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Jean P. Lesperance papers, 1948-1967 | University of Miami Special Collections

By Karen Hudson and William E. Brown, Jr.

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Title: Jean P. Lesperance papers, 1948-1967Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1948-1967

ID: ASM0123

Creator: Lesperance, Jean Paul

Extent: 4.0 Boxes



Includes letters, memoranda, programs and schedules relating to the Annual Time and Motion and Management Conference held at the University of Miami from 1957-61.  Other correspondence concerns the Master's program in management, university memos and letters, consulting work, and invitations to speak at other universities.


Contains articles, copies of Lesperance's book, notes, thesis for the Ph.D. in political science and notes and course outlines. 


Contains several student papers from Lesperance's management course, miscellaneous newspaper clippings, and memos and outlines relating to the job evaluation program.

Formats/Genres: Articles, Books, Brochures, Clippings, Letters, Memorandums, Notes

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Jean P. Lesperance Papers consist of correspondence, articles, book manuscripts, and newspaper clippings relating to the merging field of management studies. Lesperance joined the University of Miami faculty in 1947and taught management courses. He later served as the director of the Time and Motion Study Laboratory.

Biographical Note

Jean P. Lesperance joined the University of Miami faculty in 1947. He taught management courses and later served as the director of the Time and Motion Study Laboratory.  Beginning in 1952, Lesperance directed a series of annual Time and Motion and Management Conferences, sponsored by the University.  These meetings attracted students as well as numerous local and foreign business executives. In addition to teaching, Lesperance lectured at several other universities.  He also served a management consultant for industries in Canada, the United States, Cuba and Haiti.  He held a position as director of the North American Cigarette Manufacturers, Inc., served as President of the American Institute of Industrial Engineers, and joined several professional organizations including the Florida Academy of Science and the Society for the Advancement of Management.  Lesperance wrote a book entitled Economics and Techniques of Motion and Time Study, and many of his articles appeared in technical journals.

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Time management

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Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Jean P. Lesperance Papers finding aid © 1993 University of Miami. Requests to reproduce or publish materials from this collection should be directed to

Related Materials:

Lesperance, Jean Paul. Economics and techniques of motion and time study. Dubuque: W. C. Brown Co., 1953.

Two holdings in University Archives, and two holdings in the Otto G. Richter Library stacks.

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Finding Aid Revision History: Revised by Rudo Kemper.

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[Series I: Correspondence],
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Series I: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Conferences: Time and Motion Management, 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Conferences: Time and Motion Management, 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Conferences: Time and Motion Management, 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Florida Council for the Blind, 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 5: "Kiplinger Letters", 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Management Center, 1956-57Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Miscellaneous, 1956-1963Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Sherbrooke University, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Sugar Manufacturers Association, Jamaica, 1957-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 10: University of Houston, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 11: University of Miami - Master's Candidates, 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 12: University of Miami - Requirements for M.B.A.-Management, 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 13: University of Miami - Miscellaneous, 1958-59Add to your cart.
Folder 14: University of Texas, 1956Add to your cart.

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