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Lester R. Bittel, '40
Papers Relating to Writing and Publishing

Held by Special Collections, Linderman Library
Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015

Call No.: SC MS 023
43 Boxes, 17.9 linear feet

Lester R. Bittel was born in 1918, and was graduated from Lehigh University in 1940 with a degree in Industrial Engineering. He worked in industry for 30 years as an engineer, plant manager and training director. As an employee of McGraw-Hill he managed several trade publications and was director of information systems. At James Madison University he was Professor of Management, and Director of the Center for Supervisory Research, and was designated a Virginia Eminent Scholar. He is the author of about 50 books, and is an internationally recognized authority on management and supervision.

The material in this collection includes some typescripts, much correspondence regarding the planning, development, publication and marketing of various publications, copies of almost 1000 book reviews done for McGraw-Hill, and material relating to speeches and presentations he has made. Also included is a small amount of personal correspondence, royalty statements from McGraw-Hill, a family genealogy, and some Lehigh memorabilia. Other names (includes co-authors and persons who "work for hire") represented are: Muriel Albers Bittel (LRB's wife), Ronald S. Burke, Joseph Prokopenko, Jackson E. Ramsey, R. Lawrence LaForge, Mary LaForge, Ross H. Johnson, Raymond N. Stone, Charles P. Bilbrey, Gwendolyn Lewis Smith, Pavey Hoke, Andrew Varanelli, Jr., Susan Fozio, Georgia Kornbluth, Morley Melden, and Robert Rice. Journals and other publications mentioned include: ad forum, Akron Business & Economic Review, American Society of Training and Development, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Business Education World, Factory Magazine, Harvard Business Review, Human Factors Society Bulletin, International Journal of Management, Journal of the American Production & Inventory Control Society, Inc., Journal of Experien- tial Learning & Simulation, Journal of Marketing, Management Review, The National Forum-Phi Kappa Phi Journal, Quality Progress, and Training and Development Journal. Publishers include: McGraw-Hill, Addison-Wesley, Alexander Hamilton, Franklin Watts, Grolier, Morgan-Grampian, CRM Productions, and Kepner-Tregoe, Inc.

Career and Personal Development Series, co-authored by Ronald S. Burke and LRB, Published by National Radio Institute, Continuing Education Center for McGrawHill, 1987. (3 boxes)

Box 1: Text

Box 2: Text

Box 3: Text

Box 4: Publications

"Modular Programme for Supervisory Development" published by International Labour Organization, Geneva.

"A Modular Course-Format for Supervisory Development," co-authored by Joseph Prokopenko, ILO and LRB.

"How to Train a TV Repairman" article for General Electric (never published and incomplete) 1955.

Box 5: Publications

"Starting and Managing Your Own Business" co-authored by Jackson E. Ramsey and LRB, for the Small Business Administration (never published)

Box 6: Publications

Handbook for Professional Managers (also called Encyclopedia of Professional Management) co-edited by Jackson E. Ramsey and LRB.

Box 7: Publications

The Complete Guide to Supervisory Training and Development

Box 8: Publications

National Survey of Supervisory Management Practices, co-authored by Jackson E. Ramsey and LRB.

Box 9: Articles derived from National Survey of Supervisory Management Practices

Box 10: Other Programs and Publications

Box 11: Business In Action (original title "Introduction to Business in Action")

This book has had three editions.

Box 12: Business in Action (cont'd.)

(Development of program, including detailed revisions, negotiations with publisher, layout, etc.)

Box 13: Updated material for BIA/3

Business in Action/3

The following 6 boxes contain typescript and back-up material (references, sources, etc.) for all four elements of BIA/3 as sent: yellow folder-Unit heading; tan folder-Textbook ("resource text") plus back-up material resources); blue folder-SSweetco Business Model and Activity File, (simulation based student study guide); green folder-Independent Study Guide; red folder-Course Management Guide.

Box 14: BIA/3

Box 15: BIA/3 (cont'd.)

Box 16: BIA/3 (cont'd.)

Box 17: BIA/3 (cont'd.)

Box 18: BIA/3 (cont'd.)

Box 19: BIA/3 (cont'd.)

Box 20: BIA/3 (cont'd.)

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