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:
THE DRUCKER EXCHANGE
From 2010-2014, the Drucker Institute published the Drucker Exchange, a blog about effective management and responsible leadership. From 2009-2010, the Institute published Drucker Apps, first an email newsletter and later a blog, with a similar focus. We have archived all 1,201 posts from these two publications.
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
Charles Handy Papers
Donated by Charles and Elizabeth Handy, the Charles Handy Papers include original correspondence, articles, manuscripts and other documents related to his career as a leading authority in the field of management. Among his most influential books are The Age of Unreason, The Empty Raincoat, The Elephant and the Flea, Gods of Management, The Age of Paradox, Beyond Certainty and Myself and Other More Important Matters. Handy has been rated among the Thinkers50, a list of the most influential management thinkers in the world. In 2001 he was second on the list, behind only Peter Drucker. In 2011, Thinkers50 presented Handy with a lifetime achievement award. Handy’s wife, Elizabeth, a renowned photographer who is also his business partner and frequent collaborator, has donated her photographs of Charles to the collection.
“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.” The Martinson Collection highlights Peter Drucker’s idea that ‘management is a liberal art,’ and is shaped by the lessons of history and sociology, literature and philosophy, culture, and religion.