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Timothy D. Allman Papers

Identifier: MA.00049

Scope and Contents

Draft of Allman's proposed PhD thesis for St Anthony's College, Oxford (never completed) plus his original news dispatches concerning the wars in Indochina, some of which were published in revised form by the Manchester Guardian for which he worked as a stringer at the time. The papers also include correspondence with people at the British Embassy in Vientiane, Laos.


  • Creation: 1969-1970


Conditions Governing Access

There is no restriction on access to this collection for research use. Particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes. This collection is housed in off-site storage and requires advance notice before use. Please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

Amherst College does not own copyright to any materials in this collection. Requests for permission to publish material from the Allman Papers should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Biographical / Historical

Timothy D. Allman, journalist, was born in 1944. He received a B.A. from Harvard University in 1966 and did graduate study at Oxford in the 1970s. Allman worked as a freelance foreign correspondent in Southeast Asia from 1968 to 1971, where he did investigative and analytical reporting on the Vietnam War and the outbreak of the Cambodian war. He has contributed articles to numerous newspapers and magazines and has published several books on U.S. foreign policy.


6 Linear feet (6 records storage boxes)

Language of Materials



Journalist. Contains notes, research materials, and drafts of manuscripts related to Allman's research on and reporting of the wars in Indochina.


This collection is organized into three series:

  1. Series 1: Laos
  2. Series 2: Writings
  3. Series 3: Newspapers and Press Releases

Processing Information

Processing of the collection is minimal. Most folder titles have been taken from the titles or notes on the original folders in which the material arrived. The papers are organized loosely into three sections.

Claudia Gunter, Peter Nelson.
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Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Repository Details

Part of the Amherst College Archives and Special Collections Repository

Amherst College Archives & Special Collections
Robert Frost Library
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Amherst MA 01002-5000
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