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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Separated Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

I. JANE Y. McCALLUM

II. ARTHUR N. McCALLUM

III. ALVARO Y. McCALLUM FAMILY

IV. OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS

V. FAMILY MEMORABILIA

VI. OVERSIZE MATERIALS

VII. PHOTOGRAPHS, 1903-1957, undated

VIII. POSTCARDS, [1900-1910?]

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Jane Y. and Arthur N. McCallum Family Papers, 1894-1982 (bulk 1910-1956)



Descriptive Summary

Creator: McCallum (Family), McCallum, Jane Y., McCallum, Arthur N., 1866-1943, McCallum, Alvaro
Title: Jane Y. and Arthur N. McCallum family papers
Dates: 1894-1982,
Dates (Bulk): (bulk 1910-1956)
Abstract: Composed of correspondence, printed material, literary productions, diaries, research notes, photographs, books, and scrapbook materials, the Jany Y. and Arthur N. McCallum Papers, 1894-1982 (bulk 1910-1956), document the public and private lives of Jane Y., Arthur N., and Alvaro Y. McCallum and their families in eight series.
Identification: urn:taro:utexas.cah.00125
Extent: 5.25 linear feet
Language: English .
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Instrumental in obtaining the vote for women in Texas, Jane L. (Yelvington) McCallum (1878-1957) served as officer in the Texas Equal Suffrage Association and later as Texas Secretary of State (1927-1933). In the files of the latter office, she found and rescued from decay the original Texas Declaration of Independence. McCallum served on the Austin City Planning Commission, the Texas Joint Legislative Council, and in many other public capacities, and participated actively in the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America; Theta Sigma Phi, a women's journalism fraternity; and other organizations. A columnist for the Austin American, McCallum also made radio appearances, delivered speeches, and wrote on a variety of topics throughout her life. In 1896, she married Arthur N. McCallum (1866-1943), later superintendent of public schools in Austin. The couple had five children, the eldest of whom, Alvaro McCallum, was a student and athlete at the University of Texas and later a football coach at Texas A & I University, now Texas A & M University-Kingsville.

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Scope and Contents

Composed of correspondence, printed material, literary productions, diaries, research notes, photographs, books, and scrapbook materials, the Jany Y. and Arthur N. McCallum Papers, 1894-1982 (bulk 1910-1956), document the public and private lives of Jane Y., Arthur N., and Alvaro Y. McCallum and their families in eight series. The bulk of the collection comprise the first series, Jane Y. McCallum's materials, which reveal her advocacy for women and focus on her roles as wife, mother, and public servant. Her 1919 diary and correspondence with Minnie Fisher Cunningham chronicle the women's suffrage movement in Texas. The second series, Arthur N. McCallum's papers, focuses on his activities as superintendent of Austin Public Schools and consists primarily of correspondence as well as speeches about the school bond issue and education, among others topics.

Most of the items in the third series related to Alvaro Y. McCallum concern his athletic activities, while letters to his family document his residence in Mexico during the turbulent years of 1919 and 1920. The fourth series pertains to other family members, while the fifth series consists of five items of family memorabilia. The sixth series is of three oversize items, and the seventh series is photographs, 1903-1957, undated, depicting the family, their work, and scenes in Europe during World War I. Postcards, undated, compose the final series, depicting cities in Texas, different U.S. states, scenes in Mexico and Europe, and letterheads from hotels in the 1920s.

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Arrangement

The papers are arranged into eight series:
  • I. Jane Y. McCallum
  • II. Arthur N. McCallum
  • III. Alvaro Y. McCallum family
  • IV. Other family members
  • V. Family memorabilia
  • VI. Oversize materials
  • VII. Photographs
  • VIII. Postcards

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Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no use restrictions on this collection. Publisher is responsible for complying with copyright law.

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Index Terms

Personal Names
Cunningham, Minnie Fisher, 1882-1964
Ferguson, James Edward, 1871-1944
McCallum, Alvaro
McCallum, Arthur N., 1866-1943
McCallum, Jane Y.
Sterling, Ross S., 1875-1949
Family Names
McCallum (Family)
Yelvington (Family)
Corporate Names
National Society of the Colonial Dames of America
Planning Commission (Austin, Tex.)
Texas A & M University--Kingsville
Texas Equal Suffrage Association
Texas. Secretary of State
Theta Sigma Phi
Subjects
Athletics
Coaching (Athletics)
Education
Politics and government
Public schools
School superintendents
Suffrage
Women--Suffrage
Places
Austin
Texas
Document Types
Flags

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Related Materials

See also Jane Y. McCallum Papers (AR.E.004). 1889-1957 at the Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Austin, Texas.

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Separated Material

Some material has been separated to the Briscoe Center Library and Artifacts Collection.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Jane Y. and Arthur N. McCallum Family Papers, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Accession Number(s)

1989-378; 1989-379; 2006-294

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Patti Jane Coefield and M. Alexandra Salínas, April 1990. Subsequent revisions were made by Sara Clark, February 1991, and Laurel Rozema, April 2011.

