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   Seymour Melman Papers, 1958-1997

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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Seymour Melman Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID:4079724 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Melman, Seymour.
Title:Seymour Melman Papers, 1958-1997
Physical description:46 linear ft. (ca. 16,400 items in 146 boxes)
Language(s):In English
Access: This collection has no restrictions. This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into 2 series:

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Description

Scope and Content

Manuscripts, notes, conference papers, and printed materials. Included are research files, notes, and other materials used for manuscripts of THE IMPACT OF THE PATENT SYSTEM ON RESEARCH (1958), Study of the Subcommittee on Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights of the Committee of the Judiciary United States Senate, 85th Congress, 2nd Session Persuant to S. Res. 236, Study No. 11; OUR DEPLETED SOCIETY (1965); PENTAGON CAPITALISM (1970); THE PERMANENT WAR ECONOMY (1974); PROFITS WITHOUT PRODUCTION (1983). The development of a military industry and federal policy in the U.S. is recorded in THE MILITARY ECONOMY (1981), a 2 volume, unpublished collection of New York Times articles that traces war economy from 1865 to 1981. THE PEACE RACE (1962) research papers record the national debate on military policy under President Kennedy. The research papers for IN THE NAME OF AMERICA (1968) report violations of the laws of war by the U.S. in Vietnam. There are also conference papers and related materials documenting efforts to implement demilitarization and economic conversion.

Series I: Book Titles

Includes manuscripts and research files.

Subseries I.1: Civil Defense Against Nuclear Attack

Subseries I.2: Disarmament

Subseries I.3: In the Name of America

Subseries I.4: Pentagon Capitalism

Subseries I.5: Our Depleted Society

Subseries I.6: The Peace Race

Subseries I.7: The Military Economy

Subseries I.8: Permanent War Economy

Subseries I.9: Inspection for Disarmament

Subseries I.10: Profits Without Production

Subseries I.11: The Impact of the Patent System on Research

Subseries I.12: The Production of Technical Knowledge in Relation to the Patent System

Subseries I.13: Conversion and Reindustrialization: Alternatives to Pentagon Indsutrial Policy

Subseries I.14: Managerial vs. Cooperative Decision Making in Israel

Subseries I.15: The National Priorities Problem: Choices and Consequences

Subseries I.16: After Capitalism: From Managerialism to Workplace Democracy

Series II: "Research Conference on Disarmament"

A large bound volume containing the original papers delivered at the Conference.

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Using the Collection

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Access Restrictions

This collection has no restrictions.

 This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

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Restrictions on Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Curator of Manuscripts/University Archivist, Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RBML). The RBML approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Seymour Melman Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Papers Entered in AMC 10/26/1990

Research materials Processed 11/09/1997

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 26, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2010-02-16 Legacy finding aid created from Pro Cite.

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Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Articles.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
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Manuscripts for publication.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
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Papers.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Prefaces.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

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Authors, American.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
College teachers.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Defense contracts--United States.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Disarmament--Economic aspects--United States.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Engineers--United States.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Industrial engineering.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Industrial engineers--United States.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Industrial management--United States.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Industrial policy--United States.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Industrial productivity--United States.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Industries--United States.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
United States--Armed Forces--Procurement.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
United States--Economic conditions--1947-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Atrocities.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
War crimes.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
War--Economic aspects--United States.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

Author and professor of industrial engineering at Columbia University. Prof. Melman was born in 1917.

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