Guide to the William Allen Duncan Papers

Sean Heyliger
African American Museum & Library at Oakland
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African American Museum & Library at Oakland. All rights reserved.

Guide to the William Allen Duncan Papers

Collection number: MS 70

African American Museum & Library at Oakland

Oakland, California
Processed by:
Sean Heyliger
Date Completed:
10/01/2013
Encoded by:
Sean Heyliger
© 2013 African American Museum & Library at Oakland. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: William Allen Duncan papers
Dates: 1975-1994
Bulk Dates: 1975-1977
Collection number: MS 70
Creator: Allen, William Duncan.
Collection Size: 1.5 linear feet (1 oversized box)
Repository: African American Museum & Library at Oakland (Oakland, Calif.)
Oakland, CA 94612
Abstract: The William Duncan Allen papers include photographs, certificates, plaques, and a diploma documenting the life and career of concert pianist, teacher, and music critic William Duncan Allen. The bulk of the papers consist of 288 photographs of Allen's music colleagues and friends at receptions in the Bay Area and while traveling in Europe in 1975-1977.
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

Access

No access restrictions. Collection is open to the public.

Access Restrictions

Materials are for use in-library only, non-circulating.

Publication Rights

Permission to publish from the William Duncan Allen Papers must be obtained from the African American Museum and Library at Oakland.

Preferred Citation

William Allen Duncan papers , MS 70, African American Museum & Library at Oakland, Oakland Public Library. Oakland, California.

Accruals

Accession 2013-062 added on October 1, 2013.

Processing Information

Processed by Sean Heyliger, 10/01/2013.

Biography / Administrative History

Pianist, teacher, and music critic William Duncan Allen Jr. (1906-1999) was born on December 15, 1906 in Portland, Oregon the oldest son of William Duncan Allen Sr. and Lillian Medley. Allen was raised in Portland, Oregon, where his father owned and operated the Golden West Hotel, at the time the largest black-owned hotel on the West Coast. After graduating from Portland’s Jefferson High School, he attended Oberlin College in Ohio earning bachelor and master’s degrees in music in 1928 and 1936 before studying one year at the Julliard School of Music.
In 1929, Allen accepted a position teaching music and piano at Howard University until 1935 when he returned to Oberlin College to continue his studies. After studying with Dutch pianist Egon Petri in Poland in the 1930s, Allen returned to teach music at Fisk University in Nashville until 1943. Beginning in 1944, Allen accompanied tenor Todd Duncan on a world tour playing at venues in the U.S., Australia, South America, and Europe. Allen continued to tour with Duncan until 1953 when he moved to San Francisco where he worked as an accompanist, music teacher, and music critic. He served as the minister of music at the South Berkeley Community Church, director of the Berkeley Junior Bach Festival, and music critic for the San Francisco Sun-Reporter and the Oakland Post.
Allen was a visiting professor and artist in residence at Talladega College for the 1981-1982 academic year and was awarded an honorary doctorate of music in 1978 from the Center for Urban-Black Studies.

Scope and Content of Collection

The William Duncan Allen papers include photographs, certificates, plaques, and a diploma documenting the life and career of concert pianist, teacher, and music critic William Duncan Allen. The bulk of the papers consist of 288 photographs documenting Allen's music colleagues and friends at receptions in the Bay Area and while traveling in Europe in 1975-1977. The photographs include several notable musicians and vocalists including George Shirley, William Parker, Peter Van Derick, and William Warfield. The papers also include a small assorted of certificates and plaques awarded to William Duncan Allen for his musical contributions as a teacher, performer, and critic.

Arrangement

Series I. Photograph album Series II. Biographical

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Allen, William Duncan.
African Americans--California--East Bay--History.
African American musicians--California.

William Duncan Allen, Teacher, Pianist, and Accompanist to Concert Artists, an oral history conducted in 1995 by Caroline Crawford, Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 1996.

