Collection comprises the papers of American authors Don B. Allen and Terry Allen, including literary manuscripts and research materials for works of historical fiction and non-fiction about the West and about Native Americans, as well as collections of creative writing and poetry by young American Indians edited by Terry Allen.
Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries
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Under the pseudonym T.D. Allen, Don B. and Terril Diener Allen (1908- ) wrote historical fiction and non-fiction about the West and Native Americans. They were best known for
Doctor in Buckskin (1951), based on the story of Marcus Whitman, a doctor and missionary in the Oregon territory;
Troubled Border (1954), about John McLoughlin, head of the Hudson Bay Company's outpost at Fort Vancouver;
Navahos Have Five Fingers (1963), an account of the couple's stay at a Navaho reservation and the people they met there; and
Miracle Hill (1967), the story of a young Navaho boy, Mitchell Blackhorse. Terry Diener was a professor of creative writing; a director of communications arts for the U.S. Government's Bureau of Indian Affairs, 1968-1974; and lecturer and specialist on American Indians at the University of California, Santa Cruz, 1969-1974.
Collection comprises the papers of American authors Don B. Allen and Terry Allen, including literary manuscripts and research materials for works of historical fiction and non-fiction about West and about Native Americans, as well as collections of creative writing and poetry by young American Indians edited by Terry Allen as director of communications arts for the U.S. Government's Bureau of Indian Affairs, 1968-1974. Collection also includes professional and some personal correspondence.
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Preferred Citation :
[Identification of item], Don B. and Terry Diener Allen Papers, Ax 500, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.
Collection is organized into the following series:
Addenda I, December 1969
Addenda II, March 1973
Addenda III, May 1979
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Detailed Description of the Collection
Doctor in Buckskin, Harper
Final manuscript, printer's copy, edited, 364 leaves
Two copies of bound galley proofs
Miscellaneous page proofs
Doctor, Lawyer, Merchant, Chief, Westminster. (Juvenile version of
Second carbon, 247 leaves
Notes, 2 leaves
Final manuscript, printer's copy, edited, 243 leaves
One set of galley proofs
Miracle Hill: The story of a Navajo Boy, by Emerson Blackhorse Mitchell and T.D. Allen. University of Oklahoma Press
First carbon, 305 leaves
Fragments, 50 leaves
Second carbon, 305 leaves
Notes, 4 leaves
Corrections for first carbon, original manuscript, 34 l.
Original manuscript, edited and with extensive holograph revisions by author and T.D. Allen, 334 l.
One set corrected galley proofs
One set of unmarked page proofs
One set of paged proofs, marked for indexing
One folder of 3x5 cards used for indexing
Navajos Have Five Fingers. The Civilization of the American Indian Series, 68. University of Oklahoma Press
Carbon of early manuscript, incomplete with extensive holograph revisions, 142 l.
Notes, 17 leaves
Carbon, dated Jan. 26, 1963, with extensive holograph revisions, 237 l.
One folder of miscellaneous fragments
Bibliography, contents, introduction, corrections for manuscript
One set of page proofs, marked for indexing
One set of galley proofs
Not Ordered by Men. Rydal
First draft with extensive holograph revisions, 161 l.
Fragments with extensive holograph revisions, 69 l.
Third carbon, final manuscript, 251 l.
One More River. By Don and Terry Allen. (Written in 1949, later became
Doctor in Buckskin)