Guide to the Papers of Alex Fanelli, 1939 - 2001Manuscript MS-1187

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Guide to the Papers of Alex Fanelli, 1939 - 2001

Call Number:

Manuscript MS-1187

Collection Dates:

1939 - 2001

Size of Collection:

1 box (.5 linear ft.)


A. Alexander Fanelli (1920-2001), Special assistant to Dartmouth College presidents. Consist of personal papers including correspondence and writings.

Access to Collection:


Use & Access

The materials represented in this guide may be accessed through the Rauner Special Collections Library at Dartmouth College. Rauner Library is located in Webster Hall. The materials must be used on-site and may not leave Rauner Library.

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Use Restrictions

These materials may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.).

Introduction to the Collection

The papers of Alex Fanelli consist of course work and writings from his years as an undergraduate at Dartmouth College. Correspondence and reprints of his later writings as well as typescript copies of his thesis and limericks are also included.


A. Alexander Fanelli (1920-2001), born in New Rochelle, New York. He entered Dartmouth College as a member of the class of 1942. Following Pearl Harbor, he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps and served until 1945. He returned to Dartmouth in 1946, and completed his degree. He then earned an M.A. degree in sociology in 1948, and did further graduate study at the University of Michigan from 1949 to 1951. He was an instructor in the Great Issues Course at Dartmouth in 1947-49, and again in 1951-52, and was a teaching fellow at the University of Michigan in 1949-51. After teaching sociology at Mississippi State College and a career in the foreign service, he returned to Dartmouth in 1967, as special assistant to President Dickey and helped plan the College's bicentennial. Fanelli subsequently served as special assistant to Presidents Kemeny and McLaughlin and retired in 1986.

Series, Box & Folder List

Series 1, Personal Papers, 1939-2001

Contains correspondence and writings

Access Restrictions


Box: 1, Dates: 1939-2001

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Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Education: Dartmouth College: Class notes and exams, 1939-1942
  • Folder: 2, Education: Dartmouth College: Course work papers, 1940-1942
  • Folder: 3, Education: Memorial High School: 50th Reunion book, 1988
  • Folder: 4, Correspondence, 1941-1970
  • Folder: 5, Correspondence, 1962
  • Folder: 6, Correspondence: Frederico and Inez Heinlein, 1965-1967
  • Folder: 7, Correspondence: Balch Hill Association with clippings, 1973
  • Folder: 8, Correspondence, 1978-2001
  • Folder: 9, Correspondence: Gerhard and Ursel Flory, 1985-1995
  • Folder: 10, Correspondence: Dartmouth College 50th Reunion Book, 1992
  • Folder: 11, Writings: "The Press in a Democratic Society" by Alexander Fanelli, thesis, 1948
  • Folder: 12, Writings: Reprints of articles and booklets by Alexander Fanelli et al. regarding Mississippi , 1950s
  • Folder: 13, Writings: Limericks, 1963-1983
  • Folder: 14, Miscellaneous, 1953-1966

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