Collection Contents

 

Photographs

Physical Description: 288 photographs

Series Scope and Content Summary

Includes photographs of William Duncan Allen's friends and musical colleagues at receptions in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Europe in 1975-1977.

Arrangement

Arranged by photograph identification number.
Box OM10

William Duncan Allen and George Shirley reading music at piano [001] circa 1976

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William Duncan Allen and George Shirley reading music at piano [002] circa 1976

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George Shirley singing [003] circa 1976

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William Duncan Allen and George Shirley reading music at piano [004] circa 1976

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George Shirley singing while William Duncan Allen plays the piano [005] circa 1976

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William Duncan Allen and George Shirley talking [006] circa 1976

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William Duncan Allen, George Shirley and unidentified man at party [007] circa 1976

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Elayne Jones and George Shirley embracing at party [008] circa 1976

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George Shirley, William Duncan Allen, and unidentified woman at party [009] circa 1976

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Elayne Jones, George Shirley, and unidentified man sitting at dining table [010] circa 1976

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William Duncan Allen and man sitting on couch [011] circa 1976

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Elayne Jones, George Shirley, and unidentified man sitting at dining table [012] circa 1976

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Elayne Jones, George Shirley, Florence Quivar, and unidentified man and woman at dining table [013] circa 1976

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William Duncan Allen, Elayne Jones, and two unidentified men sitting at dining table [014] circa 1976

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Three women talking [015] circa 1976

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Audrey Myers, Gemini Travel Agency, sitting at desk [016] circa 1976

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William Duncan Allen and two women sitting on couch [017] circa 1976

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Woman putting pork chops into oven [018] circa 1976

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Two women sitting on couch [019] circa 1976

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Boy and man sitting in chairs in living room [020] circa 1976

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Man sitting in chair in living room [021] circa 1976

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Two men sitting in living room [022] circa 1976

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Grandma Gibbs and Dr. John Harris sitting on couch [023] circa 1976

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William Hannibal Means, William Duncan Allen and unidentified man at the piano [024] circa 1976

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Two men and boy sitting next to fireplace [025] circa 1976

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William Duncan Allen sitting in living room with five men and women [026] circa 1976

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Man and woman embracing on couch [027] circa 1976

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Man standing in kitchen [028] circa 1976

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William Duncan Allen standing in living room in coat and hat [029] 1976

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William Duncan Allen playing the piano in Bill Allen's studio [030] 1976

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William Duncan Allen standing in living room in coat and hat in Bill Allen's studio [031] 1976

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Three women and man sitting on couch in Bill Allen's studio [032] 1976

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William Duncan Allen and two women in Bill Allen's studio [033] 1976

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Woman playing the piano in Bill Allen's studio [034] 1976

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William Duncan and woman sitting on couch in Bill Allen's studio [035] 1976

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William Duncan Allen standing in Bill Allen's studio [036] 1976

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Cres, Pearl and son, Tony, Arthur Croley, John Cottin, Carol Creswell and her daughters, Mrs. Davis, Creswell residence, Nashville, Tennessee [037] 1976

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Cres, Pearl and son, Tony, Arthur Croley, John Cottin, Carol Creswell and her daughters, Mrs. Davis, Creswell residence, Nashville, Tennessee [038] 1976

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Cres, Pearl and son, Tony, Arthur Croley, John Cottin, Carol Creswell and her daughters, Mrs. Davis, Creswell residence, Nashville, Tennessee [039] 1976

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Cres, Pearl and son, Tony, Arthur Croley, John Cottin, Carol Creswell and her daughters, Mrs. Davis, Creswell residence, Nashville, Tennessee [040] 1976

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Cres, Pearl and son, Tony, Arthur Croley, John Cottin, Carol Creswell and her daughters, Mrs. Davis, Creswell residence, Nashville, Tennessee [041] 1976

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Cres, Pearl and son, Tony, Arthur Croley, John Cottin, Carol Creswell and her daughters, Mrs. Davis, Creswell residence, Nashville, Tennessee [042] 1976

