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Allen, Chauncey, 1900-1997



  • Existence: 1900 - 1997


Chauncey Newell Allen was born on August 15, 1900. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1924. After working in advertising in New York City, he returned to Dartmouth in 1925 as an instructor in the psychology department. In 1927, he received his MA degree from Dartmouth and in 1931, his doctorate from Columbia University. At Dartmouth, Allen taught courses in abnormal psychology and the psychology of advertising until his retirement in 1966. He also maintained a practice in clinical psychology, counseling local families. In addition, he served as the local administrator for the Educational Testing Service of Princeton, NJ. In 1969 Allen and his wife volunteered as Presbyterian missionaries to Korea. Allen died in 1997.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Chauncey Allen collection

Identifier: MS-1080
Date(s): 1924 to 1988

Contains Allen's photos and materials related to the Dartmouth College class of 1924 reunions.

Chauncey Allen papers

Identifier: MS-990
Date(s): 1924 to 1983

Chauncey N. Allen (1900-1997), professor of psychology. Dartmouth College Class of 1924. The collection contains his writings, correspondence and newspaper clippings as well as illustrations, notes, charts, and speeches related to advertising and abnormal psychology.

Oral history interview with Chauncey Allen.

Identifier: DOH-214
Date(s): 1974-10-16
Abstract Chauncey Allen, Class of 1924, Professor of Psychology 1925-1967. Oral history interview documenting his career at Dartmouth College. Allen describes the Psychology department faculty and students, tensions among the Dartmouth Eye Institute (DEI), reorganization of the faculty in 1934, department difficulties with Dean Bill, development of the Great Issues course, and the three-term system. He describes town-gown relationships in the 1920s, and the social life available to young faculty....
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