Allen Family Papers, 1773-96, 1802-06, 1816-18, 1822-23, 1828-39, 1842-2000
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Brief Description: Papers of the Ralph Allen Family of Delavan, Illinois, including Ralph Allen, Class of 1876 (1854-1927), Ada Eaton Allen (1858-1948), Edith L. Allen, Class of 1903 (1880- ), Paschal Allen, Class of 1905 (1881- ), Ralph Allen, Jr., Class of 1912 (1880-1975), Hester A. Allen, 1911-16, Harriet H. Allen, 1913-17, Eloise Allen Johns, Class of 1923, and other members of the family. The papers include correspondence, notes, publications, programs, photographs (1850-1970), tape recordings (1948-1967),certificates and diplomas, manuscripts for agricultural journals and speeches, newspaper clippings and scrapbooks concerning the family, farms and business affairs, ties with relatives and friends in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, schools, the University of Illinois, student life at the University, Presbyterian House, the Illinois Farmers Institute (1888-1927), soil testing programs, ranch life in Sand Springs, Montana (1909-1924), Reid's yellow dent corn, Tazewell County Farm Bureau, genealogy and the personal affairs of a rural family with a lively interest in education and scientific agriculture. Correspondents include Cyril G. Hopkins, Eugene Davenport, Frank I. Mann, John M. Gregory, Herbert W. Mumford and Perry G. Holden. Tape recordings include remarks by Joseph C. Blair, William L. Burlison, Paschal and Edith Allen and Chester G. Starr. The series includes correspondence on agriculture in Minas Geraes State, Brazil (1957). Also includes genealogical material (1623-1930), the family newsletter, Primrose Pantagraph (1921-64, 1990-2000), and Ralph Allen's diploma: Illinois Industrial University (1876).
Held at:
University of Illinois Archives
19 Library
1408 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 333-0798
Fax: (217) 333-2868
Email: illiarch [at]
Record Series Number: 41/20/21
Created by: Allen, Ralph (1854-1927)
Volume: 8.6 cubic feet
Acquired: 8/19/1966; 11/11/1966; 10/25/1967; 12/15/1967; 11/7/1988; 6/19/2001
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Arrangement: By type of material and chronological thereunder
Subject Index
Agricultural Education
Corn, Reid's Yellow Dent
Delavan, Illinois
Illinois Farmers Institute
Music -- Montana
Presbyterian House
Rhode Island
Soil Testing
Tazewell County Farm Bureau
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]