Finding Aid

Lee V. Cassanelli Papers

UPT 50 C343

Access to collections is granted in accordance with the Protocols for the University Archives and Records Center.

Summary Information

Prepared by
Kaiyi Chen
Preparation date
1998
Date [inclusive]
1974-1992
Extent
1.2 Cubic feet

PROVENANCE

The collection was transferred to the University Archives with the records of the History Department in 1995.

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Born in Springfield, Massachusetts, in 1946, Lee V. Cassanelli earned his B.A. in History from Boston College, his M.A. in African History in 1969 and his Ph.D. in 1973, both from the University of Wisconsin. After teaching one year at Harvard University as Lecturer in History, he was appointed Assistant Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania in 1974 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 1981. His major publications are The Shaping of Somali Society: Reconstructing the History of a Pastoral People, 1600-1900 (1982) and The Struggle for Land in Southern Somalia: the War Behind the War (co-edited with Catherine Besteman in 1996).

SCOPE AND CONTENT

The Cassanelli Papers consist of files concerning an academic exchange program between Penn and the Ibadan University, Nigeria, from 1985 to 1990, files documenting his activities with the Social Science History Association, and files documenting his work with Penn’s University Press.

Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
Ibadan University (Nigeria).
Social Science History Association.
United States Information Agency.
University of Pennsylvania. Press.
University of Pennsylvania. School of Arts and Sciences.
Occupation(s)
Historians–Pennsylvania–Philadelphia.
Subject(s)
History–Study and teaching–Pennsylvania–Philadelphia.

Inventory

 

Penn-Ibadan (Nigeria) Exchange Program 

Box

Folder

1985-1988 

1

1

1988-1990 

1

2

Agreement, draft, 1981 

1

3

Correspondence 

Re Robert J. Rutman’s trip to Nigeria and the Committee report, 1978-1982 

1

4

1978-1980 

1

5

1981-1982 

1

6

1981-1984 

1

7

1982 

1

8

1984-1985 

1

9

1986 

1

10

1988-1989 

1

11

1990-1991 

1

12

Ibadan Administrative Committee 

1983 

1

13

Minutes and correspondence 

1982 

1

14

1983 

1

15

1983-1984 

1

16

1985 

1

17

1985-1986 

1

18

1986 

1

19

1987-1988 

1

20

Lectures, 1987-1993 

1

21

Report on the Implementation of the Ibadan/Penn Academic Links Program, 1981-1986 

1

22

Summer Institute in African Studies, 1983 

1

23

Summer Institute in African Studies, correspondence, 1982-1983 

1

24

University of Ibadan, regulations and the publication Orita 

1

25

USIA grant proposal, 1983 

1

26

USIA University Affiliation Grant, 1985 

1

27

Visit to Ibadan University, 1982 

1

28

 

Social Science History Association 

Box

Folder

Correspondence and annual meeting proposals, 1974-1978 

1

29

Ethno-history network, 1977-1978 

1

30

First Annual Meeting Program, 1976 

1

31

Membership invitation and other material, [1976] 

1

32

Membership mailing list, 1976 

1

33

Newsletter and miscellaneous, 1975-1976 

1

34

 

University Press 

Box

Folder

1983 

2

1

Ethno-history Series 

Report and correspondence re Jim McCann’s work 

2

2

1982 

2

3

1983-1992 

2

4