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historian , researcher , Social studies educator

Humbert Steven Nelli, American historian, researcher, retired social studies educator. Grantee, National Endowment of the Humanities, 1973-1975. Director Kentucky History Day, Lexington, 1978—1979; speaker local organizations, media Louisville, 1966—1995, Lexington, 1966—1995; Member of Organization American Historians (life), Navy League United States (life).

Background

Nelli, Humbert Steven was born on January 12, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Humbert Orazio and Florence Purcell Nelli.

Education

British Computer Society, University Georgia, Atlanta, 1951. Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1956. Doctor of Philosophy, University Chicago, 1965.

Career

Instructor history University Illinois, Chicago, 1964—1965. Assistant professor history Fordham University, Bronx, New York, 1965—1967. From assistant professor to professor history University Kentucky, Lexington, 1967—1995.

Participant National Consultation on Ethnic American, New York City, 1967—1968. Member Marraro prize committee American History Association-American Catholic History Associate, Washington, 1974—1976. Dir, bicentennial conference American Italian History Association, Washington, 1975—1976, executive board, New York City, 1970—1978.

Member committee of historians American Museum of Immigration, New York City, 1975—1978. Consultant organized crime in American Thames television, London, 1983—1984. Member interview panel Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program., Chicago, 1986—1990.

Consulting editor Criminal Organizations: Int'l Journal, New York City, 1988—1992. With United States Army, 1951-1953, Germany.

Works

Membership

Director Kentucky History Day, Lexington, 1978—1979. Speaker local organizations, media Louisville, 1966—1995, Lexington, 1966—1995. Member of Organization American Historians (life), Navy League United States (life).

Connections

Married Elizabeth Rolfe Thomson, November 21, 1961. Children: Steven Humbert, Christopher Rolfe, William Richard.

father:
Humbert Orazio

mother:
Florence Purcell Nelli

spouse:
Elizabeth Rolfe Thomson

children:
Steven Humbert Nelli

Christopher Rolfe Nelli

William Richard Nelli