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Access and Use


Access Restrictions:

Access Restrictions:

Restricted to permission of the Archivist, who will inquire into the identification and scholarly purpose of each user requesting access to the papers. Personal correspondence between Arthur A. Allen and Elsa Guerdrum Allen in Box 6 restricted to permission of the family until 2020.


Restrictions on use:For commercial use of the papers, a royalty will be required which will be deposited to a fund created to encourage study in the use of photography for the study of avian behavior or for the study of the history of ornithology.Loans must be approved by the donor.

A copy of the printed guide is available by clicking here. (Searchable PDF)

The paper guide contains a more detailed listing of the names found in the correspondence in the collection. Not all the material in the collection is covered by the PDF guide.

Page numbers below refer to the page number of the entire document and are not the number printed on the original page.

  1. Introduction, collection arrangement, box overview, directions, abbreviations used. - Pages 1-31. Note that Tape recordings are now in Boxes 148-160 and glass plate negatives are in Box 161.

  2. List of some glass plate negatives - Pages 32 - 47

  3. Alphabetical subject index - Pages 48 - 665. Use this to search for individual names not found in the online guide.
Preferred Citation:

Cite As:Arthur A. Allen papers, #21-18-1255. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.