Seymour Melman Papers
1958-1999


Finding Aid Prepared by Patrick Lawlor
6/15/2000


Date Range: 1958-1999
Size of Collection: 64 linear ft. (ca. 18,400 items in 146 boxes)
Date of Acquisition: Gift of Prof. Melman, 1962; 1970; 1974; 1983; 1997; 2000; 2002
Material on Microfilm: No material on microfilm.
Terms of Access: Available for faculty, students, or researchers engaged in scholarly or publication projects.
Restrictions on Use or Access: Permission to quote or publish must be obtained in writing from the Director of The Rare Book and Manuscript Library, as well as the copyright holder.
Location in Stacks: Boxes 1 To 99 15/23/21e
Boxes 100 To 146 15/23/22e
Processing Information: 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.
Associated Material: A complete file of the "Papers Presented at the Research Conference on Disarmament, Held at Columbia University, December 1 & 2, 1962" has been cataloged for the "X" collection.
RLIN ID: 90-A96

BIOGRAPHY

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

SCOPE AND CONTENT

                       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of a military industry and federal policy in the U.S. is recorded in The Military Economy (1981), a 2 volume, unpublished collection of New York Times articles that traces war economy from 1865 to 1981.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. Extensive research files for his book After Capitalism: From Manageralism To Workplace Democracy. There are also conference papers and related materials documenting efforts to implement demilitarization and economic conversion.


I. BOOK TITLES


Note: Includes manuscripts and research files.

   1.1 Civil Defense Against Nuclear Attack

1  Pamphlets, reprints, clippings, etc.

   1.2 Disarmament

2, 3, 4   Clippings, reprints, notes, from First Intercollegiate Conference on Disarmament and Arms Control
       Swarthmore College 1962
Pamphlets and notes

     Note: from first congressional hearings, conference papers on disarmament and inspection; papers from the Mershon National Security Program, Ohio State University, 1959

   1.3 In the Name of America

5, 6, 7, 8  Research papers

9  Research papers; paperback copy of book

   1.4 Pentagon Capitalism

10  Research material

      Chapter 2

10, 11  Research material

      Chapter 3

12, 13  Research material

      Chapter 4

13, 14, 15  Research material

      Chapter 5

15, 16, 17  Research material

      Chapters 6

17  Research material

      Chapter 7

17  Research material

      Chapter 8

18  Research material

      Chapter 9

19  Research material

20  Manuscript--first draft; printed copy

   1.5 Our Depleted Society

21  Research material

      Chapter 2

21  Research material

      Chapter 3

22  Research material

      Chapter 4

23, 24  Research material

      Chapter 5

24, 25, 26  Research material

      Chapters 6-8

26  Research material

      Chapter 9

26, 27  Research material

      Chapter 10

27  Research material

      Chapters 11-12

28  Research material

      Chapter 13

28, 29  Research material

      Chapters 14-15

29  Research material

30  Manuscript final draft; printed copy of book

   1.6 The Peace Race

      Chapters 1-8

31  Research material

     Note: Marked by Melman as unused material

      Chapters 9-13

32  Research material

     Note: Marked by Melman as unused material

      Chapters 1-7

33  Research material

      Chapters 8-13

34  Research material; printed copy of book

   1.7 The Military Economy

      Part 1

34  A collection of articles in the New York Times from the Civil War to 1981, with an introduction, "The Transformation of War Economy", by Melman

