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Guide to the George Garland Allen Papers, 1923-1983

Abstract

Businessman and Duke University alumnus. Collection of historical documents relating to the Duke family of Durham, North Carolina contains bound copy of African American poet Plato T. Durham's poem in memory of Angier B. Duke, AVE ATQUE VALE, FRATER!; album of photographs of James B. Duke's funeral; illuminated, leather-bound testimonials to Mr. Allen; album of the dedication of the Allen Plant; college diplomas from Duke, Furman, and Davidson; a manuscript of John W. Jenkins' JAMES B. DUKE, MASTER BUILDER; and a copy of GEORGE GARLAND ALLEN, A LIFE TO BE HONORED, written by Michael Durham and commissioned by Lucy Burwell Allen Fowlkes and Mary Garland Allen Gregg. Includes large photograph of James B. Duke and fellow directors of the Aluminum Company of America at Isle Maligne, July 14, 1925, and a large photograph of a Duke alumni dinner and dance in New York on December 6, 1935.

Descriptive Summary

Collection Number
RL.00027
Title
George Garland Allen papers
Date
1923-1983
Creator
Allen, George Garland, 1874-1960
Extent
0.5 Linear Feet, 19 Items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Material in English, Latin

Collection Overview

Collection of historical documents relating to the Duke family of Durham, North Carolina contains bound copy of African American poet Plato T. Durham's poem in memory of Angier B. Duke, AVE ATQUE VALE, FRATER!; album of photographs of James B. Duke's funeral; illuminated, leather-bound testimonials to Mr. Allen; album of the dedication of the Allen Plant; college diplomas from Duke, Furman, and Davidson; a manuscript of John W. Jenkins' JAMES B. DUKE, MASTER BUILDER; and a copy of GEORGE GARLAND ALLEN, A LIFE TO BE HONORED, written by Michael Durham and commissioned by Lucy Burwell Allen Fowlkes and Mary Garland Allen Gregg. Includes large photograph of James B. Duke and fellow directors of the Aluminum Company of America at Isle Maligne, July 14, 1925, and a large photograph of a Duke alumni dinner and dance in New York on December 6, 1935.

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Contents of the Collection

Papers, 1923-1983
Box 1
Papers, 1928-1982
Box 2
Photograph of J.B. Duke and his fellow directors of the Aluminum Company of America at Isle Maligne, Italy, July 14, 1925
Oversize-folder 1
Annual dinner and dance, Duke University alumni, 1935
Oversize-box 7
Autographed photograph of G.G. Allen
Oversize-box 7

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], George Garland Allen Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The George Garland Allen Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 1976.

Processing Information

Processed by Rubenstein Library staff

Encoded by Willeke Sandler, April 2012

Materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.