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Jerome Allen Papers

Identifier: MC 55

Scope and Contents

The collection contains the published books, essays, and lectures of Jerome Allen, written from 1867-1893.


  • Creation: 1867-1893

Access Restrictions

Open for use without restrictions.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish materials must be obtained in writing from the:

New York University Archives Elmer Holmes Bobst Library 70 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012 Phone: (212) 998-2646 Fax: (212) 995-4225 E-mail:


Jerome Allen was born in Westminster, Vermont, on July 17, 1830. He began teaching at the age of seventeen and completed his first classes successfully, receiving high praise from the district selectman. Allen completed his undergraduate studies at Amherst College in 1851 and continued his education at Lenox College, receiving his Doctor of Philosophy degree in 1886. He acted as teacher and administrator at a number of educational institutions, including a time spent as the Superintendent of Schools in Monticello, Iowa. He accepted a professorship in the Natural Sciences at the State Normal School in Genesco, New York, and the Presidency of the State Normal School in St. Cloud, Minnesota. He was appointed Professor of Pedagogy at New York University in 1887 and named dean of the newly formed School of Pedagogy in 1890. Over the course of his career, Allen published extensively on the topics of pedagogy and the state of educational institutions. He also created a number of manuals on academic subjects and teaching. He died on May 26, 1894.


0.75 linear feet

Language of Materials



This collection comprises a selection of Jerome Allen's published writings, including essays, books, and lectures, from the years 1867-1893.


The files in this collection are arranged in a single series, chronologically by publication date.

Guide to the Jerome Allen Papers MC 55
Finding aid prepared by Tom Frusciano, 1982. Electronic version prepared by Marissa De Simone.
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Repository Details

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