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Agnes Allen Collection, 1925-2001


Overview of the Collection

Creator: Allen, Agnes M. (Agnes Morgan), 1901-
Title: Agnes Allen Collection,
Inclusive Dates: 1925-2001
Quantity: .5 linear feet (1 box)
Identification: NAU.MS.357
Language: Material in English
Repository: Cline Library. Special Collections and Archives Department
Northern Arizona University
Box 6022
Flagstaff, AZ 86011-6022
Phone: 928 523-5551
Fax: 928 523-3770

Biographical note

Dr. Agnes M. Allen was born in 1901 at Normal, Illinois. She received her B.ED from Illinois State Normal University (1924); M.A. from Colorado State Teachers College (1925); Ph.D. from Clark University at Worcester, Massachusetts (1937). Dr. Allen joined the faculty of Arizona State College in 1934 and began teaching in the college elementary school. In 1947, she became the head of the science department and later founded the Department of Geography and Public Planning. She also served as dean of women on campus during a period in the 1950s.

Dr. Allen was a member of many social and service organizations, including the Shakespeare Club, American Association of University Woman (AAUW), Arizona Education Association, Delta Gamma Omicron, Kappa Delta Pi, and Theta Epsilon. In 1975, Dr. Allen was proclaimed Citizen of the Year by the Arizona Daily Sun. She passed away on February 12, 1995.

Scope and Content

Collection contains some of Dr. Allen's dissertation, presentations, speeches, retirement dinner information, and diplomas, as well as articles mentioning her. Most of the materials relate to Flagstaff chapter of AAUW and the scholarship created in her name.


Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions on use, except: not available through interlibrary loan.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright (the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates, or literary executors). The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Arizona Board of Regents for Northern Arizona University, its officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims made by any person asserting that he or she is an owner of copyright.

Related Material

Black-and-white prints have been transferred to the photograph collection.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Agnes Allen Collection, NAU.MS.357, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. Northern Arizona University. Cline Library. Flagstaff, Arizona.

Acquisition Information

Betty Bartlett donated folders 12-16 in July of 1998.

Container List

1.1 AAUW, 1985-1995.
1.2 Agnes Allen scholarship, 1999-2001.
1.3 Allen's dissertation, 1937.
1.4 Articles on Allen
1.5 Articles on NAU & community,
1.6 Biographical sketch,
1.7 Centennial Ambassadors, Karen Von Kay
1.8 Correspondence, 1998.
1.9 Educational Foundation Program (Agnes Allen), 1998.
1.10 Pictures of Allen,
1.11 Publcations Mentioned In
1.12 Majors
1.13 Speeches
1.14 Retirement dinner for Wm. Hensley & Agnes Allen, May 1972.
1.15 Presentations
1.16 Diplomas & Certificates