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The Last Page: Duck and Cover

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A Science Lecture Accidentally Sparked a Global Craze for Yogurt

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Much of the Cuisine We Now Know, and Think of as Ours, Came to Us by War

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Ajiaco, Cuba in a Cauldron

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Zimba Research Film 1971

Creator:
Gibson, Gordon D (Gordon Davis) 1915-2007  Search this
Subject:
Visima  Search this
Kapupu  Search this
Omusupi  Search this
Kaumbila  Search this
Luhuna  Search this
Balundu  Search this
Kawiyu  Search this
Physical description:
reference one DVD (58 minutes) sound color DVD
master 3 video cassettes (58 minutes) sound color 3/4 inch
archival original 2,100 feet sound color 16mm
Culture:
Bantu Zimba  Search this
Herero (African people) Zimba  Search this
Nzima (African people)  Search this
Type:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Collection descriptions
Place:
Africa
Angola
Damba Region
Date:
1971
Topic:
Language and culture  Search this
Domestic life  Search this
Women  Search this
Division of labor by sex--threshing--grain--millet  Search this
Food preparation--winnowing--grain  Search this
Basketry--winnowing  Search this
Speech--greetings  Search this
Domestic activities--food preparation--milk  Search this
Food preparation--graineries  Search this
Alcohol--beermaking--grain  Search this
Adornment--rites of passage--headdress  Search this
Adornment--women--hair styles  Search this
Pastoral activities--watering  Search this
Hair styles--males--females--life cycle--social identity  Search this
Children--food preparation  Search this
Tillage--fences--division of labor by sex--women  Search this
Tillage--women  Search this
Tools--agricultural  Search this
Trade--tools--textiles  Search this
Acculturation--dress--clothing  Search this
Music--tillage--rhythms  Search this
Food preparation--mortar-and-pestle  Search this
Division of labor by sex--tillage  Search this
Zimba  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 1983.5.4
Restrictions & Rights:
Information on reproduction and fees available from Human Studies Film Archives
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
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The Nuer 1970

Creator:
Harris, Hillary filmmaker ( - )  Search this
Filmmaker:
Breidenbach, George  Search this
Physical description:
2,700 feet sound color film
Culture:
Nuer (African people)  Search this
Nilotic peoples  Search this
Ethiopians  Search this
Type:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Collection descriptions
Place:
Ethiopia
Baro River
Africa
Date:
1970
Topic:
Animal husbandry--cattle  Search this
Seasonal migrations--cattle--camps--courtship  Search this
Herding--cattle--milking  Search this
Transhumance--cattle--migrations (583-720 roll 2)  Search this
Housebuilding--wattle-and-daub--thatching--cow dung (1026-62 roll 1)  Search this
Rites of passgae--manhood--scarification--"Gar"  Search this
Marriage--spirits--kin relationships--artificial--"ghost marriage"  Search this
Divorce--bride price--cattle--infertility  Search this
Households--domestic activities--women  Search this
Food preparation--women--mortar-and-pestle  Search this
Scarification--ethos--adornment--jewelry--crafts  Search this
Prophets--"leopard skin chief"--propitiation--disease--epidemics--animal sacrifice--procession  Search this
Animal sacrifice--butchering--kinship  Search this
Food quest--annual cycle--animal husbandry--fishing--agriculture  Search this
Fishing--spears--wet season  Search this
Music--ceremony--drumming--dancing  Search this
Cattle--households--fuel--cow dung  Search this
Hygiene--cattle--cow dung ashes--urine--daily ablutions  Search this
Naming--male identity--cattle  Search this
Councils--speech--disputation--kin groups  Search this
Ritual--male initiates--ritual specialists--manhood  Search this
Religious beliefs--cattle--invocations--blessing--cow dung ashes  Search this
Spirit possession--illness--ritual expiation  Search this
Epidemics--children--small pox  Search this
Nakedness--normal garb  Search this
Special garments--ceremony  Search this
Effigies--clay--cattle--children  Search this
Tobacco--smoking--pipes  Search this
Adornment--hair styles--jewelry--facial painting  Search this
Pastoral activities--division of labor by sex  Search this
Language and culture  Search this
Nuer  Search this
Nilotic  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 1984.19.6
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
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Pallido California Extra Virgin Olive Oil Poster

