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.
Married Don Bala Allen, 1941 (deceased).