      Parts 2-5

35  

   1.8 Permanent War Economy

36  Research notes and material

      Chapter 2

37, 38  Research notes and material

      Chapter 3

38  Research notes and material

      Chapter 4

39, 40, 42, 43  Research notes and material

      Chapter 4

40, 41  Research notes and material

     Note: Marked by Melman as unused material

      Chapter 5

43, 44, 46, 47  Research notes and material

      Chapter 5

44, 45  Research notes and material

     Note: Marked by Melman as unused material

      Chapter 6

47, 48  Research notes and material

      Chapter 7

49, 50  Research notes and material

      Chapter 7

50, 51  Research notes and material

     Note: Marked by Melman as unused material

      Chapter 8

51-53  Research notes and material

      Chapter 9

53, 54  Research notes and material

      Chapter 10

56  Research notes and material

      Chapter 10

55, 56  Research notes and material

     Note: Marked by Melman as unused material

   1.9 Inspection for Disarmament

57, 58  Misc. data, correspondence, papers, drafts 1 & 2

   1.10 Profits Without Production

      Prologue

59, 60, 77  Research material

      Chapter 1

61, 62, 77  Research material

      Chapter 2

63, 77  Research material

      Chapter 3-4

63, 78  Research material

      Chapter 5

63, 79  Research material

      Chapter 6

64, 65, 80  Research material

     Note: Some material marked by Melman as unused

      Chapter 7

81  Research material

      Chapter 8

81, 82  Research material

      Chapter 9

66, 67, 83  Research material

      Chapter 10

68, 69, 84, 85, 86, 87  Research material

     Note: Some material in Box 68 marked by Melman as unused

      Chapter 11

70, 71, 88  Research material

     Note: Some material in Box 71 marked by Melman as unused

      Chapter 12

72, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94  Research material

     Note: Some material in Box 72 marked by melman as unused

      Chapter 13

73  Research material

     Note: Some material marked by Melman as unused

      Chapter 14

74, 75, 95, 96, 97  Research material

     Note: Some material in Box 74 marked by Melman as unused

      Chapter 15

76  Research material

     Note: Marked by Melmas as unused

   1.11 The Impact of the Patent System on Research

98  Manuscript

   1.12 The Production of Technical Knowledge in Relation to the Patent System

98  Research notes
        1956

   1.13 Conversion and Reindustrialization: Alternatives to Pentagon Indsutrial Policy

98  Conference paper
        13 June 1987

   1.14 Managerial vs. Cooperative Decision Making in Israel

99  Manuscript
        1970

   1.15 The National Priorities Problem: Choices and Consequences

99  Conference papers
        September 30-October 1, 1966

   1.16 After Capitalism: From Managerialism to Workplace Democracy

      Introduction: Managerialism and "The Market" are not Forever

100  

      Part I: From Feudalism to Capitalism, and After

100  Chapter I: The Shape of Production Under State Capitalism

101  Chapter 2: The Founding Alienation of Capitalism

      Part II: State & Corporate Managers Impose Alienation on a Whole Society by Destroying Production Capacity

101-108  Chapter 3: Alienation from Accumulation Makes the U.S. a Third Rare Economy

108 & 109  Chapter 4: State Managers Accumulate Military Power Without Limit

109 - 115  Chapter 5: Hidden Costs of Campaigning for World Hegemony

116 - 118  Chapter 6: The Lesson of Soviet Russia: From Alienation to Production Collapse

      Part III: Managing as Deindustrialization Proceeds

119 - 122  Chapter 7: Managers Use Hi-Tech in an Attempt to Make Workers and Unions Obsolete

120 - 125  Chapter 8: Management Promotes Ownership Without Control

      Part IV: Workers Create a Process of Disalienated Decision-Making for an Economy and Society After Capitalism

125 - 128  Chapter 9: Creating Workplace Democracy

128 - 140  Chapter 10: Disalienation by Design: Installing Workplace Democracy

140 - 143  Chapter 11: White Collar Joins The Blue

      Part V: Advancing Workplace Democracy

144  Chapter 12: The Advancing Process of Capitalism and Workplace Democracy

      Conclusion:

145  An Exit Path from Capitalism to Workplace Democracy

      Appendices:

145  I: Selected Bibliography on Workplace Democracy


II "Research Conference on Disarmament"


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

146  Includes papers by:
  David F. Cavers
  Samuel Lubell
  Herbert Ritvo
  Charles O. Porter
  Robert W. Kastenmeier
  Christopher Hohenemser
  Arthur I. Waskow
  Robert Engler
  Alberta B. Szalita
  Lewis C. Bohn
  Leonard S. Rodberg
  John Martinson & C. W. Churchman
  Amitai Etzioni
  J. David Singer
  Roger Fisher
  Emile Benoit
  John P. Hardt
  Richard C. Raymond
  John E. Ullmann
  Richard L. Meier
       Columbia University 1 & 2 December 1961
       1 volume

     Note: Gift of Professor Melman, 8 August 2002