Winnie Allen Papers
Manuscript Collection: MC071
Born in Henrietta, Texas, on April 13, 1895, to W. T. and Ethel Youree Allen, Winnie Allen was an archivist and historian. In 1925, Allen became assistant archivist at the University of Texas archives; in 1936, she became archivist, a position in which she served for 35 years. Allen's major work was the collection and acquisition of Texas-related materials. Allen died on August 1, 1985.
Correspondence and notes, an affidavit, and a clipping document the provenance of the George Catlin portrait of Stephen F. Austin. Allen's communications include correspondence with Hally Bryan Perry (co-executor of the Austin papers), representatives from the Smithsonian and the William Hayes Fogg Art Museum, and Marie McCool (seller of a Catlin image of Austin) about the sale of a Catlin image, information about the artist, and the authentication process for the image.
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[Identification of Item], Winnie Allen Papers, MC071, San Jacinto Museum of History, Houston, Texas.
The documents were collected in a file created by Dorothy Knepper, former San Jacinto Museum of History Director. Reproductions of the Catlin image are part of the museum and library collections.
Processed by Melissa Calderwood, 2002.