This interview is part of a small program to document the recent history of the American Astronomical Society (AAS).
Childhood experience looking at the stars; influence and encouragement of parents; early reading in science; influence and importance of Maria Mitc
Covers professional career at Vassar and Smith Colleges, association with Henry Norris Russell and his family, International Astronomical Union (IA
Early life in Pennsylvania; German background; training at Radcliffe College and Harvard College Observatory; staff positions at Harvard and Yale U
Mildred Allen was born in Massachusetts in 1894, the elder of two daughters of an MIT professor of civil engineering who had met her mother while w