The Welebaethan: A Journal of History is published by undergraduate and graduate scholars in the Department of History at California State University, Fullerton (CSUF). It is also the official journal of CSUF’s Theta-Pi Chapter (established 1962) of Phi Alpha Theta (History Honor Society).
First published in 1974, The Welebaethan is named after Shirley A. Weleba (1930-1972), a faculty member in the Department of History at California State University, Fullerton. Weleba, a scholar of African history, had received her Ph.D. from the University of Southern California in 1969 for her dissertation “Trial by Jury in Southern Rhodesia, 1900-1912.”
Volumes 1-45 (1974-2018) were published in print. Volume 46 (2019) is the journal’s first web publication.