Scope and Contents note
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.
- Creation: 1951-1967
Conditions Governing Access note
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.
Conditions Governing Use note
Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.
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.
10.5 linear feet (7 containers)
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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.
Collection is organized into the following series: Manuscripts: NovelsManuscripts: ScreenplaysCorrespondence ReceivedCorrespondence SentResearch MaterialsAddenda I, December 1969Addenda II, March 1973Addenda III, May 1979
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Genre / Form
- Authors, American -- 20th century
- Children and Youth
- Frontier and pioneer life -- West (U.S.) -- Juvenile fiction
- Historical fiction, American -- West (U.S.) -- Authorship
- Native Americans
- Navajo Indians in literature
- Western stories -- Authorship
- Women authors, American -- 20th century
- Guide to the Don B. and Terry Diener Allen Papers
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- Finding aid written in English.
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