries
West Lafayette, IN 47907
May I have permission to reprint text from the Gilbreth
Network web site?
A: Almost everything on our web site is
copyright David Ferguson. Please contact him for
permission to reprint Gilbreth Network material. Email
him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be sure to include the URL of the page and a description
of the item you would like to reprint. If you are in
doubt about who wrote a piece, please contact David to
I would like to know more about therbligs.
A: We have an exclusive Network article
about therbligs. Click
here to read it.
I have read the books and/or seen the movies Cheaper by
the Dozen and Belles on their Toes. Are the Gilbreths a
A: Yes. Mr. and Mrs. Gilbreth were
efficiency experts and they had a family of 12 children.
Are any of the Gilbreths still living?
Q: What happened to the Gilbreth children after
A: The answers to these questions can best be answered in
the article "That Famous Dozen" by David
here to go to that article.
Q: What are the Gilbreth children's spouses' and
A: Find the Gilbreth family tree on this
page at the "Cheaper & Belles" site.
Can I contact the Gilbreths?
A: We cannot put you in contact with the
Gilbreths. However, you can try leaving a message for
them on our bulletin board or writing to Ernestine Carey
Harper and Row, Publishers, Inc.
10 E. 53rd Street
New York, NY 10022
I am looking for a VHS copy of "Cheaper by the
Dozen" or "Belles on their Toes."
A: Go to www.blockbuster.com
to see if a store in your area rents these movies. You
can also try our page
I am looking for a copy of one of the other Gilbreth
books, such as "The Home-Maker and Her Job," or
"Innside Nantucket." Where can I find them?
A: If the title is not in print, you
might have luck by searching eBay. If it isn't up for
sale now, it might come around in a few weeks. Or, you
can try one the many on-line used book sellers, such as
Alibris.com. The Gilbreth Network does not endorse, and
is not affiliated with, any used book sellers. We wish
you luck in finding the book you're looking for.
I am writing a book report about one of the Gilbreth
books. Can you help me?
A: We welcome you to browse around the
Gilbreth Network site and the Cheaper and Belles site for
more information about the Gilbreths. However, we can't
help you with your report. Your teacher and/or parent can
better help answer the questions you have specific to
your grade, assignment, etc.
Can't find your question here?
Then contact the webmaster at email@example.com
or David Ferguson, coordinator of the Gilbreth Network,
at firstname.lastname@example.org .