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Cres, Pearl and son, Tony, Arthur Croley, John Cottin, Carol Creswell and her daughters, Mrs. Davis, Creswell residence, Nashville, Tennessee [043] 1976

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Wilkie taking a siesta after dinner' [044] circa 1976

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Joy McClain, Samuel Bosfield, Maxine Daly, Doris Lovell, and Wilkie [045] circa 1976

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Wilkie and students [046] circa 1976

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Stars of Bubbling Brown Sugar Avon Long and Joe Attles with George White [047] circa 1976

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Wilkie and students [048] circa 1976

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Holiday greeting card from Grace Goens [049] circa 1976

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Tree blooming at Grace Goens' residence, Wilmington, Delaware [050] circa 1976

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Interior of Grace Goens' residence, Wilmington, Delaware [050] circa 1976

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Grace Goens standing next to tree in the snow [051] circa 1976

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Grace Goens standing next to tree in the snow [052] circa 1976

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Pauline Young, Warren Gordon, Grace Goens, William Duncan Allen at dinner party [053] circa 1976

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Grace Goens, William Duncan Allen, and unidentified man standing in front of building [054] circa 1976

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Grace Goens, William Duncan Allen, and unidentified man standing in front of building [055] circa 1976

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Grace Goens standing in front of building [056] circa 1976

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Olga Brandon Alison Rowley, and Monica Vendryes sitting on couch, England [057] 1977

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Eva Dunmo holding a cat, Hythe, Kent [058] 1977

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William Duncan Allen and Claire James sitting on couch in residence in Bristol, England [059] 1977

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Jean Storry and Claire James sitting on couch in residence in Bristol, England [060] 1977

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St. Martin-in-the-fields concert poster for Erika Klemperer [061] 1977

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Exterior of the Studio Hotel, Paris, France [062] 1977

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Exterior of the Au Vieux Colombier, Paris, France [063] 1977

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Andres Wheatley reading a book with cat in lap, Paris, France [064] 1977

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Mayme Brown Wheatley holding two cats, Paris, France [065] 1977

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Andres Wheatley and William Duncan Allen, Paris, France [066] 1977

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Mayme Brown Wheatley and Andres Wheatley sitting at dining table, Paris, France [067] 1977

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William Duncan Allen and Mayme Brown Wheatley holding beer mugs in bar, Paris, France [068] 1977

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Andres Wheatley sitting at piano surrounded by three musicians, Paris, France [069] 1977

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Exterior of Edificio Alicant in Alicante, Spain [070] 1977

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William Duncan Allen drinking wine on balcony, Alicante, Spain [071] 1977

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Man and woman smiling, Alicante, Spain [072] 1977

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Two women standing in kitchen, Alicante, Spain [073] 1977

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Skyline of Alicante, Spain [074] 1977

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Woman taking pan out of the oven, Alicante, Spain [075] 1977

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Men and women sitting at dining table, Alicante, Spain [076] 1977

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William Duncan Allen sitting at patio table on balcony, Alicante, Spain [077] 1977

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William Duncan Allen sitting at dining table with two men, Alicante, Spain [078] 1977

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Man standing next to fishing pole, Alicante, Spain [079] 1977

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Men and women sitting at dining table, Alicante, Spain [080] 1977

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Man and woman at the bar, Alicante, Spain [081] 1977

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Little David with Grandfather Verde,' Alicante, Spain [082] 1977

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William Duncan Allen and man sitting at restaurant table, Alicante, Spain [083] 1977

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Woman and two men sitting at restaurant table, Alicante, Spain [084] 1977

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Man and woman embracing in restaurant, Alicante, Spain [085] 1977

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William Duncan Allen and woman dancing in restaurant, Alicante, Spain [086] 1977

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Woman kissing man on cheek in restaurant, Alicante, Spain [087] 1977

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Men working on fishing boat, Alicante, Spain [088] 1977

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William Duncan Allen standing on sidewalk of Calle San Francisco, Alicante, Spain [089] 1977

