Ivan Allen, Sr. papers
Scope and Content
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.
- 1854-1969, undated
- Allen, Ivan, 1877-1968 (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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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.
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.
1.5 linear ft. (4 document cases, 1 oversize box)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift, 1972 and subsequent additions.
This collection was processed in 2012.
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- Finding aid is written in English.