Hello Network Members,
Since 1989, when I first "met" Mary Parker Follett, I've been conducting informal research on both her life and ideas. Part of my drive was to learn more about her as there was little in print at that time.
By 1995 Pauline Graham's wonderful book, Mary Parker Follett: Prophet of Management (A celebration of writings from the 1920s) was published by the Harvard Business School.
In 2003, Joan Tonn's "tome," Mary P. Follett: Creating Democracy, Transforming Management, was issued by Yale University Press, giving us the first biography of Follett, shedding light, as Follett might say, on her life while embedding her thinking and contributions in a rich intellectual history.
These two books, along with others where authors who appreciated Follett wrote about her contributions, have made a good foundation for further study.
I am now in the process of downsizing my possessions, and I'd like to see some of the information I've gathered about Follett and her friends and colleagues go to a good home or several good homes. As a consequence of my own research, I have an extensive "collection" of Follett-related materials.
I anyone wants to talk about possibilities, I'd love to hear from you.
Albie Davis (Thomaston, Maine, USA)