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Contingency approaches to leadership; a symposium held at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, May 17-18, 1973. Edited by James G. Hunt and Lars L. Larson

Author:
Hunt, James G. 1932-  Search this
Larson, Lars L. 1939-  Search this
Illinois Southern Illinois University, Carbondale Department of Administrative Sciences  Search this
Physical description:
xix, 227 p. illus. 24 cm
Type:
Congresses
Date:
1974
[1974]
Topic:
Supervision of employees  Search this
Leadership  Search this
Management  Search this
Call number:
HF5549 .C723X
HF5549.C723X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_46910

Supervision of employees

Collection Author:
Parke, Davis Company  Search this
Container:
Box 396, Folder 16
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1925
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Parke, Davis Research Laboratory Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Parke, Davis Research Laboratory Records
Parke, Davis Research Laboratory Records / Series 13: Addenda
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep883a0a54a-fcf4-4432-add0-e4188e698306
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0001-ref7277

Supervision of employees

Collection Author:
Parke, Davis Company  Search this
Container:
Box 396, Folder 18
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1927
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Parke, Davis Research Laboratory Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Parke, Davis Research Laboratory Records
Parke, Davis Research Laboratory Records / Series 13: Addenda
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep86b653754-94e8-483a-bc60-ae093d705659
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0001-ref7279

Correspondence and Memoranda

Extent:
19.50 cu. ft. (39 document boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Date:
1882-1932
Descriptive Entry:
These records consist of incoming correspondence and internal memoranda. For outgoing correspondence see Record Unit 167. The records are arranged in a numeric filing scheme with access by a card index arranged alphabetically by correspondent and subject. It is suspected that the records are incomplete.
Historical Note:
The Administrative Assistant was in charge of the general supervision of the expenditure of United States National Museum (USNM) appropriations; preparing proposals for supplies; issuing orders for the purchasing of supplies; settlement of accounts; awarding contracts; supervision of non-scientific or specimen-related correspondence; general supervision of employees, assignments to duty, granting leaves of absence; and conducting boards of inquiry and investigations of complaints. The Administrative Assistant also acted as special agent and at times was appointed representative of the Museum and the Smithsonian at international expositions. Prior to 1902 the incumbent was known as Chief Clerk.

William V. Cox was designated as the Museum's first Chief Clerk in 1885. When he left the Museum in 1902 the title of the position was changed to Administrative Assistant, and William deC. Ravenel was appointed to the post.
Topic:
Museums -- Administration  Search this
United States -- Appropriations and expenditures  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 198, United States National Museum, Administrative Assistant, Correspondence and Memoranda
Identifier:
Record Unit 198
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Correspondence and Memoranda
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0198

Correspondence and Memoranda

Extent:
14.26 cu. ft. (3 document boxes) (22 tall document boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Letterpress copybooks
Date:
1885-1914
Descriptive Entry:
Records consist of outgoing letterpress book correspondence concerning general fiscal matters, estimates of appropriations, appropriation and expenditure statements; certified vouchers for the disbursement clerk; and personnel matters including leaves of absence, appointments, promotions, terminations, and salaries; also included are fiscal records pertaining to USNM exhibits at international expositions. Originally these records had been kept in three separate series, (1) general museum business; (2) personnel; and (3) copied letters addressed to the Secretary transmitting vouchers for payment. These series were combined at an unknown date and volumes pertaining to exposition financial matters were added. Most of the correspondence was signed by Cox, and William De C. Ravenel. Other correspondents include Secretaries Samuel P. Langley, and Charles D. Walcott; executive curator, Frederick William True; and acting chief clerks, J. E. Rockwell, and J. L. Willige. Volumes are individually indexed. A Volume list follows.
Historical Note:
The chief clerk's appointment was an administrative one. Under his charge was the general supervision of the expenditure of United States National Museum appropriations; preparing proposals for supplies, issuing orders for the purchasing of supplies; settlement of accounts; awarding contracts; supervision over nonscientific or specimen related correspondence; general supervision of employees, their assignments to duty, granting leaves of absence; and conducting boards of inquiry and investigation of complaints. The chief clerk also acted as special agent and at times was appointed representative of the Museum and the Smithsonian at international expositions.

