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Lotte Bailyn papers

 Collection
Identifier: MC-0644

  • Staff Only

Scope and Contents

This collection documents the activities of Lotte Bailyn, the T Wilson (1953) Professor of Management,Emerita at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Materials in the collection span 1961-2009, documenting her academic career. Original order of the collection was maintained. The bulk of the collection are professional career surveys of Society of Women Engineers and AMITA members as well as MIT Sloan School alumni. Other materials in the collection include research notes and drafts of papers relating to the Ford Foundation-funded projects on Gender-Equity and Work-Family Life, including extensive materials on one such project with Xerox. In addition, course materials for 15.347, Doctoral Seminar in Research Methods, is present. Materials related Bailyn’s time as the MIT Faculty chair, including the Study on the Status of Women Faculty in Science at MIT, are also in the collection.

Dates

  • 1961 - 2009

Creator

Access note

This collection is open.

Intellectual Property Rights

Access to collections in the Department of Distinctive Collections is not authorization to publish. Separate written application for permission to publish must be made to the department. Copyright of some items in this collection may be held by respective creators, not by the donor of the collection.

Biography

Lotte Bailyn is the T. Wilson (1953) Professor of Management, Emerita at the MIT Sloan School of Management. For the period 1997-99 she was Chair of the MIT faculty, and during 1995-97 she was the Matina S. Horner Distinguished Visiting Professor at Radcliffe's Public Policy Institute.

Bailyn earned a BA in mathematics from Swarthmore College and an MA and a PhD in social psychology from Harvard University.

from her faculty research web site:

She studies the relationship between managerial practice and employees’ lives. Her research investigates how institutional and organizational processes intersect with people’s lives, with special emphasis on the dynamics of gender and diversity in business organizations and academia. Bailyn argues that industries will fail in an intensely competitive world unless they take into account the changing nature of the professional workforce— including the influx of women and the consequent lifestyle changes for both women and men. Her work in organizations shows that work and personal life are complementary, even synergistic, rather than adversarial. By challenging the assumptions in which current work practices are embedded, the goals of both business productivity and employees’ family and community concerns can be met in ways that are equitable for both men and women.

Teaching: MIT 15.339 Social Psychology of Work and Organizations; 15.349 Personal issues In the Management of Human Resources; 15.348 Workshop in Research Methods.

Extent

13.15 Cubic Feet (11 record cartons and 1 manuscript box)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

This collection documents the career of Lotte Bailyn. Bailyn is the T Wilson (1953) Professor of Management, Emerita at the MIT Sloan School of Management. For the period 1997-99 she was Chair of the MIT faculty, and during 1995-97 she was the Matina S. Horner Distinguished Visiting Professor at Radcliffe's Public Policy Institute. She studies the relationship between managerial practice and employees’ lives. Her research investigates how institutional and organizational processes intersect with people’s lives, with special emphasis on the dynamics of gender and diversity in business organizations and academia. She also served as the Chair of the MIT Faculty from 1997-99, and was involved in the Study on the Status of Women Faculty in Science at MIT, which is documented in the collection. Other materials include correspondence, course materials, manuscripts, and research data.

Arrangement

Original order maintained.

Location

Materials are stored off-site. At least two business days notice is required for use.

Source of Acquisition

Materials were given to the Department of Distinctive Collections (formerly the Institute Archives and Special Collections) by by Lotte Bailyn in August 2006.

Appraisal

No information known about appraisal of materials donated prior to 2019. Excess duplicate materials were weeded as necessary.

Selected Publications

  • Bailyn, Lotte, with Edgar H. Schein. Living with Technology: Issues at Mid-Career. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1980.
  • "Autonomy in the Industrial R&D Lab." Bailyn, Lotte. Human Resource Management Vol. 24, No. 2 (1985): 129-146.
  • "Experiencing Technical Work: A Comparison of Male and Female Engineers." Bailyn, Lotte. Human Relations Vol. 40, No. 5 (1987): 299-312.
  • Bailyn, Lotte. Breaking the Mold: Redesigning Work for Productive and Satisfying Lives. Free Press, 1993.
  • Breaking the Mold: Redesigning Work for Productive and Satisfying Lives. Bailyn, Lotte. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2006.
  • Relinking Life and Work: Toward a Better Future. Rapoport, Rhona, Lotte Bailyn, Deborah Kolb and Joyce K. Fletcher. New York, NY: Ford Foundation, 1996.
  • MIT Faculty Newsletter, vol.XI no. 4, March 1999. Special Edition. A Study on the Status of Women Faculty in Science at MIT.
  • Beyond Work-Family Balance: Advancing Gender Equity and Workplace Performance. Jossey-Bass, 2002.
  • Lotte Bailyn, Academic Careers and Gender Equity: Lessons Learned from MIT. Gender, Work & Organization, 7–153, 2003.
  • "Putting Gender on the Table." Bailyn, Lotte. in Becoming MIT: Moments of Decision, 165-186. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2010.

Processing Information

Folders were replaced as determined necessary and collection was described at the box level. Two cassettes were determined to be blank and were weeded.

Interview with Lotte Bailyn

Oral history of Lotte Bailyn, professor of management at the MIT Sloan School of Management as part of the MIT150 Celebration "Infinite History" project in 2011.
https://infinitehistory.mit.edu/video/lotte-bailyn
Title
Preliminary Inventory to the Papers of Lotte Bailyn
Author
Elizabeth Andrews
Date
2006
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
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Script of description
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Repository Details

Part of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Libraries. Department of Distinctive Collections Repository

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