Allen, James B., 1927-
- Existence: 1927-
James. B. Allen (b. 1927) is an American historian of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and was the Assistant Church Historian of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1972-1979. As a professor at Brigham Young University (1964-1992) he taught in the religion and history departments and was chair of the history department from 1981-1987. Upon his retierment he served as a senior research fellow with the Joseph Fielding Smith Institute for Latter-day Saint History. He was one of the founders of the Mormon History Association and served as its president in 1972.
Found in 26 Collections and/or Records:
Series contains notes on Joseph Fielding, Orson Hyde, Heber C. Kimball, Orson Pratt, Parley P. Pratt, Willard Richards, George A. Smith, John Taylor, Brigham Young, Wilford Woodruff, and William Clayton. Notes include background information, and copies of Mormon journals. Notes are collected by James B. Allen, 1992.
James B. Allen notes on The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints history, approximately 1963-1992
Series contains information regarding the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, particularly information on George Boyd and the Oregon Trail during the mid-1800s. Dated from circa 1963 to 1992.
Series contains research notes of the history of the Genealogical Society by James B. Allen used in preparation on "Hearts Turned to the Fathers" by Allen, Jessie L. Embry, and Kahlile B. Mehr, circa 1994.
Series contains syllabi, notes, slides, audio tapes, administrative papers, correspondence, and budgets regarding the American Heritage course taught by James B. Allen at Brigham Young University, 1964-1992.
Series contains notes by James B. Allen on company towns in the American West. These documents contain state-by-state research data, photos, maps, memorabilia, taped interviews, and other notes. Also included is "Men with a Mission" typed manuscript. Dated circa 1964.