Ivan Allen Jr. collection,
Collection number: ahc.MSS846f
Scope and Content
This collection contains two letters written by Ivan Allen Jr. to the Reinsch family just before the Atlanta mayoral election in 1961. It also includes a certificate of appreciation given to Allen's son, Ivan Allen III, on behalf of the Association of the United States Army.
- 1961, 1981
- Allen, Ivan, 1911-2003 (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.
Ivan Allen Jr. (1911-2003) was born in Atlanta, Georgia, to Ivan Allen Sr. (1876-1968) and Irene Beaumont (1890-1972). He attended the Georgia School of Technology, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Commerce in 1933. He served as president of the Ivan Allen Company from 1946-1970 and also as mayor of Atlanta from 1962-1970. Allen is credited with leading Atlanta through an era of significant economic growth while maintaining relative calm during the Civil Rights Movement. In 1993, he was admitted into the Business Hall of Fame and nominated for the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage award. Allen married Louise Richardson (1917-2008), the granddaughter of Atlanta businessman Hugh T. Inman (1846-1910), in 1936. Louise was active in various Atlanta community organizations including the Junior League of Atlanta and the Mimosa Garden Club, and was instrumental in saving the Swan House, which became a part of the Atlanta History Center. Ivan and Louise had three sons, Ivan III (1939-1992), Hugh Inman (1941-), and Beaumont (1951-2014).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift, 2005, with subsequent additions
This collection was processed in 2019.
- Ivan Allen Jr. collection
- Hallie Lonial
- April 2019
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- Language of description note
- Finding aid is written in English.