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Ola Eugene Callahan Papers, 1948-1957

(Manuscript Collection #245)

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

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Accessions Information

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

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.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Miss Callahan

Processing Information

  • Processed by D. Lennon, February 1975

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


Biographical / Historical Note Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

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.

Description Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

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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Online access to this finding aid is supported with funds created through the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). These funds come through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services which is administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. This grant is part of the North Carolina ECHO, Exploring Cultural Heritage Online, Digitization Grant Program.

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This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held in the Special Collections Division, J.Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University. The materials described here are physically available in our reading room. None of the original documents in this collection are digitally available online at this time.
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