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Mildred Allen Oral History
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Processed by: Jennifer Duplaga, April 2005
Mildred Allen was born in Indianapolis, Indiana February 8, 1910. Allen taught hundreds of Irvington children to play the piano. She came to Irvington as a young child. Allen conducted choral groups and the band and orchestra while a student at Tech High School. She began playing for Irvington clubs, at revivals for her minister father, at receptions, recitals and weddings. She was one of the founders of the Irvington Music Study Club in 1941 and became its president in 1944. She died February 14, 1999 in Indianapolis.
This collection contains a transcript of an interview with Mildred Allen, done by Janice Paul. Allen talks about her life and work as a piano teacher in the Irvington area. She also discusses her family history and how her father reinvigorated several churches in the area.
15 June 1987
Size of Collection:
1 transcript, 89 p.
IMCPL Oral History Project, 1987
This is a reference copy. Photocopy requests should be directed to the Irvington Branch of the Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library.
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