Ola Eugene Callahan Papers, 1948-1957

Manuscript Collection #245

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: Ola Eugene Callahan Papers
    Creator: Callahan, Ola Eugene, b. 1892
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Papers (1948-1957) consisting of newsletters, financial problems and miscellaneous.
    Extent: 0.073 Cubic feet, 8 items , consisting of newsletters.
  • Description

    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.

  • Biographical / Historical Note

    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.

  • Administrative Information
    Accessions Information

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

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Miss Callahan

    Access Restrictions

    No restrictions

    Copyright Notice

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

    Preferred Citation

    Ola Eugene Callahan Papers (#245), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Processed by D. Lennon, February 1975

    Encoded by Apex Data Services

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