GUIDE TO THE CAMP CALLAN COLLECTION

COLLECTION NUMBER:
C025.

COLLECTION TITLE:
Camp Callan Collection.

DATES OF MATERIAL:
1940-1943.

EXTENT:
137 photographic prints: gelatin silver; 26 x 33 cm. or smaller.

LOCAL CONTROL NUMBERS:
Photographic prints: OP6581-6715 and OP6898-6899.

REPOSITORY:
San Diego History Center
Booth Historical Photograph Archives
P.O. Box 81825
San Diego, CA 92138
1-619-232-6203

ACQUISITION INFORMATION:
Unknown.

RESTRICTIONS:
Open for research.

COPYRIGHT:
For permission to reproduce or publish, contact the curator of the Booth Historical Photograph Archives of the San Diego Historical Society. Reproduction or publication of any part of this collection must include the following information next to the image(s) or in a special section of credits: Camp Callan Collection, San Diego History Center, Booth Historical Photograph Archives.

GENERAL NOTES:
Arranged numerically by local control number. Photographed chiefly by San Diego Union and San Diego Tribune-Sun staff photographers; most unidentified. Forms part of the San Diego Historical Society Original Print Collection. Copy negatives are available, 81:9285-9421. Also, other photographs of Camp Callan not in this collection are available in the San Diego History Center Photograph Reference Book Collection.

BIOGRAPHICAL OR HISTORICAL NOTE:
Constructed in 1940 on Torrey Pines Mesa north of San Diego, Camp Callan served as an Army training center during World War II.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE:
The Camp Callan Collection contains original photographs chiefly from newspaper coverage of the military facility during its first year of operation just before the outbreak of World War II. Some photographs have been marked or cropped for layout. Subjects include construction work, barracks and other buildings, vehicles, troop trains, recruits, dental and medical exams, camp commander Colonel Francis P. Hardaway and other officers, military police, buglers, mess hall, mail call, payday, leisure activities, classroom instruction, exercises, maneuvers, drills, artillery training, and a wedding ceremony.

SUBJECTS INDEXED:
United States — Army.
Military camps.
Military life.
Military training.
Camp Callan (San Diego, Calif.) — Photographs.

CONTENTS LIST:

Box 1
Folder 1OP6581-6591
Subjects: View of construction work; completed barracks and other buildings; group portraits of trainees; and a photographic postcard of Camp Callan’s North Chapel, written by an unidentified recruit and addressed to Winifred Davidson of San Diego.
Folder 2OP6592-6617
Subjects: General views of recruits, the mess hall, dental and medical exams, training exercises, Native American trainees, jeeps, military police, the canteen, and leisure activities.
Folder 3OP6618-6631
Subjects: Payday, recruits waiting in line, interior and exterior views of Camp Callan’s Finance Office; and of special note, camp commander Colonel Francis P. Hardaway shaking hands with a soldier.
Folder 4OP6632-6652
Subjects: Reviews, inspections, marching band, drills, flag bearer, Colonel Hardaway and other officers, MPs directing traffic, and the arrival of new recruits.
Folder 5OP6653-6671
Subjects: Buglers, classroom training, library, mail call, recruits on leave, maneuvers.
Folder 6OP6672-6694
Subjects: Anti-aircraft and coastal artillery training.
Folder 7OP6695-6715
Subjects: Troop trains and maneuvers. Also, combat, MP, and chemical warfare training.
Folder 8OP6898-6899
Subjects: Wedding ceremony at Camp Callan Chapel of St. Joan of Arc.