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Geese in a field, Alicante, Spain [090] 1977

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Woman pumping water from a well, Alicante, Spain [091] 1977

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William Duncan Allen and man having a toast at café, Alicante, Spain [092] 1977

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Man standing with arms around man and woman outside hotel, Alicante, Spain [093] 1977

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Group of men and women dining in restaurant, Alicante, Spain [094] 1977

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Two men and a woman sitting in living room, Alicante, Spain [095] 1977

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Man removing bread from wood-fired oven, Alicante, Spain [096] 1977

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Two men sitting on park bench, Alicante, Spain [097] 1977

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William Duncan Allen eating in restaurant with two men and a woman, Alicante, Spain [098] 1977

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William Duncan Allen and man standing on park promenade, Alicante, Spain [099] 1977

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William Duncan Allen and man having a toast in a restaurant, Alicante, Spain [100] 1977

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Two men standing on rooftop, Alicante, Spain [101] 1977

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Exterior of Basilica of Santa Maria, Alicante, Spain [102] 1977

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Fishermen working on boat, Alicante, Spain [103] 1977

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Two men on Samantha Jane of Arne sailboat, Alicante, Spain [104] 1977

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Group of six men standing on pier, Alicante, Spain [105] 1977

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William Duncan Allen and group standing on the Samantha Jane of Arne sailboat, Alicante, Spain [106] 1977

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Woman holding groceries on the Samantha Jane of Arne sailboat, Alicante, Spain [107] 1977

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Man standing on train platform at the Finca Adoc station, Alicante, Spain [108] 1977

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Clothesline on building, Alicante, Spain [109] 1977

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Skyline of Alicante, Spain [110] 1977

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Man playing acoustic guitar [111] 1977

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Aerial view of buildings, Alicante, Spain [112] 1977

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Man playing acoustic guitar [113] 1977

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Exterior of the Mediterra Helados, Alicante, Spain[114] 1977

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William Duncan Allen standing next to statue, Alicante, Spain [115] 1977

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Exterior of Chateau-Villa of Sir Halford and Lady Myra Cook [116] 1977

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Sir Halford and Lady Myra Cook sitting on couch [117] 1977

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William Duncan Allen standing on chateau patio [118] 1977

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Sir Halford and Lady Myra Cook sitting next to fireplace [119] 1977

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William Duncan Allen standing next to Mercedes Benz in driveway [120] 1977

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William Duncan Allen and Halford Cook having a drink in front of fireplace [121] 1977

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Halford Cook and man standing next to Mercedes Benz in driveway [122] 1977

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William Duncan Allen and Halford Cook having a drink in front of fireplace [123] 1977

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William Duncan Allen and Halford Cook shaking hands next to Mercedes Benz [124] 1977

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Halford Cook wearing medal sitting in chair [125] 1977

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Myra Cook walking up staircase [126] 1977

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William Duncan Allen and Halford Cook having a drink in front of fireplace [127] 1977

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Wang holding duck to be prepared for dinner [128] 1977

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Vegetable market stall [129] 1977

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William Duncan Allen, Halford and Myra Cook and Sylvia Baquie eating Peking duck dinner prepared by Lui and Wang [130] 1977

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Lui and Wang cooking Peking duck dinner [131] 1977

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William Duncan Allen, Sylvia Baquie, and Halford Cook sitting on couch [132] 1977

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William Duncan Allen standing next to Lord Byron rock on Lake Geneva [133] 1977

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Lake Geneva [134] 1977

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William Duncan Allen standing in the Byron Fields [135] 1977

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Man and two boys playing in park overlooking Lake Geneva [136] 1977

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William Duncan Allen and two boys in park overlooking Lake Geneva [137] 1977

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Les Jouvencelles sign in the snow [138] 1977

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William Duncan Allen standing in field with mountains in the background [139] 1977

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William Duncan Allen standing on chateau terrace [140] 1977

