Colin McCallum

Colin McCallum, Order of the British Empire - OBE(C) 1960 (1895-1981)

  • ALIA Fellowship 1964 

Taken from Kosa, G.A. (Ed.). 1968. Biographical Dictionary of Australian Librarians, p. 59.

McCallum, Colin Alexander OBE BA FLAA. Born 15 September 1895 Geelong, Victoria, son of Reverend Alexander and Alice Martha (Booth) McCallum, married Doris Eleanor East, 1 son. Education: Wesley College Melbourne, University of Melbourne BA 1924.  Positions: State Library of Victoria Melbourne assistant, senior assistant, assistant chief librarian 1919-45, chief librarian 1945-60, retired 1960.  Membership LAA fellow (foundation member, treasurer, Victorian Branch president), Rotary Club of Melbourne, Methodist Historical Society of Victoria (vice president 1949-); Honours: awarded Carnegie Travel Grant to USA 1949, OBE 1961.