Professor Franceschetti has been deeply involved with a number of professional associations, especially the Associazione Internazionale per gli Studi di Lingua e Letteratura Italiana (AISLLI), the Canadian Federation of the Humanities and its publication committee, and the Canadian Society for Italian Studies (CSIS). The files on AISLLI are particularly extensive, partly because its 12th convention was held in Canada, with Professor Franceschetti as co-ordinator of the organizing committee. There are files on most of the other AISLLI conventions between 1983 and 1997and some of its general assembly meetings. With CSIS, most of the files document Professor Franceschetti’s work as associate editor and then editor of its journal, Quaderni d’Italianistica. The files here include extensive correspondence with the writers of articles and some financial records. There are also files on CSIS’ nominating committee and most of its annual conferences.
The other organizations documented in this series are the American Association for Italian Studies (its 1980 and 1990 conferences), the American Boccaccio Association, the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (its 1990 conference), the Canadian Mediterranean Institute and its Canadian Academic Centre in Italy, the Centro di Studi Umanistici “Angelo Poliziano”, the Dante Society of Toronto, the Humanities Research Council of Canada, the International Association of Hispanists, and the Modern Language Association of America. The series ends with a file on the World Petrarch Conference in Washington, DC in 1974.
The files contain a wide range of correspondence, minutes of meetings, grant applications, programmes, some drafts of addresses, legal documents such as constitutions, appraisals of applications for funding of publications, and associated material, and posters.