William Daniel Allen papers
Scope and Content
Most of this collection contains Allen's academic materials from his education at the Institute of Applied Science, specifically his studies on fingerprint analysis. Materials include Allen's handwritten notes, a letter from instructor T. G. Cooke, a series of examination sheets, several pages of newspaper clippings, and Allen's class binder. This collection also contains several materials concerning civilian defense during World War II, informative pamphlets from the Office of Civilian Defense and the State School for Civilian Defense, and a few letters sent to Allen regarding his role in civilian defense. One letter was written by the Captain of Civilian Defense of the Atlanta Civilian Defense Council, one by the Director of Atlanta Civilian Defense, and one by retired Captain Enoch Graf (1883-1943) of the United States Army. This collection also contains a pamphlet from the American Youth Hostels, Inc.
- 1941-1942, undated
- Allen, William Daniel (Person)
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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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.
William Daniel Allen was a proponent of civilian defense during World War II. He attended the State School for Civilian Defense, hosted at Georgia School of Technology, in 1942. Through his involvement in civilian defense, he became the Assistant District Commander of District B of the Atlanta Air Raid Wardens in the same year. Also in 1942, Allen attended the Institute of Applied Sciences in Chicago, where he learned about fingerprinting and secret service. Allen also served as a private in the United States Army at Camp Wheeler in Macon, Georgia.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection was processed in 2018.
- William Daniel Allen papers
- Meredith Jones
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Finding aid is written in English.