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McCallum, James Dow, 1893-1972

 

Dates

  • Existence: 1893 - 1972

James Dow McCallum was born on January 25, 1893 in Brooklyn. He graduated from Columbia University in 1914 and received a PhD degree from Princeton in 1921. During World War I, McCallum served in the Navy. He joined the Dartmouth faculty in 1921 as a member of the English department. He held that position for 39 years until his retirement in 1960. After his retirement as Winkley Professor of the Anglo-Saxon and English language and literature, McCullum continued to teach for several years in the Dartmouth summer program. He edited several college anthologies, including "The College Omnibus," and was the author of "Letters of Eleazar Wheelock." McCallum died in 1972.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

"College Omnibus" typescript

MS-607
 Collection
Identifier: MS-607
Overview "College Omnibus" (1936). The collection contains a typescript by James Dow McCallum of the 1936 edition.

James Dow McCallum letters

MS-783
 Collection
Identifier: MS-783
Overview James Dow McCallum (1893-1971), professor of English at Dartmouth College. The collection contains typed transcripts, prepared by Alison McCullom May, of letters exchanged between McCallum and Margaret Milne Beck while they are engaged. Also includes transcripts of some of McCallum's poetry.