Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Arthur J. Allen letters, 1938-1954

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0018
Bib ID 4078423 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Allen, Arthur J., 1891-1954
Title Arthur J. Allen letters, 1938-1954
Physical Description 1 linear feet (1 box)
Language(s) English .

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.



Selected materials cataloged; remainder arranged.


Scope and Content

The letters, usually lengthy, from all the Allens to friends and relatives in the United States deal with the social, cultural and political conditions in China, as well as with the Allen's ministerial activites.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Arthur J. Allen letters; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Ownership and Custodial History

Gift of Hollis L. Caswell, l974.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Letters Processed MMB 10/25/74.

Revision Description

2012-08-28 xml document instance created by Carrie Hintz

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Heading "CUL Archives:"
"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Allen, Netta Powell Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Allen, Walter Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
China -- Description and travel Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
China -- Social conditions -- 1912-1949 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Missionaries Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical sketch

Allen and his wife, Netta Powell Allen were Episcopal missionaries to China from the 1930s to 1951. Their son Walter taught in various school in China and later joined the U.S. Army.