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James Morton Callahan, Historian, Papers

Collection Number: A&M.0115

Scope and Contents

Another manuscript given by Dr. Callahan is his "History of the Christian Church in Western Europe." The title is self-explanatory. The work demonstrates the result of careful research.

5 boxes contain notes, letters and documents gathered from the time Dr.Callahan was a student at the Johns Hopkins University until the year of his retirement from West Virginia University. This work pertains to the development of these in American History, chiefly in the field of diplomacy; however a sketch of the life of the author may be found here.One box containsphotographs of faculty, students, and scenes on the campus of West Virginia University from 1867-1946.

Two boxes contain a history of West Virginia in manuscript prepared by Dr. Callahan. This work covers the founding of the University and pursues its development until 1947. The manuscript is the result of extensive research and writing, and is prepared for publication.

On August 1, 1947, Dr.Callahan committed to the care of the archivist his manuscript "Lives of the Presidents of West Virginia University." The author has prepared this work for publication and as soon as the authorities deem the time propitious for printing, his wishes should be gratified. This document is one of the great importance to this institution.


  • 1900-1947


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Conditions Governing Access

No special access restriction applies.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish or reproduce is required from the copyright holder. For more information, please contact the West Virginia and Regional History Center.


15 Linear Feet (Summary: 15 ft. (36 document cases, 5 in.))

Physical Location

West Virginia and Regional History Center / West Virginia University / 1549 University Avenue / P.O. Box 6069 / Morgantown, WV 26506-6069 / Phone: 304-293-3536 / Fax: 304-293-3981 / URL:

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Repository Details

Part of the West Virginia and Regional History Center Repository

1549 University Ave.
P.O. Box 6069
Morgantown WV 26506-6069 US