Allen Publishing Company records, 1952-1968  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Allen Publishing Company
Title
Allen Publishing Company records
Dates
1952-1968 (inclusive)
Quantity
17.5 linear feet
Collection Number
Ms0416
Summary
The Allen Publishing Company records (1952-1968) consist of alphabetical files, correspondence, and the business and financial records of this Utah company which specialized in aviculture. George Albert Allen and his wife, Ruth, started the Allen Publishing Company in 1952.
Repository
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
84112-0860
Telephone: 801-581-8863
special@library.utah.edu
Access Restrictions

Twenty-four hour advanced notice encouraged. Materials must be used on-site. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

George Albert Allen, born in Chicago, Illinois, on 7 June 1894 had a passion for birds, especially game birds and pheasants. After moving to Utah, Allen, a medical doctor, and his wife began breeding game birds and importing exotic birds from all over the world. In the 1940s, the Allens began publishing a newsletter devoted to aviculture, the breeding, raising, and caring of birds. Out of the grew the Allen Publishing Company. They started the company in 1952 when interest in raising game birds was spreading rapidly. They decided something more than a newsletter was needed and introduced the first issue of the Pheasant Fanciers, Game Bird Breeders, and Aviculture's Gazette. After George Allen's death in 1961, responsibility for the publication company was transferred to a son, George Jr.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Allen Publishing Company records (1952-1968) consist of alphabetical files, correspondence, and the business and financial records of this Utah company which specialized in aviculture.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The library does not claim to control copyright for all materials in the collection. An individual depicted in a reproduction has privacy rights as outlined in Title 45 CFR, part 46 (Protection of Human Subjects). For further information, please review the J. Willard Marriott Library’s Use Agreement and Reproduction Request forms.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: Allen Publishing Company records, MS 0416, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Following Citations: MS 0416.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Acquisition Information

Gift of Amy Allen Price in 1983.

Processing Note

Processed by Allesen Peck in 1984.

Separated Materials

Photographs were transferred to the Multimedia Division of Special Collections (P0021).