Maker:
Goines, David Lance  Search this
Physical Description:
ink (overall material)
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
sheet: 61.5 cm x 44.5 cm; 24 7/32 in x 17 17/32 in
Object Name:
print
lithograph
Object Type:
Lithograph
Place made:
United States: California
Date made:
1987
ID Number:
2011.0252.04
Accession number:
2011.0252
Catalog number:
2011.0252.04
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Food
FOOD: Transforming the American Table 1950-2000
Exhibition:
Food: Transforming the American Table 1950-2000
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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Ravenswood Winery (poster)

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Goines, David Lance  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 61 cm x 41.7 cm; 24 1/32 in x 16 13/32 in
Object Name:
print
lithograph
Object Type:
Lithograph
Place made:
United States: California, San Francisco
Date made:
1979
ID Number:
2012.0169.01
Accession number:
2012.0169
Catalog number:
2012.0169.01
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Art
Food
Advertising
FOOD: Transforming the American Table 1950-2000
Exhibition:
Food: Transforming the American Table 1950-2000
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
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Food words : essays in culinary culture / Peter Jackson and the CONANX group ; foreword by Warren J. Belasco

Author:
Jackson, Peter 1955-  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 293 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Type:
Terminology
Date:
2013
Topic:
Food  Search this
Gastronomy  Search this
Culture--Semiotic models  Search this
Figures of speech  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
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Against All Odds, This Indian Ocean Island Is Trying to Go Organic

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AUFS Afghanistan Film Project 1972

Creator:
Miller, Norman N. 1933-  Search this
Di Gioia, Herbert filmmaker  Search this
Hancock, David filmmaker  Search this
American Universities Field Staff  Search this
Camera:
Powell, Josephine  Search this
Translator:
Shafak, Toryali  Search this
AUFS Advisor:
Dupree, Louis  Search this
Dupree, Nancy 1935-1980  Search this
Physical description:
preservation (video) one digital video file (54 minutes) sound color Jpeg 2000
reference one video casette (54 minutes) sound color 3/4 inch
master one video casette (54 minutes) sound color 3/4 inch
archival original two film reels (1,903 feet) assembled film rolls 39 (camera rolls 77,78) and 40 (camera rolls 79,80) sound color 16mm
Culture:
Afghans  Search this
Muslims  Search this
Type:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Place:
Afghanistan
Asia
Date:
1972
Topic:
Language and culture  Search this
Shops--bookkeeping  Search this
Bookkeeping--shops  Search this
Garb--turbans--skullcaps--Muslims  Search this
Political activities--gatherings--rally  Search this
Speeches--at political gatherings  Search this
Markets--as site for gatherings  Search this
Food--sale of--markets  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 1975.2.1 - 23
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American Universities Field Staff Faces of Change Edited Films and Film Outtakes
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Man Blong Custom (Outtakes) 1974-1975

Creator:
Attenborough, David television producer  Search this
British Broadcasting Corporation  Search this
Producer:
McIntyre, Michael  Search this
Physical description:
archival original film reel sound color 16mm
Culture:
Melanesians  Search this
Type:
Television programs
Place:
Melanesia
Oceania
New Hebrides
Malekula (Vanuatu)
Vanuatu
Date:
1974-1975
Topic:
Ceremony--feasts--redistribution  Search this
Animal husbandry--pigs  Search this
Cooking--fire pits  Search this
Food preparation--ceremonial  Search this
Drumming--dancing--ceremony  Search this
Speech--oratory--ritual leaders  Search this
Ritual--rites of intensification  Search this
Oratory--bigmen  Search this
Music--ceremony  Search this
Language and culture  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 1975.5.1 - 1
Restrictions & Rights:
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Man Blong Custom (Outtakes) 1974-1975

