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Allied Arts, Inc. Records

Identifier: WH1820

Scope and Contents

Collection contains correspondence; scholarship recipient biographical information; a scrapbook containing financial records, meeting minutes, and invitations; programs; clippings; board materials including meeting minutes, financial reports, correspondence, and membership lists; and audio and video recordings of scholarship recipients and Allied Arts performances.


  • 1921-2004


Language of Materials

Material is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from material in the collection should be discussed with the appropriate librarian or archivist. Permission for publication may be given on behalf of the Denver Public Library as the owner of the physical item. It is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained by the customer. The Library does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or publication rights of the manuscript held by the writer, heirs, donors, or executors. Reproduction restrictions are decided on a case-by-case basis.

Biographical / Historical

The Allied Arts, Inc. was founded in Denver in 1920, by Burnham Hoyt, Anne Evans, Ida Kurse McFarlane, and Jean Chappell Cranmer. Cranmer was the primary founder and remained the guiding force and president of the group until 1956. Cranmer led the group in creating and promoting “a greater public interest in all forms of art--painting, sculpture, music, and literature.” The group gave scholarships to young artists for training and development.

The minus collection –M559, “The Allied Arts Foundation,” added to this collection was a Foundation formed when, in May of 1929, the Allied Arts Board voted to make an official connection with the Denver Art Museum. It is unclear when this alliance dissolved.


6 Boxes

1 AVBox

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Allen Young, February 2004


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.


The book "The Allied Arts, Inc.: A History" by Allen Young was transferred to the Western History and Genealogy collection.

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Repository Details

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

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