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William Duncan Allen standing in field with mountains in the background [141] 1977

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William Duncan Allen standing on chateau terrace [142] 1977

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Mountain landscape [143] 1977

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Mountain landscape [144] 1977

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Lake Geneva [145] 1977

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Sunset over Lake Geneva and the Jura Mountains [146] 1977

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Woman and two boys at 25th anniversary party hosted by the Ethiopia ambassador [147] 1977

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Two women dancing at 25th anniversary party hosted by the Ethiopia ambassador [148] 1977

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William Duncan Allen and woman dancing at 25th anniversary party hosted by the Ethiopia ambassador [149] 1977

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Men and women sitting on couch at 25th anniversary party hosted by the Ethiopia ambassador [150] 1977

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Men and women sitting on couch at 25th anniversary party hosted by the Ethiopia ambassador [151] 1977

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William Duncan Allen and woman talking at 25th anniversary party hosted by the Ethiopia ambassador [152] 1977

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Paul Glauser, Peter Glausser, and Jeanette Glauser sitting at dining table [153] 1977

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Peter Glausser, Jeanette Glauser, and Paul Glauser standing next to dining table [154] 1977

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Paul Glauser, Peter Glausser, and Jeanette Glauser sitting at dining table [155] 1977

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Paul Glauser sitting on couch [156] 1977

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William Duncan Allen standing beside lake [157] 1977

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Paul Glauser working at his desk [158] 1977

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Peter Glausser standing on the shore of lake [159] 1977

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Paul Glauser preparing fondue at dining table [160] 1977

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Paul Glauser standing next to train [161] 1977

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Paul Glauser preparing bread at dining table [162] 1977

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View of lake [163] 1977

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Paul Glauser and William Duncan Allen preparing fondue [164] 1977

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Jeanette Glauser, William Duncan Allen, and Paul Glauser sitting at dining table [165] 1977

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Cars in traffic, Munich, Germany [166] 1977

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Woman standing in front of the Café Madonnina, Munich, Germany [167] 1977

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Composer Robert Owens standing in his office with publisher Bennie Jean Gillette, Munich, Germany [168] 1977

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Martin Luther King Weg sign, Munich, Germany [169] 1977

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Child feeding swans in pond, Munich, Germany [170] 1977

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Composer Robert Owens and woman, Munich, Germany [171] 1977

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Child riding a tricycle in park, Munich, Germany [172] 1977

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Band playing on stage in biergarten, Munich, Germany [173] 1977

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Waitress serving beer in biergarten, Munich, Germany [174] 1977

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Gert Hannemann, William Duncan Allen, and Wendell English eating dinner in restaurant [175] 1977

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Wendell English standing beneath concert poster [176] 1977

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Gert Hannemann and William Duncan Allen on night train to Copenhagen [177] 1977

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Gert Hannemann standing next to table service in furniture shop [178] 1977

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Wendell English and Thomas Handke [179] 1977

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End of British sector you are forbidden to proceed beyond this point' sign [180] 1977

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Gert Hannemann and William Duncan Allen on night train to Copenhagen [181] 1977

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Gert Hannemann holding a taxidermied tortoise [182] 1977

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Tanta Mietze and Gert Hannemann [183] 1977

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Tanta Mietze and Gert Hannemann sitting at dining table [184] 1977

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Tanta Mietze and Gert Hannemann sitting at dining table [185] 1977

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Gert Hannemann, Tanta Mietze, and Wendell English standing in living room [186] 1977

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William Duncan Allen and Tanta Mietze [187] 1977

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William Duncan Allen standing next to wall of Gert Hannemanns' family photographs [188] 1977

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Gert Hannemann reclining in chair talking to Wendell English [189] 1977

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Wendell English and Thomas Handke [190] 1977

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Else Steen-Hansen painting at plate in her studio [191] 1977

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Else Steen-Hansen standing in kitchen [192] 1977

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Else Steen-Hansen in profile [193] 1977

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Else Steen-Hansen sitting at dining table [194] 1977

