Scope and Contents
This collection contains correspondence, proposals, drafts, Dr. Martin Sherwin's personal correspondence and research notes relating to the founding of the NAHHC, and various programs the center organized and participated in. The bulk of the material in the collection is from 1986 - 1992. Documentation relating to the GCP includes transcripts, course outlines, slides, photographs, and video tapes, as well as records from student trips to Moscow and the US from 1988 to 1992, and a video tape of the Moscow student trip in 1988.
Majority of material found within 1986 -- 1992
1970 -- 1993
Language of Materials
The bulk of the documents are in English; some are in Russian, Spanish, and Swedish.
Conditions Governing Access
This collection contains some restricted material. Restrictions related to specific material are listed in the detailed contents list. This collection may require review before it is available for use. Please contact DCA for further details.
Conditions Governing Use
Some material in this collection may be protected by copyright and other rights. Please see “Reproductions and Use” on the Digital Collections and Archives website for more information about reproductions and permission to publish. Copyright to all materials created by Tufts University employees in the course of their work is held by the Trustees of Tufts University.
Biographical / Historical
The Nuclear Age History and Humanities Center (NAHHC) was established at Tufts University in October 1986. It was the first academic center in the nation dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of the nuclear era. It sponsored research projects and offered programs discussing nuclear conflicts and their peaceful resolutions leading to nuclear disarmament. The NAHHC also helped organize different University Presidents Conferences. At these conferences international university presidents discussed nuclear issues. NAHHC is best known for its Global Classroom Project (GCP), also called the "Space Bridge" or "Tufts - Moscow Space Bridge." GCP was a course jointly taught between Moscow State University, and Tufts University via television and satellite technology. From 1988 to 1992, NAHHC produced eleven GCPs that allowed direct, frank discussions between students and Russian and American panelists from various national and international institutions. Martin Sherwin, founding director of the NAHHC, established the GCP in 1987. A professor of History at Tufts, Sherwin and Evgeny P. Velikhov of the USSR Academy of Science, jointly taught the course, offered regularly at both universities, using one syllabus and meeting four times a semester via satellite. The NAHHC received national and international acclaim for its innovative curriculum.
7.2 Linear Feet (6 boxes)