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Series I: Book Titles
Subseries I.1: Civil Defense Against Nuclear Attack
Subseries I.3: In the Name of America
Subseries I.4: Pentagon Capitalism
Subseries I.5: Our Depleted Society
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
At a Glance
Arranged by subject and book title.
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of a military industry and federal policy in the U.S. is recorded in THE MILITARY ECONOMY (1981), a 2 volume, unpublished collection of New York Times articles that traces war economy from 1865 to 1981.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
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Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Seymour Memlan papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact email@example.com for more information.
Ownership and Custodial History
Gift of Prof. Melman, 1962; 1970; 1974; 1983; 1997; 2000; 2002
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Papers: Source of acquisition--Melman, Seymour. Method of acquisition--Gifts, 1962, 1970, 1974, 1983, 1997.
Research materials: Source of acquisition--Prof. Melman. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--10/01/1997. Accession number--97/98-4.
Publications About Described Materials
A complete file of the "Papers presented at the RESEARCH CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT, held at Columbia University, December 1-2 1962" has been cataloged in the "X" collection.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Papers Entered in AMC 10/26/1990.
Research materials Processed 11/09/1997.
Originally processed by Bernard Crystal 21 Oct 1970; Revised by BRC 10/83; revised by RP 1/84; revised by7 ND 6/86. Ben Spinner and Patrick Lawlor processed a major addition in 1997.
The 2000 addition was processed by Patrick Lawlor.
2010-02-16 Legacy finding aid created from Pro Cite.
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Author and professor of industrial engineering at Columbia University. Prof. Melman was born in 1917.