This collection contains unprocessed materials.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

I. JANE Y. McCALLUM

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3K81 [SRH1230017705] PERSONAL
Biographical material, 1971-1982
Genealogy, 1934, undated
Correspondence
Family
Letters sent, 1917-1955, undated
Letters received, 1927-1954, undated
Non-family
Letters received, 1917-1954, undated
Diary, daily reminders and record book
1919-1938
box
3K82 [SRH1230017706] 1938-1956, undated
Estate Papers
Probate note, undated
List of books, undated
Inventory, undated
Copy of agreement, 1957
Letter from attorney, 1957
Notes, undated
Newspaper clippings, 1928-1952, undated
Printed material, 1924-1982, undated
Press releases, undated
box
3K83 [SRH1230017707] SECRETARY OF STATE
Correspondence
Letters sent, 1927-1932, undated
Letters received, 1927-1932, undated
Legal document and report, 1930
Literary productions
Speeches, 1932, undated
Speech notes and clippings, 1918, undated
Writings and radio talks, 1930, undated
TEXAS DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE
Correspondence, 1935-1949
Research notes, 1954, undated
Photostat of Declaration material, undated
Printed material, 1940, undated
Newspaper clippings, 1927-1952, undated
TEXAS FLAGS
Correspondence, 1939
Research notes, undated
Printed material, undated
Newspaper clippings, 1929-1952, undated
box
3K84 WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE
Letters received, 1918-1921, undated
Printed material, undated
Newspaper clippings, 1926-1939, undated
Research notes, undated
SOCIETY OF COLONIAL DAMES
Correspondence
Letters sent, 1926
Letters received, 1910-1940, 1953, undated
Reports to Society by members, 1910
Notes, undated
Printed material, 1936-1949, undated
Invitations and meeting announcements, 1910-1951, undated
THETA SIGMA PHI
Correspondence, 1950-1953
Printed material, undated
Newspaper clippings, 1951, undated
AUSTIN CITY PLANNING COMMISSION, report
circa 1949
first page missing
box
3K86 [SRH1230017709] ANNOTATED BOOKS
Photocopies of annotations, 1924-1935, undated
box
3K87 [SRH1230017710] Books not photocopied
Adams - Beard, 1922, 1946
box
3K89 [SRH1230017712] Bradford - Shakespeare, 1894, 1911-1924, 1940-1946
box
4M811 [SRH1230021693] ADDITIONAL PAPERS
Unprocessed material
box
4M825b [SRH1230021724] Unprocessed material
box
2.325/D33c [SRH1230000825] Unprocessed material

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II. ARTHUR N. McCALLUM

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3K84 Correspondence
Family
Letters sent, 1917-1933, undated
Letters received, 1933-1943
Non-family
Letters received, 1923
Speeches
1919-1941
box
3K85 [SRH1230017708] undated
Literary productions, 1935-1942
Newspaper clippings, 1980, undated
Printed material, 1937-1953

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III. ALVARO Y. McCALLUM FAMILY

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3K85 [SRH1230017708] Correspondence
Family, letters received
1917-1920
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3K86 [SRH1230017709] 1920-1970, undated
Non-family, letters received, 1917-1982, undated
Speech, undated
Printed material
Athletic activities, 1919-1926, 1940, undated
Student activities, 1924, undated
Newspaper clippings, athletic activities, 1918-1941, undated
Scrapbook material, 1922, undated

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IV. OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS

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3K86 [SRH1230017709] McCallum Family
Kathleen McCallum Morley and family
Correspondence, 1918-1922, 1934, undated
Literary production, undated
A. N. McCallum, Jr.
Scrapbook material, 1952-1954
Henry Yelvington, Literary productions, 1934-1939

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V. FAMILY MEMORABILIA

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3K86 [SRH1230017709] Five items, 1894, 1965, undated

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VI. OVERSIZE MATERIALS

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2.325/V53 [SRH1230002524] "Resolution of Appreciation" to Jane McCallum upon her resignation from the Austin City Planning Commission, undated
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2.325/V57 [SRH1230002527] Photocopy of "Unanimous Declaration of Independence" for Texas
Pennant, "Better Schools Campaign"

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VII. PHOTOGRAPHS, 1903-1957, undated

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3T70 [SRH1230021812] JANE Y. McCALLUM, 1907-1957, undated
Portraits and snapshots
Secretary of State
Suffrage
Texas Declaration of Independence
Memorial Ceremony
ARTHUR N. McCALLUM, 1903-1940, undated
Portraits and snapshots
Austin Public Schools
ALVARO Y. McCALLUM, 1917-1937, undated
Portrait
Athletic activities
Portraits
Snapshots
FAMILY, 1910-1957, undated
Photographs of other family members
Portraits
Snapshots
Photograph and scrapbook albums
Family (?), 1900-1925
Family trip, 1931
McCallum homes
box
3T71 [SRH1230021813] EUROPE, undated
Cathedral of Rheims [France]
World War I
Scenes
Parades
Ships

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VIII. POSTCARDS, [1900-1910?]

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3T70 [SRH1230021812] TEXAS
Places
Abilene
Austin
Brownsville
El Paso
Fort Stockton
Galveston
Hallettsville
San Antonio
Joanna Troutman
OTHER U. S. STATES
Mobile, Alabama (Bellingrath Gardens)
Colorado
Georgia
Indiana
Kansas
Missouri
New York
Virginia
MEXICO
General Porfirio Diaz, Presidente de Mejico
Scenes
Bullfights
Oil well
EUROPE
France
Carisey
LeFerete-Bernard
Paris
Versailles
Greece
Athens
Monaco
Cote d'Azur
LETTERHEAD ENVELOPES, hotels, circa 1920s

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