The Drucker Institute, in cooperation with the Honnold/Mudd Library at the Claremont Colleges, maintains a collection of records donated by Peter Drucker and others with whom he interacted. The archives’s purpose is to support research related to Drucker’s life and work.
The collection includes articles by or about Peter Drucker, images and magnetic media, awards, ephemera and realia.
The Drucker Digital Archives is a growing, searchable online replica of the archives’s physical records. The collection contains more than 6,000 Drucker-related items in all.
Access to the Drucker Archives on the campus of Claremont Graduate University is available by appointment. Please contact Bridget Lawlor at [email protected] or 909-607-9212 to make arrangements.
If you have Drucker-related material that you would like to contribute to the archives, including personal correspondence, please also contact Bridget.
Figuring out where to start looking in such a huge trove can be daunting. Bridget Lawlor, the Drucker Institute’s archivist, has made things easier by sharing her top picks:
- Original Acknowledgments to Management: Tasks, Responsibilities, Practices
- “Soren Kierkegaard: Or, How is Human Existence Possible?”
- Consulting report for Coca-Cola
- Letter from former Herman Miller CEO Max DePree
- Drucker’s last lecture at CGU (March 2005 on the social sector)
- Syllabus from Drucker course in the 1970s
- Monograph on Friedrich Julius Stahl
- Letter from David Rockefeller
- Postcard to Cleveland Indians President Peter Bavasi
- Transcript of César Chávez after meeting with Drucker
Kenneth Hopper Papers on Management
The Kenneth Hopper Papers on Management, donated by Kenneth and Claire Hopper, comprises his records from a long career in industrial management and consultancy in the U.K., the U.S., Ireland, Continental Europe and Japan. A major part of the collection includes original correspondence, manuals, memoirs and other documents related to the Civil Communications Section (CCS) under General MacArthur’s command in Tokyo after World War II. These papers tell the story of how the Americans shared their industrial management know-how with some very able Japanese, eventually giving rise to the Asian Economic Miracle.
Under the direction of the Drucker Institute, the Kenneth Hopper Papers on Management will be digitized and material will be added on an ongoing basis.
“It’s exciting to be expanding our holdings beyond those of Peter Drucker,” said Bridget Lawlor, the archivist at the Drucker Institute. “While Drucker’s papers will always remain the core of our archives, we are actively seeking to bring in other material that will illuminate the fields of management and leadership. The Kenneth Hopper Papers is a wonderful step in that direction.”
“Connie Martinson Talks Books” Archives
The “Connie Martinson Talks Books” Archives includes more than 2,500 taped television interviews with prominent authors of fiction and nonfiction over the last 30 years. They include Mary Gordon, Al Gore, Joseph Heller, Barack Obama, Calvin Trillin, Maya Angelou, Gore Vidal and Elie Wiesel.
The collection was donated by Connie Martinson, host of the cable TV program “Connie Martinson Talks Books,” which has been described by Los Angeles magazine as the city’s “premier television book show.”
Under the direction of the Drucker Institute and CGU’s Transdisciplinary Studies program, the university is digitizing the entire collection for easy online access by scholars and the general public.
“The Martinson Collection is a fantastic way for us to highlight Peter Drucker’s idea that ‘management is a liberal art,’” said Rick Wartzman, executive director of the Drucker Institute. “Well-run organizations don’t just focus on finance, marketing and the like. Their values are shaped by the lessons of history and sociology, literature and philosophy, culture, and religion.”