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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 and undated

VIII. POSTCARDS, [1900-1910?]

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

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



Descriptive Summary

Creator: McCallum, Jane Y.
Creator: McCallum, Arthur N., 1866-1943
Creator: McCallum, Alvaro
Creator: McCallum family
Title: McCallum, Jane Y. and Arthur N., family papers
Dates: 1894-1982 (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.
Accession No.: 89-378; 89-379; 2006-294
Extent: 5 ft., 3 in.
Language: Materials are written in 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

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

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

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Related Material

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, 1894-1982 (bulk 1910-1956), Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

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 Papers

 

I. JANE Y. McCALLUM:

box
3K81 PERSONAL:
Biographical material, 1971-1982
Genealogy, 1934 and undated
Correspondence:
Family:
Letters sent, 1917-1955 and undated
Letters received, 1927-1954 and undated
Non-family:
Letters received, 1917-1954 and undated
Diary, daily reminders and record book:
1919-1938
box
3K82 1938-1956 and 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 and undated
Printed material, 1924-1982 and undated
Press releases, undated
box
3K83 SECRETARY OF STATE:
Correspondence:
Letters sent, 1927-1932 and undated
Letters received, 1927-1932 and undated
Legal document and report, 1930
Literary productions:
Speeches, 1932 and undated
Speech notes and clippings, 1918 and undated
Writings and radio talks, 1930 and undated
TEXAS DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE:
Correspondence, 1935-1949
Research notes, 1954 and undated
Photostat of Declaration material, undated
Printed material, 1940 and undated
Newspaper clippings, 1927-1952 and undated
TEXAS FLAGS:
Correspondence, 1939
Research notes, undated
Printed material, undated
Newspaper clippings, 1929-1952 and undated
box
3K84 WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE:
Letters received, 1918-1921 and undated
Printed material, undated
Newspaper clippings, 1926-1939 and undated
Research notes, undated
SOCIETY OF COLONIAL DAMES:
Correspondence:
Letters sent, 1926
Letters received, 1910-1940, 1953, and undated
Reports to Society by members, 1910
Notes, undated
Printed material, 1936-1949 and undated
Invitations and meeting announcements, 1910-1951 and undated
THETA SIGMA PHI:
Correspondence, 1950-1953
Printed material, undated
Newspaper clippings, 1951 and undated
AUSTIN CITY PLANNING COMMISSION, report,
1st page missing ca. 1949,
box
3K86 ANNOTATED BOOKS:
Photocopies of annotations, 1924-1935 and undated
box
3K87 Books not photocopied:
Adams - Beard, 1922, 1946
box
3K89 Bradford - Shakespeare, 1894, 1911-1924, 1940-1946
box
4M811 ADDITIONAL PAPERS:
Unprocessed material
box
4M825b Unprocessed material
box
2.325/D32c Unprocessed material

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II. ARTHUR N. McCALLUM:

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

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III. ALVARO Y. McCALLUM FAMILY:

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

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IV. OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS:

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3K86 McCallum Family:
Kathleen McCallum Morley and family:
Correspondence, 1918-1922, 1934, and 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 Five items, 1894, 1965, and undated

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VI. OVERSIZE MATERIALS

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

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VII. PHOTOGRAPHS, 1903-1957 and undated

box
3T70 JANE Y. McCALLUM, 1907-1957 and undated
Portraits and snapshots
Secretary of State
Suffrage
Texas Declaration of Independence
Memorial Ceremony
ARTHUR N. McCALLUM, 1903-1940 and undated
Portraits and snapshots
Austin Public Schools
ALVARO Y. McCALLUM, 1917-1937 and undated
Portrait
Athletic activities
Portraits
Snapshots
FAMILY, 1910-1957 and undated
Photographs of other family members
Portraits
Snapshots
Photograph and scrapbook albums
Family, (?) ca. 1900-1925
Family trip, 1931
McCallum homes
box
3T71 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 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, ca. 1920s

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