Guide to the H.K. Hathaway Papers JL011

Department of Special Collections and University Archives
1999 ; revised 2018
Green Library
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford 94305-6064
specialcollections@stanford.edu


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.

Provenance

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.

Arrangement

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

 

Series 1: Reports and correspondence regarding companies consulted and examined by Hathaway 1907-1929

box 1, folder 1

Acme Wire Company, New Haven, Conn. 1911-1917

box 1, folder 2

Arkell Safety Bag Company, New York 1910-1920

box 1, folder 3

Beech-Nut Packing Company, Canajoharie, New Jersey 1907-1920

box 1, folder 4

Beech-Nut Packing Company 1920-1923

box 1, folder 5

Bethleham Shipbuilding Corporation, South Bethleham, Pennsylvania March-October 1919

box 1, folder 6

Bethleham Shipbuilding Corp. November 1919-February 1923

box 2, folder 1

Bethleham Shipbuilding Corp. (data) 1918-1919

box 2, folder 2

Bethleham Shipbuilding Corp. (data, charts) 1920

box 2, folder 3

Bethleham Shipbuilding Corp. (foundry reports) 1919

box 2, folder 4

Barcalo Manufacturing Company, Buffalo, N.Y. 1912-December 1913

box 2, folder 5

Barcalo Mfg. Co. January 1914-January 1917

box 2, folder 6

Brockton Heel Company, Campello, Mass. 1911-1915

box 3, folder 1

Day and Zimmerman and Penn Central Light and Power Company, Philadelphia, Pa. 1907-1913

