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:
The collection of professional papers of James B. Allen, includes drafts and research files for various books, correspondence, class lecture notes and other papers. Manuscripts include those for The Story of The Latter-day Saints, The Company Town in the American West, Men with a Mission and Hearts Turned to the Fathers.
Typescript of a diary and a typewritten letter. The diary was written from 30 Mar. to 4 Sept. 1855 and records Clegg's journey from Liverpool, England to the Western U.S. on his way to Utah. Parts of the original handwritten diary are in shorthand and were not transcribed. The letter is dated 12 Aug. 1981 and is from Garth N. Jones to James B. Allen. It tells about the life of Henry Clegg.
Series contains writing from BYU Studies ("Historian's Corner"), BYU Press ("Studies in Mormon History" series), and special issue of "Dialogue" which, James B. Allen edited, 1970-1982.
Series contains final drafts, letters, correspondence with Deseret Book, book outlines, rough drafts, and notes by James B. Allen. The series also includes galleys. Dated circa 1975.
Series contains the manuscript of "Hearts Turned to the Fathers: A History of the Genealogical Society of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints" written by James B. Allen and Jessie L. Embry in 1995.