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Lorenzo Dow Turner papers

Creator:
Turner, Lorenzo Dow, 1890-1972  Search this
Names:
Fisk University  Search this
Howard University  Search this
Roosevelt University  Search this
Turner, Lorenzo Dow, 1890-1972  Search this
Extent:
23.97 Linear feet (20 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Audiovisual materials
Field recordings
Photographs
Photographic prints
Maps
Correspondence
Date:
1895 - 1972
Summary:
The collection, which dates from 1895 to 1972 and measures 23.97 linear feet, documents the career and travels of Professor Lorenzo Dow Turner. The collection is comprised of correspondence, academic papers, research materials, books, newspaper and journal articles, sound recordings, and photographs.
Arrangement note:
The collection is arranged by series: (1) Biographical, (2) Academic Career, (3) Writings, (4) Research, (5) Photographs, (6) Sound Recordings, and (7) Printed Materials.
Biographical/Historical note:
Lorenzo Dow Turner was born in Elizabeth City, N.C. in 1895. He earned his B.A. in 1914 from Howard University; in 1917, he received an M.A. in English from Harvard University. He received his doctorate in English from the University of Chicago in 1926 while simultaneously serving as chairman and professor of the Department of English at Howard from 1917 to 1928. He held the same positions at Fisk University in Nashville from 1929 to 1946. In 1946 he accepted a professorship in the English department at Roosevelt University in Chicago, where he remained as professor of English and lecturer in African Cultures until his retirement in 1970. Turner was professor emeritus at Roosevelt until his death at age 77 in 1972. Turner's professional and academic interests encompassed both English and linguistics. A noted scholar of African languages and linguistics, he learned numerous West African languages, mastering five of them. He was a noted authority on Gullah, a Creole language spoken in the Sea Islands off the coast of South Carolina and Georgia.
Related Archival Materials note:
Lorenzo Dow Turner Papers at Northwestern University Library
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
Sea Islands Creole dialect  Search this
African languages -- Study and teaching -- United States  Search this
Linguistics -- Research -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiovisual materials
Field recordings
Photographs
Photographic prints
Maps
Correspondence
Citation:
Lorenzo Dow Turner papers, 1895--972, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Lois Turner Williams.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-017
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Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-06-017
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Sea-Island Dialect of South Carolina

Creator:
Turner, Lorenzo Dow, 1890-1972  Search this
Names:
Turner, Lorenzo Dow, 1890-1972  Search this
Collection Creator:
Turner, Lorenzo Dow, 1890-1972  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (transcript (16 p.), 11 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Transcripts
Photographs
Place:
South Carolina -- Edisto Island
South Carolina
Date:
1930-1940
Biographical / Historical:
Lorenzo Dow Turner was born in Elizabeth City, N.C. in 1895. He earned his B.A. in 1914 from Howard University; in 1917, he received an M.A. in English from Harvard University. He received his doctorate in English from the University of Chicago in 1926 while simultaneously serving as chairman and professor of the Department of English at Howard from 1917 to 1928. He held the same positions at Fisk University in Nashville from 1929 to 1946. In 1946 he accepted a professorship in the English department at Roosevelt University in Chicago, where he remained as professor of English and lecturer in African Cultures until his retirement in 1970. Turner was professor emeritus at Roosevelt until his death at age 77 in 1972. Turner's professional and academic interests encompassed both English and linguistics. A noted scholar of African languages and linguistics, he learned numerous West African languages, mastering five of them. He was a noted authority on Gullah, a Creole language spoken in the Sea Islands off the coast of South Carolina and Georgia.
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
This transcription of interviews with Gullah speakers was created by Lorenzo Dow Turner from his field recordings in the Sea Islands during the 1930s and 1940s.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African languages -- Study and teaching -- United States  Search this
Linguistics -- Research -- United States  Search this
Sea Islands Creole dialect  Search this
Genre/Form:
Transcripts
Photographs
Collection Citation:
Lorenzo Dow Turner papers, 1895--972, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Lois Turner Williams.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-017, Item ACMA 06-017.1
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Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-017-ref2959

