TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview of the Collection

Biography

Scope and Content

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Bibliography

Detailed Description

Series I: Bibliographies and Film Lists, 1960-1975

Series II: Subject Topics and New Towns, undated

Series III: Publications, undated, 1961-1974

Series IV: Specific New Towns, undated






Irving Allen Papers



Finding aid prepared by Penny Holewa.






Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center
405 Babbidge Road, Unit 1205
Storrs, Connecticut 06269-1205



© 2005 University of Connecticut



Overview of the Collection

Repository: Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center.
Creator: Allen, Irving Lewis.
Title: Irving Allen Papers.
Dates: undated, 1960-1975.
Quantity: 3 linear feet.
Identification: MSS19980149
Language: English.
Abstract: Irving Lewis Allen was born in Asheville, NC in 1931 and completed his undergraduate education at Morris Harvey College (1959). In 1964, he was appointed an instructor in the Sociology Department of the University of Connecticut. Dr. Allen was involved in the study of “New Towns”, a type of urban planning.

Biography

CHRONOLOGY

1931 Born in Asheville, North Carolina
1959 Graduated from Morris Harvey College with B.A. degree
1961 Graduated from the University of Iowa with M.A. degree
1964 Appointed instructor, Sociology Department, University of Connecticut
1965 Graduate from University of Iowa with Ph.D. in Sociology
1967 Appointed Assistant Professor at University of Connecticut
1969 Appointed Associate Professor at University of Connecticut
1983 Appointed Professor at University of Connecticut

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Scope and Content

The Irving Allen Papers consist primarily of printed research materials on “New Towns”. A type of urban planning, the “new towns” approach first became popular in England after World War II to alleviate overcrowding in London. The planning involves the creation of communities that offer housing as well as schools, fire and police departments, roads, local government and enough facilities and job opportunities for its residents.

The collection highlights research materials on British and American New Towns. Materials includes bibliographies, published volumes, a grant application and photocopied articles.

There are no personal papers in this collection.

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Arrangement

Series I: Bibliographies and film lists (1960-1975) consists of four bibliographies and one film list.

Series II: Subject topics and New Towns (undated) contains photocopied articles on the following subjects as they relate to New Towns: policy and planning in the United States, policy and planning in the United Kingdom, social problems and social structure.

Series III: Publications (1960-1974) includes a research proposal and several publications.

Series IV: Specific New Towns (undated) is comprised of photocopied journal articles, publications and newspaper clippings grouped by location. Countries include: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Pakistan, Sweden and the United States.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish from these Papers must be obtained in writing from both the University of Connecticut Libraries and the owner(s) of the copyright.

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Related Material

Archives & Special Collections has a substantial collection of materials pertaining to the University, its history, administration, faculty, staff and students. For detailed information on these collections please contact the curator or ask at the reference desk.

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Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Organizations:

University of Connecticut--Faculty.

Subjects:

City planning.
Planned communities.

Document Types:

Notes.
Publications.
Reports.

Occupations:

Sociologist.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Item description, #:#], Irving Allen Papers. Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries.

Acquisition Information

Dr. Allen donated his materials to the Special Collections Department of the University of Connecticut Libraries. They were transferred to Historical Archives and Manuscripts in 1979. The collection was moved to the Dodd Center in 1995 when Special Collections and Historical Archives and Manuscripts were merged to create Archives & Special Collections.

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Bibliography

Allen, Irving Lewis. An Annotated and Classified List of 16mm Films on Urban Studies: New Towns, Urban Problems City and Regional Planning, Monticello, Ill.: Council on Planning Librarians, 1975.
Allen, Irving Lewis. The Effects of Community Structure on School Decisions: The Sources and Consequences of de facto school segregation in five Connecticut cities, Storrs: University of Connecticut, 1968.
Allen, Irving Lewis. The Inner City in Crisis: The case of Connecticut, Storrs: University of Connecticut, 1968.
Allen, Irving Lewis. The Language of Ethnic Conflict: Social Organization and Lexical Culture, New York: Columbia University Press, 1983.
Allen, Irving Lewis. “Mass Communication in the Urban Community.”, Ph.D. dissertation, University of Iowa, 1965.
Allen, Irving Lewis. Metropolitan Connecticut: A Democratic profile, (with J. David Colfax and Henry G. Stetler) Storrs: Institute of Urban Research, University of Connecticut, 1965.
Allen, Irving Lewis. New Towns and the Suburban Dream: Ideology and utopia in planning and development, Port Washington, NY: Kennikat Press, 1977.
Allen, Irving Lewis. Selected Bibliography on the Ethnic Groups of London, Monticello, Ill.: Vance Bibliographies, 1978.
Allen, Irving Lewis. Urban problems and Public Opinion in four Connecticut cities, (with J. David Colfax) Storrs: Institute of Urban Research, University of Connecticut.
Allen, Irving Lewis. Urban Sample Survey Field Procedures, Storrs: Institute of Urban research, University of Connecticut, 1967.
Allen, Irving Lewis. Urbanism in the modern Metropolis: Classified bibliography of selective Sociological approaches to urban ways of life, Monticello, Ill.: Council on Planning Librarians, 1970.

