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Lyman D. Ketchum Papers

 Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: I-K, Box 8, Folder: 9
Identifier: LP000765

Scope and Content

Mr. Ketchum's papers relate to the principles and methodology of work redesign.

Dates

  • 1971 - 1976

Creator

Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Use

Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials.

History

Lyman D. Ketchum developed a concept of work organization designed to match the needs of both business and the individual worker through a team approach to work tasks. As manager of Organization Development-Operations for the General Foods Corporation he introduced this concept into the General Foods new pet food plant in Topeka, Kansas in 1971. In 1975 Mr. Ketchum left the General Foods Corporation to set up his own consulting firm, L.D. Ketchum, Associates, Inc. in Westport, Connecticut.

Extent

.25 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

As manager of Organization Development-Operations for General Foods Corporation, Lyman Ketchum developed a team-centered approach to project management. Mr. Ketchum’s papers relate his theories of workplace management.

Arrangement

Material arranged in 1 folder.

Acquisition

The papers of Lyman D. Ketchum were placed in the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs in June of 1976 by Lyman D. Ketchum and were open for research in January of 1985.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library in January, 1985.
Title
Guide to the Lyman D. Ketchum Papers
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library.
Date
1985-01
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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