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Callahan, North



  • Existence: 1908 - 2004


Dr. North Callahan (1908-2004) was born in Sweetwater, TN, on August 7, 1908. He graduated from the University of Chattanooga in 1930 with honors, received his master's degree from Columbia University, and is Ph.D. from New York University. He taught History at NYU for close to 20 years and authored 17 books on American history and biography. After his career in education, Callahan worked as a writer for newspapers in Tennessee, New York, and Texas. He later joined the Army, where he rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel, and was editor of the national magazine, Army Life.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

North Callahan papers and manuscripts

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-070
Scope and Contents This collection contains papers, manuscripts, reviews, lecture notes, photographs, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, and memorabilia of Dr. North Callahan (bulk 1940-1996). The collection is diverse and covers his years in the military, as a journalist, a lecturer, an historian, and an author. Highlights of the personal material in the collection include correspondence with several politicians and heads of the Tennessee Valley Authority and photos with famous personalities such as Mickey...
Dates: circa 1910-1996