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At a Glance
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
You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.
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.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Arthur J. Allen letters; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
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Ownership and Custodial History
Gift of Hollis L. Caswell, l974.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Letters: Source of acquisition--Caswell, Hollis L. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1974.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Letters Processed MMB 10/25/74.
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.
History / Biographical Note
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.