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Marvin Mundel
Marvin E. Mundel Industrial Engineering Collection,
1937-1996

Extent and Forms of Material: 15 cubic feet (36 boxes, 1 oversized folder and 75 films)
Creator: Marvin E. Mundel
Abstract: The Marvin E. Mundel Industrial Engineering Collection contains correspondence, reports, data, notes, publications, books, charts, certificates, awards, writings, photographs, films and videos that document the life and career of Marvin Mundel, a well-known expert in the field of work management and productivity enhancement.
Repository: Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; archivescenter@si.edu; 202-633-3270; www.americanhistory.si.edu/archives
Collection Number: AC0676
Processing Note: Processed by Tina Glengary (intern) 1999; supervised by Alison Oswald, archivist.
© 2007 by the Smithsonian Institution. All rights reserved.

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Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for research use.
Physical Access: Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves. Researchers must use reference copies of audio-visual materials. When no reference copy exists, the Archives Center staff will produce reference copies on an “as needed” basis, as resources allow.
Technical Access: Viewing film portion of collection requires special appointment; please inquire.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use:
Copyright held by the Smithsonian Institution. Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: fees for commercial use.
Preferred Citation: [Title and date of item], Marvin E. Mundel Industrial Engineering Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, box number X, folder number XX, digital file number XXXXXXXX

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Administrative/biographical history
Scope and content
System of arrangement
Languages
Acquisition information
Access points
Container listing

Administrative/biographical history

Marvin Everett Mundel, born April 20, 1916, was a major figure in the fields of industrial engineering and time and motion studies. He is known particularly for his consulting work, seminars and teaching, as well as numerous publications based on his expertise in work management and productivity enhancement. He began his engineering career in 1936 with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from New York University (1936), followed by an M.S. and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering earned in 1938 and 1939, respectively, from the State University of Iowa.

In the late 1930s and 1940s, work measurement studies were considered the state-of-the-art method for improving industrial production. Mundel continued and built upon the achievements of pioneers Frank and Lillian Gilbreth during his teaching career at both Bradley and Purdue Universities. He also conducted seminars at Marquette University Management Center and the University of Wisconsin’s Extension Center in Milwaukee. In addition to his American teaching career, Mundel was a visiting professor at both the University of Birmingham in England and Keio University in Tokyo, Japan.

In 1952, Mundel started a consulting firm which aided corporations and governments in either work measurement consulting or, later in his career, industrial engineering consulting. His first clients were United States government agencies that wanted to gain control over lost revenue or manpower. His position from 1952 to 1953 at the Rock Island Arsenal in Illinois, as the first Director of the Army Management Engineering Training Program, transformed management techniques in the Army.

After his employment at Rock Island, Mundel began a series of consultant roles with corporations eager to standardize labor practices and make production more efficient. From 1953 to 1963, Mundel conducted time and motion studies at various manufacturing companies and developed techniques to measure work units. His most important contribution to the field of time and motion study was the development of memomotion, a stop-action filming technique used to determine time standards for work tasks.

Following his refinements of time and motion study, Mundel took his expertise to Japan where he offered his consultant services to various Japanese manufacturing firms during the 1960s. His interests evolved from time and motion studies to include work management and overall management organization consulting. During the 1960s and 1970s, Mundel also returned to government consulting in the United States with these new techniques, in offices such as the Bureau of the Budget and United States Department of Agriculture. This period marked an important evolution in Mundel’s career, from time and motion study to work measurement and then to industrial consulting. Mundel was among the first consultants to export American management techniques to Japan, and, in his later career, to other Asian countries. He became an integral part of the Asian Productivity Organization, a group that helped developing Asian countries learn how to increase productivity. His seminars sought to provide corporations and governments with efficient management techniques so that Asia would become a strong economic center. Mundel was sensitive to cultural differences as well as varied methods of management and standards of productivity.

Mundel won the Gilbreth Award in 1982. He continued conducting seminars and writing books and articles well into the 1980s, until failing health prevented him from traveling. When Mundel died in 1996, he was well respected in the field of industrial engineering for his many contributions.


Scope and content

The Marvin E. Mundel Industrial Engineering Collection contains correspondence, reports, data, notes, publications, books, charts, certificates, awards, writings, photographs, films and videos that document the life and career of Marvin Mundel and demonstrate his work practices and teaching techniques.

The collection is organized chronologically into eleven series: Biographical Materials, Writings, Industrial Engineering, Work Methods, Purdue University, Time and Motion Study, Government Work, Japanese Consulting, Asian Productivity Organization, Dupont Case Study, and Films and Videos. While the years in each series may overlap, the separation of series demonstrates the evolution of Mundel’s work and teachings. Photographs can be found throughout the collection. Information about the film and video series is located in Appendix A.

Series 1, Biographical Materials, 1953-1996, consists of documentation about Mundel and his career. The series contains bibliographies and curriculum vitae, correspondence, documentation on his memberships in Industrial Engineering groups, photographs, and certificates.

Series 2, Writings, 1937-1994, brings together Mundel’s papers, speeches, books, and publications. When possible, the writings are arranged chronologically. The remaining writings are arranged by topic. This series should not be considered a definitive bibliography of Mundel’s writings.

Series 3, Industrial Engineering, 1954-1995, combines Mundel’s research with correspondence to and from other Industrial Engineers. It also includes Mundel’s contributions to the Encyclopedia Britannica on “Industrial Engineering,” “Work Measurement,” and “Memomotion.”

Series 4, Work Methods, undated, contains documents such as forms, office procedure manuals, visual aids, and printed matter about office equipment that offer insight into Mundel’s work methods and innovative methods of making his own office more efficient.

Series 5, Purdue University, 1951-1957, documents his teaching career at the Industrial Engineering Department as well correspondence from his trip to England where he taught classes on industrial engineering.