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Alphabetical FilesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1-2
Advertising
Correspondence, magazine clippings, and tally sheets showing number of responses from advertising in the Gazette.
1 3-9
Agents
Correspondence, book orders, and receipts received from subscription agencies.
1 10
Alabama
Correspondence and miscellaneous received from companies and organizations in this state.
1 11
Alaska
Correspondence and miscellaneous received from companies and organizations in this state.
1 12-13
All-Pet Books, Inc.
Correspondence and purchase orders.
1 14
American Game Bird Breeders Cooperative Federation
Correspondence.
1 15
American Institute of Park Executives, Inc.
Correspondence.
1 16-22
American Pheasant Society
Correspondence, subscription slips, handbook, and by-laws.
2 1
Arizona and Arkansas
Correspondence and miscellaneous from persons and agencies in these states.
2 2
Articles of Incorporation
2 3
Audubon Society
Purchase orders.
2 4-7
Back Issues
Letters from Gazette subscribers requesting back issues.
2 8
Bad Checks
Returned checks received by the company and correspondence in regards to them.
2 9
Bird Haven Publishing Company
Correspondence and invoices.
2 10
Blanford Press Ltd.
Correspondence and colored illustrations of pheasants.
2 11
Paul Breese
Correspondence between George Allen and Breese, director of Honolulu Zoo.
2 12-13
Califonia
Correspondence and miscellaneous received from companies and organizations in this state.
2 14
California Game Breeders Association
Correspondence.
2 15-17
Canada
Correspondence and miscellaneous received from companies in Canada.
2 18-19
Canadian Ornamental Pheasant and Game Bird Association
Correspondence and subscription lists.
2 20
Caribbean Gardens
Correspondence and purchase orders.
3 1
Citadel Press
Correspondence and invoices.
3 2
Colorado
Correspondence and miscellaneous received from companies and organizations in this state.
3 3
Connecticut
Correspondence and miscellaneous received from companies and organizations in this state.
3 4
Cooper Ornithological Society
Correspondence.
3 5-12
Country Life Ltd.
Correspondence and invoices.
3 13-15
Credits
Copies of letters sent to customers notifying them of credits made to their accounts.
3 16-17
Laurence E. Crosby
Correspondence between George Allen and Crosby, a publishing agent.
3 18
Customs Statements
Customs forms and other materials referring to shipment of books.
4 1
Jean Delacour
Correspondence between George Allen and Delacour, director of Los Angeles County Museum.
4 2
Doubleday Publishers
Invoices and packing slips.
4 3
F. W. Faxon Company
Subscription orders.
4 4
"Feather for His Hat" Award
Miscellaneous.
4 5
Field and Stream
Correspondence, invoices, and receipts.
4 6
Florida
Correspondence and miscellaneous received from companies and organizations in this state.
4 7
Foreign Countries, Australia
Correspondence with persons and companies in this country.
1960-1964
4 8
Foreign Countries, Belgium
Correspondence and miscellaneous from persons and companies in this country.
1958-1963
4 9-12
Foreign Countries, England
Correspondence and miscellaneous from persons and companies in this country.
1958-1963
4 13-14
Foreign Countries, France
Correspondence and miscellaneous from persons and companies in this country.
1959-1963
4 15
Foreign Countries, Germany
Correspondence and miscellaneous from persons and companies in this country.
1960-1962
4 16-17
Foreign Countries, Holland
Correspondence and miscellaneous from persons and companies in this country.
1958-1964
4 18
Foreign Countries, India
Correspondence with companies in this country.
1961
4 19
Foreign Countries, Italy
Correspondence with persons in this country.
1958-1964
5 1-3
Foreign Countries, Miscellaneous
1957-1964
5 4-5
Foreign Bird League
Correspondence.
5 6-7
Franklin Square Subscription Agency
Correspondence, check stubs, and invoices.
5 8
Fur Farms Publishing Company
Miscellaneous.
5 9
Game Birds Incorporated
Letter from Don Kirkham, secretary.
5 10
Gamekeepers Gazette
Correspondence.
5 11
Gardner Advertising Agency
Correspondence.
5 12-13
Gazette
Miscellaneous.
5 14
Geflugel-Borse
5 15-16
Georgia
Correspondence and miscellaneous from companies and organizations in this state.
5 17-25
Robert G. Gibson
1957-1964
6 1
Harcourt, Brace, & World, Inc.
Book orders and invoices.
6 2
Howell Book House
Order forms and catalog.
1961
6 3
Idaho
Miscellaneous received from companies in this state.
6 4
Iliffe Press Ltd.
Correspondence and purchase orders.
6 5
Illinois
Miscellaneous received from companies in this state.
6 6-12
Illinois Game and Pet Breeders
Correspondence and newsletters.
Volume
6 1-4
Insurance
Parcel post coupon books.
Folder
6 13
Insurance
Miscellaneous.
6 14-15
International Wild Waterfowl Association
Miscellaneous.
6 16
Iowa
Correspondence and miscellaneous received from companies and organizations in this state.
6 17
Kansas
Correspondence and miscellaneous received from companies and organizations in this state.
6 18
Kentucky
Miscellaneous received from companies and organizations in this state.
7 1-2
Leahy Manufacturing Company
Correspondence and purchase orders.
7 3
Licenses and Permits