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Else Steen-Hansen, Jane Anderson, Gertrud Bruun, and Ingrid Bittman eating at dining table [195] 1977

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Else Steen-Hansen and Lisa Kieselberg sitting at dining table [196] 1977

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Man sitting at desk [197] 1977

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Peter Anderson and Paul Erik Christiansen [198] 1977

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Paul Erik Christiansen preparing dinner [199] 1977

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Else Steen-Hansen and Paul Erik Christiansen at Restaurant Bodega [200] 1977

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Else Steen-Hansen and William Henry Burlington Jaques drinking wine [201] 1977

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Else Steen-Hansen, William Duncan Allen, and woman eating at dining table [202] 1977

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Else Steen-Hansen and William Duncan Allen eating at dining table [203] 1977

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Else Steen-Hansen holiday greeting card [204] 1976

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Painting of a girl [205] 1977

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Else Steen-Hansen and man and woman eating at dining table [206] 1977

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Else Steen-Hansen eating a pretzel [207] 1977

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Ingrid Steen-Hansen playing church organ [208] 1977

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Church altar in Naestved, Denmark [209] 1977

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Palla comes to fix mother's toilet [210] 1977

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Else Steen-Hansen across the street from her florist in Karresbaekminde with cart of flowers [211] 1977

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Palla and their dog [212] 1977

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Hans Christian with dog [213] 1977

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Else Steen-Hansen standing next to Naestved-Karresbaekminde bus [214] 1977

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Hans Christian looking at family photographs on wall [215] 1977

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George R. White sitting on couch [216] 1977

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George R. White, woman, and William Duncan Allen sitting on couch [217] 1977

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Jean Catlett, Dr. Joseph Dorsey, and Grace Henson [218] 1977

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Four men and women talking at party [219] 1977

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George R. White and Arturo Cabán sitting on hotel bed [220] 1977

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Bill Coleman and Kenn Rock talking at party [221] 1977

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Dr. Joseph Dorsey [222] 1977

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Fern Martin, Grace Goens, and Catherine Van Buren [223] 1977

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George Moore, John Michael Childs, and William Duncan Allen [224] 1977

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Fern and Alfred Martin at party [225] 1977

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Archie Mordecai, Myrna Mordecai, and Ronald Mordecai at party [226] 1977

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Doris and Dr. Val Rollins [227] 1977

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Bill Coleman and Calvin Mordecai [228] 1977

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Bill and Francis Anderson with William Duncan Allen [229] 1977

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Kenneth Gorringe Leong Rock, William Duncan Allen, and Fred King [230] 1977

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Naomi and David Robinson [231] 1977

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William Duncan Allen, Joyce Mathis, and Arthur Williams [232] 1977

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Miriam Allen and Camilla Williams [233] 1977

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Joyce Mathis [234] 1977

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Pat O'Haire Gural and Frank Sink [235] 1977

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Pat O'Haire Gural, Leonard DePaur, and Norma DePaur [236] 1977

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Joyce Mathis, George White, and George Shirley [237] 1977

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George White and Milton Phillips [238] 1977

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Milton Phillips standing next to window [239] 1977

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Milton Phillips lying on bed [240] 1977

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Man and woman standing next to department store mannequin [241] 1977

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Howard Swanson, Joyce Mordecai, and John Michael Childs [242] 1977

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Beryl Blaizl and Sharon Farley [243] 1977

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Bennie Jean Gillette, Bill Coleman, and George Moore [244] 1977

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Kenneth Gorringe Leong Rock grabbing bottle of vitamins from refrigerator [245] 1977

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Kenneth Gorringe Leong Rock standing next to refrigerator [246] 1977

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George White sitting in chair [247] 1977

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William Duncan Allen and Richard Jones [248] 1977

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Richard Jones and Kenneth Gorringe Leong Rock [249] 1977

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Catherine Van Buren, William Duncan Allen, and Chappie Miller at Rockefeller Center [250] 1977

