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James Oldham Wallace

James Oldham Wallace was American librarian. Named Library of the Year Texas Library. Association, 1968; recipient Distinguished Service citation Association College and Research Libraries, 1989, Distinguished Service award Texas Library. Association, 1991, Outstanding Service award, Association College and Research Libraries, 1991.

Background

  • Wallace, James Oldham was born on September 22, 1917 in San Antonio, Texas, United States. Son of James Vance and Violet Edyth (Oldham) Wallace.

  • Education

    • Associate of Arts, San Antonio College, 1936. Bachelor, St. Mary's University, 1938. Master of Arts, St. Mary's University, 1940.

      Bachelor of Liberal Studies, Our Lady of the Lake University, 1950.

    Career

    • Teacher Natalia (Texas) Indiana School District, 1940-1941. Teacher Los Angeles Heights Indiana School District, San Antonio, 1941-1942. Clerk United States Army Air Force, Kelly Air Force Base, Texas, 1942-1943, payroll chief, certifying officer Randolph Air Force Base, 1943-1949.

      Teacher, library Lanier High School, San Antonio, 1949-1950. Assistant library San Antonio College, 1950-1951, library, professor, director learning resources, 1951-1985, director emeritus, since 1985. Library director Hispanic Baptist Theological Seminary, San Antonio, 1986-1994.

      President Friends of San Antonio Public Library., 1986-1988. Consultant United States Office Education, Washington, 1967-1968.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Membership

    Trustee Baptist Memorial Hospital, San Antonio, 1965-1967, Mexican Baptist Bible Institute, San Antonio, 1975-1983. President advisory committee Hispanic Baptist Theological Seminary, 1983-1990. Member of American Library Association (life), Bexar Library.

    Association (life; president 1951-1952), Texas Library. Association (life; 1983-1984, Texas Library. Champion award 2002).

    Personality

    Interests

    Reading, genealogy, computers.

    Connections

    • Married Lillie Ruth Franklin, July 23, 1948. Children: Carolyn Denning, Edith Frances Peterson, Thelma Ruth Pittman.
    • father: James Vance Wallace
    • mother: Violet Edyth (Oldham) Wallace
    • spouse: Lillie Ruth Franklin
    • children: Carolyn Denning Wallace
    • Edith Frances Peterson Wallace
    • Thelma Ruth Pittman Wallace
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    Born September 22, 1917
    Nationality
    • 1936
      San Antonio College
    • 1938
      St. Mary's University
    • 1940
      St. Mary's University
    • 1950
      Our Lady of the Lake University
    • 1940 - 1941
      Teacher, Natalia (Texas) Indiana School District
    • 1941 - 1942
      teacher, Los Angeles Heights Indiana School District
      San Antonio, Texas, United States
    • 1942 - 1943
      clerk, United States Army Air Force
      Texas, United States
    • 1943 - 1949
      clerk, United States Army Air Force
    • 1949 - 1950
      teacher
      San Antonio, Texas, United States
    • 1950 - 1951
      assistant, library San Antonio College
    • 1986 - 1994
      library director, Hispanic Baptist Theological Seminary
      San Antonio, Texas, United States
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