Melman, Seymour

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

From the guide to the Seymour Melman Papers, 1958-1997, (Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library, )

Seymour Melman (1918-2004), an economist who taught industrial engineering at Columbia, helped galvanize the antiwar movement from the 1950's on with analyses of the social costs of military spending, diverting resources from health care, public housing and education. He was a leading advocate of nuclear disarmament, and a longtime co-chairman of the Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy. His later books, including After Capitalism: From Managerialism to Workplace Economy (2001), describe the potential of employee self-management, an idea that interested him for decades. As a young man, he briefly lived on a kibbutz in Israel, and later in his career participated in studies and meetings on the productivity of such collective settlements.

From the guide to the Seymour Melman: Kibbutz Research Files, undated, (Tamiment Library / Wagner Archives)

Professor Seymour Melman worked at the Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, Columbia University. He is the author of Decision-Making and Productivity (Oxford, 1958), which was primarily concerned with the Standard Motor Co. Ltd., Canley, Coventry.

Reference: Finding aid for MSS.254.

From the guide to the The papers of Professor Seymour Melman, 1938-1977, (Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick Library)

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referencedIn Harvard University Archives Photograph Collection: Portraits, ca. 1852-ca. 2004 Harvard University Archives.
referencedIn Congress of American Professors Records, 1967 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
creatorOf Seymour Melman Papers, 1958-1997 Columbia University. Rare Book an Manuscript Library
referencedIn Harvard Law School Forums Records Harvard Law School Library Langdell Hall Cambridge, MA 02138
creatorOf The papers of Professor Seymour Melman, 1938-1977 Modern Records Centre
referencedIn Andreĭ Sakharov papers, 1852-2002 (inclusive), 1960-1990 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn The Nation, records, 1879-1974 (inclusive), 1920-1955 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn William S. Vickrey Papers, 1939-1996 Columbia University. Rare Book an Manuscript Library
creatorOf Seymour Melman: Kibbutz Research Files, undated Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
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correspondedWith Harvard Law School Forum corporateBody
associatedWith Lebenstein, S. person
correspondedWith Nation (New York, N.Y. : 1865). corporateBody
correspondedWith Sakharov, Andreĭ, 1921-1989 person
associatedWith Standard Motor Co Ltd England corporateBody
associatedWith Vickrey, William S. (William Spencer), 1914- person
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Collective settlements--Israel
Motor vehicle industry Great Britain
Defense contracts--United States
Authors, American




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