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Lillian Sweet Allen Papers

An inventory of her papers at Syracuse University

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Biographical History

Lillian Sweet Allen was an American genealogist. Families of interest to her include the Bly, Rich, Sweet, Towner, Vaughn and Whitford families.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Lillian Sweet Allen Papers are divided into correspondence, subject files, manuscripts and published material. Correspondence (1905-1961) includes letters written by and to Mrs. Allen and Jared E. Allen. They relate to genealogical matters and are arranged alphabetically by subject (i.e. family name). Within each family the correspondence is filed chronologically. One Subject file contains undated photographs of various members of the Sweet family. Manuscripts contains notes and notebooks of Mrs. Sweet concerning the various families. These materials are arranged alphabetically by type and then alphabetically by family name. Finally, Published materials contains a book and two newspaper clippings, arranged alphabetically by type.

Arrangement of the Collection

See Scope and Contents above.


Access Restrictions:

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Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Subject Headings


Allen, Lillian Sweet Archives.
Bly family Genealogy.
Rich family Genealogy.
Sweet family Genealogy.
Towner family Genealogy.
Whitford family Genealogy.


Women genealogists, United States.

Genres and Forms

Genealogies (histories)



Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Lillian Sweet Allen Papers
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift, 1963.

Table of Contents


Subject files


Published material