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Robert S. Allen papers

 Collection — Folder: S3236
Identifier: S3236

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a photocopy of a carbon copy, or transcript, of a typed letter from Robert S. Allen in Tokosuka, Kyushu, Japan on November 20, 1945/11/20 regarding damage from bombardments and atomic bomb and how the Japanese people lived and behaved towards Americans at the conclusion of World War II.


  • 1945 November 20


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

Robert Stanley Allen was born to Warren G. and Maude Allen on February 5, 1919. He was one of four children. He worked at Allison's in Indianapolis, Indiana, then served in the U.S. Navy as a lieutenant (junior grade) during World War II, visiting Japan in 1945. He married Alice Rose Louise Poske on February 15, 1942 and they had two daughters, Janet and Barbara Elizabeth. The Allens lived in New Haven, Tennessee; Toledo, Ohio; Indianapolis, Indiana, before retiring to Carmel, Indiana. They later moved to Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti, Michigan. Allen died on March 4, 2006, while Alice died just over a month later on April 5. The couple was buried in Bethlehem Cemetery, Ann Arbor, Michigan.


Information found within the collection.

"Allen, Alice R.". Obituary, Indianapolis Star, obituary, April 7, 2006. Accessed August 5, 2015. "Allen, Robert S." 1930 United States Federal Census. Accessed August 5, 2015. "Allen, Robert S." 1940 United States Federal Census. Accessed August 5, 2015. "Allen, Robert Stanley." Find a Grave Index. Accessed August 5, 2015.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2001 by Susan King. EAD finding aid created 2015/08/03 by Edythe Huffman.
Robert S. Allen papers
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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