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Reginald Allen, American collection curator. Guggenheim fellow, 1973-1974. Trustee D'Oyly Carte Opera Trust; president American Friends of D'Oyly Carte & Gilbert & Sullivan, 1981. Served to lieutenant Commander United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1945. Life fellow Pierpont Morgan Library.; Member Philadelphia Academy Natural Sciences Clubs: Century Assn, Grolier.

Background

Allen, Reginald was born on March 22, 1905 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Alfred Reginald and Helen Johnson (Warren) Allen.

Education

Graduate cum laude, Phillips Exeter Academy, 1922. Bachelor, Harvard, 1926.

Career

With advertising department Victor Talking Machine Company, 1926-1930. Copywriter Northwest Ayer, 1930-1932, J. M. Mathes, 1932-1935. Board directors Philadelphia Orchestra Association, 1933-1935, manager, 1935-1939.

Head story department Universal Pictures, 1939-1942. Pacific Coast representative J. Arthur Rank Organization, Universal City, California, 1946-1949. Assistant manager, business administrator, secretary to board directors Metropolitan Opera Company, New York City, 1949-1957, assistant to president, general manager, 1962-1969.

Executive director operations Lincoln Center Performing Arts, 1957-1962. Executive vice president American Academy Rome, 1969-1971, acting director, 1969-1970. Curator Gilbert & Sullivan Collection, Pierpont Morgan Library, since 1971.

Member DeSchauensee S. African Expedition to Kalahari Desert, 1930, President' Advisory committee National Cultural Center, 1958-1963. Member New York State Council Arts, 1961-1965, President' Executive Committee for Shakespeare Anniversary, 1964. President D'Oyly Carte Inc., since 1973.

Works

Membership

Trustee D'Oyly Carte Opera Trust. President American Friends of D'Oyly Carte & Gilbert & Sullivan, 1981. Served to lieutenant Commander United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1945.

Life fellow Pierpont Morgan Library. Member Philadelphia Academy Natural Sciences Clubs: Century Assn, Grolier.

Connections

Married Helen Howe, May 31, 1946.

father:
Alfred Reginald Allen

mother:
Helen Johnson (Warren) Allen

spouse:
Helen Howe