Manuscript Collections - Frederick Morris Feiker Papers

2022

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FREDERICK MORRIS FEIKER PAPERS, 1910-1955
10 linear feet, 6 linear inches (24 manuscript boxes)
Herbert Hoover Presidential Library

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Frederick Morris Feiker, editor, management consultant, Director of the Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce, College Dean, and member of the National Inventors' Council.

June 14, 1881      
Born at Northampton, Massachusetts to Frederick Christian and Fanny Barnes (Thayer)

1904   
BS in Electrical Engineering, Massachusetts Polytechnic Institute

October 6, 1906   
Married Elizabeth Baker Campbell

1906‑1907   
Technical Journalist, General Electric Company

1907‑1909   
Editor of Factory magazine, Chicago

1912‑1915   
Chairman of the Editorial Board for Systems and Factory magazines

1915‑1918    Editor of Electrical World, New York.

1920‑1923   
Vice‑President and Editorial Director of McGraw‑Hill Company publishers of technical and industrial trade journals.

1921            
Assisted Secretary of Commerce Herbert Hoover in organizing the commodity divisions of  the Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce.

1922‑1926   
Consultant to the Commerce Department and Vice‑President of the Society for Electrical Development.

December 1926-1931   
Managing Director of Associated Business Papers, Inc.

1930            
Chair, Advisory Committee on the Census of Distribution, Commerce Department

July 1931‑June 30, 1933       
Director, Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce, Commerce Department
June 20, 1933      
Directed survey of textile industry into personnel needs and educational facilities for the Textile Foundation

1934
Executive Secretary of the American Engineering Council

1936-1938
Educational Consultant for the Textile Foundation.

December 1939   
Dean, School of Engineering, George Washington University

1940‑1961 (?)      
National Inventors' Council, Department of Commerce; Chair, Division of Industry and Engineering Research

January 13, 1967 
Died at Williamsburg, Massachusetts

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

The papers of were given to the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library by Mrs. Frederick M. Feiker. The papers arrived at the Library in October, 1969.

Literary rights in the unpublished writings of Frederick Morris Feiker are retained by his heirs.

SERIES NOTES

Boxes Series

1‑23 SUBJECT FILES, 1910‑1952. 23 containers
Clippings, correspondence, memoranda, minutes, photographs, reports, statistics, articles, speeches, and copies of Factory magazine. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

24‑26 CORRESPONDENCE, 1915‑1955. 3 containers
Letters received and carbon copies of letters sent. Arranged chronologically within three subseries: general correspondence, congratulatory letters, and condolence letters.

FOLDER LIST

SUBJECT FILES

Box Contents

1

Academy of Management
Advisory Committee on Statistics, 1924‑1925 (3 folders)
American Association for Advancement of Science, 1941, 1945, 1954
American Engineering Council, 1934‑1936
American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 1952
American Institute of Consulting Engineers, 1952
American Institute of Electrical Engineers, 1952
American Institute of Industrial Engineers
American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers
American Society for Engineering Education

Committee on FOA Cooperation, 1952‑1955
Committee on International Relations, 1953
Correspondence, 1952‑1954
Printed Matter

American Society of Heating and Ventilating Engineers, 1952
American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1953‑1955
American Society of Refrigerating Engineers, 1950

2

American Standards Association, 1944‑1947, 1953
American Trade Association Executives
Associated Business Papers, Inc. (2 folders)
Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce, 1932‑1934
Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce – Circulars and Index
Bureau of Personnel Administration Conferences, 1930-1931

3

Bureau of Personnel Administration Conferences, 1932
Business and Professional Leaders Lists
Census of Distribution
Christmas List, 1930‑1932
Clippings, 1921-1945 (20 folders)

4

Clippings, 1946-1955 and undated (8 folders)
Coca Cola Training Film, 1932 (photos)
Conservation of Manpower in War Industries, National Committee, 1943
Consumers and Producers Foundation of America – Organizational Bulletins Outlining a Plan to Reduce Sickness and Poverty, 1929 and undated
Cooperative Promotional Activities of Various Industries, 1928
Cotton Drawing and Roving, 1935
Cotton Opening and Picking, 1933
Council for International Progress in Management, 1953-1955
Criticism of Department of Commerce, 1932-1933
Davis Brothers Drug Company, 1932
Department of Commerce Edition of the Washington Post, Dec 31, 1931 (moved to map cases, very poor shape)
Department of Commerce Building, 1931‑1932
Department of Commerce Manual of Instructions for Department's Foreign Representatives, 1920
Election of 1928 – Comic Book on Commerce Department, 1928 (Nine Months at Hoover’s Elbow by Feiker – moved to map cases)
Employee Orientation – Discussion Manual on Introducing the New Man for Use with the Film “Off to the Right Start,” 1941
Engineering Index, 1953‑1955

 

5

Engineers' Council for Professional Development, 1953
Engineers' Joint Council, 1951‑1955
Factory Magazine, 1910-Aug 1913 (7 folders)

6

Factory Magazine, Sep 1913-May 1915 (4 folders)
Factory Magazine – Advertising
Federated American Engineering Societies, 1920
Feiker Family

Frederick Christian Feiker, 1930, 1943‑1946
Frederick Morris Feiker
George Campbell Feiker, 1936‑1941

First Congregational Church, Mt. Vernon (NY), 1925‑1926, 1929
Flow of Goods
Food Industry Trade Publications
Foremen and Supervisors