Series 6, Time and Motion Study, 1952-1984, includes notes, data, printed matter, correspondence, charts, and photographs from his consultant work for various companies. This series contains seven subseries: Subseries 1, Consulting Work, 1954-1966; Subseries 2, Correspondence, 1956-1960; Subseries 3, Course work, undated; Subseries 4, Equipment, undated; Subseries 5, Film, 1952-1984; Subseries 6, Memberships, 1970-1977; and Subseries 7, Research, 1957.

Subseries 1, Consulting work, 1954-1966, contains correspondence and data from the corporations that hired Mundel as a consultant. Subseries 2, Correspondence, 1956-1960, the contains letters to and from people with diverse interests in time and motion study. Many people wrote to Mundel asking for advice with projects. Visual aids and handouts make up Subseries 3, Course work. In order to create memomotion, Mundel needed to refine certain electrical and motor parts on the cameras and projectors with which he worked. Subseries 4, Equipment, undated, have brochures on many different kinds of motors and switches. Subseries 5, Film, 1952-1984, contains most of the documentation that relates directly to films and video cassettes in this collection. Mundel was active in many organizations related to industrial engineering that shared his interests in time and motion study. Finally, copies and clippings make up the research subseries, 1957.

Series 7, Government Work, 1952-1971, documents Mundel’s work for the government, from his work at Rock Island Arsenal to seminars for NASA. This series contains correspondence, data, reports, course work, visual aids, and photographs. The consulting work is arranged in a chronological manner and, in some instances, alphabetically.

Series 8, Japanese Consulting, 1959-1987, documents Mundel’s consulting work for Japanese corporations. The files are arranged alphabetically by company and contain research, data, charts, notes, reports, and correspondence about each manufacturing firm. His notebooks and trip files give insight into his cultural understanding of Japanese firms and his teaching practices. Of special interest are the notebooks that contain photographs and firsthand experiences of adapting to Japanese culture and understanding Japanese work practices.

Series 9, Asian Productivity Organization, 1973-1994, consists of year and country files of Mundel’s seminars throughout the Far East. The course work, notes, visual aids, reports, and photographs demonstrate Mundel’s shift in emphasis from work measurement to managerial organization. This series also contains books published by the Asian Productivity Organization (APO) that give a context to Mundel’s work and writings.

Series 10, Dupont Case Study, 1978-1984, contains correspondence, data, notes, reports, research, and visual aids concerning one of the many American companies where Mundel consulted. Dupont was selected because of its prominence in the American business world.

Series 11, Films and Videos, circa 1939-1973, is comprised of 16mm films and 1⁄2" VHS videocassette tapes. The bulk of the series is 16mm films. The films relate to the documents in Series 6: Time and Motion Studies. There are six subseries: Rating Films, 1939-1973; Memomotion Films, circa 1948-1959; Multi-Image Loops, circa, 1956-1958; Instructional Films, circa 1939-1962; Travel Films, circa 1955-1958 and Papers, undated.

Films are labeled either OF, RF, OV, or RV, for Original Film, Reference Film, Original Video, and Reference Video, respectively. [Example: For “676.24 OF Roll Edge on Sheet Metal Disc, circa 1960 (REF. FILM 676.24 and REF. VIDEO 676.70),” 676 is the collection number; 24 is the item number; OF means original film; “Roll Edge on Sheet Metal Disc” is the title; 1960 is the date followed by any reference copies. In this case there are both a reference film and a reference video. The Archives Center will eventually have reference copies for all of the films. for researchers to view.

Subseries 1, Rating Films, circa 1939-1973, represents Mundel’s work with rating or pace films. This technique films a worker doing a repetitive work unit and allows trained motion study analysts to establish time standards. These films show a wide variety of jobs held by both men and women, American workers and Japanese workers. There are three groups of films:

Demonstration Rating Films: These films have the same format as titles with 10 scenes of workers doing a work unit at different paces. The films are arranged according to Mundel’s numerical system and retain the original titles. These films should be projected at 1000 frames per minute.

Poultry Rating Films: These are rating films that Mundel did for the USDA and the Consumer Protection Programs.

Miscellaneous Films: These are Mundel’s rating films for Tung Sol, ASF, Woods Veterans Hospital, and Montfort. There is also a rating film taken by an English company.

Subseries 2, Memomotion Films, circa 1948-1959, includes memomotion examples that were incorporated into instructional films. Memomotion is a filming technique created by Mundel. Time and motion analysts film a non-repetitive or extended crew activity at one frame per second and then project the film at normal speed. In this manner, the analyst can record a longer work period at a fraction of the cost and be able to analyze the film much more quickly. Memomotion is often used in conjunction with work flow diagrams.

Subseries 3, Multi-Image Loops, circa 1956-1958, combines seven of Mundel’s multi-image loops onto one film core. The films display twelve images of rating films at the same time. The worker in each image is working at a different pace (fastest in the top left-hand corner and the slowest in the bottom right-hand corner). Time and motion study analysts could watch the loops for as long as they needed to get an idea of what the range of paces for a certain job could be. The loops were disassembled and spliced together for preservation and viewing purposes.

Subseries 4, Instructional Films, circa 1939-1962, includes Mundel’s attempts to educate others about his filming techniques and overall industrial engineering themes. The films teach ways to improve productivity through motion studies, how to make memomotion films, and the College of Technology, Birmingham, England’s method of making microscope slides.

Subseries 5, Travel Films, circa 1955-1958, includes films that combine Mundel’s love for travel and different cultures with film documentation of Japanese seminars.

Subseries 6, Papers, undated, contains papers directly related to the films. Of importance are the rating sheets which associate different percentages of efficiency to the paces in the film.


