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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.


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, United States Army Air Force, Randolph Air Force Base, Texas, 1943-1949;teacher, library, Lanier High School, San Antonio, 1949-1950;assistant library, San Antonio College, 1950-1951;library, professor, director learning resources, San Antonio College, 1951-1985;director emeritus, San Antonio College, 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.


  • Other Work

    • 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).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: reading, genealogy, computers.


Married Lillie Ruth Franklin, July 23, 1948. Children: Carolyn Denning, Edith Frances Peterson, Thelma Ruth Pittman.

James Vance Wallace

Violet Edyth (Oldham) Wallace

Lillie Ruth Franklin

Carolyn Denning Wallace

Edith Frances Peterson Wallace

Thelma Ruth Pittman Wallace