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) was the journal’s first web publication.
A note to our readers: In our archives, the journal's volumes for 1978, 1979, 1980, and 1981 are missing. We are looking for alumni who may have any or all of these volumes in their possession, so that we may borrow and digitize them. If you happen to have any or all of these volumes in your possession, please contact us. We would greatly appreciate it.