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Allen, Ivan, 1877-1968
|Title: ||Ivan Allen, Sr. papers|
|Dates: ||1854-1969, undated|
1.5 linear ft.
(4 document cases, 1 oversize box)
Ivan Allen, Sr. was born in Dalton, Georgia on March 1, 1876, to Susan and Earnest Allen. H moved to Atlanta in 1895, and five years later helped form Fielder and Allen, an office supply company. In 1907, Allen married Irene Beaumont; the couple had a child, Ivan Junior in 1911. Allen was elected president of the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce in 1917; and later headed the chamber's "Forward Atlanta" campaign to encourage businesses to establish offices in Atlanta. Allen was the treasurer of the Georgia Democratic Party in 1936, and he served as state chair for the president's campaign four years later.
Scope and Content Note
These papers consist of correspondence, newspaper clippings, pamphlets and guide books, books, reports pertaining to the Atlanta historical Society, and documents relating to the civil projects of Ivan Allen, Sr.
Ivan Allen Sr. papers, MSS 25, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift, 1972 and subsequent additions.
This collection was processed in 2012.
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.
|1||1||Herald and Tribune, Jonesboro, Tennessee, 9 issues, 1952|
|4||Calling, greeting, and sympathy cards, 1919-1960, undated|
|5||Newspaper clippings, approximately 1918-1945, undated|
|6||Mischellaneous pamphlets and newspaper clippings, approximately 1911-1961, undated|
|7||Newspaper clippings and pamphlets on the opening of Warm Springs Memorial Commission, 1947-1950|
|8||Correspondence re Fort Peachtree and Collier Hill Battlefield Park, 1938-1939|
|9||Book covers for Atlanta From the Ashes, undated|
|10||Press releases for exhibit at the Atlanta Public Library, 1955|
|2||1||Dummy copy of Ivan Allen: A Resourceful Businessman, undated|
|3||1||Guide to London Museums and Galleries, 1953|
|2||Baedeker's Guide to Italy, 1909|
|3||Baedeker's Guide to Paris, 1924|
|4||The Gothenburg Art Gallery: A Short Guide (
2 school books inscribed "Ivan Allen, Jr."
|7||New Testament, undated (
|8||On Collecting Autographs|
|4||1||Piedmont Driving Club membership roster, 1965|
|2||"The Host's handbook", undated|
|3||Bartender's Guide, undated|
|4||Dedication to Mount Oglethorpe, undated|
|5||The 1964 American Voter, 1964|
|6||Weep No More My Lady: a Southerner Answers Mrs' Roosevelt's Report on the "Poor and Unhappy" South, 1950|
|7||The Rights of Man, undated|
|9||The Flags of Nations, undated|
|10||The Atlanta Spirt, 1948|
|11||Atlanta Historical Society Reports and pamphlets, 1930, 1953-1967|
|12||Atlanta Historical Society Presdents' Reports, 1956-1963|
|13||Atlanta historical Society Correspondence, 1953-1962|
|14||Newspaper clippings and Civil war Round Table yearbook, 1954-1955, 1959-1960|
|15||Atlanta Art Association minutes and Georgia Society of Historical Research, 1962, 1948-1954|
|MSS OS box 1.1||1||Resolutions, appointments (including one with Franklin D. Roosevelt), certificates, reproduction of letter by General Jackson, 1916-1969|
|5||Resolution by Atlanta chamber of Commerce, 1918|