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Attenborough, David television producer  Search this
British Broadcasting Company  Search this
Producer:
McIntyre, Michael  Search this
Physical description:
archival original film reel sound color 16mm
Culture:
Melanesians  Search this
Type:
Television programs
Place:
Oceania
Melanesia
New Hebrides
Vanuatu
Malekula (Vanuatu)
Date:
1974-1975
Topic:
Animal husbandry--pigs  Search this
Music--drumming  Search this
Musical instruments--slit gongs  Search this
Animal sacrifice--pigs--"tuskers"  Search this
Speech--oratory--bigmen  Search this
Oratory--elders  Search this
Feasts--food preparation  Search this
Adornment--ceremonial--headdress  Search this
Ritual objects--boar skulls  Search this
Language and culture  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 1975.5.1 - 2
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Man Blong Custom 1974-1975

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Attenborough, David television producer  Search this
British Broadcasting Corporation  Search this
Producer:
McIntyre, Michael  Search this
Physical description:
reference film reel sound color 16mm
archival original film reel sound color 16mm
Culture:
Melanesians  Search this
Type:
Television programs
Place:
New Hebrides
Oceania
Malekula (Vanuatu)
Vanuatu
Date:
1974-1975
Topic:
Art--statuary--carving  Search this
Carving--art--ceremonial  Search this
Tools--adze--carving  Search this
Ritual--art--mimicry  Search this
Speech--pidgin  Search this
Cooking--cooking pits  Search this
Food preparation--cooking pits  Search this
Houses--cult house--men's house  Search this
Garb--penis sheaths  Search this
Adornment--ritual--nose bones  Search this
Language and culture  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 1975.5.1 - 4
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11 Strange Science Lessons We Learned This Summer

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A Taste of the Wild Side: Finding Local Flavor in Armenia’s Edible Highlands

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A Brief History of Ireland’s Fortune-Telling Mashed Potato Dish (Recipe)

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Marvin E. Mundel Industrial Engineering Collection

Creator:
Mundel, Marvin Everett, 1916-1996 (industrial engineer)  Search this
Names:
A.O. Smith Company  Search this
Aji-no-moto Corporation  Search this
Albert Trostel and Sons  Search this
Aluminum Goods Manufacturing Comp  Search this
American Colortype  Search this
American Institute of Industrial Engineers  Search this
Asian Productivity organization  Search this
Barbar and Coleman  Search this
Bridgestone  Search this
Briggs and Stratton  Search this
Buffalo China Company  Search this
Cindahy Brothers Company  Search this
College of Technology Birmingham, England  Search this
E.I. DuPont De Nemours  Search this
Gardner Board and Carton Company  Search this
Hamilton Manufacturing Company  Search this
Herbst Shoe Manufacturing Company  Search this
Japan Productivity Center  Search this
Japanese Management Association  Search this
Kanaki Gear Plant  Search this
Kanebo Spinning Co  Search this
Kawasake Dockyard  Search this
Lockheed Shipbuilding and Construction Comp  Search this
Milwaukee Dental Research Group  Search this
Milwaukee Gas Company  Search this
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd  Search this
Nihon Denso  Search this
Nippon Electric Company  Search this
Nippon Kokan Tsurumi  Search this
Pillsbury Mills  Search this
Purdue University  Search this
S.C. Johnson and Son  Search this
Society for the Advancement of Management  Search this
Stephan A. Young Company  Search this
Sumitomo  Search this
Walgreen's  Search this
Western Printing and Lithography Corp  Search this
Westover Engineers  Search this
Yanmar Diesel Engine Company  Search this
Deming, Edwards  Search this
Gambrell, C.B.  Search this
Extent:
15 Cubic feet (36 boxes)
75 motion picture films
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Motion picture films
Photographs
Field notes
Motion photographs
Diagrams
Loop films
Motion pictures (visual works)
Transparencies
Correspondence
Charts
Place:
United States Navy Long Beach Naval Shipyard
United States Rock Island Arsenal
Date:
1937-1996
Summary:
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.
Scope and Contents:
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.
Arrangement:
This collection is divided into eleven series.

