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Guide to the Warren Dwight Allen Papers
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  • Overview
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical/Historical Sketch
  • Description of the Collection
  • Access Terms

  • Overview

    Call Number: SC0723
    Creator: Allen, Warren Dwight, 1885-1964.
    Title: Warren Dwight Allen papers
    Dates: 1929-1957
    Physical Description: 2 Linear feet
    Summary: These papers pertain largely to his teaching career at Florida State University and Stanford University. The papers include his mimeographed texts on music and history that he used for classes at Florida State University School of Music; typescripts of papers and lectures, 1936-54 and undated; reprints and articles by Allen and others; correspondence, mostly pertaining to publication permissions, 1944-53, and his retirement from Stanford, 1950; and assorted clippings, programs, and other ephemera, 1929-55.
    Language(s): The materials are in English.
    Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Stanford University Libraries
    557 Escondido Mall
    Stanford, CA 94305-6064
    Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
    Phone: (650) 725-1022
    URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/spc.html

    Administrative Information

    Information about Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Ownership & Copyright

    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
    Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Cite As

    Warren Dwight Allen Papers (SC0723). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Biographical/Historical Sketch

    Warren Dwight Allen attended the University of California at Berkeley and was admitted to the American Guild of Organists in 1909. After two years of study in Paris and Berlin, he returned to the United States and taught at the College of the Pacific prior to his appointment in 1918 as the University Organist at Stanford, a post that he held until 1947. He received his A.B. degree in Philosophy from Stanford in1934 and then completed his Master of Arts degree in 1935 at U.C. Berkeley. In 1939 he received his Ph.D. degree from Columbia University in the fields of educational sociology and musicology. Allen played a pivotal role in the establishment of a Music Department at Stanford and was appointed Professor of Music and Education in 1941. He left Stanford in 1950 to teach at Florida State University.

    Description of the Collection

    These papers pertain largely to his teaching career at Florida State University and Stanford University. The papers include his mimeographed texts on music and history that he used for classes at Florida State University School of Music; typescripts of papers and lectures, 1936-54 and undated; reprints and articles by Allen and others; correspondence, mostly pertaining to publication permissions, 1944-53, and his retirement from Stanford, 1950; and assorted clippings, programs, and other ephemera, 1929-55.

    Access Terms

    Allen, Warren Dwight, 1885-1964.
    Stanford University. Dept. of Music.
    Music--Instruction and study.
    Musicology.