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Librarian

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, Lehigh County History Society, 1968-1971.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Leopold Paul Unger Allentown Artist.

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