box 3, folder 2

Day and Zimmerman and Penn Central 1914-1917

box 3, folder 3

Day and Zimmerman and Penn Central, (misc. reports) 1913

box 3, folder 4

Delong Hook and Eye Company, Philadelphia 1919-1921

box 3, folder 5

Eaton, Crane & Pike Company, Pittsfield, Mass. 1913-1920

box 3, folder 6

Eaton, Crane & Pike Co. 1920-1923

box 4, folder 1

Hermann-Aukam & Company, New York 1914-1915

box 4, folder 2

Hermann-Aukam & Company 1915-1917

box 4, folder 3

Jones and Laughlin Steel Company, Pittsburg, Pa. 1920-1924

Box 4, Folder 4

Jones and Laughlin Steel Company, Pittsburg, Pa. 1921

Box 4, Folder 5

Jones and Laughlin Steel Company, Pittsburg, Pa. 1921-1923

Box 4, Folder 6

Jones and Laughlin Steel Company, Pittsburg, Pa. 1921-1923

box 5, folder 1

Jones and Laughlin Steel Company 1920-1924

Box 5, Folder 2

Jones and Laughlin Steel Company 1920-1924

box 5, folder 3

The Plimpton Press, Norwood, Mass. 1908-1916

box 5, folder 4

J.C. Plimpton & Company, Liverpool, England (data) 1929

box 5, folder 5

J.C. Plimpton & Company 1929

box 6, folder 1

Plymouth Cordage Works, No. Plymouth, Mass. 1911

box 6, folder 2

Plymouth Cordage Works 1912-1913

box 6, folder 3

Sanford E. Thompson, Boston, Mass. 1910-1917

box 6, folder 4

National Magnesia Manufacturing Company 1927

box 6, folder 5

Marchant Calculating Machine Company, San Francisco 1927

box 6, folder 6

New England Butt Company, Providence, R.I. 1912-1920

box 6, folder 7

Milbrook's Restaurant, New York undated

Scope and Contents

Includes menus.
box 7, folder 1

Department of Education, San Francisco 1928

box 7, folder 2

United Gas Improvement Company, Philadelphia, Pa. 1911-1923

box 7, folder 3

United States Cast Iron Pipe and Foundry, Burlington, Jew Jersey 1912

box 7, folder 4

Lovell-McConnell Manufacturing Co., Newark, N.J. 1911

box 7, folder 5

C. Stanley Hurlbut, Philadelphia, Pa. 1919

box 7, folder 6

Farrel Foundry and Machine Co., Ansoma, Conn. 1911-1912

box 7, folder 7

H.C. Cohn Co., Rochester, N.Y. 1919-1923

box 7, folder 8

Commercial Truck Co. of America, Phil., Pa. 1916

box 7, folder 9

George W. Smith & Co. 1919

box 7, folder 10

Roland Park Co., Baltimore, Md. 1912

box 7, folder 11

Roentgen Manufacturing Co., Phil., Pa. 1912

box 7, folder 12

Republic Metalware Co., Buffalo, N.Y. 1913

box 7, folder 13

New York Shipbuilding Corp. 1922

box 7, folder 14

J.H. Williams & Co., Buffalo, N.Y. 1916

box 7, folder 15

Marcel Michelin, Clermont, France 1912

box 7, folder 16

Gulf District Statistics

box 7, folder 17

Chemical Works

 

Series 2: Tabor Manufacturing Company (Philadelphia) 1918

box 8, folder 1

Forms

box 8, folder 2

Forms

box 8, folder 3

Exhibits

box 8, folder 4

Instruction cards and tool lists

box 8, folder 5

Cutting speeds for different kinds of metal; photographs of machines.

box 8, folder 6

Instructions for operating 8" Tabor Mfg. Co. power squeezer; instructions to card writers

box 8, folder 7

Taylor System Elementary Unit Time Data Sheets

box 9, folder 1

Photographs

box 9, folder 2

Blue-prints:

 

Boxes for “T” Head bolts

 

Trays for Taylor's Flying Machine

 

Time card and stores issue sorting apparatus-Flying Machine

 

Time card racks

 

Paring tools

 

Round nose roughing tools

 

U.S. War Dept. Ordnance Dept. Supply Division; instruction chart for balance of stores sheet- 1918

 

Planning department desk

box 9, folder 3

Forging equipment for Taylor standard lathe and planer tools

box 9, folder 4

Charts:

 

Speeds and feeds for machine tools

 

Speeds and feeds for machine tools

 

Route sheet for handkerchief finishing

 

Instruction card and time studies on washing factory windows.

box 9, folder 5

Forging instructions and equipment for paring tools

box 9, folder 6

Forging instructions and equipment for paring tools

box 9, folder 7

Stores system including classification A:S.M.E.

box 10, Folder 1

The care of belting in accordance with the Taylor system.

Box 10, Folder 2

Charge symbol classification

Box 10, Folder 3

Specifications for High Speed steel cutters for Taylor-Newbold saws and milling cutters

Box 10, Folder 4

Examination of drawings

Box 10, Folder 5

Entering machine time on cost sheet

Box 10, Folder 6

Approval of bills by the auditor

Box 10, Folder 7

Conditions governing bonus to be paid on different functions

Box 10, Folder 8

Bonus for new men

Box 10, Folder 9

Routine and bonus for time clerk

Box 10, Folder 10

Bonus specifications for time study man

Box 10, Folder 11

Bonus for time study clerk

Box 10, Folder 12

Cleaning machines- Bonus time for same

Box 10, Folder 13

Standing order for a speed boss

Box 10, Folder 14

Duties of the repair boss

Box 10, Folder 15

Duties of gang boss

Box 10, Folder 16

Duties of an erecting gang boss

Box 10, Folder 17

Standing order B.D. Draughting dept. practice and standards

Box 10, Folder 18

Order of work for B.D.

Box 10, Folder 19

Furnace equipment assignment of men and work

Box 10, Folder 20

Standing order for foundry clerk

Box 10, Folder 21

Supplement to foundry routine

Box 10, Folder 22

(Sales)- follow up system

Box 10, Folder 23

The follow up clerk's routine

Box 10, Folder 24

Standing orders for entry clerks (per unit)

Box 10, Folder 25

Distribution of “overhead” or indirect expenses

Box 10, Folder 26

Damage reports

Box 10, Folder 27

Production clerk-location and number of fire pails

Box 10, Folder 28

Standing order for making, issue and recall of tool lists and instruction cards, and issue and recall of tools

Box 10, Folder 29

Standing order for the issue and recall of instruction cards, tool lists, and drawings by the planning dept.