System of arrangement

Series 1, Biographical Materials, 1953-1996
Series 2, Writings, 1937-1994
Subseries 1, Books, 1942-1994
Subseries 2, Papers, 1959-1989, undated
Subseries 3, Publications, 1937-1993, undated
Subseries 4, Speeches, undated
Subseries 5, University of Iowa Studies, 1938-1940
Series 3, Industrial Engineering, 1954-1995
Series 4, Work Methods, undated
Series 5, Purdue University, 1951-1957
Series 6, Time and Motion Study, 1952-1984
Subseries 1, Consulting Work, 1954-1966
Subseries 2, Correspondence, 1956-1960
Subseries 3, Course Work, undated
Subseries 4, Equipment, undated
Subseries 5, Film, 1952-1984
Subseries 6, Memberships - Industrial Management Society, 1970-1977
Subseries 7, Research, 1957
Series 7, Government Work, 1952-1971
Subseries 1, General, 1955-1967, undated
Subseries 2, Rock Island Arsenal, 1952-1958
Subseries 3, Consulting, 1959-1971
Subseries 4, Seminars, 1963-1969
Series 8, Japanese Consulting, 1959-1987
Subseries 1, Consulting, 1961-1980
Subseries 2, Correspondence, 1959-1980
Subseries 3, Keio University, 1960-1961
Subseries 4, Memberships, 1959-1987
Subseries 5, Notes, undated
Subseries 6, Photographs, undated
Subseries 7, Scrapbooks, 1960-1965
Subseries 8, Seminars, 1959-1967
Series 9, Asian Productivity Organization, 1973-1994
Subseries 1, Annual Reports, 1973-1994
Subseries 2, Books, 1985-1989
Subseries 3, General, 1976-1995, undated
Subseries 4, Seminars, 1973-1989
Subseries 5, Presentation Album of Jakarta Seminar, 1973
Series 10, DuPont Case Study, 1978-1984
Series 11, Films and Videos, circa 1939-1973
Subseries 1, Rating Films, circa 1939-1973
Subseries 2, Memomotion Films, circa 1948-1959
Subseries 3, Multi-Image Loops, circa 1956-1958
Subseries 4, Instructional Films, circa 1939-1962
Subseries 5, Travel Films, circa 1955-1958
Subseries 6, Papers, undated


Languages

Some materials in Japanese.


Acquisition information

This collection was donated to the Archives Center at the National Museum of American History by Marvin Mundel’s wife, Takako Mundel, in January, 1999.


Access points

Subjects/Topical:
Chronophotography
Industrial engineering—1930-2000
Methods Engineering
Motion study
Work measurement
Industrial management
Organizational effectiveness
United States Dept. of Agriculture
Greeting cards industry
Box making
Dental offices
Dental instruments and apparatus
Shoe industry
Drafting table
Shipbuilding industry
Meat—Packing.
Meat industry and trade
Meat inspection
Steel industry and trade
Steel founding
Diesel motor industry
Plant layout
Materials handling
Pharmaceutical industry
Poultry—Inspection
Poultry industry
Refuse collection
Slaughtering and slaughter houses
Machine shops
Machinery industry
Punched card systems—Machinery
Industrial Productivity—measurements
Motion pictures in industry
Government consultants—Asia—Japan
Government productivity—Japan
Hospitals—Materials management
Food processing plants

Subjects/Geographical:
United States Navy Long Beach Naval Shipyard
United States Rock Island Arsenal

Subjects/Names:
Deming, Edward
Gambrell, C.B.
American Institute of Industrial Engineers
Society for the Advancement of Management
Purdue University
E.I. DuPont De Nemours
Japanese Management Association
Japan Productivity Center
Asian Productivity organization
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd
Aji-no-moto Corporation
Aluminum Goods Manufacturing Comp
American Colortype
A.O. Smith Company
Barbar and Coleman
Bridgestone
Briggs and Stratton
Buffalo China Company
Cindahy Brothers Company
Gardner Board and Carton Company
Hamilton Manufacturing Company
Herbst Shoe Manufacturing Company
S.C. Johnson and Son
Kanebo Spinning Co
Kanaki Gear Plant
Kawasake Dockyard
Lockheed Shipbuilding and Construction Comp
Milwaukee Gas Company
Nihon Denso
Nippon Kokan Tsurumi
Nippon Electric Company
Pillsbury Mills
Sumitomo
Albert Trostel and Sons
Western Printing and Lithography Corp
Westover Engineers
Yanmar Diesel Engine Company
Stephan A. Young Company

Form/Genre:
Photographs—1900-2000
Field notes
Loop films
Motion photographs
Diagrams
Correspondence—1930-1950
Charts
Transparencies
Motion pictures (visual works)


