Skip to main content

Oral history interview with Mark K. Allen

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA OH 128

Scope and Contents

Interview by Karl Young with Mark K. Allen concerning his early life, family, grandfather, time as a student at Brigham Young University, education, and experiences at BYU as a professor and counselor. Includes transcript and sound recording.


  • 1984


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Oral history interview with Mark K. Allen must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Mark K. Allen (1905-1996) was a psychology professor and psychologist in Utah.

Mark Knight Allen was born on October 22, 1905 in Provo, Utah to Robert Eugene Allen and Amanda Inez Knight. He was raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and was baptized in 1913. Allen earned his bachelor's degree at Brigham Young University, and later completed a master's degree and Ph.D. at Stanford University. In 1934 he married Phyllis Sloan and began work as a psychologist and assistant superintendent at the Utah State Training School in American Fork, Utah. He remained there until 1946, when he joined the psychology faculty at Brigham Young University. Allen remained at the university until his retirement in 1975, during that time serving as department chair for ten years. He also received a Fulbright scholarship, spending a year teaching psychology at the University of Ankara, Turkey and Middle East Technical University. He died on January 30, 1996 in Provo, Utah.


5 folders (0.1 linear ft.)

1 volume

Language of Materials



University history (University Archives collecting policy, February 2010).


Includes related transcription material.


Recorded as part of the BYU Joint Oral History Project.

Register of Oral history interview with Mark K. Allen
Jennifer Kim
2011 August 19
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections. University Archives Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US