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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.


  • 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.


    • 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.


    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


    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).



    Reading, genealogy, computers.


    • 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
    • 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
      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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