Of note in the collection
are the earliest college prospectuses, reports, brochures and course
booklets. Also included are records relating to David Bramley’s work as Head of
the Management Centre at Urwick Orr and Partners Ltd. (1959-61), as Production
Director and later General Manager at Geo Salter and Co. Ltd. (1961-68) and as Sub-group
Administrative Director at GKN Forging Ltd. Personal records on Bramley,
including education and career background are also archived in the collection.
is also notable for the series of correspondences, publications and lectures of some of the leading proponents of the scientific management movement - Frank G. Woollard, Lyndall Urwick, Edward Brech, T. H. Burnham and others. There are materials relating to his involvement with various management organisations and the British automobile industry, in particular the British Institute of Management, Institution of Works Managers and the Institution of Automobile Engineers. Documents and correspondences which record his technical assistance in Yugoslavia are also included. While the archive comprises mainly written and printed materials, there are also photographs, including those of participants at various national and international management conferences/events.
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bequeathed £100,000 to establish The Woollard Bramley
Fellowship in the Business School. Please visit the Development and
Alumni Relations Office website for more information.
Please contact Vanessa Hands for access to documents in the collection.