|Title:||Ola Eugene Callahan Papers|
|Creator:||Callahan, Ola Eugene, b. 1892|
|Repository:||ECU Manuscript Collection|
|Abstract:||Papers (1948-1957) consisting of newsletters, financial problems and miscellaneous.|
|Extent:||0.073 Cubic feet, 8 items , consisting of newsletters.|
November 14, 1973, 8 items; Newsletters written from Mexico (1948-1957). Gift of Miss Callahan, Asheville, N.C.
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Ola Eugene Callahan Papers (#245), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
Processed by D. Lennon, February 1975
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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.
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.
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