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Eleanor Allen papers

 Collection
Identifier: UA-11-12

Scope and Content

The papers of Eleanor M. Allen contain articles, photographs, correspondence, programs, and even Eleanor's own poems, which illustrate her life and work. There is also information about both CCM and the Cincinnati Ballet from the 1940s - 1980s.

Dates

  • 1916-2003

Creator

Language of Materials

The records are in English

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research.

Biography of Eleanor Allen

Eleanor Allen, originally from Linneas, Missouri, was a student at the Cincinnati College of Music in the 1930s. She was also a staff singer at WLW Radio in Cincinnati and a record producer at the Victor Record Division of RCA in New York City. In the 1950s, Allen returned to the College-Conservatory of Music, working as an administrator, Dean of Women, and Director of the Preparatory Department. She was a member of the Alumni Board of Governors and the Mu Phi Epsilon Professional Music Sorority. After retirement from CCM in 1980, Allen worked as an assistant to David McLain, Cincinnati Ballet's artistic director, for four years. She died in 2003 at the age of 93.

Extent

1.25 Linear Feet

Abstract

The papers of Eleanor M. Allen contain articles, photographs, correspondence, programs, and even Eleanor's own poems, which illustrate her life and work. There is also information about both CCM and the Cincinnati Ballet from the 1940s - 1980s.

Statement of Arrangement

The collection is arranged into folders by material type.

Physical Location

Archives and Rare Books Library

Title
Finding aid for the Eleanor Allen papers
Status
Edited Full Draft
Author
Finding aid prepared by Lauren Fink
Date
2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Rare Books Library Repository

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