Container listing

Box Folder  
    SERIES 1, BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS, 1953-1996
1 1 Bibliography and Curriculum Vitae, undated
  2 Correspondence, 1953-1968
  3 Gilbreth Medal, 1981
  4 Memberships-American Institute of Industrial Engineers, 1980
  5 Memberships-Society for the Advancement of Management, 1965-1966
  6 Miscellaneous, undated
  7 Personal, 1991-1996
  8 Photographs-Mundel Head Shots, undated
  9 Photographs-Miscirca, undated
36 1 Honorary Certificates, 1953-1989
    SERIES 2, WRITINGS, 1937-1994
    Subseries 1, Books, 1942-1994
1 10 BASIC-A Personal Computer Language for Improving Productivity, 1986
  11 Case Problems in Industrial Engineering Management, 1945
  12 A Conceptual Framework for the Management Sciences, 1967
2 1 Improving Productivity and Effectiveness, 1983
  2 Measuring and Enhancing the Productivity of Service and Government Organizations, 1980
  3 Measuring the Productivity of Commercial Banks, 1987
  4 Measuring the Productivity of Commercial Banks, with disk, 1987
  5 Measuring Total Productivity of Manufacturing Organizations, with disk, 1987
  6 Methods Research, 1948
3 1 Motion and Time Study, 2nd Edition, 1955
  2 Motion and Time Study, 4th Edition, 1970
  3 Motion and Time Study, 7th Edition, with disk, 1994
4 1 Motion and Time Study, 7th Edition, with disk, 1994
  2-3 Motion and Time Study Workbook, 1942, 1944, 1947, 1950
  4 The Philosophy and Use of Work Measurement, undated
  5 Systematic Motion and Time Study, 1947
5 1 Toward the Improvement of Government, 1970
  2 The White Collar Knowledge Worker, with disk, 1989
    Subseries 2, Papers, 1959-1989, undated
  3-4 Conferences, 1957-1989
  5 Government, undated
  6-7 Industrial Engineering, undated
6 1 Japan, undated
  2 Management Organization, undated
  3 Miscellaneous, undated
  4 Time and Motion Study, undated
  5-6 Work Measurement, undated
    Subseries 3, Publications, 1937-1993, undated
7 1 Undated
  2-4 1937-1993
  5 Foreign Publications, 1950-1960
  6 Japanese Publications, 1960-1962
36 2 Life Magazine Article, 1946 (original)
7 7 Life Magazine Article, 1946 (photocopy)
8 1-2 Subseries 4, Speeches, undated
  3 Subseries 5, University of Iowa Studies, 1938-1940
    SERIES 3, INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING, 1954-1995
  4 Encyclopedia Britannica Entries, 1956-1967
  5 Deming, Edwards, 1975-1995
  6 Gambrell, C.B., 1958-1959
  7-8 Research, 1954-1982
    SERIES 4, WORK METHODS, UNDATED
9 1 Dunn and Bradstreet Rating, 1983
  2 Equipment, undated
  3 Forms, undated
  4 Office Procedures, undated
  5-6 Visual Aids, undated
    SERIES 5, PURDUE UNIVERSITY, 1951-1957
  7 Course Work, 1956-1957, undated
  8 England Seminars, 1951-1957
  9 Photographs, undated
    SERIES 6, TIME AND MOTION STUDY, 1952-1984
    Subseries 1, Consulting Work, 1954-1966
10 1 Aluminum Goods Manufacturing Company, 1955
  2 American Colortype: Greeting Card Division, 1956
  3 A.O. Smith Corporation, 1954
  4 Barber and Colman, 1956
  5 Briggs and Stratton, 1957
  6 Buffalo China Company, 1958-1961
  7-9 Cudahy Brothers Company, 1954-1957
  10 Gardner Board and Carton Company, 1956-1957
11 1-2 Hamilton Manufacturing Company, 1957-1958
  3 Herbst Shoe Manufacturing Company, undated
  4 Hudson Pulp and Paper Company, 1966
  5 S.C. Johnson and Son, 1956
  6 Lockheed Shipbuilding and Construction Company, 1963
  7 Milwaukee Gas Company, 1954
  8 Mirro Rating History, 1955-1956
  9 Pillsbury Mills, 1955-1957
  10-11 Albert Trostel and Sons, 1955
  12 Western Printing and Lithography Company, 1957-1958
  13 Westover Engineers, 1954
  14 Stephen A. Young Corporation, 1959
12 1 Subseries 2, Correspondence, 1956-1960
  2 Subseries 3, Course Work, undated
  3 Subseries 4, Equipment, undated
    Subseries 5, Film, 1952-1984
  4 Byron Motion Pictures, 1976-1984
  5 Camera Random Timer, undated
  6 Correspondence, 1960-1980
  7 Equipment, undated
  8 Film Can Label, undated
  9-10 Kodak, undated
13 1 Memomotion, 1956-1958
  2 Multi-image Loops, 1954-1958
  3 Notes, undated
  4 Rating Data, 1955-1958
  5 Research, 1952-1958
  6 Toggle Relay Switch and Motors, undated
  7 Tools, undated
  8 Subseries 6, Memberships - Industrial Management Society, 1970-1977
  9 Subseries 7, Research, 1957
    SERIES 7, GOVERNMENT WORK, 1952-1971
    Subseries 1, General, 1955-1967, undated
14 1 Application and Pay Information, 1955-1964
  2 Correspondence and Job Descriptions, 1963-1965
  3 Course Work, 1967
  4 Monthly Reports, 1963-1964
  5 Photographs, undated
  6 Visual Aids, undated
    Subseries 2, Rock Island Arsenal, 1952-1958
  7 Course Work, 1952
  8-9 Research, 1953-1957
37 1-4 Photographs, 1952-1958
    Subseries 3, Consulting, 1959-1971
15 1 Army Value Analysis Program, 1959
  2 Work Management, 1959
  3 Work Management - Photographs, 1959
  4 Naval Shipyard, 1960
  5 Bureau of the Budget, 1963
  6-7 Long Beach Naval Shipyard, 1963
  8 Work Measurement Program, 1964
  9 Secret Service, 1964
  10 United States Dept. of Agriculture - Animal Health, 1969
  11 Cotton Marketing Assistance, 1971
  12 Dairy Inspection, 1971
16 1 Fruit and Vegetable Division, undated
  2 Livestock Division, undated
  3-6 Meat Inspection, 1965-1971
  7 Milk Marketing, undated
  8 Tobacco Marketing Assistance, undated
