The Keith Nelson paper collection contains lecture notes, handouts, correspondence with students and colleagues, article drafts,
newspapers clippings and journal articles used for lecture research, photos, as well as schedules and syllabuses. Keith Nelson
joined UCI in 1965 as one of the founding faculty of the Department of History and through out his career served the university
in many capacities such as chair of the Humanities faculty, Associate Dean of Humanities for Undergraduate Studies, Director
of the Humanities Core Course, Director of the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies, Director of the Center for International
Education, and Director of the Program In Religious Studies. His work explored American foreign relations, Cold War history,
the socio/economic impact of war, and religious studies.In 2011 he was named UCI Emeritus Professor of the Year and in 2013
was awarded the University's Edward A. Dickson professorship for distinguished service and scholarship. In 2014 the UCI History
Department honored him by creating an annual Keith Nelson Lecture in American International Relations. Nelson has authored,
co-authored, edited and co-edited numerous historical studies. His publications include "The Impact of War on American Life:
The Twentieth-Century Experience" (1971); "Victors Divided: America and the Allies In Germany, 1918-1923" (1975); "The Making
of Détente: Soviet-American Relations in the Shadow of Vietnam" (1995); and "Why War? Ideology, Theory, and History" (1979)
(with Spencer Olin).
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heirs. For permission to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.