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5,000 pieces, 2.50 linear feet
Scope and Content Note
The Harold B. Gilbreth Papers consist of diplomas, correspondence, promotional literature, newspaper clippings and magazine articles pertaining to “diploma mills” offering college degrees via mail. The collection also consists of college catalogs, applications, state laws and manuscripts related to “diploma Mills” which Dr. Gilbreth began collecting in 1968 as a personal hobby. Dr. Harold Brite Gilbreth (1908-1988) worked at Winthrop College from 1935-1974 as a professor of Business, Chairman of the Department of Business and Economics, and as the Director of Graduate Studies.
The Harold B. Gilbreth Papers were donated to the Archives by Harold B. Gilbreth on 14 May 1981.
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Finding Aid Citation
Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections, Winthrop University, "Harold B. Gilbreth Papers - Accession 400". Finding Aid 1317.