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Allan E. Starkey papers

Identifier: MSS-0028

Scope and Contents

The Allan E. Starkey papers which date from 1965-2016 contains teaching materials, notebooks, correspondence, and professional documents stretching back to the beginning of his career as a secondary education teacher in 1965. This collections evidences the evolution of his pedgogy over a 50 year period through a variety of levels and institutions. It is an invaluable resource for those researchers looking to examine the ways and means of educational staff in the transition from the 20th to 21st centuries.


  • 1966-2016

Conditions Governing Use

Towson University Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) is the owner of the original materials and digitized images in our collections; however, the collection may contain materials for which copyright is not held. Patrons are responsible for determining the appropriate use or reuse of materials. Consult with SCUA to determine if we can provide permission for use.

Biographical Note

Allan E. Starkey was the son of Madeline J. Kboche Webb and the stepson of Dr. Harold E.B. Webb. Starkey graduated from City College in 1960 and earned a bachelor's in speech and drama from Towson State College in 1964. He went on to obtain a master's in educational administration from Morgan State University and a master's in liberal arts from Johns Hopkins University in 1972 and 1983 respectively.

Starkey began his teaching career at Perry Hall High School in 1965 and was named English Department Chair in 1971. From there he went on to head the English Department at Kenwood High School from 1971 to 1975. From 1975-1977 he worked as a specialist on the Office of Language Arts at Baltimore County public schools headquarters at Greenwood, after which he was named English Department head at Dulaney High School until 1981. Following this, he became the coordinator of English language arts for Anne Arundel County public schools.

In 1987 he was posted as coordinator of language arts for Howard Country public schools where he stayed until his retirement in 2000. Quickly leaving retirement he taught at Towson University as an adjunct professor and lecturer for the Department of Education until his death in 2019.


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Allan E. Starkey papers
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Repository Details

Part of the Towson University Special Collections and University Archives Repository

Albert S. Cook Library
8000 York Rd
Towson MD 21252 United States