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Seymour Melman Research Files on Israeli Kibbutzim TAM 344

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Seymour Melman Research Files on Israeli Kibbutzim
Dates: undated
Quantity: 2 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Mixed Materials [Box]: 1-2
Call Phrase: TAM 344

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Historical/Biographical Note

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.

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Scope and Content Note

The collection contains Seymour Melman's research files on Israeli Kibbutzim.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Lebenstein, S.

Subject Topics

  • Kibbutzim.
  • Collective settlements -- Israel.

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive has no information about copyright ownership for this collection and is not authorized to grant permission to publish or reproduce materials from it. Materials in this collection are expected to enter the public domain in 120 years.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials found in collection; provenance is unknown. The accession number associate with this collection is 2005.038.

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