Box 10, Folder 30

Departmental charges

Box 10, Folder 31

Classification of tools

box 11, Folder 1

Classification of worked materials-Sales [part 1 of 3]

Box 11, Folder 2

Classification of worked materials-Sales [part 2 of 3]

Box 11, Folder 3

Classification of worked materials-Sales [part 3 of 3]

Box 11, Folder 4

Classification of stores - Sales [part 1 of 2]

Box 11, Folder 5

Classification of stores - Sales [part 2 of 2]

Box 11, Folder 6

Transcripts of forms- War dept.

 

Series 3: Jones and Laughlin Steel Corporation (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) 1922-1924

box 12, Folder 1

Forms

Box 12, Folder 2

Small tool data sheets and progress sheets

Box 12, Folder 3

Instruction cards under product symbol VB, VC

Box 12, Folder 4

Instruction cards under product symbol VF, VG

Box 12, Folder 5

Instruction cards under product symbol VH, VJ, VK

Box 12, Folder 6

Instruction cards under product symbol VL, VN

Box 12, Folder 7

Instruction cards under product symbol VP

Box 12, Folder 8

Instruction cards under product symbol VS, VT

box 13, Folder 1

Instruction cards under product symbol VU

Box 13, Folder 2

Instruction cards under product symbol VW, VY, VZ

Box 13, Folder 3

Index to instruction cards filed under product symbols VB-VG

Box 13, Folder 4

Index to instruction cards filed under product symbols VH-VP

Box 13, Folder 5

Index to instruction cards filed under product symbols VS-VZ

Box 13, Folder 6

Index to instruction cards covering jobs filed under machine tool symbols

Box 13, Folder 7

Instruction cards on grinding

Box 13, Folder 8

Instruction cards on grinding

Box 13, Folder 9

Instruction cards covering jobs on horizontal and vertical boring machines, centering machines, etc.

Box 13, Folder 10

Standing order on instruction cards for all machine shop cleaning July 1922

Box 13, Folder 11

Standing order on instruction cards for all machine shop cleaning

Box 13, Folder 12

Instruction cards- miscellaneous 1923-1924

box 14, Folder 1

Organizations and methods department forms

Box 14, Folder 2

Engineering department forms

Box 14, Folder 3

Standing order of the general procedure-task and bonus system 1923

Box 14, Folder 4

Standing order on the procedure for inspection of machine operations

Box 14, Folder 5

Standing order on various bonus applications

Box 14, Folder 6

Standing order of procedure- file and printing branch of the engineering dept.

Box 14, Folder 7

Standing order of the procedure-engineering and drawing division of the engineering dept.

Box 14, Folder 8

Standing order of the procedure-engineering and drawing division of the engineering dept.

Box 14, Folder 9

Engineering and drawing division outline

Box 14, Folder 10

Engineering and drawing division and its functions

Box 14, Folder 11

Standing order on general procedure of brass foundry

Box 14, Folder 12

Procedure for control of operation-No. 2 iron foundry

Box 14, Folder 13

(part of) F.W. Taylor Specifications for High Speed Steel

Box 14, Folder 14

F.W. Taylor Specifications for High Speed Steel and instruction cards

Box 14, Folder 15

F.W. Taylor Specifications for High Speed Steel and instruction cards

Box 14, Folder 16

F.W. Taylor Specifications for High Speed Steel and instruction cards

Box 14, Folder 17

Data on standard time records, cutting speeds, etc.

