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Don B. and Terry Diener Allen papers , 1951-1967
- Allen, Don B.; Allen, Terry D.
- Don B. and Terry Diener Allen papers
- 1951-1967 (inclusive)19511967
- 10.5 linear feet, (7 containers)
- Collection Number
- Ax 500
- Collection comprises the papers of American authors Don B. Allen and Terry Allen, including literary manuscripts and research materials for works of historical fiction and non-fiction about the West and about Native Americans, as well as collections of creative writing and poetry by young American Indians edited by Terry Allen.
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
1299 University of Oregon
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Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.
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- Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Historical NoteReturn to Top
Under the pseudonym T.D. Allen, Don B. and Terril Diener Allen (1908- ) wrote historical fiction and non-fiction about the West and Native Americans. They were best known for Doctor in Buckskin (1951), based on the story of Marcus Whitman, a doctor and missionary in the Oregon territory; Troubled Border (1954), about John McLoughlin, head of the Hudson Bay Company's outpost at Fort Vancouver; Navahos Have Five Fingers (1963), an account of the couple's stay at a Navaho reservation and the people they met there; and Miracle Hill (1967), the story of a young Navaho boy, Mitchell Blackhorse. Terry Diener was a professor of creative writing; a director of communications arts for the U.S. Government's Bureau of Indian Affairs, 1968-1974; and lecturer and specialist on American Indians at the University of California, Santa Cruz, 1969-1974.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
Collection comprises the papers of American authors Don B. Allen and Terry Allen, including literary manuscripts and research materials for works of historical fiction and non-fiction about West and about Native Americans, as well as collections of creative writing and poetry by young American Indians edited by Terry Allen as director of communications arts for the U.S. Government's Bureau of Indian Affairs, 1968-1974. Collection also includes professional and some personal correspondence.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Authors, American--20th century
- Frontier and pioneer life--West (U.S.)--Juvenile fiction
- Historical fiction, American--West (U.S.)--Authorship
- Navajo Indians in literature
- Western stories--Authorship
- Women authors, American--20th century
- McLoughlin, John, 1784-1857--Juvenile fiction
- Mitchell, Blackhorse
- Whitman, Marcus, 1802-1847
- United States. Bureau of Indian Affairs
- West (U.S.)--In literature
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