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Finding Aid to the Allen Carrier Blaisdell papers, 1916-1966
BANC MSS 67/167 c  
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  • Collection Summary
  • Information for Researchers
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Content Note
  • Biography Note

  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Allen Carrier Blaisdell papers,
    Date: 1916-1966
    Collection Number: BANC MSS 67/167 c
    Creator: Blaisdell, Allen Carrier, b. 1897.
    Extent: Number of containers: 3 boxes and 1 oversize folder.
    Repository: The Bancroft Library
    Berkeley, California 94720-6000
    Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
    Abstract: Correspondence, clippings, photographs and related material, particularly concerning his directorship of International House, Berkeley, from its beginning.
    Languages Represented: English

    Information for Researchers


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library 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 reader.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Allen Carrier Blaisdell papers, BANC MSS 67/167 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Materials Cataloged Separately

    • Photographs were transferred to Pictorial Collections of The Bancroft Library.

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information

    These papers were given to the Library by Mr. Blaisdell, May 19, 1967.

    Scope and Content Note

    These papers relate mainly to Blaisdell's directorship of the International House, and include correspondence, clippings, some pertaining to trips made under the auspices of the House. To a lesser degree some materials relate to his earlier career as minister. A key to arrangement follows, and a partial list of correspondents is appended to end of report.

    Biography Note

    Allen Carrier Blaisdell, founder and first director of Berkeley's International House, received his primary education in Beloit, Wisconsin, and in Claremont, California. After obtaining his degree from Pomona, he went on to the Union Theological Seminary, graduating in 1923. He then accepted posts in churches in Utica, New York, and South Hadly Falls, Massachusetts, until 1927 when he became assistant director of the International House in New York City. In 1928 he arrived in Berkeley to establish an International House for foreign students on the West Coast.