William V. Cox, designated chief clerk of the Museum in 1885, was the first and last chief clerk of the Museum. When Cox left the Museum in 1902 the title of the position was changed to administrative assistant. Duties of the administrative assistant were somewhat modified but the differences between these duties and those of the chief clerk were never enumerated in the Museum reports.
Topic:
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
United States -- Appropriations and expenditures  Search this
Budget  Search this
Budget process  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Letterpress copybooks
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 167, United States National Museum, Administrative Assistant, Correspondence and Memoranda
Identifier:
Record Unit 167
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Correspondence and Memoranda
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0167

Agency history, 1885-1931

Creator:
United States National Museum Administrative Assistant  Search this
Subject:
Ravenel, W. de C (William de Chastignier) 1859-1933  Search this
Cox, William Van Zandt 1852-1923  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Chief Clerk  Search this
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Date:
1885
1885-1931
Topic:
Museums--Administration  Search this
Museum finance  Search this
Local number:
SIA AH00071
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_218119

Joanna Cohan Scherer Papers

Topic:
Joanna Cohan Scherer v. S. Dillon Ripley
Handbook of North American Indians (Monograph)
Creator::
Scherer, Joanna Cohan  Search this
Extent:
13.5 cu. ft. (13 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Brochures
Clippings
Newspapers
Newsletters
Serials (publications)
Date:
1960-2014
Descriptive Entry:
Joanna Cohan Scherer was employed by the Smithsonian Institution from 1966-2006. She worked at the Smithsonian Office of Anthropology Archives (later known as the National Anthropological Archives) as a museum technician until 1970 when she was asked to become illustrations researcher of the Handbook of North American Indians, a 20-volume encyclopedia. She served as the Handbook's illustrations researcher for 36 years until May 2006 when she retired, becoming an emeritus anthropologist. During her tenure at the Handbook she was responsible for illustrations relating to people and activities (non-artifact illustrations) and did the original research and writing of captions for the pictures she selected. The Handbook was officially closed December 8, 2007, having published 15 of 20 volumes.

Scherer initiated three legal actions during her employment. The first, February 6, 1974, was a class action and employment discrimination suit on the basis of gender against the Department of Anthropology. After a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission hearing, the discrimination complaint was found in her favor on March 12, 1975; it was shown that there had been a climate of discrimination against women in the Department of Anthropology in both hiring and promotion. No woman had ever been hired as a Curator in the Department of Anthropology despite the large number of professional women in anthropology. As a result of her settlement her employment title was changed from Museum Specialist to Anthropologist. Also, as a result of her case the first woman curator in anthropology was hired within the year (Adrienne Kaeppler).

In 1976, she filed a reprisal complaint that was heard in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (Scherer vs. Ripley, CA 77-1856). The U.S. District Court determined that Handbook management had engaged in numerous incidents of reprisal against her and found in her favor on February 11, 1982.

Scherer sued the Smithsonian for reprisal for the third and final time in 2000. This suit was dropped by Scherer as a result of the serious illness and death (in 2002) of Carolyn Rose who in 2000 had been the supervisor who initiated reprisals against her.

Scherer's papers show that various supervisors harassed her, unfairly critiqued her work, and passed her up for deserved promotions. The contents of her files consist of performance evaluations, depositions, correspondence with the Handbook staff, witness statements, Scherer's diary notes and daily calendars, general information on the federal employment of women, and supporting documents such as brochures, booklets, newspapers, clippings, newsletters, and serial publications. These papers also create a detailed production history of the Handbook of North American Indians. An abbreviated production history written by Scherer is due to be published in Handbook volume 1, Introduction (edited by Igor Krupnik) scheduled for publication in 2020. The two chapters written or co-authored by Scherer are titled "The Production:1970-2008" and "The Handbook: A Retrospective."
Topic:
Natural history museums  Search this
Indians of North America  Search this
Museums -- Employees  Search this
Supervision of employees  Search this
Personnel management  Search this
Sexism in science  Search this
Labor disputes  Search this
Anthropology  Search this
Litigation  Search this
Law  Search this
Anthropologists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Brochures
Clippings
Newspapers
Newsletters
Serials (publications)
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 19-190, Joanna Cohan Scherer Papers
Identifier:
Accession 19-190
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Joanna Cohan Scherer Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa19-190

