This collection contains materials related to the career of Robert Szulkin (1935-2016), Professor Emeritus of Russian Literature at Brandeis. Documents include teaching notes, and materials related to the Sakharov Archives.
Professor Szulkin taught at Brandeis from 1962-2000, holding various roles within the Department of German and Russian (now called the Department of German, Russian and Asian Languages and Literature). He also served as the Director of the Sakharov Archives during its time at Brandeis. Comprised of the personal papers of noted Russian physicist and human rights activist, Andrei Sakharov, and his wife, Elena Bonner, as well as extensive documentation of human rights violations in the Soviet Union and other countries and materials related to the activities of the KGB, the Sakharov Archives were donated to Brandeis in 1993. The Archives were transferred to the care of Harvard University in 2004, where they reside today.
Sources: "Remembering Professor Robert Szulkin," Brandeis Magazine Winter 2016/2017; The Andrei Sakharov Foundation website