Murray Seidler Papers

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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.

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