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Allshouse Family Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 200-201

Scope and Contents

The collection ranges from 1899 to 1989. Although it should be noted, there are many items in the collection that are undated and may alter the date range. Within the collection, there are a variety of personal letters; photos that are both identified and unidentified; and booklets regarding organizations which she belonged to. Also, there is information from Edinboro State College and diplomas and certifications obtained by her father and herself.


  • 1899-1989


Conditions Governing Access

Available to researchers for use in the university archive.

Conditions Governing Use

Photocopying with permission of the university archivist.

Biographical or Historical Information

Dorothy Cooper Allshouse was born and raised in Edinboro, Pennsylvania. She was the granddaughter of Joseph Cooper, principal of the State Normal School from 1863 to 1891. Dorothy married Harold Allshouse. She also worked at the College Bookstore in downtown Edinboro. The bookstore was a family business. During her spare time, she was an avid gardener and volunteer.Note written by Dave Obringer


6.00 Linear Feet

1.50 Linear Feet

0.50 Linear Feet

1.50 Linear Feet

1.00 Boxes

1.00 Boxes

Language of Materials



The Allshouse collection contains information regarding Dorothy Allshouse's life and work. The collection is separated in five series: papers, community activities, college, photos, and diplomas and certifications. The information within these series are only snapshots of Mrs. Allshouse.


A. Papers B. Community Activities C. College D. Photos E. Diplomas and Certifications

Source of Acquisition

This collection was donated to the University by the heirs of Dorothy Cooper Allshouse.

Separated Materials

Three separate photoalbums.  Located on shelf 14.
Dave Obringer
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Edinboro University Archives Repository