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   Arthur J. Allen Letters 1938-1954.

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[Collection Name]. Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Columbia University.

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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:.5 linear ft (1 box).
Language(s):In English
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Selected materials cataloged; remainder arranged.

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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.

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Using the Collection


Access Restrictions

This collection is located on-site.

Preferred Citation

[Collection Name]. Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Columbia University.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Letters Processed 10/25/74 MMB

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 26, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2012-08-28 xml document instance created by Carrie Hintz

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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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CUL Collections:
Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
Allen, Netta Powell.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Allen, Walter.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
China--Description and travel.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
China--Social conditions--1912-1949.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

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.

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