For operating a private game farm.
7 4-9
Liv
Correspondence between Allen Park and the Farm and Wildlife Products Company concerning shipments of Liv, a bird food product.
7 10
Louisiana
Miscellaneous.
7 11
MacMillan Publishing Company
Miscellaneous.
7 12
Maryland
Correspondence from companies and organizations in this state.
7 13
Massachusetts
Miscellaneous received from companies in this state.
7 14
Michigan
Miscellaneous received from companies in this state.
7 15-16
Minnesota
Miscellaneous received from companies in this state.
7 17
Mississippi
Correspondence with organizations in this state.
7 18
Missouri
Correspondence and miscellaneous from companies and organizations in this state.
7 19
Montana
Correspondence and miscellaneous from companies and organizations in this state.
7 20
Mountain Fuel Supply
Map of Allen Park and information on installation of fuel lines.
7 21
Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company
Billing slip.
1959
7 22
Name Lists/Directories
1957-1959
7 23
National Wildlife Federation
Correspondence.
7 24-25
Nebraska
Correspondence and miscellaneous from companies and organizations in this state.
8 1
Nevada
Correspondence and miscellaneous from companies and organizations in this state.
8 2
New Jersey
Correspondence with companies and organizations in this state.
8 3
New Mexico
Correspondence with companies and organizations in this state.
8 4-5
New York
Correspondence with companies and organizations in this state.
8 6-9
North American Game Breeders & Shooting Preserve Association
Correspondence and newsletters.
8 10
North Dakota
Correspondence with companies and organizations in this state.
8 11
Ohio
Correspondence and miscellaneous recieved from companies and organizations in this state.
8 12
Oklahoma
Correspondence with companies and organizations in this state.
8 13
Oregon
Correspondence with companies and organizations in this state.
8 14
Outdoor Life
Miscellaneous.
8 15
R. M. Pence
Correspondence.
8 16
Pennsylvania
Correspondence with companies and organizations in this state.
8 17
Pocket Books, Inc.
Correspondence.
8 18-22
Post Office Records
Forms and other materials related to the shipment of books.
1955-1957
9 1-21
Post Office Records
Forms and other materials related to the shipment of books.
1958-1961
10 1-12
Post Office Records
Forms and other materials related to the shipment of books.
1962-1965
10 13
Publishers, Booksellers, and Stationers
Correspondence.
10 14-15
Ralston Purina Company
Correspondence.
10 16-17
A. Rutgers
Correspondence between Allen Publishing Co. and Rutgers, a book dealer in Zutphen, Holland.
10 18
Rhode Island
Correspondence with persons and organizations in this state.
10 19
Russia
Correspondence with the press department of this country.
10 20
Samples List
List of persons receiving sample copies of the Gazette.
10 21
N. H. Seward
Correspondence with Seward, a book dealer in Melbourne, Australia.
10 22
South Carolina
Subscription slip for the Gazette from South Carolina Bird Breeders Association.
10 23
South Dakota
Correspondence with companies and organizations in this state.
10 24
Sports Afield
Miscellaneous.
11 1-3
Sportsman's Service Bureau
Correspondence.
1957-1963
11 4
Stackpole Company
Correspondence and miscellaneous.
11 5-7
Standard Rate and Data Service
Correspondence and miscellaneous.
1958-1963
11 8-9
Sterling Publishing Company
Correspondence and invoices.
1959-1963
11 10-13
Stromberg's Hatchery
Purchase orders and correspondence.
1960-1963
11 14
T. F. H. Publications
Correspondence and invoices.
1963-1964
11 15
Taxes, Tax Notices and Receipts
1957-1964
11 16
Taxes, Census of Manufacturers
1964
11 17
Taxes, Employer's Quarterly Federal Tax Return
1964
11 18-19
Taxes, Employer's Contribution Reports
1960-1965
11 20
Taxes, Withholding Statements and Miscellaneous
1960-1964
12 1-4
Taxes, Income Tax Returns
1953-1957
12 5
Taxes, Miscellaneous
12 6
Tennessee
Correspondence and miscellaneous received from organizations in this state.
12 7-8
Testimonials
Letters complimenting the staff for putting out an excellent magazine.
12 9-10
Texas
Correspondence and miscellaneous received from companies and organizations in this state.
12 11
Tompkins Label Service, Inc.
Correspondence and sample labels.
12 12
United Nations
Correspondence.
12 13-14
United States Government
Correspondence and miscellaneous from various government agencies.
12 15
University of California Press
Correspondence and purchase orders.
1961-1964
12 16
Utah
Miscellaneous received from companies and organizations in this state.
13 1-2
Roy Van Hoesen
Correspondence with Van Hoesen, a book dealer.
1956-1963
13 3
Vineland Poultry Laboratories
Correspondence and invoices.
13 4
Virginia
Correspondence with organizations in this state.
13 5
Washington
Correspondence and miscellaneous received from companies and organizations in this state.
13 6
Washington, D.C.
Correspondence with persons and organizations in this area.
13 7
Jerry Waters
Correspondence with Waters, operator of a private game bird farm.
13 8
Western Newspaper Union
Sales slips.
13 9
Wildfowl Trust
Correspondence.
13 10
H. F. Witherby
13 11-12
Wisconsin
Miscellaneous received from companies and organizations in this state.

