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Finding Aid for the Virginia B. Callon Collection (MUM00526)

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The Virginia B. Callon Collection is open for research. Some folders containing financial information may be restricted at the archivist's discretion.

Finding Aid for the Virginia B. Callon Collection



Descriptive Summary

PURL: http://purl.oclc.org/umarchives/MUM00526/
Title: Virginia B. Callon Collection
Dates: 1917-1973
Collector: Callon, Virginia B.
Physical Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear feet)
Repository: University of Mississippi. Department of Archives and Special Collections. University, MS 38677, USA
Identification: MUM00526
Location: General Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Abstract: The collection contains documents, primarily financial and legal, related to the life of Virginia Boatright Callon of Shelby, Miss.

Administrative Information

Processing Information

Collection processed by Kathryn Michaelis, May 2012. Finding aid encoded by Kathryn Michaelis, May 2012.

Additions

No further additions are expected to this collection.


Subject Terms

Callon, Virginia B.
University of Mississippi -– Employees
Women -- Mississippi
Military spouses -- Mississippi
Insurance -- Mississippi
Shelby (Miss.)


Formats

insurance records
receipts (financial records)
correspondence
clippings (information artifacts)
military records


Biographical Note

Virginia Boatright (“Crow”) Callon lived in Shelby, Miss. She was married to Robert Callon, a veteran of World War I. After his death in 1944, Virginia Callon took a job as Hostess of the Student Union at the University of Mississippi. She held the position for 17 years. She died in 1973.


Scope and Content Note

The collection contains documents related to the life of Virginia Callon. The bulk of the collection is financial and legal material, including insurance records, tax documents, medical receipts, and documents related to the settling of Callon’s estate after her death. There is one folder of material related to Callon’s employment at the University of Mississippi. Also included are a few military records related to Robert Callon’s service in World War I, as well as correspondence between Virginia Callon and the Veterans Administration related to the benefits she received as Robert’s widow. The collection also includes a small amount of personal correspondence, mostly from actress and former Miss America Mary Ann Mobley, with whom Callon was apparently close friends.


User Information

Preferred Citation

Virginia B. Callon Collection, Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi

Access Restrictions

The Virginia B. Callon Collection is open for research. Some folders containing financial information may be restricted at the archivist's discretion.

Copyright Restrictions

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Container List

Some folders containing financial information may be restricted at the archivist's discretion.

Folder 1.1 Insurance documents
Folder 1.2 Insurance documents
Folder 1.3 Insurance documents
Folder 1.4 Veterans Administration/military documents
Folder 1.5 University of Mississippi documents
Folder 1.6 Miscellaneous financial and legal documents
Folder 1.7 Miscellaneous financial and legal documents
Folder 1.8 Personal correspondence
Folder 1.9 Miscellaneous

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