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Calahan Family Postcards

Identifier: MS-2379

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The eight postcards in this collection are to and from members of the Calahan family between the years 1916 and circa 1941. Four are to Gertie Calahan, three of those from Arthur Calahan during World War I. Another is from Arthur to his mother Mollie. There is also one to Joe Callahan and one to Ralph Callahan. There is one postcard per year from 1916 thru 1921. One postcard has no date, and another is copyrighted in 1941. All of the postcards from Arthur have their last name spelled as Calahan.


  • 1916-circa 1941

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.


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The eight postcards in this collection are to and from members of the Calahan family, mostly from Arthur Calahan or to Gertie Calahan, between the years 1916 and ca. 1941.

Biographical/Historical Note

Cornelius Vernon Calahan married Mary Eugenia Justice in 1889. They had seven children: Lafayette, Clota V., Arthur L., Gertrude, Joe Stanley, Lillian V., and Ralph F. In ca. 1923, Joe Stanley Calahan had Oma, who married a Wilsman. Arthur Calahan was a member of the 30th Division, 113th Regiment Supply Company formed from the North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Georgia National Guard Troops, which fought in the World War I Battle of Ypres, Belgium.


Collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Collection donated by Oma C. Wilsman of Tennessee in July 1993.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA