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.
This collection is open.
Copyright is retained by the authors of these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
[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.
These files were transferred to the archives by Frank McCann after he retired in .
The collections is divided into three series: Series I: General office files; Series II: International Affairs; Series III: Amazonian Research Center Proposal.
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, Folder 1||1971-1974||General office files|
|Box 1, Folder 2||1974-1979||General office files|
|Box 1, Folder 3||1981-1986||General office files|
|Box 1, Folder 4||1981-1984||General office files|
|Box 1, Folder 5||1987-1988||General office files|
|Box 1, Folder 6||1989||General office files|
|Box 2, Folder 1||1990||General office files|
|Box 2, Folder 2||1991||General office files|
|Box 2, Folder 3||1990-1991||General office files|
|Box 2, Folder 4||1992-1993||General office files|
|Box 2, Folder 5||1993||General office files|
|Box 2, Folder 6||1993-1994||General office files|
|Box 3, Folder 1||1990||Orkland Corp|
|Box 3, Folder 2||1990-2005||Annual Reports|
|Box 3, Folder 3||1997||Dunfrey Conference ( 1 of 2)|
|Box 3, Folder 4||1997||Dunfrey Conference (2 of 2)|
|Box 3, Folder 5||2007||I.A. Success Stories|
|Box 3, Folder 6||1978-1995||Student Correspondence|
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, Folder 1||1980||History Dept. International Studies Fund|
|Box 1, Folder 2||1972-1982||History Department Correspondence|
|Box 1, Folder 3||1980||History Department Minutes|
|Box 1, Folder 4||1979-1980||History Dept. Reports|
|Box 1, Folder 5||1977||History Department|
|Box 1, Folder 6||1997-2003||History of Latin America Course|
|Box 1, Folder 7||1975, 1980-1981||Latin American Studies Association Brochures|
|Box 1, Folder 8||1971||New England Center Latin American Studies|
|Box 1, Folder 9||1973-1981||New England Center for Latin American Studies (NECLAS) Executive Minutes|
|Box 1, Folder 10||1973||NECLAS Constitution|
|Box 1, Folder 11||1971-1981||NECLAS Newsletters|
|Box 1, Folder 12||1973-1979||NECLAS membership|
|Box 1, Folder 13||1973-1982||NECLAS correspondence|
|Box 1, Folder 14||1975||NECLAS Cuba Trip|
|Box 2, Folder 1||1966-1979||General Correspondence|
|Box 2, Folder 2||1997-1998||Annual Reports|
|Box 2, Folder 3||1995||UFFC Agreement|
|Box 2, Folder 4||2002||Rotary Club|
|Box 2, Folder 5||1979||Executive Committee College of Liberal Arts|
|Box 2, Folder 6||1972-1974||International Studies Committee|
|Box 2, Folder 7||1973-1975||International Studies Council|
|Box 2, Folder 8||1971-1975||Foreign Areas Studies|
|Box 2, Folder 9||1972||International Studies Committee Minutes|
|Box 2, Folder 10||1973-1980||International Studies Correspondence|
|Box 2, Folder 11||1971-1994||Letters of recommendation|
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 , Folder 1||1995-1997||Failed UNH attempt to establish an Amazonian Research Center (1 of 3)|
|Box , Folder 2||1995||Failed UNH attempt to establish an Amazonian Research Center (2 of 3)|
|Box , Folder 3||1995||Failed UNH attempt to establish an Amazonian Research Center (3 of 3)|