Guide to the Frank McCann Files, 1970-2007

Collection number: UA 9/5/2
Size: 2 boxes (0.66 cu.ft.)

About Frank McCann

Frank McCann, Ph.D., Indiana U., Bloomington, is a professor emeritus of history at the University of New Hampshire. His research focuses on Brazilian and Spanish-American history, U.S. relations with Latin America, and native peoples of the Americas.

In the mid-1970s, Frank McCann was a Fulbright Scholar in Brazil when, in the midst of a religious procession taking place in the streets of Brasilia, a strange wave of excitement washed over him. "I understood what was being said around me," remembers McCann. "I was really a part of the crowd, a part of the culture -- not an outsider. What a feeling!" He continues, "I thought to myself, if we could make this happen for our students, it would change their lives."

Previous efforts to establish a multi-disciplinary international studies program had met with lack of administrative support. Then, in the late '70s, President Evelyn Handler asked McCann to head up a renewed effort. Securing a $64,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education, McCann and a dedicated group of faculty members from across UNH schools and colleges established the Center for International Perspectives with its blueprint for an undergraduate Program in International Perspectives (PIP). The program, which later became known as the International Affairs dual major (IA), was formally approved by the System Academic Planning Council in February 1984. McCann retired in 2007.

About the Frank McCann Files

This collection contains notes and papers from the office of Frank McCann. Many of the documents in this series pertain to either the history department or the international education program.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open.

Copyright Notice

Copyright is retained by the authors of these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Frank McCann Files, 1970-2007, UA 9/5/2, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

These files were transferred to the archives by Frank McCann after he retired in [2007].

Collection Arrangement

The collections is divided into three series: Series I: General office files; Series II: International Affairs; Series III: Amazonian Research Center Proposal.

Collection Contents

Series 1: Frank McCann Office files, 1970-2007

( 3 boxes)

This series contains notes and papers from the office of Frank McCann. Many of the documents in this series pertain to either the history department or the international education program. The majority of this collection was generated beteen 1970 and 1990.-

Box 1
Box 1, Folder 11971-1974General office files
Box 1, Folder 21974-1979General office files
Box 1, Folder 31981-1986General office files
Box 1, Folder 41981-1984General office files
Box 1, Folder 51987-1988General office files
Box 1, Folder 61989General office files
Box 2
Box 2, Folder 11990General office files
Box 2, Folder 21991General office files
Box 2, Folder 31990-1991General office files
Box 2, Folder 41992-1993General office files
Box 2, Folder 51993General office files
Box 2, Folder 61993-1994General office files
Box 3
Box 3, Folder 11990Orkland Corp
Box 3, Folder 21990-2005Annual Reports
Box 3, Folder 31997Dunfrey Conference ( 1 of 2)
Box 3, Folder 41997Dunfrey Conference (2 of 2)
Box 3, Folder 52007I.A. Success Stories
Box 3, Folder 61978-1995Student Correspondence

Series 2: International Affairs documents, 1966-2003

(2 boxes)

The second series has a main focus on McCann’s involvement with the International Affairs major and his time as the director of the Center for International Education. Frank McCann had a particular interest and focus on Latin American studies, this is particular seen with the vast documentation of the New England Center of Latin American Studies (NECLAS).

Box 1
Box 1, Folder 11980 History Dept. International Studies Fund
Box 1, Folder 21972-1982History Department Correspondence
Box 1, Folder 31980History Department Minutes
Box 1, Folder 41979-1980History Dept. Reports
Box 1, Folder 51977History Department
Box 1, Folder 61997-2003History of Latin America Course
Box 1, Folder 71975, 1980-1981Latin American Studies Association Brochures
Box 1, Folder 81971New England Center Latin American Studies
Box 1, Folder 91973-1981New England Center for Latin American Studies (NECLAS) Executive Minutes
Box 1, Folder 101973 NECLAS Constitution
Box 1, Folder 111971-1981NECLAS Newsletters
Box 1, Folder 12 1973-1979NECLAS membership
Box 1, Folder 131973-1982 NECLAS correspondence
Box 1, Folder 141975NECLAS Cuba Trip
Box 2
Box 2, Folder 11966-1979General Correspondence
Box 2, Folder 21997-1998Annual Reports
Box 2, Folder 31995UFFC Agreement
Box 2, Folder 42002Rotary Club
Box 2, Folder 51979Executive Committee College of Liberal Arts
Box 2, Folder 61972-1974International Studies Committee
Box 2, Folder 71973-1975International Studies Council
Box 2, Folder 81971-1975Foreign Areas Studies
Box 2, Folder 9 1972International Studies Committee Minutes
Box 2, Folder 101973-1980International Studies Correspondence
Box 2, Folder 111971-1994Letters of recommendation

Series 3: Failed Amazonian Research Center Attempt, 1995-1997

( 3 folders)

This series focuses on McCann’s attempt to establish an Amazonian Research Center. Unfortunately neither he nor the University was able to accomplish such a research center. Enclosed within the following three folders are the brochures, correspondences as well as general information gathered during their attempts.

Box
Box , Folder 11995-1997Failed UNH attempt to establish an Amazonian Research Center (1 of 3)
Box , Folder 21995Failed UNH attempt to establish an Amazonian Research Center (2 of 3)
Box , Folder 31995Failed UNH attempt to establish an Amazonian Research Center (3 of 3)