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Guide to the Jelisaveta "Seka" Allen papers
MSS 2002/56  
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Description
Contains the personal papers of Jelisaveta Allen, who worked as a librarian at Dumbarton Oaks Center for Byzantine Studies in Washington, D.C.
Background
Jelisaveta "Seka" Allen (1920-1998) was born in Belgrade, Serbia. During World War II, she studied art history and took a course in museum curatorship at the National Museum in Belgrade. In 1948, she received a degree from the University of Belgrade where she studied history, art history, and archeology. After working at the National Museum, she later was employed at the Institute for the Protection and Preservation of the Monuments of Culture of the People's Republic of Serbia. This job allowed her to travel throughout Serbia in search of archaeological and culturally significant sites. In 1950, she married George Edmund Morris Allen and traveled to Vienna, Paris and, finally, Washington, D.C. She attained a career at the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library, where she worked as a cataloging librarian. Throughout her career, she published many scholarly works, including, "Bibliography of Speros Vryonis, Jr." in Studies in Honor of Speros Vryonis, Jr.. She was also a founding member of the North American Society for Serbian Studies and served as editor of Serbian Studies from 1993 until her death in 1998.
Extent
1.0 Linear feet (2 manuscript boxes)
Availability
Collection is open for research. Some restrictions may apply.