Raymond B. Allen papers, 1925-1956  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Allen, Raymond B. (Raymond Bernard), 1902-1986
Raymond B. Allen papers
1925-1956 (inclusive)
5.04 cubic ft. (14 boxes)
Collection Number
Papers of a university administrator.
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
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Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Raymond B. Allen was born on August 7, 1902 in Cathay, North Dakota. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Minnesota in 1928 and began his career as a general medical practitioner in North Dakota shortly thereafter. He later became the Dean of the medical schools of the University of Illinois and Wayne State University (Detroit, Michigan). Mr. Allen became the president of University of Washington in 1946 and served until 1951.

Raymond Allen was president during the "red scare" years. President Allen declared there would be no "witch hunt" for Communism; however, three professors were dismissed, and three more put on probation for Communist ties. In 1951, he stepped down to serve as the director of the Psychological Strategy Board. One year later he headed the University of California at Los Angeles, where he remained until 1959. Following that, he held a number of jobs, both in the United States and abroad. He retired in the 1980s, and died on March 15, 1986.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Correspondence, photographs, speeches, writings, and subject files.

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Accession No. 1966-001: Raymond B. Allen Papers, 1925-1946Return to Top

.21 cubic ft.

Scope and Content: Correspondence, reports, speeches and writings, and photographs; 1925-1939, 1943-1946.

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Raymond B. Allen Papers

Accession No. 1966-002: Raymond B. Allen Papers, 1933-1956Return to Top

4.83 cubic ft.

Scope and Content: General correspondence, speeches and writings, subject files; 1933-1956.

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Raymond B. Allen Papers

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Personal Names :
  • Allen, Raymond B. (Raymond Bernard), 1902-1986--Archives

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  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)