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William Duncan Allen's cookbook shelf [251] 1977

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William Duncan Allen's cookbook shelf [252] 1977

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Charles Shatto, James Smalley, and unidentified man [253] 1977

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Josephine Lydon celebrating her birthday at Lindley Mordecai's with William Warfield [254] 1977

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Man playing the piano [255] 1977

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Group sitting on couch at Josephine Lydon's birthday party [256] 1977

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Andrew Riolo with O.J. Simpson's father [257] 1977

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Andrew Riolo with Isaac [-] [258] 1977

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William Duncan Allen, Andrew Riolo, and William Warfield in group photograph [259] 1977

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William Gordon in the kitchen of his apartment in Cherry Hill, New Jersey [260] 1977

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Andrew Riolo and William Warfield in the kitchen in Vallejo, California [261] 1977

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Man standing next to fern on pillar [262] 1977

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Retired Berkeley High School music teacher Bertha Dooley with friend [263] 1977

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Party given by the Sherwins of Vallejo following baritone William Parker's concert at the Fireman's Fund building [264] 1977

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William Duncan Allen at party given by the Sherwins of Vallejo following baritone William Parker's concert at the Fireman's Fund building [265] 1977

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William Parker at party given by the Sherwins of Vallejo following his concert at the Fireman's Fund building [266] 1977

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William Parker, Madi Bacon, and woman at party given by the Sherwins of Vallejo following his concert at the Fireman's Fund building [267] 1977

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William Parker, William Duncan Allen, and Peter Van Deryck [268] 1977

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William Parker and woman speaking at party given by the Sherwins of Vallejo following his concert at the Fireman's Fund building [269] 1977

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William Parker, William Duncan Allen, and Peter Van Derick [270] 1977

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William Parker, William Duncan Allen, and unidentified man [271] 1977

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Man and two women sitting on couch [272] 1975

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Merle and Ralph Emerson [273] 1975

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Tenor Gary Burgess and Josephine Cooper [274] circa 1977

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Rev. Edward Melfort and Audrey Melfort [275] circa 1977

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Gary Burgess [276] circa 1977

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William Duncan Allen and Marion Wolf [277] circa 1977

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Portrait of Colonel Josephine Lydon [278] circa 1977

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Two Hawaiian friends of William Duncan Allen [279] circa 1977

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Alan Smith and Judge Raymond Sherwin [280] circa 1977

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Robert Hemingway, pianist and colleague of William Duncan Allen at Fisk University [281] circa 1977

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Table setting [282] circa 1977

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Men and women sitting at dining table [283] circa 1977

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Four men standing by car parked on roadside [284] circa 1977

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Two boys standing in front of piano [285] circa 1977

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William Duncan Allen standing with men and women at reception [286] circa 1977

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William Duncan Allen shaking hands with woman [287] circa 1977

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William Duncan Allen standing with man and woman [288] circa 1977

 

Biographical

Series Scope and Content Summary

Includes certificates and plaques awarded to William Duncan Allen for his contributions as a pianist, teacher, and music critic. Also includes Allen's diploma from the Center for Urban-Black Studies.

Arrangement

Arranged by format.
 

Certificates

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Music Teachers’ Association of California certificate of merit 1991

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County of Alameda resolution commending Dr. William Duncan Allen 1991

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State of California Secretary of State Commemoration 1991

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City of Oakland Dr. William Duncan Allen Day proclamation 1991

 

Plaques

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Friends for the Preservation of Traditional African American Spirituals 1994

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Alameda Publishing Corporation publisher’s award of excellence 1991

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NAACP certificate of life membership 1988

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National Association of Negro Musicians Golden Gate Branch 1988

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Atlanta University Center 11th annual Afro-American Music Workshop homage to William Duncan Allen 1982

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National Association of Negro Musicians distinguished contribution award 1988

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National Association of Negro Musicians Golden Gate Branch gala award 1991

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Center for Urban-Black Studies diploma 1978