ASPEN HISTORICAL SOCIETY


2004.011

Zupancis Collection


OVERVIEW OF THE COLLECTION

Number: 2004.011

Title: Zupancis

Creator: Zupancis/Callahan/Homeyer

Media: Papers, photographs, furniture, clothing, miscellaneous objects


SCOPE AND CONTENTS OF THE COLLECTION

This collection was taken from a house that was originally owned by the Zupancis family and later was purchased by the city of Aspen. The City of Aspen then donated the contents of the house to the Aspen Historical Society. The curator (Sarah Oates) went through the house and took items that she felt would enhance the collection of the historical society.

The items span from the late 1800’s to the 1970’s. Most objects from the late 1800’s to about the 1950’s belong to the Zupancis/Callahan family. The items from the Zupancis/Callahan families consist of WWI artifacts, miscellaneous objects ranging from the early 1900’s to the mid 1900’s, personal and business correspondences, other archival materials pertaining to The Mesa Store owned by the Zupancis family, and Tomkins Hardware which was owned by the Callahan family.

The items from the 1970’s are from the former Mayor of Aspen, Eve Homeyer. Materials in the Eve Homeyer series, consists of archival materials dealing with her business The House of Ireland, travel receipts and plane tickets and a few personal correspondences.


ORGANIZATION OF THE COLLECTION

The Zupancis Collection consists of three series. Series I contains all archival materials relating to Eve Homeyer organized into folders of like items. Series II contains all archival material relating to both the Zupancis and Callahan families organized into folders of like items. Series III contains all objects relating to the Zupancis and Callahan families and also Eve Homeyer.


Series I: Eve Homeyer contains archival materials separated into folders: travel, business invoices/receipts, Bank of Aspen, House of Ireland receipts, taxes, personal and miscellaneous.


Series II: Zupancis/Callahan Families contains archival materials separated into folders: legal, medical, receipts, business, investments, personal, Keystone Chapter 19 and miscellaneous. It also contains 7 receipt books.


Series III: Zupancis/Callahan/Homeyer objects contains objects such as military items, furniture, photographs, maps, household items, ledgers/journals, clothing and other items.


DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION


Series I: Eve Homeyer contains all archival materials relating to Eve Homeyer.


Box

Folder

Description


1


Travel


Receipts and tickets from Eve Homeyer’s travels.


Business invoices/receipts

Contains receipts that were for purchases made by the House of Ireland (Which was owned and operated by Eve Homeyer) or by Eve Homeyer personally.

House of Ireland Receipts Carbon Copy of receipts given out by the House of Ireland.


Bank of Aspen Bank of Aspen deposit slips either from Eve Homeyer herself or her store House of Ireland.


Taxes State, City and County taxes for the House of Ireland.


Personal Personal correspondences to or from Eve Homeyer.


Miscellaneous All items that do not fit into categories above.


Series II: Zupancis/Callahan Families contains archival materials pertaining to the Zupancis/Callahan Families.


Box

Folder

Non-Folder Items

Description


1


Banking



All material relating to banking including




cancelled checks, bank statements, deposits




slips and banking receipts from the




Zupancis/Callahan families.



7 receipt books

Receipt books from the Mesa Store which was owned by the Zupancis Family


Box

Folder

Description


2


Legal


Any Legal documents (letters, contracts and leases) that relates to the Zupancis/Callahan families


Keystone Chapter 19

All material dealing with the Keystone Chapter 19, which looks to be a chapter of a Masonic organization.


Medical

All medical information pertaining to the Zupancis/Callahan families including prescriptions, letters to doctors and appointment cards.


Receipts

All receipts not dealing with banking including receipts dealing with their businesses, the Mesa Store and Tomkins Hardware, and personal receipts.


Business

Any documents dealing with Floyd Callahan as County Registrar.


Investments

Any documents dealing with Callahan family investments.


Personal

All letters, cards, notes and telegrams written to and from members of the Zupancis and Callahan family.


Miscellaneous

Anything that does not fit in the above categories.

Series III: Zupancis/Callahan/Homeyer objects


Box

Items

Description


1


2004.011.0788


Pair of brown leather gloves approximately 29 inches long.


2004.011.0789

Pair of brown leather gloves approximately 30 inches long.


2004.011.0790

Pair of brown leather gloves approximately 15 inches long.


2004.011.0797

36th Infantry Division (Panther) patch. Organized from Texas and



Oklahoma National Guard units. The ‘T’ stands for Texas on Blue flint



stone (Indian arrowhead) for Oklahoma Indian Territory.


2004.011.0798

36th Infantry Division (Panther) patch. Organized from Texas and



Oklahoma National Guard units. The ‘T’ stands for Texas on Blue flint



stone (Indian arrowhead) for Oklahoma Indian Territory.


