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Joseph Percival Allen, IV papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSD-1959-001

Collection Statement

Collection consists mainly of clippings from the years of Dr. Allen's rides in outer space. Also in the collection are photographs and speeches. [This collection is the result of combining the Archives Alumni v.f., Alumni Small Collections file and DPU Photos v.f. collections featuring Joseph P. Allen IV.]

Dates

  • 1967-1999

Creator

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Usage Restrictions

Copyright interests for this collection have been transferred to DePauw University.

Biographical Sketch

Born in Crawfordsville, Indiana, on June 27, 1937. He is the son of former DePauw professor, Joseph P. III and Harriet Taylor Allen. He graduated from Crawfordsville High School, earned a B.A. from DePauw University, MS and a doctorate in Physics from Yale University. He was selected as a scientist-astronaut by NASA in August 1967. He flew on two space missions - the first fully operational flight of the shuttle in November 1982 and the spectacular salvage mission of two $35,000,000 satellites two years later. In 1985 he resigned from NASA and joined the Houston firm, Space Industries Inc., as executive vice president. He married the former Bonnie Jo Darling of Elkhart, Indiana. Joseph P. and Bonnie Jo Allen are the parents of two children, David Christopher born September 1968 and Elizabeth Darling born May 1972. The Allen family includes many DePauw graduates: Joseph P. IV '59; Bonnie Jo Darling Allen '61; J.P. III and Harriet Taylor Allen '30, '28; David T. Allen '61; Joseph P. Allen Jr. 1897.

Extent

0.215 Cubic Feet (1 document case)

Language of Materials

English

Summary

Joseph Percival Allen IV graduated from Crawfordsville High School, earned a B.A. from DePauw University, MS and a doctorate in Physics from Yale University. He was selected as a scientist-astronaut by NASA in August 1967. This collection consists mainly of clippings from the years of Dr. Allen's rides in outer space.
Title
Joseph Percival Allen, IV papers
Subtitle
Class of 1959
Status
Completed
Author
Wesley Wilson
Date
4/6/2011
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Description is in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Archives of DePauw University and Indiana United Methodism Repository

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