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Edward Callan Papers and Miscellaneous Authors Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 03-exws_callan
Edward Callan (1917-2011) was born in Ireland and lived in South Africa for many years before emigrating to the United States in 1952. After teaching stints at Fordham and Loyola universities, he settled in Kalamazoo in 1957, teaching English at WMU until his retirement in 1983 after 26 years of service to the University. He was an authority on the poets W.H. Auden and William Butler Yeats as well as on the literature, history and politics of South Africa. He also was one of the University's most honored faculty members. In 1983, Callan was appointed a Distinguished Faculty Professor, WMU's highest faculty honor, and in 1980, he was named a Distinguished Faculty Scholar, WMU's highest scholarly award.

This is a collection of miscellaneous material related to Edward Callan's personal research or writing on Irish, British and American literature. It consists of photocopied articles relating to Irish, British and American poets, handwritten and photocopied sheet music, handwritten and typed research notes, correspondence and ephemera. The research notes and articles are primarily concerning Irish author James Joyce and poet W.B. Yeats. The correspondence includes exchanges between Edward Callan and Stephen J. Joyce, the grandson of James Joyce. Boxes 2 and 3 contain the correspondence between Callan and Stephen J. Joyce and have been labeled "confidential" at the request of the donors. Please contact department for any questions regarding Boxes 2 and 3.

Physical Description: The collection is housed in 3 archival boxes (approximately 1.5 linear feet).

Dates

  • 1903-2000; bulk 1958-1992
  • Other: Date acquired: 12/1996

Creator

Conditions Governing Use

Box 2 and 3 are restricted.

Extent

3 boxes

Abstract

Articles on James Joyce and W.B. Yeats, research notes, correspondence, sheet music and ephemera.

Physical Access Requirements

WMU Special Collections. Non-circulating. Contact department for access.

Source of Acquisition

Edward Callan.
Method of Acquisition Donation.
Title
Inventory of the Edward Callan Papers and Miscellaneous Authors Collection
Status
completed
Author
Alexandra Weeldreyer, Neil Chase, and Abbey Buckham
Date
2012-06-29
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Revision Statements

  • 2012-06-29: Revised and loaded into Archon on June 29, 2012.
  • 2015-08: Minor revisions in August 2015 by Neil Chase. Migrated from Archon to ArchivesSpace.
  • 2017-10: Revised again in October 2017 by Abbey Buckham.

Repository Details

Part of the Western Michigan University Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Waldo Library, Special Collections
Western Michigan University Libraries
1903 W Michigan Ave.
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5353 US
(269) 387-5221