  9 Report Contract Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, undated
    Subseries 4, Seminars, 1963-1969
17 1 Supervisor Development Program, 1963
  2 Systems and Procedures Association, 1964
  3 Management Analysis, June 1964
  4 Kansei Productivity Seminar, July 1964
  5 Work Measurement Seminar, September 1964
  6 Interagency Records Administration Conference, September 1964
  7 National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Headquarters Speech, 1964 October
  8 Bureau of Inspections, 1964 November
  9 United States Dept. of Agriculture Work Unit Analysis Course, 1966
  10 Systems and Procedures Association, 1967
  11 Department of Transportation, 1968
  12 National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), 1968
  13 Performance Rating Workshop, 1969
  14 Ritter Dental Conference, 1969
  15 Navy Fleet Work Study School, 1969
    SERIES 8, JAPANESE CONSULTING, 1959-1987
    Subseries 1, Consulting, 1961-1980
18 1 Aji-no-moto Corporation-Kawasaki Plant, undated
  2 Bridgestone, 1972
  3-4 Iron and Steel Federation, 1965-1980
  5 Kanebo Spinning Company, 1962
  6 Kanzaki Gear Plant, undated
  7 Kawasake Dockyard, 1965-1970
  8-9 Mitsubishi-Heavy Industries Ltd., 1965-1980
19 1 Mitsubishi-Heavy Industries Ltd.-Brochures, 1965-1980
  2 Mitsubishi-Heavy Industries Ltd.-Hiroshima, 1965-1980
  3 Mitsubishi-Heavy Industries Ltd.-Lockheed Shipyard, 1965-1980
  4 Mitsubishi-Heavy Industries Ltd.-Takasago, 1965-1980
  5 Mitsubishi-Heavy Industries Ltd.-Takasago-Notebook, 1965-1980
  6 Mitsubishi-Heavy Industries Ltd.-Yokohama, 1965-1980
20 1 Nihon Denso, undated
  2-5 Nippon Kokan Tsurumi, 1962
21 1 Nippon Kokan Kk (NKK), 1966-1975
  2-3 Nippon Electric Company, 1966-1975
  4 Sumitomo, 1966-1967
  5-6 Yanmar Diesel Engine Company, 1961-1979
22 1-3 Notebooks, 1966-1967, undated
  4-9 Trips, 1965-1968
  10 Subseries 2, Correspondence, 1959-1980
    Subseries 3, Keio University, 1960-1961
  11 Course Work-English, 1960
  12 Course Work-Japanese, undated
  13 Dr. Mundel Seminar, 1961
  14 Photographs, undated
  15 Time and Motion Seminar, undated
23 1 Course Work, 1959
    Subseries 4, Memberships, 1959-1987
24 1 Japan Institute of Industrial Engineering, 1970-1971
  2 Japanese Management Association, 1964-1979
24 3 Japanese Management Association-Bulletin 1-8, 1964-1979
  4 Japanese Management Association-Films, 1964-1979
  5 Japanese Management Association-Miscellaneous., 1964-1979
  6 Japanese Management Association-Newsletter, 1978-1987
  7 Japan Productivity Center, 1959-1981
  8 Subseries 5, Notes, undated
  9 Subseries 6, Photographs, undated
25 1-2 Subseries 7, Scrapbooks, 1960-1965
    Subseries 8, Seminars, 1959-1967
  3 Industrial Engineering Katcho, Butcho Seminar, undated
  4 Iron and Steel Federation Seminar, 1961
  5 Japanese Industrial Engineering Seminar, 1959
  6 Preparing for Short Seminars, undated
  7 Seminar Material, 1967
    SERIES 9, ASIAN PRODUCTIVITY ORGANIZATION, 1973-1994
26 1 Subseries 1, Annual Reports, 1973-1994
    Subseries 2, Books, 1985-1989
  2 Automation Technology in Management in Selected Asian Countries, 1987
  3 Improving Productivity Through Macro-Micro Linkages, 1985
  4 Information Technology Development for Small and Medium Enterprises in Asian Newly Industrialized Countries and Japan, 1988
  5 Operational Level Productivity Measurement Analysis and Improvement, 1985
  6 Productivity and Effectiveness Measurement in the Public Sector, 1989
  7 Productivity Management at Firm Level, 1986
    Subseries 3, General, 1976-1995, undated
27 1 Course Work 1976-1977
  2 Newsletter—APO News, 1976-1995
  3 Photographs, undated
  4 Travel Tips for the Orient, undated
    Subseries 4, Seminars, 1973-1989
  5 Asian Productivity Organizations, 1973
  6 Asian Productivity Organizations-Notebook, 1973
  7 Asian Productivity Organizations, 1974
  8 Asian Productivity Organizations, 1975
  9 Asian Productivity Organizations-Notebook, 1975
  10 China, 1975
  11 Hong Kong, 1975
28 1 India, 1975
  2 Indonesia and Korea, 1975
  3-4 Production Engineers Training Course (PET) Survey, 1975
  5 Philippines, 1975
  6 Philippines-Brochure, 1975
29 1 Singapore, 1975
  2 Singapore, 1976
  3 Singapore-Correspondence, 1976
  4 Singapore-Course Material, 1976
  5 Singapore-Notebook,1976
  6 China and India, 1976
  7 Philippines, 1976
  8-9 Taiwan, 1976
  10 Japan, Republic of China, Philippines, Singapore, and Hong Kong, 1977
  11 Notebook, 1977
30 1-2 Asian Productivity Conference, 1980
  3 India, 1982
  4 Indonesia, Japan, and Korea, 1982
  5 Philippines, 1982
  6 Singapore, 1982
  7 Sri Lanka and Taiwan, 1982
  8 Thailand, 1982
31 1 1983
  2-3 1983-Course Material
32 1 Philippines, 1985
  2 Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PENN DOT), 1986
  3-4 Singapore, 1987
  5 Philippine Manufacturers, 1989
36 3 Subseries 5, Presentation Album of Jakarta Seminar, 1973
    SERIES 10, DUPONT CASE STUDY, 1978-1984
33 1 Correspondence, 1978-1984
  2-4 Data and Notes, 1978-1979
  5 Initial Report, 1979
  6 Preliminary Report, 1979
  7 Research, 1979
  8 Visual Aids, undated
    SERIES 11, FILMS AND VIDEOS, circa 1939-1973
    Subseries 1, Rating Films, circa 1939-1973
    Demonstration Rating Films
  (OF 676.1) Original of Titles and Some Scenes from Plate Crystal, circa 1965
16mm black and white silent camera original reversal, 417 feet
Original titles used with other rating films combined into one film by Mundel. Also included some scenes from the plate radio crystal rating film.
34 (OF 676.2)
RV 676.73
Roping Salami, circa 1954
16mm black and white silent print, 330 feet
Following a title sequence, ten scenes of a woman roping salami with string. The work in each scene is performed at a different pace.
34 OF 676.3
RF 676.3
RV 676.68
Feed 28 Tank Heads to Punch Press, circa 1954
16mm black and white silent print, 330 feet
Following a title sequence, ten scenes of a man working with a large machine. The work in each scene is performed at a different pace.
34 OF 676.4
RV 676.70
Assemble Screws to Insulators, circa 1954
16mm black and white silent print, 375 feet
Following a title sequence, ten scenes of a man putting parts together. The work in each scene is performed at a different pace.
34 OF 676.5
RF 676.5
RV 676.69
Set Up Wire Bound Box, circa 1956
16mm black and white silent print, 367 feet
Following a title sequence, ten scenes of a man putting together a wire bound wooden box. The work in each scene is performed at a different pace.
34 OF 676.6
RV 676.69
Lift Teletype from Mounting Bolts, circa 1965
16mm black and white silent print, 360 feet
Following a title sequence, ten scenes of a man lifting a machine and setting it down. The work in each scene is performed at a different pace.
34 OF 676.7
RV 676.71
Manual Purge of File, circa 1965
16mm black and white silent print, 390 feet
Following a title sequence, ten scenes of a woman going through files and sorting cards. Each scene is a different pace.
34 OF 676.7
RV 676.74
Loosen Terminal Block Support, circa 1965
16mm black and white silent print, 374 feet
Following a title sequence, ten scenes of a man with a hand inside of a box. He loosens a bolt with a screwdriver. Each scene is a different pace.
34 OF 676.9
RV 676.70
Plate and Check Radio Crystal and Frequency, circa 1965
16mm black and white silent print, 374 feet
Following a title sequence, ten scenes of a woman working with a large radio machine. The work in each scene is performed at a different pace.
34 OF 676.10
RV 676.71
Load Piece onto Tool of Broach, circa 1956
16mm black and white silent print, 374 feet
Following a title sequence, ten scenes of a man working with a large machine. The work in each scene is performed at a different pace.
34 OF 676.11
RF 676.11
Wrap 1/4 Aluminum Measuring Cup, circa 1956
16mm black and white silent print, 376 feet
Following a title sequence, ten scenes of a woman wrapping measuring cups. The work in each scene is performed at a different pace.
34 OF 676.12
RV 676.69
Apply Pressure Sensitive Label, circa 1957
16mm black and white silent print, 350 feet
Following a title sequence, ten scenes of a man with papers and labels. Each scene is a different pace.
34 OF 676.13
RV 676.69
Make Mold, Assemble Flask, circa 1957
16mm black and white silent print, 400 feet
Following a title sequence, ten scenes of men working at benches with large machines. Each scene is a different pace.
34 OF 676.14
RV 676.69
Load 10 lb. Boxes on Skid, circa 1957
16mm black and white silent print, 354 feet
Following a title sequence, ten scenes of a man loading crates onto a dolly. The work in each scene is performed at a different pace.
34 (OF 676.15)
RV 676.75
Hand Feed Box to Wrapping Machine, circa 1958
16mm black and white silent print, 335 feet
Following a title sequence, ten scenes of a woman working with a machine and boxes. The work in each scene is performed at a different pace.
34 (OF 676.16)
RV 676.76
Interleave Greeting Cards and Envelopes, circa 1958
16mm black and white silent print, 330 feet
Following a title sequence, ten scenes of a woman putting together cards and envelopes. The work in each scene is performed at a different pace.
34 OF 676.17 RF 676.17
RV 676.68
Run NATCO Multi-Spindle Drill, circa 1959
16mm black and white silent print, 352 feet
Following a title sequence, ten scenes of a man working with a large machine. The work in each scene is performed at a different pace.
34 OF 676.18
RV 676.77
Feed Casing In Machine (Bookbinding), circa 1959
16mm black and white silent print, 332 feet
Following a title sequence, ten scenes of a woman working with a machine. The work in each scene is performed at a different pace.
34 OF 676.19
RV 676.78
Assemble Brush Diaphragm, circa 1959
16mm black and white silent print, 338 feet
Following a title sequence, ten scenes of a woman brushing off a part before assembly. Each scene is a different pace.
34 OF 676.20
RV 676.79
Place Cover on Doll Boxes, circa 1959
16mm black and white silent print, 345 feet
Following a title sequence, ten scenes of a woman putting covers on doll boxes. The work in each scene is performed at a different pace.
34
OF 676.21
RV 676.80
Trim Meat from Blade Bone, circa 1959
16mm black and white silent print, 331 feet
Following a title sequence, ten scenes of a man cutting pieces of meat from the bone. The work in each scene is performed at a different pace.
34 OF 676.22
RF 676.22
RV 676.81
Measure Hog Casings, circa 1957
16mm black and white silent print, 340 feet
Following a title sequence, ten scenes of a woman measuring hog casings. The work in each scene is performed at a different pace.