Customer CorrespondenceReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box
14
A-B
15
C-D
16
E-G
17
H-J
18
K-L
19
Mc-M
20
N-Q
21
R-S
22
S-V
23
W-Z

Book Orders and AdvertisersReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
24
Book Orders
Records contain names and addresses of customer, date order was received, and date order was filled.
1954-1962
Folder
25 1-9
Book Orders
Records contain names and addresses of customer, date order was received, and date order was filled.
1963
25 10-13
Advertisers
Monthly records of advertisements in the Gazette. Records show the name of the advertisers and typed copies of their ads.
1953-1954

Subscription ListReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
26 1
Africa, West Africa, Alabama, Alaska, and Arizona
26 2
Arkansas, Australia, Belgium, and British West Indies
26 3-7
California
26 8
Canada, Central America, and Colorado
26 9
Connecticut, Cuba, and Delaware
26 10
Denmark, England, France, Florida, and Georgia
26 11
Germany, Greece, Hawaii, Holland, Iceland, and Idaho
26 12-13
Illinois
26 14
India, Indiana, Iowa
26 15
Italy
26 16
Kentucky
26 17
Louisiana and Maine
26 18
Massachusetts and Mexico
26 19
Michigan and Minnesota
27 1
Mississippi and Missouri
27 2
Montana and Nebraska
27 3
Nevada and New Jersey
27 4
New Mexico and New York
27 5
New Zealand and North Carolina
27 6
North Dakota
27 7
Ohio
27 8
Oklahoma
27 9
Oregon and Pennsylvania
27 10
Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Scotland, and South America
27 11
South Carolina and South Dakota
27 12
Tennessee
27 13-15
Texas
27 16
Thailand and Utah
27 17
Vermont and Virginia
27 18
Virginia
27 19
West Indies, Wisconsin, and Wyoming
27 20-22
Subscription List
1965-1966

Financial RecordsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
28 1-2
Bank Deposit Receipts
1955-1957
28 3
Bank Deposit Slips
1956
28 4
Miscellaneous Finances
1956
28 5-6
Miscellaneous Banking Receipts
1957
28 7-8
Banking Deposit Slips
1957
28 9
Check Stubs and Processed Checks
1957-1958
29 1
Check Stubs and Processed Checks
1958
29 2
Bank Statements
1958
29 3-5
Bank Deposit Slips
1958
29 6
Miscellaneous Banking Receipts
1958
29 7-9
Miscellaneous Financial Records
30 1-3
Bank Statements
1959
30 4
Check Stubs and Processed Checks
1959-1960
30 5
Bank Statements
1960
30 6
Miscellaneous Banking Receipts
1960
31 1-2
Check Stubs
1961-1962
31 3-6
Bank Statements
1961
31 7-8
Deposit Slips
1962
31 9
Check Stubs
1963
31 10
Deposit Slips
1963
31 11
Miscellaneous Finances
1964

Allen Park ApartmentsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
32 1
Check Stubs
1958-1960
32 2-4
Bank Statements
1959
32 5-8
Processed Checks
1960
32 9-12
Miscellaneous Finances
1958-1960

Oversize MaterialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
33
Income and Expenditures Ledger
1956-1961

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Game and game--birds
  • Publishers and publishing--Utah--History--Sources
  • Upland game birds--Utah

Personal Names

  • Allen, George Albert
  • Allen, Ruth Larson

Corporate Names

  • Allen Publishing Company--History--Sources

Form or Genre Terms

  • Correspondence
  • Financial records

Titles within the Collection

  • Pheasant fanciers, game breeders, and aviculturists' gazette