Ola Eugene Callahan Papers

Manuscript Collection #245
Callahan, Ola Eugene, b. 1892
Physical description
0.073 Cubic Feet, 8 items , consisting of newsletters.
Preferred Citation
Ola Eugene Callahan Papers (#245), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
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Papers (1948-1957) consisting of newsletters, financial problems and miscellaneous.

Biographical/historical information

Ola Eugene Callahan was born in Rutherfordton, N.C., in 1892. She served as a Methodist missionary to Mexico, for more than twenty-eight years, with major assignments at Durango and Puebla.

Scope and arrangement

The collection consists of eight newsletters written from Puebla, Mexico between 1948 and 1957.

The collection consists of eight newsletters written from Puebla, Mexico, between 1948 and 1957. The letters are centered primarily around the life at the school in which Miss Callahan taught. Of interest are commentaries concerning the lack of proper hygiene among new students, ideological conflicts between Roman Catholic and Protestant backgrounds, Christmas celebrations, and the conversion of students. Also of note are references to budgetary and financial problems; school disciplinary methods; necessary repair work to the school building; work routine and travel by various missionary colleagues; and expectations of retirement.

Administrative information
Custodial History

November 14, 1973, 8 items; Newsletters written from Mexico (1948-1957). Gift of Miss Callahan, Asheville, N.C.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Miss Callahan

Processing information

Processed by D. Lennon, February 1975

Encoded by Apex Data Services

Copyright notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Key terms
Personal Names
Callahan, Ola Eugene, 1892-
Methodist Church--Missions--Mexico--Puebla de Zaragoza
Missions--Educational work--Mexico--Puebla de Zaragoza
Puebla de Zaragoza (Mexico)--Social life and customs