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Eva Ray Allen Papers

Identifier: ARL275

Content Description

The collection consists of plaques and award certificates from Eva Ray Allen's participation with clubs and organizations in Colorado and Texas between 1964 to 2002.


  • 1964-2002


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


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Biographical / Historical

Eva V. Ray Allen (June 14, 1917-June 18, 2012) was born in Tyler, Texas on June 14, 1917. She served as the Imperial Commandress of the Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine Imperial Court from 1993 to 1995. She was a member of several organizations, including Lone Star Chapter #1 OES, Syrian Court #40, Daughters of Isis, Mountain and Plains Assembly #49, Order of the Golden Circle, Josephine Brown Chapter #21, Heroines of Jericho, Beta Nu Chapter, Iota Phi Lambda Sorority and Top Ladies of Distinction. She was also an active member at Denver’s Cleaves Memorial Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. Allen moved to Bossier City, Louisiana in 2004 and attended Goodwill Missionary Baptist Church. She died in Bossier City on June 18, 2012 and is buried at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver next to her husband Charles K. Allen Jr. who died in 1980.


1 OVBox

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, unknown donor.

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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library Repository

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Denver Colorado 80205