34 OF 676.23 RF 676.23
RV 676.68
Pulling Electrical Cable Aboard Ship, circa 1960
16mm black and white silent print, 352 feet
Following a title sequence, ten scenes of a man pulling cable through a hole in the ceiling. The work in each scene is performed at a different pace.
34 OF 676.24 RF 676.24
RV 676.70
Roll Edge on Sheet Metal Disc, circa 1960
16mm black and white silent print, 342 feet
Following a title sequence, ten scenes of a man working with a drill. Each scene is a different pace.
34 OF 676.25
RV 676.70
Assemble Deck House to Coaming with Huck Bolts, circa 1960
16mm black and white silent print, 330 feet
Following a title sequence, ten scenes of a man putting bolts into the wall. The work in each scene is performed at a different pace.
34 OF 676.26
RV 676.70
Scribe Diameter on Sheet Metal Disc, circa 1960
16mm black and white silent print, 345 feet
Following a title sequence, ten scenes of a man scoring diameter of large discs on table. The work in each scene is performed at a different pace.
34 OF 676.27
RV 676.68
Push Hand Cart, circa 1963
16mm black and white silent print, 296 feet
Following a title sequence in English and Japanese, ten scenes of a man pushing cart across factory floor. The work in each scene is performed at a different pace.
34 OF 676.28
RV 676.71
Spot Face and Drill, circa 1962
16mm black and white silent print, 380 feet
Following a title sequence in English and Japanese, ten scenes of a man working with a drill. The work in each scene is performed at a different pace.
34 OF 676.29
RV 676.68
Assorted Pharmaceutical Operations, circa 1959/1960
16mm black and white silent print, 380 feet
Following a title sequence, ten scenes of men and women doing different operations in a pharmaceutical plant. Examples include: men loading vats of pills into machines, women putting labels on bottles, and boxing bottles. Mundel's notes on head of film identify company as Parke Davis.
34 OF 676.30 RF 676.30
RV 676.68
Assorted Machine Operations, circa 1961
16mm black and white silent print, 383 feet
Following a title sequence in English and Japanese, ten scenes of men and women doing different jobs with large machines.
34 OF 676.31 RF 676.31
RV 676.68
Lift Boxes of Various Weights, circa 1959
16mm black and white silent print, 355 feet
Following a title sequence, ten scenes of a man lifting boxes and putting them on a conveyor belt. The work in each scene is performed at a different pace.
34 OF 676.32 RF 676.32
RV 676.71
Sampling Rating #1, circa 1965
16mm black and white silent camera original reversal, 395 feet
Following a title sequence, fifty scenes of men and women working at different jobs. Scenes taken from other rating films.
34 OF 676.33
RF 676.33
RV 676.71
Sampling Rating #2, circa 1965
16mm black and white silent camera original reversal, 361 feet
Following a title sequence, fifty scenes of men and women working at different jobs. Scenes taken from other rating films.
  OV 676.34 Time Study Rating Tapes Sampler, undated
1/2" VHS videocassette tape, 12 minutes. No Audio
This is a video compilation that Mundel made of scenes from the rating films in addition to a multi- image loop of a man moving boxes. Mundel projected the films and videotaped the projections.
    Poultry Rating Films
  OF 676.35 USDA - Consumer Protection Programs - Poultry Rating Films 4-1 to 4-10, circa 1969
16mm black and white silent print, 342 feet
Following a title sequence, ten scenes of men working with poultry on an assembly line.
  OF 676.36 USDA - Consumer Protection Programs - Poultry Rating Films 5-1 to 5-10, circa 1969
16mm black and white silent print, 343 feet
Following a title sequence, ten scenes of men working with poultry on an assembly line.
  OF 676.37 USDA - Consumer Protection Programs - Poultry Rating Films 6-1 to 6-10, circa 1969
16mm black and white silent print, 340 feet
Following a title sequence, ten scenes of men working with poultry on an assembly line.
  OF 676.38 USDA - Consumer Protection Programs - Poultry Rating Films 7-1 to 7-10, circa 1969
16mm black and white silent print, 348 feet
Following a title sequence, ten scenes of men working with poultry on an assembly line.
  OF 676.39 USDA - Consumer Protection Programs - Poultry Rating Films 8-1 to 8-10, circa 1969
16mm black and white silent print, 340 feet
Following a title sequence, ten scenes of men working with poultry on an assembly line.
  OF 676.40 USDA - Consumer Protection Programs - Poultry Rating Films 9-1 to 9-7, circa 1969
16mm black and white silent print, 265 feet
Following a title sequence, seven scenes of men working with poultry on an assembly line.
  OF 676.41 USDA - Consumer Protection Programs - Poultry Rating Films 10-1 to 10-10, circa 1969
16mm black and white silent print, 338 feet
Following a title sequence, ten scenes of men working with poultry on an assembly line.
  OF 676.42 USDA - Consumer Protection Programs - Poultry Rating Films 11-1 to 11-6, circa 1969
16mm black and white silent print, 200 feet
Following a title sequence, six scenes of men working with poultry on an assembly line.
  OF 676.43 USDA - Consumer Protection Programs - Poultry Rating Films 12-1 to 12-8, circa 1969
16mm black and white silent print, 268 feet
Following a title sequence, eight scenes of men working with poultry on an assembly line.