7

Future Commercial Development of Latin America, Cooperation of the US, 1941
Hoover Administration
Hoover's Nomination Acceptance Speech, 1932
Housing Industry Revival, 1932
How to Get More Production, 1941
Industrial Publishing Course Units, 1921 (4 folders)
Institute of Business Policy, 1933
Institute of International Education, 1953
Institute of Management Policy, 1940

8

Institute of Management Policy, 1940‑1941
Institute of Traffic Engineers, 1952
Interparliamentary Union, 1953
International Cooperation Administration
International Training Administration, 1945
Inter‑University Contact (IUC)

Correspondence

Berenschot
Schairer, 1954
Zimmerman, 1951-1955 (2 folders)
Zimmerman – Automation Man for Europe, 1955
Zimmerman – Personnel for Wholesale Team, 1955

Aims and Purposes
Conferences

Amsterdam, 1955
Birmingham – Pre Conference, 1953
Birmingham – Conference Program, 1953
Birmingham – Follow Up, 1953

9

Brussels, 1952
Delft, 1952

Conference Program
Declaration of Delft
Distribution of Feiker Speech
Post Conference
Pre Conference
Reports
Speeches

Holland, 1951
Paris, 1955

Correspondence
Speech by Feiker
Speech by Folts on History of IUC
Follow Up
Organization and Program
Travel
Photographs
Printed Matter

10

Constitution
Executive Committee Agenda, 1955
Membership, 1953
Memoranda and Reports
Projects and Surveys
MSA‑IUC‑ECA Traveling Teams, 1953

Lectures and Course Materials

George Washington University, 1932, 1941, 1944, 1950, 1952 (5 folders)

12

George Washington University, 1952
George Washington University – Unidentified

Little Fortunes Incorporated
McGraw‑Hill

Correspondence and Memoranda
Editorial Policies Planning
Electrical World Plans and Policies
Hoover Interim, 1920‑1921
Suggestions, 1920‑1922 and undated

13

Management Education

Catalogs and Announcements
Conference, 1945
Reports and Speeches

Marketing Radio Apparatus, 1924
Mutual Security Agency

Contracts and Financial
Productivity Technical Assistance Division, 1953

National Christmas Tree
National Institute for Commercial and Trade Organization Executives, 1931
National Inventors Council, 1952‑1955
National Planning in Selected Countries, 1941

14

National Research Council

Building Research Advisory Board
Division of Anthropology and Psychology
Division of Engineering and Industrial Research
Fulbright Fellowship Screening Committee
National Science Foundation Fellowships
News Report and International Relations
Post‑Doctoral Fellowships
Press Releases
UK Specialists Team No. 18
National School for Commercial and Trade Organization Executives, 1928

Netherlands Management Seminar, 1951
Office of Production Management Bulletins, 1940‑1942
Opportunities and Jobs in the Textile Industries
Organization for European Economic Co‑Operation, 1954
Organizations Interested in Management

USA
Foreign

15

Personnel Techniques, 1941
Post War Planning
Principles of Scientific Blitzing – Edward Don, 1941
Proposed Books – Hoover's: Philosophy

Industrial Advertising
Trade Associations
Trade Extension
Publishing Venture

Research Institutes, 1952‑1953
Research Publications of the Worchester Polytechnic Institute, 1937
Seasonal Operation in the Construction Industries, 1924
Second Industrial Survey of Baltimore 1939
Society for Electrical Development
Society for the Advancement of Management Roundtables, 1945

16

Speeches and Articles, 1916-1932 (16 folders)

17

Speeches and Articles, 1933-1953 and undated (14 folders)

18

Speech Notes

Advertising
Anecdotes
The Associated Business Papers
Business Press
Carnegie Tech Speech
Census of Distribution
Church
Cooperation
Cotton
Department of Commerce
Editorial
Educational
Electrical
Engineering, Engineering and Business
Ethics
Herbert Hoover
Hotel Industry
Jobber: Place of the Jobber in Industry
Making of Industrial Opinion
Markets and Merchandising
Naval Stores
Society for Electrical Development
Tarr‑Trad
Miscellaneous

Superpower System between Boston and Washington, 1921
Textile Institutes, 1939, 1950‑1953
Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 1920-1932 (3 folders)

19

Taylor System of Scientific Management Report, 1917
Textile Education
Textile School Deans' Conference, 1952
Thoughts on Management Course
Training of Man for the Textile Industry, 1934
Vertical Integration in the Textile Industries, 1938
Wage Incentives
What it Costs to Run a Bank, 1916
Photographs
Miscellany

20

Printed Matter

21

Printed Matter

CORRESPONDENCE

22

General Correspondence, 1915, 1920-1940 (19 folders)

23

General Correspondence, 1941-1955 and undated (11 folders)
Congratulatory Correspondence, 1921, 1927, 1931 (6 folders)

24

Congratulatory Correspondence, 1934, 1939-1940 (includes 1940 accreditation of Engineering School, 3 folders)
Letters of Commendation, 1927-1930 (2 folders)
Letters of Condolence, 1935

PUBLISHED ARTICLES

Profession of Commerce in the Making. Annals of The American Academy, May 1922
Cooperation of the Department of Commerce and Private Business in Simplifying Standards of Manufacture. National Conference of Social Workers, 1928
Portrait. Business Week, June 10, 1931
A Basis for International Business Ethics. The Deltasig, Nov 1932
Postwar Professional Opportunity. Archival Records, Feb 1944

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