Papers, 1921-1953

Callahan, John

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  • Format Mixed Materials; Sound Recordings
  • Physical Details
    • 0.4 c.f. (1 archives box and 2 folders) and
    • 2 tape recordings; plus
    • 1.4 c.f. of additions


  • Papers of Callahan, Wisconsin State Superintendent of Public Instruction, 1921-1949, including letters to his daughter Gertrude, letters from W. W. Woolworth, an educator from Lafayette County, discussing educational developments in Wisconsin, tape-recorded and transcribed reminiscences especially concerning his teaching experiences in various Wisconsin schools beginning in 1885, and papers concerning two 1940-1941 WPA/Dept. of Public Instruction projects which placed audiovisual materials in classrooms. The WPA materials include correspondence, research material, and blueprints for a project to construct models of various forms of transportation, and a teacher's manual and prints concerning historic sites.
  • The processed portion of this collection is summarized above and dates 1921-1953. Additional accessions are described below, 1925-1949.


  • Presented by Mrs. Frank Powell, Madison, Wis., 1963, and by Gertrude Callahan, Madison, 1964.
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