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Allison family papers

Identifier: C MSS WH2340

Scope and Contents

Collection contains family photographs, journals, calendars, pamphlets, correspondence, school records, clippings, programs, ephemera on the Allison family.


  • 1893-1965


Language of Materials

Material is in English unless otherwise noted.

Conditions Governing Access

Contact Western History/Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library, Denver, Colorado.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

Ioannis Krouskos a.k.a. John Stephen Allison (1877-1965) was born in Sparts, Greece and emigrated to the United States in 1891. Allison eventually moved to Denver, Colo. where he served during the Spaish American War with Company C of the 7th Infantry Regiment. He later ran a confectioners shops and a pool hall with his older brother, George Allison (1870-1935). John S. Allison purchased the Charles and Julia Semper farm, located at 92nd Avenue and Pierce Street, Westminster, Colo. in 1916. His son, Stephen John Allison (1910-1988), served for 27 years as a Lieutenant with the Denver Police Department. Stephen J. Allison owned the farm until his death. It was purchased by the City of Westminster in 1989 from Stephen's daughter, Linda Allison, and is now an historic landmark.


2 Boxes

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift;Linda Allison;2015.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.


The materials in the collection were used as research by Linda Allison for her book: All things clear: One family. One hundred years. A Colorado story.

Finding Aid for the Allison family papers,1893-1965
Finding Aid prepared from MARC data.
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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

10 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy
Denver CO 80204 United States