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"Resume of an Informal Talk" Given June 7, 1945 at the 50th Anniversary of the Class of 1895 by Major Henry R. Allen, 1945

 File — Drawer: F.D., Folder: 1

Scope and Contents

From the Record Group:

This collection consists of a manuscript titled "Resume of an Informal Talk" given by Major Henry R. Allen at the 50th Anniversary of the Class of 1895 on June 7, 1945. He discusses his experiences as a student at Michigan Agricultural College (now Michigan State University). He also talks about the jobs and military experience that he had after graduation. The longest and most significant position he held was as managing director of an American company in Germany during the 1920s through 1939. He includes his observations about the German government's prospects for democracy, the state of their economy, the impact of the Nazis coming to power in Germany and his family's return to the United States.


  • Creation: 1945


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.


From the Record Group: 0.1 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials

From the Record Group: English

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

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