Allen, Beulah O. (Beulah Oyama), 1905-1992
- Existence: 1905 - 1992
Beulah O. Allen was born on April 1, 1905 in Atlanta, Georgia to Charles Fletcher Allen (1878-1963) and Lillian Ryvers Mulkey (1876-1910). She "graduated from Guilford College in 1926, with a major in History under Dr. Algie I. Newlin" and went on to attend the North Carolina College for Women in Greensboro, graduating in 1929 with a degree in Library Science. Allen was among the first graduating class of the Library Science program.
Following graduation, Beulah was offered a full-time position at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute Library. Beginning in 1929, she worked in circulation, reference and cataloguing at the Library. Beulah lived in Blacksburg for the majority of her life. In the mid-1930s she was promoted to head of the cataloguing department, a position she held until her retirement in 1957. Beulah Allen died on April 19, 1992 and is buried at Cane Creek Cemetery in Snow Camp, North Carolina.
Citation:"Allen House and Some of its Allens," Compiled by Beulah Oyama Allen, 1980, Nashville, Tennessee.
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