Generations at work : managing the clash of veterans, boomers, xers, and nexters in your workplace / Ron Zemke, Claire Raines, Bob Filipczak

Author:
Zemke, Ron  Search this
Raines, Claire  Search this
Filipczak, Bob  Search this
Physical description:
vi, 280 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1999
C2000
Topic:
Diversity in the workplace  Search this
Age groups  Search this
Conflict of generations  Search this
Supervision of employees  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_676636

The team coach : vital new skills for supervisors & managers in a team environment / Donna Deeprose

Title:
Vital new skills for supervisors & managers in a team environment
Author:
Deeprose, Donna  Search this
Physical description:
vi, 170 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1995
C1995
Topic:
Supervision of employees  Search this
Teams in the workplace  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_676637

Delivery service supervision : a self study course

Author:
United States Postal Service Oklahoma Postal Training Operations  Search this
Subject:
United States Postal Service Officials and employees  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. : ill., forms ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1967
[1967?]
Topic:
Mail receiving and forwarding services--Management  Search this
Supervision of employees  Search this
Call number:
HE6237 .U641 1967
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_506744

The bad attitude survival guide : essential tools for managers / Harry E. Chambers

Author:
Chambers, Harry (Harry E.)  Search this
Physical description:
278 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1998
C1998
Topic:
Supervision of employees  Search this
Employees--Attitudes  Search this
Negativism  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_532384

Supervisor's factomatic / Jack Horn

Author:
Horn, Jack  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 490 p. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1986
C1986
Topic:
Supervision of employees  Search this
Call number:
HF5549.H5298 1986X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_344211

The effective supervisor / John Adair

Author:
Adair, John Eric 1934-  Search this
Physical description:
136 p. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1988
Topic:
Supervision of employees  Search this
Call number:
HF5549 .A32 1988
HF5549.A32 1988
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_348787

Supervisor's standard reference handbook / W.H. Weiss

Author:
Weiss, W. H. 1918-  Search this
Physical description:
xvii, 284 p. ; 25 cm
Type:
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Date:
1988
C1988
Topic:
Supervision of employees--Handbooks, manuals, etc  Search this
Personnel management  Search this
Call number:
HF5549.W4313 1988X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_369224

Managing employee productivity : understanding the supervisor's role in turning poor performance around / consultant, Esther M. Orioli ; with contributions by Ray W. Alvord, Jon E. Smith

Author:
Orioli, Esther M  Search this
Alvord, Ray W  Search this
Smith, Jon E  Search this
Krames Communications (Firm)  Search this
Physical description:
15 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1988
C1988
Topic:
Supervision of employees  Search this
Problem employees  Search this
Call number:
HF5549.12 .M26 1988
HF5549.12.M26 1988
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_397669

Guide to managing people; how to control people through the secrets of dynamic leadership and supervision [by] James K. Van Fleet

Author:
Van Fleet, James K  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 159 p. 30 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1968
[1968]
Topic:
Supervision of employees  Search this
Personnel management  Search this
Call number:
HF5549 .V33X
HF5549.V33X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_17523

Start supervising, by Howard F. Shout

Author:
Shout, Howard F (Howard Franklin) 1906-  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 145 p. illus. 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1972
Topic:
Supervision of employees  Search this
Call number:
HF5549 .S55
HF5549.S55
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_19290

Introduction to supervisory development / compiled in Office of Chief Clerk and Director of Personnel

Author:
United States Post Office Department  Search this
Subject:
United States Postal Service Employees  Search this
Physical description:
48 pages ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1943
Topic:
Supervision of employees  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1028665

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