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Allen Telford Edmunds papers

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Allen Telford Edmunds papers, 1917-2000
Title
Allen Telford Edmunds papers
Inclusive dates
1917-2000
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Language
eng
Summary
Papers, 1917-2000, of Allen Telford Edmunds (1903-1985) of Michigan and Richmond, Virginia, consisting of biographical information on Edmunds; correspondence; family budgets; Edmunds' travelogues; secondary, high school, and college diplomas; accounts of his work in the National Park Service (NPS); reports on NPS projects he worked on along the Great Lakes and the Atlantic Coast; scrapbook and brochures from his participation in the World Recreation Congress in Japan and Taiwan in 1964; professional certificates and awards; college yearbook; and other papers
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Biographical or historical data
Allen Telford Edmunds was born 8 December 1903 near Banfield, Michigan, to Arthur Madison Edmunds and Grace Fisher Edmunds. Edmunds graduated from Michigan State College in 1926 and did post-graduate work at the National Recreation School at New York University in 1928-1929. He worked as superintendent of recreation for Amsterdam, New York, starting in 1929, and began working for the National Park Service in 1937. During World War II, Edmunds served in the United States Navy. He returned to the Park Service after the war. Edmunds' work was key in establishing parks along the Great Lakes and along the Atlantic and Gulf Coast shores. Edmunds retired from the Park Service in 1969, but remained as a special assistant to the regional director of the Philadelphia office of the National Park service until 1976. Edmunds married Margaret Rae Sleight (d. 1981) 20 June 1929 and they had two sons. Edmunds died 16 January 1985 in Richmond, Virginia.
Cataloging source
VIC
Label
Allen Telford Edmunds papers
Link
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaead/published/lva/vivadoc.pl?file=vi03433.xml
Note
Collection included a copy of REFLECTIONS IN A SILVER SPOON by Paul Mellon. Volume transferred to Tech Services
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  • The Library of Virginia
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Extent
1.32
Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Edmunds, James and Harriet
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001675154
Reproduction note
photocopies.
Type of unit
cu. ft.

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