Guide to the Allen Cronenberg Papers, RG 250

Processed and Listed by: Dieter C. Ullrich
Date: June 2004

Date Span:

2.25 cubic feet; 100 items.

Number of Boxes:
1 oversized box; 4 document boxes.

Type of material:
Departmental records and personal correspondence

Physical condition:

Arranged chronologically.

Historical or Biographical Sketch:
Allen T. Cronenberg was born in 1940 in North Carolina. He joined Auburn University's Department of History in 1968 and is considered an expert on Alabama's history during World War II and the German U-Boat war in the Gulf of Mexico in 1942 and 1943. He earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his doctoral degree in history from Stanford University. Cronenberg is a founding member and former president of the Alabama Association of Historians. He has been a member of the University Honors Program committee, coordinated the World History Program and is a founding member of Phi Beta Kappa in the Auburn Community. In addition, he has been secretary of the General Faculty and University Senate. He was the director of Auburn University's Center for the Arts and Humanities at Pebble Hill from 1996 to 2004.

Scope and Content:
Consists of departmental records of the Center of the Arts & Humanities at Auburn University from 1984 to 1998, organizational records of Phi Betta Kappa, research notes on the Second World War and correspondence received and sent by Allen Cronenberg from 1976 to 1998. Papers include materials on annual meetings of the Alabama Association of Historians from 1995 to 1998, the minutes of the Auburn University Scuba Club (a.k.a. Tigersharks) from 1976 to 1993, and miscellaneous subject files retained by Dr. Cronenberg.

Keyword descriptors:
World War II -- Alabama
Tuskegee Airmen
Prisoners Of War (World War II)
Congressional Medal of Honor (World War II)
Alabama Association of Historians
Center for the Arts & Humanities (Auburn University)
Phi Beta Kappa (Auburn, Ala.)

Item list:
Accession Number:03-026
Box 1
Accession Number:03-047
Box 1 Box 2
Accession Number:04-004
Box 1 Box 2

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