Ivan Allen, Sr. papers
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Ivan Allen, Sr. papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040. reference@atlantahistorycenter.com
Creator: Allen, Ivan, 1877-1968
Title: Ivan Allen, Sr. papers
Dates: 1854-1969, undated
Quantity: 1.5 linear ft. (4 document cases, 1 oversize box)
Identification: ahc.MSS25

Biographical/Historical Note

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.

Index Terms

Allen, Ivan, 1877-1968
Atlanta (Ga.)--History
Collier Hill Battlefield Park (Atlanta, GA.)
Fort Peachtree (Atlanta, Ga.)
Franklin D. Roosevelt Warm Springs Memorial Commission (Ga.).

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Ivan Allen Sr. papers, MSS 25, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1972 and subsequent additions.

Description Control

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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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.

Container List




11Herald and Tribune, Jonesboro, Tennessee, 9 issues, 1952
2Correspondence, 1854-1945
3Citations, 1967
4Calling, greeting, and sympathy cards, 1919-1960, undated
5Newspaper clippings, approximately 1918-1945, undated
6Mischellaneous pamphlets and newspaper clippings, approximately 1911-1961, undated
7Newspaper clippings and pamphlets on the opening of Warm Springs Memorial Commission, 1947-1950
8Correspondence re Fort Peachtree and Collier Hill Battlefield Park, 1938-1939
9Book covers for Atlanta From the Ashes, undated
10Press releases for exhibit at the Atlanta Public Library, 1955



21Dummy copy of Ivan Allen: A Resourceful Businessman, undated



31Guide to London Museums and Galleries, 1953
2Baedeker's Guide to Italy, 1909
3Baedeker's Guide to Paris, 1924
4The Gothenburg Art Gallery: A Short Guide ( 2 school books inscribed "Ivan Allen, Jr." )
5"The Ocean", undated
6"India", undated
7New Testament, undated ( Testament )
8On Collecting Autographs



41Piedmont Driving Club membership roster, 1965
2"The Host's handbook", undated
3Bartender's Guide, undated
4Dedication to Mount Oglethorpe, undated
5The 1964 American Voter, 1964
6Weep No More My Lady: a Southerner Answers Mrs' Roosevelt's Report on the "Poor and Unhappy" South, 1950
7The Rights of Man, undated
8Autumn Anthems, undated
9The Flags of Nations, undated
10The Atlanta Spirt, 1948
11Atlanta Historical Society Reports and pamphlets, 1930, 1953-1967
12Atlanta Historical Society Presdents' Reports, 1956-1963
13Atlanta historical Society Correspondence, 1953-1962
14Newspaper clippings and Civil war Round Table yearbook, 1954-1955, 1959-1960
15Atlanta Art Association minutes and Georgia Society of Historical Research, 1962, 1948-1954



MSS OS box 1.11Resolutions, appointments (including one with Franklin D. Roosevelt), certificates, reproduction of letter by General Jackson, 1916-1969
5Resolution by Atlanta chamber of Commerce, 1918