OF 676.44 Poultry Rating Films - Scenes 1-10, circa 1973
16mm black and white silent print, 387 feet
Ten scenes of men working with poultry on an assembly line. Each scene is from a different viewpoint.
  OF 676.45 Poultry Rating Films - Scenes 11-20, circa 1973
16mm black and white silent print, 380 feet
Ten scenes of men working with poultry on an assembly line. Each scene is from a different viewpoint.
  OF 676.46 Poultry Rating Films - Scenes 21-30, circa 1973
16mm black and white silent print, 381 feet
Ten scenes of men working with poultry on an assembly line. Each scene is from a different viewpoint.
    Miscellaneous Films
  OF 676.47 Tung-Sol Threading Film 1, circa 1939
16mm black and white silent print, 19 feet
Close up shots of hands holding various Tung-Sol parts. Man working with wires. Stopwatch visible in scenes.
  OF 676.48 Tung-Sol Threading Film 2, circa 1939
16mm black and white silent print, 19 feet
Man working with his hands with stopwatch in view.
  OF 676.49 Packing Toy Motor Car, circa 1939
16mm black and white silent print, 355 feet
By the Annie Shaw Organization of Cheadle Cheshire, England. Following a title sequence, scenes of children playing with remote control car. Motion study of workers boxing the car before analysis and improved scenes after analysis. This film may need to be viewed at 960 frames per minute.
  OF 676.50 ASF Films, circa 1946
16mm black and white silent print and color silent camera original reversal, 246 feet
Composite reel joined by the Archives Center. Scenes of men working at a table. Original methods of work on Gould machines as well as improved methods. Rating film of workers.
  OF 676.51 Woods Veterans Hospital Films, circa 1959
16mm black and white silent camera original reversal, 71 feet
Composite reel joined by the Archives Center. Scenes of women nurses assembling surgical dressings. Second film was a loop, the Archives Center disassembled it for viewing purposes. Scenes of women putting together gauze packs.
35 OV 676.52 Montfort Time Study, circa 1980s
1/2 VHS videocassette tape, 1 hr. - No Audio
Perhaps Mundel's later work at the Montfort slaughterhouse. Documents each work unit involved in process of slaughter. Counter at bottom of screen.
    Subseries 2, Memomotion Films, circa 1948-1959
35 OF 676.53 Memomotion Extra Examples, circa 1948
16mm black and white silent camera original reversal, 184 feet
Memomotion filming of different work settings. Men working with machines followed by Sherman laundry service and maid service.
34 OF 676.54
RF 676.54
RV 676.72
Memomotion Examples, circa 1954
16mm black and white silent print, 424 feet
Memomotion filming of different work settings. Men drilling in street, train tracks, men in factory making a frame, men in factory making wood structures, men in wood or paper factory, TWA airplanes loading, unloading, and taxiing, [Peacock?] wood factory, men putting boxes on a conveyor belt, and men working in a foundry.
  OF 676.55 [Memomotion Examples Compilation], circa 1954
16mm black and white silent print, 230 feet
Composite reel joined by the Archives Center. Memomotion filming of different work settings. Comparison of memomotion of man cutting meat and pace filming of man cutting meat. Next film, memomotion filming of an airplane taxiing and an operation room (gall bladder surgery).
  OF 676.56 Memomotion of Garbage Trucks, circa 1956
16mm black and white silent print, 277 feet
Memomotion filming of garbage trucks loading and unloading. Poor quality throughout.
34 OF 676.57
RV 676.72
Dental Film, circa 1959
16mm black and white silent print, 527 feet
Composite reel joined by Archives Center. Film made in association with the Milwaukee Dental Research Group. Following a title sequence, memomotion filming of a dentist, hygienist, and patient. Scenes of original method and improved method. Film continues by showing how further analysis of motion studies can improve work of dentist and patient comfort.
  OF 676.58 Dental Film (1979 version), circa 1959
16mm black and white silent print, 370 feet
This is a 1979 edit of the original 1959 film.
    Subseries 3, Multi-Image Loops, circa 1956-1958
  OF 676.59 Multi-Image Loops, circa 1956-1958
16mm black and white silent print, 132 feet
Composite reel joined by the Archives Center. These were unspliced loops that were put together on one reel for viewing purposes. Each loop has twelve images of rating scenes, each working at a different pace (fastest in the top left-hand corner and the slowest in the bottom right-hand corner). Loops show paces of measuring hog casings, wrapping measuring cups, interleaving greeting cards and envelopes, small electric motors, brush diaphragm assembly, and hammering. Most of the jobs correspond to the rating films.
  OF 676.60 Brush Diaphragm Assembly Multi-Image Loop, circa 1958
16mm black and white silent print, 8 feet
Loop of a woman brushing a part before assembly was left as Mundel stored his loops.
35 OV 676.61 ulti-Image Loop - Move Boxes, undated
1/2" VHS videocassette tape, 31 minutes. No Audio
This is a video recording of a projection of a multi-image loop. Twelve scenes of men moving boxes on a conveyor belt at different paces.
    Subseries 4, Instructional Films, circa 1939-1962
34 OF 676.62
RV 676.72
More Production through Motion Studies, circa 1939
16mm black and white silent print, 358 feet
Mundel made this film while teaching at Purdue University. It tells the story of motion study and how it is beneficial to productivity. The film depicts various activities that were improved after time and motion study analysis. Also included are stop action scenes of drawings and work flow diagrams.
  OF 676.63 Making Microscope Slides, circa 1955
16mm black and white silent print, 207 feet
Film made by the Department of Industrial Administration, College of Technology, Birmingham, England. Following a title sequence, original methods of making microscope slides are contrasted with the improved methods after time and motion study analysis.
  OF 676.64 Uses of Motion Pictures, circa 1955
16mm black and white silent and color silent camera original reversal, 215 feet
Following a title sequence, film portrays different time and motion study filming techniques including memomotion, multi-image and rating films to improve job performance. Jobs are: women peeling tomatoes, core blower operation, Walgreen's drug store, foundry work, towel tracking in a laundry, sewing machine operations, and piston ring molding. This film may have been made in conjunction with Purdue University.
35 OV 676.65 How to Make Memomotion, circa 1962
1/2 VHS videocassette tape, 28 minutes - No Audio
This is a video recording of the projection of a black and white film. This is Mundel's instructional film for Japanese industrial engineers. The titles and writing are in Japanese. Film includes images of Mundel, stop action filming, scenes from Japanese factories and plants. It captures how to implement a time and motion project in a factory by showing the set-up of the camera and the analyst using the projector. There are a few memomotion examples from Japanese plants as well as footage from the Dental Film.
    Subseries 5, Travel Films, circa 1955-1958
  OF 676.66 Bullfighting [Trip to Mexico], circa 1955
16mm color silent camera original reversal, 445 feet
This film shows Mundel's interest in other cultures. He filmed many billboards and signs in addition to children playing and people walking in the streets. He filmed a bullfight that he attended in Mexico.
  OF 676.67 Kawaguchiko Fuji [Trip to Japan], circa 1958
16mm color silent and black and white silent camera original reversal, 316 feet
Mundel took these images of Japan during an Industrial Engineering seminar that he attended. Much of the film is scenes of the Japanese landscape and the people. A short black and white section is of the seminar that he attended.
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