D.C. Allen House of David Collection: 1795-1980 (bulk 1903-1980)
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Title: D.C. Allen House of David Collection
Creator: Allen, D. C., collector
Inclusive dates: 1795-1980
Bulk dates: 1903-1980
Extent: 22 linear feet (in 24 boxes)
Extent: 69 volumes
Extent: 5 microfilms
Extent: 39.4 GB (online)
Abstract:
D. C. Allen was a Three Oaks, Michigan book dealer and collector of material on the House of David, an adventist cult founded in England. The leader of this cult was Benjamin Purnell who made Benton Harbor his home and the site of his follower’s business activities. The Allen collection (formerly housed at the Wyoming American Heritage Center) consists of most of the publications by and about the Israelite House of David, scattered manuscript materials mainly documenting the colony's business operations and court cases involving Purnell and the colony, and photographs and postcards depicting activities of the colony.
Call number: 9997 Aa/2; mf 476c-mf480c
Language: The material is in English
Repository: Bentley Historical Library
1150 Beal Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2113
Phone: 734-764-3482
Fax: 734-936-1333
e-mail: bentley.ref@umich.edu
Home Page: http://www.bentley.umich.edu/
Finding aid created by Leonard Coombs, Christie Peterson, and Thomas E. Powers, 2005-2006