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
Biographical / Historical:
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.
Provenance:
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.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
Rights:
Copyright held by the Smithsonian Institution. Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Hospitals -- Materials management  Search this
Food processing plants  Search this
Industrial productivity -- measurements  Search this
Industrial films  Search this
Government consultants -- Asia -- Japan  Search this
Government productivity -- Japan  Search this
Machine shops  Search this
Slaughtering and slaughter-houses  Search this
Machinery industry  Search this
Punched card systems -- Machinery  Search this
Steel founding  Search this
Steel industry and trade  Search this
Plant layout  Search this
Diesel motor industry  Search this
Meat -- Packing  Search this
Shipbuilding industry  Search this
Meat inspection  Search this
Meat industry and trade  Search this
Pharmaceutical industry  Search this
Materials handling  Search this
Poultry -- Inspection  Search this
Dental offices  Search this
Box making  Search this
Greeting cards industry  Search this
United States Department of Agriculture  Search this
Refuse collection  Search this
Poultry industry  Search this
Shoe industry  Search this
Dental instruments and apparatus  Search this
Methods engineering  Search this
Industrial engineering -- 1930-2000  Search this
Chronophotography  Search this
Drafting table  Search this
Organizational effectiveness  Search this
Industrial management  Search this
Work measurement  Search this
Motion study  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 20th century
Field notes
Motion photographs
Diagrams
Loop films
Motion pictures (visual works)
Transparencies
Correspondence -- 1930-1950
Charts
Citation:
Marvin E. Mundel Industrial Engineering Collection, 1937-1996, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0676
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Marvin E. Mundel Industrial Engineering Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0676
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Tangoma Graduation Ceremony, Lomahasha, Swaziland 1980

Creator:
Sully, Paul filmmaker (1949- )  Search this
Sound:
Gardsbane, Diane  Search this
Subject:
Mr. and Mrs. Mahlalela diviner "sangoma"  Search this
Physical description:
reference 3 video cassettes (2 hours 20 minutes) sound/silent color 3/4 inch video
master 3 video cassettes (2 hours 20 minutes) sound/silent color 3/4 inch video
archival original 3 film reels (2,100 feet) sound/silent color S8mm
Culture:
Swazi (African people)  Search this
Type:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Collection descriptions
Place:
Swaziland
Lomahasha, Swaziland
Date:
1980
Topic:
Ceremony--drumming--dancing--singing  Search this
Ritual--altar--ancestors--colors--symbolic objects--medicines  Search this
Ritual--animal sacrifice--purification--blood--confession--vomiting  Search this
Drumming--drums--double membrane--kettle drums  Search this
Ritual--preparations--space--medicines  Search this
Ritual--vomiting--induced--feather--"washing the stomach"  Search this
Adornment--initiates--hairstyle--plaiting--rubbed with red clay  Search this
Adornment--ceremony--initiates--necklaces--leg rattles--beads--vests  Search this
Speech--stylized--initiates--diviners--interrogation--"goo-peng-mula"  Search this
Rites of passage--separation--testing--reincorporation  Search this
Drumming--polyrhythms--drumming techniques--entertainment  Search this
Ceremonial dress--headdress--feathers--red--royalty--clanship  Search this
Spirit possession--drumming--water spirits--shaking  Search this
Ritual--animal sacrifice--blood bath  Search this
Feasting--food preparation--cooking--goats--chickens  Search this
Taboo--ritual--animal sacrifice--disposal of bones  Search this
Rites of passage--transition--spirit possession--initiates--crawling--return to homestead  Search this
Rites of passage--initiates--seclusion--hut  Search this
Dancing--ceremony--choreography--counterclockwise--processional  Search this
Dancing--ceremony--staffs--headdresses--animal pelts  Search this
Ceremony--conclusion--moral instruction--chief diviner  Search this
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Music  Search this
Instruments--musical instruments  Search this
Language and culture  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 1983.7.2
Restrictions & Rights:
Information on reproduction and fees available from Human Studies Film Archives T: 2, 4, 8, 11, 13, 18
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_218236

Farmers Market (poster)

Maker:
Goines, David Lance  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 61 cm x 41.7 cm; 24 1/32 in x 16 13/32 in
Object Name:
print
lithograph
Object Type:
Lithograph
Place made:
United States: California, Berkeley
Date made:
1991
ID Number:
2012.0089.01
Accession number:
2012.0089
Catalog number:
2012.0089.01
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Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
Communications
Art
Food
Exhibition:
Food: Transforming the American Table, 1950-2000
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1425731

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