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Terril Diener Allen

Terril Diener Allen, American author. award Phillips University, 1970. Member.


  • Allen, Terril Diener was born on August 13, 1908 in Douglas, Oklahoma, United States. Daughter of David M. and Clara (Cline) Diener.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Phillips University, 1929. Master of Arts, Bachelor of Divinity cum laude, Yale University Division School, 1935. Postgraduate University Oklahoma, 1940, Columbia University, 1941-1942, New York University, 1958-1959, Stanford University, 1968.

      Student University California at Los Angeles, 1965.


    • Student work director medical schools Chicago, 1929-1932. Editor Young People's Materials, Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, 1936-1939. Established, director written arts department Institute American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, 1963-1968.

      Director communications project elementary and secondary schools Bureau Indian Affairs, 1968-1974. Associate staff specialist Indian affairs, lecturer College V, University California at Santa Cruz, 1969-1974. Professor Chapman College, 1975-1976.

      Free-lance author, since 1940. Contract author motion pictures, filmstrips Family Films, Hollywood, California, after 1960. Free lance creative writing consultant elementary and secondary schools.


    Denomination: Presbyterian




    • Married Don Bala Allen, 1941 (deceased).
    • father: David M. Diener
    • mother: Clara (Cline) Diener
    • spouse: Don Bala Allen
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    Born August 13, 1908