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Collection Summary

Creator Sketch

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Bibliography:

Description of Series

Winnie Allen Papers

Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library, San Jacinto Museum of History

Winnie Allen Papers

Manuscript Collection: MC071



Collection Summary

Creator: Allen, Winnie, 1895-1985
Title: Winnie Allen papers
Dates: 1938-1946
Abstract: Correspondence and notes, an affidavit, and a clipping document the provenance of the George Catlin portrait of Stephen F. Austin.
Identification: MC071
OCLC Record No. 49964240
Quantity: 37 items
Language Materials are in English.
Repository: Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library, San Jacinto Museum of History, La Porte, Texas

Creator Sketch

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.

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Scope and Content Note

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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Arrangement

Organized into three series; arrangement is chronological.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

None.

Terms Governing Use

Open for research by appointment.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the San Jacinto Museum of History. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Library Director. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the San Jacinto Museum of History as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

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Index Terms

Names:
Allen, Winnie, 1895-1985
Austin, Stephen F. (Stephen Fuller), 1793-1836
Catlin, George, 1796-1872
Perry, Hally Ballinger Bryan, 1868-1955
Organizations:
Fogg Art Museum
Smithsonian Institution

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Administrative Information

Citation

[Identification of Item], Winnie Allen Papers, MC071, San Jacinto Museum of History, Houston, Texas.

Acquisition

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.

Processing Information

Processed by Melissa Calderwood, 2002.

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Bibliography:

"ALLEN, WINNIE." The Handbook of Texas Online. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/AA/fal63.html

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Inventory

 

Winnie Allen Papers

box folder
130.1 1 Correspondence and Notes 1938-1946, n.d.
2 Legal: Affidavit 1938, 06/20
3 Printed Materials : Clipping "Paintings of Early America: Bullets vs. Bows and Arrows" 1940, 08/05

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