Scope and Content
Title: H.K. Hathaway Papers,
Identifier/Call Number: JL011
Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Language of Material:
12.0 Linear feet
Date (inclusive): 1907-1929
Hathaway, H. King
Scope and Content
Collection consists of reports and correspondence concerning the reorganization of various companies that consulted 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.
[Identification of item] H.K. Hathaway Papers, JL011, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford,
Gift of H. King Hathaway to the Jackson Library of Business. Transferred to the Department of Special Collections in 1979.
Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain
permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.