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LeRoy Allen Papers

 Collection
Identifier: CLRC-1107

Scope and Contents

The LeRoy Allen Collection contains written production material from one title from 1969, including corrected and carbon typescripts.

Dates

  • 1969, undated

Creator

Access and Use:

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.

Copyright:

This collection is protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials.

Biographical / Historical

LeRoy Allen was born July 13, 1912, in McLeansboro, Ill. He spent a large portion of his life between 1931 and 1975, serving in the US Navy and in his words "Have sailed every ocean and been 'on liberty' in every continent". A self-proclaimed softshell Republican churchgoer, Allen wrote six compositions for publication between 1951 and 1977, donning three Freedoms Foundation Awards for the work of his essays. His belief was that even a minor talent should not be left unexpressed, including one for children's literature.

Biographical source: Something About the Author. Volume 11, 1977.

Extent

2 folders

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The LeRoy Allen Collection contains written production material from one title from 1969, including corrected and carbon typescripts.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by the author to the Kerlan Collection in 1970.
Title
LeRoy Allen Papers, 1969, undated
Status
Completed
Author
Sharlene Murphy
Date
2004
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Contact:
Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library