Upon retiring from the army, Lt. Cameron returned to his previous employment as a weave room overseer in Rockland (Scituate), Rhode Island for approximately a year. He then went to work in the United States Armory at Springfield, Mass. At the time Henry-Martini rifles were being manufactured by the Providence Tool Company and Cameron was appointed a sub-United States Inspector assigned to the inspection of seven hundred thousand rifles. He then went to Springfield, Mass., and took in five thousand navy revolvers for the Turkish government. He later was employed by the Winchester Revolver Arms Company of New Haven, Conn.
The collection consists of incomplete official records of the Rhode Island 11th United States Heavy Artillery (Colored) and personal correspondence of Lt. Allen F. Cameron, detailing activities of the regiment, life in the Union Army and treatment of black troops by white officers. The collection was donated to the College by the descendants of Allen F. Cameron.