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Identifier

Accession 400

Inclusive Dates

1935-1981,1984

Restrictions

Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

5,000 pieces, 2.50 linear feet

Language

English;

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.

Provenance

The Harold B. Gilbreth Papers were donated to the Archives by Harold B. Gilbreth on 14 May 1981.

Copyright

For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.

Harold B. Gilbreth Papers - Accession 400

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