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Name of Creator:Herman, Gerald H.
Title:Gerald H. Herman papers
Reference Code:M168
Location Code:41/4, 56/2-3
Extent:23 cubic ft. (25 boxes)
Scope and Content Abstract:The collection documents the activities of Professor Gerald H. Herman as a faculty member and administrator at Northeastern University. The records focus on his involvement with University committees, particularly technology, telecommunications, and handbook revision groups, his involvement with Network Northeastern's Instructional Television Fixed Service (ITFS) broadcasts, and on courses taught in the History Department. The collection includes correspondence, reports, memoranda, contracts, teaching materials, newspaper clippings, and audio and video recordings of history lectures.
Historical Abstract:Gerald H. Herman, professor and administrator at Northeastern University, was born in 1944 in Brooklyn, New York. He received his Bachelor's degree in 1965 from Hunter College and his Master's degree in 1967 from Northeastern University, and was appointed to his first teaching position at Northeastern in 1967 as an instructor in the History Department. His focus as a historian has been modern and contemporary European cultural and intellectual history, focusing on the relationships between the arts and sciences. He has also done work on twentieth century military history and history as seen through the media. Herman has held a variety of administrative positions at Northeastern, serving as special assistant to the Provost (1977-1987), special assistant to University Counsel (1987-2012), University Copyright Officer (1988-2012), and University Handbooks Coordinator (1991-2007).
Language and Scripts:Materials entirely in English
System of Arrangement:Organized into two series 1. Northeastern University Committees and Activities 2. Department of History
Subjects and Contributors:
  • Herman, Gerald
  • Herman, Gerald

  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.)
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). Department of History
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.)--Faculty
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). Faculty Senate
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). Office of the General Counsel
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). Office of the Provost
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). WRBB
  • United States. Federal Communications Commission

  • Civilization, Western--Study and teaching (Higher)
  • Collective bargaining--College Teachers
  • College radio stations--Massachusetts--Boston
  • Copyright
  • Educational technology--Massachusetts
  • Educational television--Massachusetts
  • History--Study and Teaching (Higher)
  • Lectures and lecturing--Massachusetts--Boston--History
  • Microwave communication systems--Massachusetts
  • Radio programs, Musical
  • Telecommunication
  • Television broadcasting--Massachusetts
  • Universities and colleges--Massachusetts--Administration

Conditions Governing Access:Records are restricted for 25 years from their date of creation, unless researchers have written permission from the creating office; the video lectures are unrestricted. Personnel and student records (boxes 2, 14, 16, 18) are restricted for 75 years from their date of creation.
Immediate Source of Acquisition:The collection was donated to the Archives by Professor Gerald H. Herman in May 2004 and February 2014; the Western Civilization I and II video tapes were transferred to the Archives by Carol Poulliotte, Snell Library Media Center, in June 2007.
Accruals:Further accruals are expected.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use:Copyright restrictions may apply.
Finding Aids:Western Civilization course notes (A106); A Note to You recordings (A125); WRBB-FM records (A111); Faculty Senate records (A35)
Processor: Finding aid prepared by Hanna Clutterbuck, October 2009. Updated by Andrew Begley, March 19, 2015.