Box 14, Folder 18

Maintenance section for No. 1 mill

Box 14, Folder 19

Classification of work in fitting section for time study

Box 14, Folder 20

Feed and speed and capacity data sheets

box 15, Folder 1

Feed and Speed and Capacity data sheets

Box 15, Folder 2

Feed and Speed and Capacity data sheets

Box 15, Folder 3

Feed and Speed and Capacity data sheets

Box 15, Folder 4

Feed and Speed and Capacity data sheets

Box 15, Folder 5

Feed and Speed and Capacity data sheets

Box 15, Folder 6

Feed and Speed and Capacity data sheets

Box 15, Folder 7

Feed and Speed and Capacity data sheets

Box 15, Folder 8

Feed and Speed and Capacity data sheets

Box 15, Folder 9

Feed and Speed and Capacity data sheets

box 16, Folder 1

Feed and Speed and Capacity data sheets

Box 16, Folder 2

Feed and Speed and Capacity data sheets

Box 16, Folder 3

Feed and Speed and Capacity data sheets

Box 16, Folder 4

Feed and Speed and Capacity data sheets

Box 16, Folder 5

Classification sheets taken from small tools classification

Box 16, Folder 6

Classification sheets taken from the machine tool classification

Box 16, Folder 7

Machine shop belt classification

Box 16, Folder 8

Classification sheets taken from machine shop belting classification

Box 16, Folder 9

Classification sheets taken from crane classification

Box 16, Folder 10

Stores-purchased material

Box 16, Folder 11

Classification sheets taken from stores classification- material purchased

Box 16, Folder 12

Classification sheets taken from stores classification (worked material-for parts)

box 17, Folder 1

Notebook-workers and hours-steel foundry

Box 17, Folder 2

Small tool classification A-DB

Box 17, Folder 3

Small tool classification DC-HY

Box 17, Folder 4

Small tool classification J-PH

Box 18, Folder 1

Notebook-machine tool classification

Box 18, Folder 2

Notebook-worked materials-classification of parts

Box 18, Folder 3

Link Belt Engineering Co.- blueprints

 

Series 4: Miscellaneous reports, papers, speeches, of F.W. Taylor, H.K. Hathaway, and Carl G. Barth 1914-1937

box 19, Folder 1

Bethleham classification

Box 19, Folder 2

Bethleham classification

Box 19, Folder 3

Bethleham classification

Box 19, Folder 4

Backstrom Report- industrial conditions in U.S.A. Stern Backstrom 1920

Box 19, Folder 5

Scientific Management Manuscripts

Box 19, Folder 6

Sales planning and control- follow up system

Box 19, Folder 7

Maintenance of machinery and equipment as a part of the Taylor System of Management

Box 19, Folder 8

Maintenance of machinery and equipment as a part of the Taylor System of Management

Box 19, Folder 10

The Attitude of Labor Towards Scientific Management-Godfrey Hollis

box 20, folder 1

Reports:

 

Maintenance of Standards-Victor S. Karabasz

 

Training and Selection of Workers-?

 

On the Index as a factor in industry-John H. Williams

 

Power Distribution Costs-Morris Llewellyn Cooke

 

Overhead Expense Distribution- Royal R. Keely

box 20, folder 2

Hathaway: Manuscripts and notes

box 20, folder 3

Hathaway: Pamphlets, articles, papers

box 20, folder 4

Barth: Preliminary report to the Pullman Co.

Scope and Contents

Includes Preliminary Report to the Pullman Co., Testimony before Commission on Industrial Relations, and several pamphlets by Barth.
box 20, folder 5

Barth- Supplement to F.W. Taylor's “On the Art of Cutting Metals”.

Scope and Contents

Includes Tables and charts on Taylor's treatise.
box 20, folder 6

Taylor- Home Classification

Scope and Contents

Includes magazine articles regarding Taylor.
box 20, folder 7

Taylor's death- March 21, 1915

Scope and Contents

Includes announcements, correspondence, remarks, and chronological statement of his activities.
box 21, Folder 1

Forms for Manufacturing department- Anritsn Electric Co. Lmt.

Box 21, Folder 2

Same, for Tokyo Keiki Co. Lmt.

Box 21, Folder 3

Same, for Niigata Iron Works Lmt.

Box 21, Folder 4

Miscellaneous notebook-biological, industrial journals

Box 21, Folder 5

Book on “Scientific Management Material Developed From the Large and Extensive Consulting Practice of Carl. G. Barth and Made Available to the Graduate School of Business Through the Courtesy of Carl G. Barth and King Hathaway December 1937”

box 22

Book on “Scientific Management Material Developed From the Large and Extensive Consulting Practice of Carl. G. Barth and Made Available to the Graduate School of Business Through the Courtesy of Carl G. Barth and King Hathaway December 1937

box 23

Looseleaf binder; photostated articles and reports by Hathaway