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Foley, Allen Richard, 1898-1978



  • Existence: 1898 - 1978


Allen Foley was born on Nov. 11, 1898 in Framingham, Mass. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1920 a nd received his AM from the University of Wisconsin in 1924. He was an instructor of history at Dartmouth College form 1924 to 1925 and from 1929 to 1931. He became an assistant professor of history in 1931 and a full professor in 1940. Foley also served as director of Great Issues and retired in 1964. He died in 1978 in Hanover, NH.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Allen R. Foley papers

Identifier: MS-561
Date(s): 1928 to 1964

Allen R. Foley (1898-1978), professor of history at Dartmouth College. Dartmouth College Class of 1920. The collection contains notebooks with newspaper clippings of articles about Vermont and diaries he kept while travelling around the world. Also includes typescripts for his works, "Hanover Memories" and "Just Vermont," as well as notes for speeches and addresses.

Oral history interview with Allen Foley.

Identifier: DOH-226
Date(s): 1974-10-07 to 1974-10-11
Abstract Allen Foley, Class of 1920, Professor of History Emeritus 1929-1964. Oral history interview documenting his career at Dartmouth College. Professor Foley describes student life at Dartmouth and the impact of WWI. He describes the organization of the History Department and his colleagues: Ambrose Vernon, William Ballard, John Turkevich, Arthur Jensen, Gordon Hull, Fred Parker, Louis Stilwell, Don Morrison. He talks about the impact of WWII on the campus. He describes the Great Issues course,...
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