Color photographic transparencies and black and white negatives with proof prints by Allen A. Arthur (1920-1999) showing San
Francisco and surrounding counties, California wineries, and the University of Southern California, dated 1963 to 1980. Arthur
was a veteran, a graduate of the University of Southern California, and founder of the public relations firm Allen A. Arthur
Plus Associates. He was also an occasional contributor to wine publications and the Los Angeles Times, arranger of California
winery tours, and photographer.
Allen A. Arthur was born in Kansas in January 24, 1920, as Allan A. Divilbiss. He attended the University of Southern California,
using the name Allen A. Arthur, where he was a member of Trovets (a student veterans group), president of Alpha Psi Omega,
an editor of the student handbook and of
Wampus humor magazine, and a presidential candidate for the student senate in 1951. He graduated in June 1952 with a Bachelor of
Science in Commerce and went on to found Allen A. Arthur Plus Associates, a public relations firm. He was active in USC General
Alumni Association and later a founder of the Trojan Caravan. He was also an occasional contributor to the
Los Angeles Times on various subjects including wines. He was a resident of the greater Los Angeles area and at the time these photographs
were taken, a resident of San Francisco. He moved to Champaign, Illinois, where he died on December 5, 1999. Arthur is buried
in Tisdale Cemetery in Cowley County, Kansas.
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