Papers (1948-1957) consisting of newsletters, financial problems and miscellaneous.
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.
Gift of Miss Callahan
Processed by D. Lennon, February 1975
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