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Guide to the Wallace Clark Collection on Henry Laurence Gantt MC.23

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 Updated by Jacqueline Rider for compliance with DACS and ACM Required Elements for Archival Description  , June 2019

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Clark, Wallace, 1880-1948
Title: Wallace Clark Collection on Henry Laurence Gantt
Dates [inclusive]: 1901-1937
Abstract: The Wallace Clark Collection on Henry Laurence Gantt contains four bound volumes of manuscripts, photographs, newspaper clippings, gallery proofs and correspondence. The material, which documents the life and work of one of the American pioneers in scientific management, was compiled by Wallace Clark.
Quantity: 0.5 Linear Feet in one manuscript box
Location: Materials are stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please request materials at least two business days prior to your research visit to coordinate access.
Language: Materials are in English
Call Phrase: MC.23

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Biographical Note

Henry Laurence Gantt was born in Calvert County, Maryland, on May 20, 1861. He received his B.A. from John Hopkins University in 1880 and M.E. from the Stevens Institute of Technology in 1884. Gantt was a practicing mechanical engineer and management consultant.

Gantt is best known for creating a self-named scheduling and monitoring diagram that provides a work breakdown structure of the phases and activities of a project. Gantt charts have commonly been employed in major infrastructure projects, including the construction of the Hoover Dam and the interstate highway system. Gantt also developed the "Task and Bonus System," which correlates the bonus paid to managers to their employees' performance.

Gantt died on November 23, 1919. The American Society of Mechanical Engineers annually awards a medal in honor of Gantt for distinguished achievement in management and community service.

Wallace Clark was a consulting management engineer in New York City, for whom the Wallace Clark Center of International Management at NYU's School of Commerce, Accounts and Finance was named.

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Scope and Contents

The Wallace Clark Collection on Henry Laurence Gantt includes correspondence, photographs, printed material, publications, reports, articles, speeches, addresses, biographical material. (Formerly housed in the Wallace Clark Center)


The four volumes are arranged numerically.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Gantt, Henry Laurence, 1861-1919

Document Type

  • Charts (graphic documents)
  • graphs.
  • Correspondence.
  • Awards

Subject Topics

  • Management.
  • Engineering

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open without restrictions.

Use Restrictions

Any rights (including copyright and related rights to publicity and privacy) held by the creator are maintained by New York University. Permission to publish or reproduce materials in this collection must be secured from New York University Archives, (212) 998-2646,

Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following:

Identification of item, date (if known); Wallace Clark Collection on Henry Laurence Gantt; MC 23; box number; folder number; New York University Archives

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from the Graduate School of Business Administration Library.

Processing Information

Processing information before 2019 is unavailable.

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Container List

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 1 Volume I. Biography
Box: 1 Volume II. Philosophy, Methods and Charts
Box: 1 Volume III. Correspondence about H.L. Gantt: His Life, Publications and Charts
Box: 1 Volume IV. Articles and Speeches by H.L. Gantt, and Other Related Materials

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