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COLLECTION Identifier: Mss:708 1899(1878)-1944 B284

Papers of Carl G. Barth and his son J. Christian Barth

Drawings, blueprints, and technical materials prepared for various companies; printed articles; and slides used for Barth's lectures.

Dates

  • 1878-1944

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Materials stored offsite; access requires advance notice. Contact specialcollectionsref@hbs.edu for more information.

Extent

16.25 linear feet (23 boxes, 7 cartons)

Drawings, blueprints, and technical materials prepared for various companies; printed articles; and slides used for Barth's lectures.

Biographical / Historical

Carl J. Barth (1860-1939) worked with Frederick W. Taylor in applying Taylor's principles of Scientific Management to business and industry. His son, J. Christian Barth worked with his father as a consultant to numerous firms. Carl Barth was born in Norway and came to the United States in 1881. In 1899, he became associated with Taylor, the father of Scientific Management. Barth developed slide rules and other instruments used in the application of Taylor's principle.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of J. Christian Barth, 1961.

Processing Information

Processed: February 2018 By: Baker Library Special Collections Staff
Link to catalog
Title
Barth, Carl G., 1860-1939. Papers of Carl G. Barth and his son J. Christian Barth, 1878-1944: A Finding Aid
Author
Baker Library
Description rules
dacs
EAD ID
bak00407

Repository Details

Part of the Baker Library Special Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University Repository

Baker Library Special Collections holds unique resources that focus on the evolution of business and industry, as well as the records of the Harvard Business School, documenting the institution's development over the last century. These rich and varied collections support research in a diverse range of fields such as business, economic, social and cultural history as well as the history of science and technology.

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