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Murray Seidler Papers

 Collection
Identifier: UP000356

Scope and Content

This collection contains materials from 1938-1984 and is divided into 2 series, namely: Series 1: Mayor’s Committee for Human Resources Development (1951-1970) and Series 2: Labor and socialism files (1938-1984). The Mayor's Committee for Human Resources Development series contains records from the Concentrated Employment Program, Urban Area Employment Project, and New Careers Program, budget reports, proposals, meeting minutes, memos, and administrative reports. The Labor and socialism files series consists of flyers, pamphlets, literature, news clippings and publications such as World Labor Today, The American Federationist, Americans for Democratic Action, The Militant, The Democratic Left, The Wayne Socialist, among others.

Dates

  • 1938-1984

Creator

Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Use

Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials.

Biography

Murray Seidler received his PhD in political science from the University of Michigan in Dearborn and was a Wayne State University professor of political science until his retirement in 1986. He published several articles on socialism and labor unions, such as “The Socialist Party and American Unionism.” He was involved in Americans for Democratic Action and subscribed to socialist organizations, such as the Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee (DSOC). Additionally, he held a year-long appointment as a Participant Observer to the Detroit Concentrated Employment Program on behalf of the Office of Manpower Policy, Evaluation, and Research of the United State Department of Labor and the Detroit Mayor’s Committee for Human Resources Development, from 1967-1968.

Extent

1.5 Linear Feet (1MB, 1SB)

Abstract

Murray Seidler received his PhD in political science from the University of Michigan - Dearborn and was a Wayne State University professor of political science until his retirement in 1986. He published several articles on socialism and labor unions, such as “The Socialist Party and American Unionism.” He was involved in Americans for Democratic Action and subscribed to socialist organizations, such as the Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee (DSOC). Additionally, he held a year-long appointment as a Participant Observer to the Detroit Concentrated Employment Program on behalf of the Office of Manpower Policy, Evaluation, and Research of the United State Department of Labor and the Detroit Mayor’s Committee for Human Resources Development, from 1967-1968.



This collection contains materials from 1938-1984 and is divided into 2 series, namely: Series 1: Mayor’s Committee for Human Resources Development and Series 2: Labor and socialism files. The Mayor's Committee for Human Resources Development series contains records from the Concentrated Employment Program, Urban Area Employment Project, and New Careers Program, budget reports, proposals, meeting minutes, memos, and administrative reports. The Labor and socialism files series consists of flyers, pamphlets, literature, news clippings and publications such as World Labor Today, The American Federationist, Americans for Democratic Action, The Militant, The Democratic Left, The Wayne Socialist, among others.

Arrangement

Arranged in 2 series – Series 1 (Box 1), Series 2 (Box 1-2). Folders are arranged alphabetically.

Acquisition

This collection was donated to the Walter P. Reuther Library in 1990 and 1991.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Katie Tapia-Lynch and Shae Rafferty on March 13, 2019.
Title
Guide to the Murray Seidler Papers
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by Katie Tapia-Lynch and Shae Rafferty
Date
2019-03-13
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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