|Devere Allen Lantern Slide Collection is online|
|by Wendy E. Chmielewski
The Devere Allen Lantern Slide Collection is now part of the online Triptych collection. Devere Allen was a writer, editor, internationalist, and socialist who came of age in the 1920s. Connected with the Fellowship of Reconciliation and the War Resisters League, Allen edited magazines with progressive and international themes, The World Tomorrow, The Nation (1932), and established the international news gathering agency, The Worldover Press.
Allen also assisted the first curator of the Peace Collection in acquiring some of the records of the earliest peace societies in the U.S. In 1961, his widow, Marie Allen, donated his very large collection of papers to the Peace Collection. But it was only in 2012 that Devere Allen’s collection of glass lantern slides was discovered in the attic of a family member and donated to Swarthmore.