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  • Conditions Governing Access
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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Title: H.K. Hathaway papers
    creator: Hathaway, H. King
    Identifier/Call Number: JL011
    Physical Description: 12 Linear Feet (23 boxes ; 21 manuscript storage boxes and 2 flat boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1907-1937
    Physical Location: Special Collections and University Archives materials are stored offsite and must be paged 36 hours in advance.
    Abstract: Business records of H. King Hathaway, who was a consulting engineer associated with the Schlage Lock Company in San Francisco and the Tabor Manufacturing Company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

    Scope and Contents

    Collection consists of reports and correspondence concerning the reorganization of various companies that consulted H.K. Hathaway, a prominent management consultant, mainly in the East and New England, but in several cases in San Francisco. The years covered are 1907 to 1929, with the exception of two books presented to the business school in 1937, containing scientific management material. These papers consist of both incoming and outgoing correspondence pertaining to the reports compiled by Hathaway, and the reports themselves.
    Material on machine operations and various industrial information comprise the rest of the collection. These instruction cards and abstract management reports (that is, not pertaining to a specific company) cover the years 1922-1924, approximately.
    H. King Hathaway was a consulting engineer in New York and San Francisco, associated with the Schlage Lock Company in San Francisco, and the Tabor Manufacturing Company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a principal follower of Frederick W. Taylor, the “Father of Scientific Management”, and there are several documents related to Taylor in this collection.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item] H.K. Hathaway Papers, (JL011). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.


    Gift of H. King Hathaway to the Jackson Library of Business. Transferred to the Department of Special Collections in 1979.

    Conditions Governing Use

    While Special Collections is the owner of the physical and digital items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any transmission or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/spc/using-collections/permission-publish

    Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use.


    This collection is arranged into four series. Series 1: Reports and correspondence regarding companies consulted and examined by Hathaway, 1907-1929. Series 2: Tabor Manufacturing Company (Philadelphia), 1920. Series 3: Jones and Laughlin Steel Corporation (Pittsburg, Pennsylvania), 1922-1924. Series 4: Miscellaneous reports, papers, speeches, of F.W. Taylor, H.K. Hathaway, and Carl G. Barth, 1914-1937.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Business enterprises
    Hathaway, H. King
    Barth, Carl
    Schlage Lock Co.
    Tabor Manufacturing Company, Philadelphia
    Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation
    Taylor, Frederick Winslow, 1856-1915