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Detailed Description

Series I: Bibliographies and Film Lists, 1960-1975
1:1 An Annotated and Classified List of 16mm films on Urban Studies, compiled by I. Allen, 1975
1:2 New Communities. A Bibliography, HUD, 1965
1:3 New Towns: A selected annotated bibliography, UNESCO, 1960
1:4 Other bibliographies on New Towns, 1974
1:5 Sociology of New Towns and New Cities: Bibliography, compiled by I. Allen, 1974
Series II: Subject Topics and New Towns, undated
1:6 Policy, planning—United Kingdom, undated
1:7 Policy, planning—United States, undated
1:8 Social Problems, undated
1:9 Social Structure, undated
Series III: Publications, undated, 1961-1974
1:10 Alternative to Urban Sprawl, Legal Guidelines to Government Action, 1968
1:11 Aycliff to Cumberland, A Study of seven New Towns in their region by Ray Thomas, undated
1:12 Britain'sNew Towns: An experiment in Livingby A.C. Duff, 1961
1:13 “British New Towns” Town and Country Planning, v. 38, 1970
1:14 The Effects of Community Structure on School Decisions: The source and consequence of de facto school segregation in five Connecticut cities by Irving L. Allen, et. al., 1968
1:15 Evolution of a Community: A study of Dagenham by Peter Willmott, undated
1:16 The Inner City in Crisis by Irving Allen and J. David Colfax, 1968
1:17 Lake Europa, a New Capital for a United Europe, 1963
1:18 Man and his Urban Environment by Fred Smith, [1972]
1:19 The Need of New Communities, a report on social provision in new and expanding communities, 1967
1:20 The New City: Architecture and urban research, an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, NY, 1967
1:21 New Communities, An American Institute of Planners Background Paper, 1968
1:22 “New Communities: Business on the Urban Frontier” Saturday Review, 1971
1:23 New Community Development.University of North Carolina, volumes I and II, 1971
1:24 “New Towns come of Age” Town and Country Planning, v. 36, 1968
1:25 “New Towns: Frontiers or Failures?” Building Research, parts I and II, 1969
1:26 New Towns: Laboratories for democracy. Report on the Twentieth Century Fund Task Force on Governance of New Towns, 1971
1:27 New Towns, a New dimension of UrbanismInternational City Managers' Association, 1966
1:28 New Towns in India by Ved Prakash, 1969
1:29 Philosophic Basis for New Town development inAmericaprepared by Monica Sending, 1967
1:30 Rand Report: Urban Growth, New Cities and the population problem by Peter Morrison, 1970
1:31 Regional New Towns: Alternatives in Urban Growth. A research project by Metro. Fund Inc. for our Metropolitan, 1970
1:32 “Research Proposal” by Arthur Shostak, 1974
1:33 Social Development Work in the New Communities by Meryl Harrocks, 1974
1:34 Symposium on Communities of Tomorrow. U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1967
1:35 United Nations Symposium on New Towns Moscow, 1964
1:36 Urban Institute Report: New Communities and Growth Centers. By Harvey A. Garn, 1970
Series IV: Specific New Towns, undated
2:37 Australia—Canbera,
2:38 Brazil—Brasilia,
2:39 Canada—Canadian Resource,
2:40 Canada—Don Mills
2:41 Denmark see Sweden-Denmark
2:42 East Europe
2:43 Finland—Tapiola
2:44 France-Italy
2:45 Germany see Netherlands-Germany
Great Britain
2:46 England—Harlow
2:47 England—Hemel Hemstead
2:48 England—Letchworth/Wetwyn
2:49 England—Newton Aycliff
2:50 England—Peterlee
2:51 England—Stevenage
2:52 Scotland—Highlands
2:53 India—Chandigarth
2:54 Italy see France-Italy
2:55 Latin America
2:56 Netherlands-Germany
2:57 Pakistan—Islamabad
2:58 Sweden-Denmark
United States
2:59 Connecticut—Coventry
2:60 Illinois—Park Forest
2:61 Maryland—Columbia
2:62 Minnesota—Cedar Riverside
2:63 Minnesota—Jonathan
2:64 Minnesota—Minnesota Experimental City
3:65 New York
3:66 North Carolina—Soul City
3:67 Other U.S. new towns
3:68 Pennsylvania—Levittown
3:69 Virginia—Reston