Finding Aid to the Allen Carrier Blaisdell papers, 1916-1966

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Finding Aid to the Allen Carrier Blaisdell Papers, 1916-1966

Collection number: BANC MSS 67/167 c

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Collection Summary

Collection Title: Allen Carrier Blaisdell papers,
Date: 1916-1966
Collection Number: BANC MSS 67/167 c
Creator: Blaisdell, Allen Carrier, b. 1897.
Extent: Number of containers: 3 boxes and 1 oversize folder.
Repository: The Bancroft Library
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Abstract: Correspondence, clippings, photographs and related material, particularly concerning his directorship of International House, Berkeley, from its beginning.
Languages Represented: English

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Access

Collection is open for research.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Allen Carrier Blaisdell papers, BANC MSS 67/167 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Materials Cataloged Separately

  • Photographs were transferred to Pictorial Collections of The Bancroft Library.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

These papers were given to the Library by Mr. Blaisdell, May 19, 1967.

Scope and Content Note

These papers relate mainly to Blaisdell's directorship of the International House, and include correspondence, clippings, some pertaining to trips made under the auspices of the House. To a lesser degree some materials relate to his earlier career as minister. A key to arrangement follows, and a partial list of correspondents is appended to end of report.

Biography Note

Allen Carrier Blaisdell, founder and first director of Berkeley's International House, received his primary education in Beloit, Wisconsin, and in Claremont, California. After obtaining his degree from Pomona, he went on to the Union Theological Seminary, graduating in 1923. He then accepted posts in churches in Utica, New York, and South Hadly Falls, Massachusetts, until 1927 when he became assistant director of the International House in New York City. In 1928 he arrived in Berkeley to establish an International House for foreign students on the West Coast.

Key to Arrangement

Box 1

Outgoing letters, l919-1961

 

Incoming letters arranged alphabetically by author, with single letters grouped in an A-Z miscellany. A-Cg

Box 2

Incoming letters, Ch-M

Box 3

Incoming letters, N-Z

 

Material re 25th anniversary of International House, including publications, and anniversary volume containing letters of congratulation addresses to Mr. and Mrs. Blaisdell.

 

Material re trips undertaken for International House to Europe and Asia, 1949-1959, including lists of former International House students, itineraries, etc.

 

Blaisdell's writings: mainly papers re education

 

Misc. personalia—army papers, ordination papers and clippings, 1916-1956

oversize-folder Oversize folder 1

Diplomas

List of Correspondents

 

A-Z Miscellany

 

Barry, John Daniel, 1866-1942

 

Letter, June 13, 1942

 

Beloit, Wis. First Congregational Church

 

Letter, May 21, 1926, by E. G. Smith

 

Carter, Charles Francis, 1856-1928

 

Letter, Mar. 4, 1926

 

Cherrington, Ben Mark, 1885-

 

Telegram, Apr. 26, 1933. See also letter in Anniversary Volume, Box 3.

 

Fischer-Wolpert, Heinz, 1910-

 

Letter, June 26, 1959

 

Ford Foundation

 

Letter, Jan. 6, 1960, by J. B. Howard

 

Germany, Auswartiges Amt

 

Letter, Mar. 21, 1959, by Dr. Weber. Invitation for a study tour of Germany.

 

Jaqua, Ernest James, 1882-

 

Letter, Feb. 12, 1940

 

Karve, Dhondo Keshav, 1858-

 

Letter, Oct. 28, 1929

 

Klingeberg, Werner

 

Letter, Dec. 18, 1960

 

Loomis School

 

Letter, Feb. 28, 1949, by N. H. Batchelder

 

Nutting, Franklin Porter, 1876-

 

Letter, Nov. 28, 1936

 

Price, Ernest B, 1890-

 

Telegram, Jan. 4, 1938

 

Ward, Frank Gibson, 1869-1930

 

Letter, May 1, 1924

 

Individual Correspondents

 

Anderson, Roy Nels, 1902-

 

Letter, 1956, in Anniversary Volume, Box 3

 

Batchelder, Nathaniel Horton, 1880

 

Bigge, Adolph Edmund, 1895

 

Bird, Philip Smead, 1886-

 

3 letters, 1919-1923

 

Blaisdell, James Arnold, 1867-

 

6 letters, 1944

 

Bradley, Dan Freeman, 1857-1939

 

California. Secretary of State

 

2 letters, 1946, by Frank M. Jordan

 

California. University, President

 

23 letters, 1935-1956, by R. G. Sproul. Some written for him by George Pettitt and Agnes Robb. Some are copies only. Memoranda of conferences between Sproul and Blaisdell placed at end of folder.

 

Cowling, Donald John, 1880-

 

4 letters, 1924-1941

 

Cleveland, Ohio. Pilgrim Church

 

2 letters, n.d, by D. F. Bradley

 

Davis, lames McCoy, 1914

 

2 letters, 1959-1960. See also letter in Anniversary Volume, Box 3.

 

Davis, Ozora Stearns, 1866-1931

 

4 letters, 1924-1926

 

Edmonds, Harry

 

289 letters, 1927-1955. Many written as Director of the International House in New York. Many copies and inclosures.

 

Geer, Curtis Manning, 1864-1938

 

Holland, Kenneth

 

Howard, John Brigham, 1912

 

Institute of International Education

 

3 letters, 1958, by Robbins Milbank, Kenneth Holland, and James D. Kline

 

Jordan, Frank Morrill, 1888

 

Kerr, Clark, 1911-

 

2 letters, 1955-1956

 

Lyon, Leverett Samuel, 1885

 

3 letters, 1942-1944. Written as member of the Beloit College presidency committee.

 

Milbank, Robbins, 1903

 

Nash, George Williston, 1868-

 

2 letters, 1923

 

National Association of Foreign Student Advisers

 

12 letters, 1954-1960, by 1. Benjamin Schmoker, A. E. Bigge, Ivan Putman, Paul A. Grieder, Forrest G. Moore, Donald G. Tewksbury, Katherine C. Bang, and Jeanne Brockmann. Memoranda, etc, 1957-1958 at end of folder.

 

Peisch, Mark L.

 

Letter in Anniversary Volume, Box 3

 

Pierson, Harry H.

 

Letter in Anniversary Volume, Box 3

 

Prator, Clifford Holmes, 1911-

 

2 letters, 1949-1958

 

Rockefeller Foundation

 

2 letters, 1956. Letter of Sept. 13, by Dean Rusk.

 

Rusk, Dean, 1909-

 

Shank, Donald lay, 1910-

 

Letter in Anniversary Volume, Box 3

 

Smith, Erastus Gilbert, 1855-1937

 

Snyder, Franklyn Bliss, 1884-

 

3 letters, 1944. Written as member of the Beloit College presidency committee.

 

Tewksbury, Donald George, 1894-

 

West Hartford, Conn. Congregational Church

 

4 letters, 1926. Mainly by Curtis M. Geer.

 

Warmbrunn, Werner

 

Letter in Anniversary Volume, Box 3