Benjamin M. Selekman papers
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Extent9 linear feet (8 cartons, 2 boxes)
The collection also includes records related to his outside consulting work as an impartial arbitrator for various companies, corporations, and unions, particularly in the steel and men’s clothing industries in New England and research material referenced while preparing lecture material and writing within his field of labor relations.
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Selekman first started working as a faculty member of Harvard Business School in 1935 as a lecturer on Urban Industrial Problems and then as an associate professor of Business Administration in 1942. In 1945, Selekman became the first Kirstein Professor of Labor Relations, a position he held until his death in 1962. His numerous writings include Labor Relations and Human Relations, 1947; The New Industrial Relations, 1948; Power and Morality in a Business Society, 1956; Problems in Labor Relations, 1957; and A Moral Philosophy for Management, 1959.
Selekman also served as an impartial arbitrator for labor disputes with various companies, corporations, associations, and unions, particularly with the men’s clothing industry in New England and the steel industry in New England, including disputes from the Bethlehem Steel Company, the United Steelworkers of America, the Republic Steel Corporation, Textile Workers Union of America, and the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America.
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