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Anna Foster Allen

Anna Foster Allen was American librarian. Recipient Four Chaplains Legion of Honor award.

Background

  • Allen, Anna Foster was born on February 20, 1901 in West Pittston, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of Henry J. and Mary H. (Ainey) Foster.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Philosophy, Muhlenberg College, 1927. Bachelor of Library Science, Drexel Institute of Technology, 1931.

    Career

    • Assistant reformed library Bryn Mawr College, 1931-1936. Circulation library Temple University, 1936-1966. Library Lehigh County History Society, Allentown, Pennsylvania, 1967-1984, secretary, 1968-1971.

    Works

    • Author: Leopold Paul Unger Allentown Artist.

    Religion

    Denomination: Lutheran

    Membership

    Volunteer Allentown Hospital, 1967-1990. President Muhlenberg College Auxiliary, 1971-1975, 80-84, finance secretary, 1975-1980, treasurer, 1984-1987. Member coordinating council Allentown Girls Club, 1972-1973, Volunteers of America Day Care Center.

    Member Lehigh Valley Committee on Historic Areas. Secretary West Park Civic Association, 1975-1984. Library Luther Crest Library., 1986-1995.

    Member Middle Atlantic Regional Archivist Conference (Community Spirit award 1989). Clubs: Athenaeum (Allentown) (president 1972-1973, treasurer 1975-1981), Gamma Delphian (Allentown).

    Connections

    • Married C. Spencer Allen, September 1, 1927.
    • father: Henry J. Foster
    • mother: Mary H. (Ainey) Foster
    • spouse: C. Spencer Allen
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    Died July 31, 1995
    (aged 94)
    Nationality
    • 1927
      Muhlenberg College
    • 1931
      Drexel Institute of Technology
    • 1931 - 1936
      Assistant, reformed library Bryn Mawr College
    • 1936 - 1966
      circulation library Temple University
    • 1967 - 1984
      library Lehigh County History Society
      Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States

    Award