MG 105 - Allen, Jean Collection

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Scope and Content

Consists of a book of poems, "A Wider Flight" by Jean Gray Allen published by the Obadiah Holmes Press of Colonial Park, Harrisburg and copyrighted by the Keysner Poets Chapter of the Pennsylvania Poetry Society in 1970; and a scrapbook of materials compiled by Jean Allen of the Harrisburg Centennial Celebration in 1960 with a letter from the president, Dwight Eisenhower, newspaper clippings, and an advertisement brochure.


Jean Gray Allen worked at the Pennsylvania State Library for twenty years and was also a librarian at the Harrisburg Academy and White Hill Industrial School. She was a charter member of the Harrisburg Manuscript Club and of the Pennsylvania Poetry Society and was a member of several other community organizations. At the time of the Centennial in 1960 she wrote a history of Harrisburg for the souvenir program.

Date(s): 1960-1970

Extent: 2 folders, 2 enclosures