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Mark K. Allen papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2031

Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence, personal and professional papers, printed materials, photographs, and newspaper clippings of Brigham Young University professor of psychology, Mark K. Allen, his mother, Inez Knight Allen, and his grandfather who was a Utah businessman and financier, Jesse Knight. Allen's papers include professional records dealing with the tenure and chairmanship of the Psychology Department at BYU (1946-1975). Papers also deal with Allen as a student and his faculty years at BYU, and his involvement with the Utah State Training School in American Fork, Utah. He was the first Assistant Superintendent and psychologist for that school (1932-1945). For thirty-six years, he served as clinical consultant. Allen was the second psychologist to be licensed in the state of Utah. Also includes 35mm slides; motion picture film; photographic prints and negatives dealing with friends, travel, and vacations; Allen's mission for the Mormon Church in New York City (1927-1928); and the Utah State Training School among other subjects.


  • 1907-1985


Conditions Governing Access

Box 2-9, 14: Open for public research. Box 1, 10-13: Privacy restricted; permission to use materials must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Personal and professional papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Professor of psychology at Brigham Young University.


14 cartons (14 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Other Finding Aids

Box-level inventory available online.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Phyllis Allen; 1997.


Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).

Related Materials

See Mark K. Allen papers, UA 585, that spans the years of 1929-1976.

Register of Mark K. Allen papers
Garrett Schroath
2011 May 4
Description rules
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 Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States