Allen, Florence Ellinwood, 1884-1966. Papers of Florence Ellinwood Allen, 1921-1958:
A Finding Aid
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe
Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Location: Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.
Call No.: A-6
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe
Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Florence Ellinwood Allen, 1884-1966
Title: Papers of Florence Ellinwood Allen, 1921-1958
Quantity: .42 linear feet (1 file box) plus 1 folio+ folder)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Biographical material, addresses, court decisions, etc., of Florence Ellinwood Allen,
first woman lawyer appointed to the United States Circuit Court of Appeals, for the
Accession numbers: 53-46
Received July, August, 1953. Gift of The Honorable Florence E. Allen, United States
Circuit Court of Appeals, Cleveland 4, Ohio.
Access. Collection is open for research.
Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Florence Ellinwood Allen as well as
copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors'
heirs or assigns.
Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.
Florence Ellinwood Allen Papers, 1921-1958; item description, dates. A-6, folder #.
Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University.
The following books were received with Allen's papers:
- Allen, Florence Ellinwood. The Ohio Woman Suffrage Movement, Pub. by the Committee for the preservation of Ohio woman suffrage records, .
- Allen, Florence Ellinwood. The Treaty as an Instrument of Legislation. N.Y., Macmillan, 1952.
Florence Ellinwood Allen was the first woman lawyer to be appointed to the United
States Circuit Court of Appeals, for the 6th circuit in 1934. Allen (1884-1966) had
been a judge of the Supreme Court of Ohio, and earlier, judge of the Court of Common
Pleas, Cuyahoga County, Ohio.
Papers of the first woman lawyer to be appointed to the United States Circuit Court
of Appeals, for the 6th circuit. Biographical material, addresses, and court decisions,
also her three commissions.
- 1. Biographical material. Printed outline of biographical material:
- Biography of Honorable Florence A. Allen, Judge of the United States Circuit Court
of Appeals for the Sixth circuit. July 31, 1958. 6 pages typed
- "From the Covered Wagon to the Judge's Bench". Reprinted by courtesy of the Youngstown Vindicator, October 28, 1928. 4 pages. Also: Original p. of the Youngstown Vindicator for October 28, 1928
- The life story of Ohio's first lady, by Grace Goulder Izant. Reprinted from Cleveland Plain Dealer, October 6, 1935. [6 pages.]
- Picture from Life magazine, 1938
- Program of New York University Testimonial Dinner for Judge Allen, November 8, 1948
- Clipping from Washington Evening Star, September 19, 1958
- Clipping from Cincinnati Enquirer, January 8, 1953
- Clipping from Cincinnati Enquirer, October 7, 1958.
- 2. Biographical material. Portraits: 2 glossies, 1 portrait dated July 17, 1953.
FILED WITH PHOTOGRAPHS
- 3. Biographical material. Addresses: etc.; Article about Judge Allen's addresses. 2 pages
typed; Review of This Constitution of Ours, book by Florence E. Allen, 1940.
- 4. Biographical material. 1923. "Outlawry of War" Speech by J.E.A. before the Fourth
Annual Convention of the National League of Women Voters at Des Moines, Iowa, April
11, 1923. 11 pages. Published by Ohio League of Women Voters.
- 5. Biographical material. 1925. "If War Were a Crime" Reprinted from the Survey Graphic, August, 1925. [8 pages.]
- 6. Biographical material. 1925. Address at Conference on Causes and Cures of War, Sunday
mass meeting, Washington, D.C. 1925. 13 pages typed. (This speech was reprinted in
the Congressional Record by Senator Robinson of Arkansas.)
- 7. Biographical material. 1926. "Renounce the Right to do Wrong" Article in the Christian Century, December 23, 1926. 2 pages.
- 8. Biographical material. 1930. "An Adventure in Understanding" An account of the seminar
in Mexico, Committee on Cultural Relations with Latin America, 1930. 4 pages.
- 8a. Biographical material. 1931. "Christianity and Government" Moral Welfare, January,
- 9. Biographical material. 1932. "The Governmental Task" from the Annals of the American
Academy of Political and Social Science, July, 1932. 9 pages.
- 10. Biographical material. 1947. "Participation of Women in Government" Reprinted from
the Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, May, 1947. Pages
- 11. Biographical material. 1948. Address delivered at the Plenary Session of the International
Bar Association at the Hague, Holland, August 16, 1948. 4 pages typed.
- 12. Biographical material. 1948. "Peace thru Justice" in Women Lawyers' Journal, v.35,
no.1, Winter, 1949. pages 6-8. An address delivered by Judge Allen at the New York
University Testimonial Dinner tendered her in New York City, November 8, 1948.
- 13. Biographical material. 1949. "Human Rights and the International Court of Justice"
Address delivered May 26, 1949 at the Sixth Conference of the Inter-American Bar Association,
Detroit, Michigan. 15 pages mimeographed.
- 14. Biographical material. 1952. "Susan B. Anthony" Address delivered at the Hall of Fame,
New York City, June, 1952. 11 pages typed.
- 15. Biographical material. 1953. Tribute at dedication of Florence Allen Memorial Hearing
Room, November 19, 1953.
- 16. Biographical material. 1958. Draft resolution on Outer Space, presented by Florence
Ellinwood Allen to International Federation of Women Lawyers, 10th convention, August
17-21, 1958, and unanimously adopted August 22, 1958.
- 17. Biographical material. 1955. "The Path to Freedom" Address delivered February 21,
1955 at Washington University. 15 pages typed. Also program of Washington University
2nd Century Convocation.
- 18. Judicial opinions and commissions.
- Judicial opinion: 1938. Tennessee Electric Power Co. v. Tennessee Valley Authority
in Federal supplement, V.21, No.12, March 14, 1938. Page 947. Affirmed by Supreme
- Judicial opinion: 1947. Dr. S. Pollack v. Marcella Dussourd. No.10303.
- Judicial opinion: 1947. Keasbey & Mattison Co. et al. v. Federal Trade Commission
- Judicial opinion: 1947. Morristown Magnesia and Asbestos Co. v. Federal Trade Commission
- Judicial opinion: 1947. Acme Asbestos Covering and Flooring Co. v. Federal Trade Commission
- Judicial opinion: 1947. Plant Rubber and Asbestos Works v. Federal Trade Commission
- Judicial opinion: 1947. National Labor Relations Board v. Thompson Products, Inc.
and Thompson Aircraft Products Co. No.10116.
- Judicial opinion: 1947. Meyer Gordon v. United States of America. No.10275.
- Judicial opinion: 1948. Reynolds Metals Co. v. C.D. Skinner and Leo C. Bradley. No.10475.
- Judicial opinion: 1949. Ford Motor Co. v. Bradley Transportation Co. No.10738. Bradley
Transportation Co. v. Ford Motor Co. No.10739.
- Judicial opinion: 1950. Pittsburgh Steamship Co. v. National Labor Relations Board.
No.10372. Affirmed by Supreme Court.
- Judicial opinion: 1952. Lawrence Albert Razete v. United States of America. No.11554.
- Judicial opinion: 1953. Maeterson... v. Pergament... No.11410. Dissenting opinion.
- Judicial opinion: 1953. Koch & Koch v. Federal Trade Commission. No.11495.
- Commission. 1921. Judge of Court of Common Pleas, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, 1921.
- Commission. 1923. Judge of Supreme Court of Ohio, 1923.
- Commission. 1934. Judge of United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit,
Ohio--Politics and government
Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906