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Allen B. Eaton papers

Identifier: MS 0077
Correspondence concerning National Recovery Administration activities in Idaho; letters from James P. Pope; paper regarding the Boise Library Board, of which Eaton was a member; articles concerned with national politics in the 1940s, and miscellaneous photographs and personal papers.


  • 1915 - 1973


1 Cubic Feet (1 record box.)

Biographical Note

Allen B. Eaton was born in 1878 at Newton, Idaho. He graduated from Beloit College, Wisconsin, in 1899. He received a master's degree at Yale in 1902 and later a Ph.D. at Columbia University.

He returned to Idaho about 1910. He was a land attorney in the Federal Land Office and served on the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce. He became active in the Boise Civic Festival chorus, the founding organization of Boise Music Week. He served on the Music Week board, the planning staff, and as night chairman. He participated in the organization of the Boise Community Concern Association, Boise's first organized audience plan for the importation of concert artists. Allen B. Eaton was also a member of the Boise Public Library Board for over 30 years.

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscripts Repository

2205 Old Penitentiary Road
Boise ID 83712
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