2004.011.0799

WWI Unites States army patch in the shape of a wagon wheel.


2004.011.0804

United States WWI army canteen.


2004.011.0809

Puttee for a WWI military uniform. It is used to wrap the ankle area of



a WWI military uniform.


2004.011.0810

Puttee for a WWI military uniform. It is used to wrap the ankle area of



a WWI military uniform.


2004.011.0811

Puttee for a WWI military uniform. It is used to wrap the ankle area of a WWI military uniform.


2004.011.0812

Puttee for a WWI military uniform. It is used to wrap the ankle area of



a WWI military uniform.


2004.011.0857

Unused Bottle of Ruto-Cee vitamins, which is a 100 mg of Vitamin C



and 50 mg of Rutin from green buckwheat. There are 90 tablets. Was



made by the NP Co. Naturway. This bottle was sent to Floyd Callahan



from Schulman's Nutrition Centers in Long Beach, California.


2004.011.0858

Unused Bottle of Ruto-Cee vitamins, which is a 100 mg of Vitamin C



and 50 mg of Rutin from green buckwheat. There are 90 tablets. Was made by the NP Co. Naturway. This bottle was sent to Floyd Callahan



from Schulman's Nutrition Centers in Long Beach, California.


2004.011.0859

Unused bottle of Mor-E vitamins. There are 50 capsul. Was made by



the NP Co. Naturway. This bottle was sent to Floyd Callahan from



Schulman's Nutrition Centers in Long Beach, California.


2004.011.0860

Unused bottle of Mor-E vitamins. There are 50 capsul. Was made by



the NP Co. Naturway. This bottle was sent to Floyd Callahan from



Schulman's Nutrition Centers in Long Beach, California.


2004.011.0922

Wood pipe with a plastic mouth piece.


2004.011.0923

Wood tube that held a sample of either paint or varnish. Sent to



Tomkins Hardware.


2004.011.0927

Pair of gold colored cufflinks with a butterfly etched on the top.

2004.011.0928

Pair of ornate gold colored earrings with an etched flower in the center.

2004.011.0930

Pair of ornate gold earrings with a black filigree type decoration on the


bottom and top portion of the earrings.

2004.011.0931

Pair of ornate gold earrings with a small black filigree type


ornamentation in the center.

2004.011.0932

Pair of ornate gold earrings with a black filigree type design in the


center that sort of looks like a M.

2004.011.0933

Package of 1/2 dozen colored School Pencils. No. 797. Manufactured


by Eagle Pencil Co. in New York. All but the yellow has been used.

2004.011.0937

3 1/2 (including cork) inch glass bottle filled with what looks to be


copper flecks.

2004.011.0938

2 1/4 (including cork) inch glass bottle with gold/copper flecks.

2004.011.0939

2 3/8 inch green glass bottle of Miracle Foto.

2004.011.0940

Brown and red box of Super Quality Radio Tube by Montgomery


Ward.

2004.011.0941

Brown and red box of Super Quality Radio Tube by Montgomery


Ward.

2004.011.0942

Blue and red box of Super Quality Radio Tube by Montgomery Ward.

2004.011.0943

Blue and red box of Super Quality Radio Tube by Montgomery Ward.

2004.011.0956

A small bottle of Carter's Household Indelible Ink with a cork top that `


is partially broken off.

2004.011.0976

Very dirty oil can with a bent spout.

2004.011.0977

Very dirty oil can.


Location


Items


Description


Aisle Saver 3/Secion 4/Shelf 2


2004.011.0947


Journal/Ledger from 1923-1925.

Could have either come from the Lewis H.



Tomkins Hardware Store or the Mesa Store.


2004.011.0948

Journal/Ledger from 1918. Could



have either come from the Lewis H.



Tomkins Hardware Store or the Mesa Store.


2004.011.0949

Journal/Ledger from 1919-1922. Could have



either come from the Lewis H. Tomkins



Hardware Store or the Mesa Store.


2004.011.0950

Grey/Blue Journal/Ledger from 1932. Could



have either come from the Lewis H.



Tomkins Hardware Store or the Mesa Store.

2004.011.0951 Red/Blue Journal/Ledger from 1932. Could

have either come from the Lewis H. Tomkins Hardware Store or the Mesa Store.


2004.011.0952 Journal/Ledger from 1922. Could have

either come from the Lewis H. Tomkins Hardware Store or the Mesa Store.


2004.011.0956 Journal/Ledger from 1919. Could have

either come from the Lewis H. Tomkins Hardware Store or the Mesa Store. There is also an address portion of the book in the front that was never used.