Freetown Creole, Sierra Leone, B.W.A

Creator:
Turner, Lorenzo Dow, 1890-1972  Search this
Names:
Turner, Lorenzo Dow, 1890-1972  Search this
Collection Creator:
Turner, Lorenzo Dow, 1890-1972  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Field Notebook (20 p. ), 12.75 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Field notes
Place:
Sierra Leone -- Languages
Date:
October 1951
Biographical / Historical:
Lorenzo Dow Turner was born in Elizabeth City, N.C. in 1895. He earned his B.A. in 1914 from Howard University; in 1917, he received an M.A. in English from Harvard University. He received his doctorate in English from the University of Chicago in 1926 while simultaneously serving as chairman and professor of the Department of English at Howard from 1917 to 1928. He held the same positions at Fisk University in Nashville from 1929 to 1946. In 1946 he accepted a professorship in the English department at Roosevelt University in Chicago, where he remained as professor of English and lecturer in African Cultures until his retirement in 1970. Turner was professor emeritus at Roosevelt until his death at age 77 in 1972. Turner's professional and academic interests encompassed both English and linguistics. A noted scholar of African languages and linguistics, he learned numerous West African languages, mastering five of them. He was a noted authority on Gullah, a Creole language spoken in the Sea Islands off the coast of South Carolina and Georgia.
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
This field notebook was created by Lorenzo Dow Turner in 1951 while conducting field work on the Krio (creole) language in Sierra Leone.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African languages  Search this
Linguistics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Field notes
Collection Citation:
Lorenzo Dow Turner papers, 1895--972, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Lois Turner Williams.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-017, Item ACMA 06-017.2
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Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-017-ref2969

Lorenzo Dow Turner appointment book

Creator:
Turner, Lorenzo Dow, 1890-1972  Search this
Names:
Turner, Lorenzo Dow, 1890-1972  Search this
Collection Creator:
Turner, Lorenzo Dow, 1890-1972  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (appointment book (36 p.), 5 inches)
Type:
Archival materials
Appointment books
Place:
South Carolina
Date:
1932
Biographical / Historical:
Lorenzo Dow Turner was born in Elizabeth City, N.C. in 1895. He earned his B.A. in 1914 from Howard University; in 1917, he received an M.A. in English from Harvard University. He received his doctorate in English from the University of Chicago in 1926 while simultaneously serving as chairman and professor of the Department of English at Howard from 1917 to 1928. He held the same positions at Fisk University in Nashville from 1929 to 1946. In 1946 he accepted a professorship in the English department at Roosevelt University in Chicago, where he remained as professor of English and lecturer in African Cultures until his retirement in 1970. Turner was professor emeritus at Roosevelt until his death at age 77 in 1972. Turner's professional and academic interests encompassed both English and linguistics. A noted scholar of African languages and linguistics, he learned numerous West African languages, mastering five of them. He was a noted authority on Gullah, a Creole language spoken in the Sea Islands off the coast of South Carolina and Georgia.
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Dr. Turner used this notebook to schedule appointments for interviews with Gullah informants in Wadmalaw, Johns, Edisto and St. Helena Islands in South Carolina.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
Linguistics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Appointment books
Collection Citation:
Lorenzo Dow Turner papers, 1895--972, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Lois Turner Williams.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-017, Item ACMA 06-017.4
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Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-017-ref2970

Sea-Island dialect of South Carolina

Collection Creator:
Turner, Lorenzo Dow, 1890-1972  Search this
Container:
Box 13, Folder 19
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Collection Citation:
Lorenzo Dow Turner papers, 1895--972, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Lois Turner Williams.
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Lorenzo Dow Turner papers
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-017-ref429

Notebook, Freetown Creole, Sierra Leone, B. W. A., October 1951

Collection Creator:
Turner, Lorenzo Dow, 1890-1972  Search this
Container:
Box 17, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Collection Citation:
Lorenzo Dow Turner papers, 1895--972, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Lois Turner Williams.
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Lorenzo Dow Turner papers
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-017-ref547

Writings

Collection Creator:
Turner, Lorenzo Dow, 1890-1972  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Collection Citation:
Lorenzo Dow Turner papers, 1895--972, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Lois Turner Williams.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-017, Series 3
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Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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ead_component:sova-acma-06-017-ref406

Writings by Lorenzo Dow Turner

Collection Creator:
Turner, Lorenzo Dow, 1890-1972  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Collection Citation:
Lorenzo Dow Turner papers, 1895--972, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Lois Turner Williams.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-017, Subseries 3.1
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Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-017-ref407

Research

Collection Creator:
Turner, Lorenzo Dow, 1890-1972  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Collection Citation:
Lorenzo Dow Turner papers, 1895--972, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Lois Turner Williams.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-017, Series 4
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Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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ead_component:sova-acma-06-017-ref538

Africa

Collection Creator:
Turner, Lorenzo Dow, 1890-1972  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Collection Citation:
Lorenzo Dow Turner papers, 1895--972, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Lois Turner Williams.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-017, Subseries 4.1
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Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-017-ref539

Biographical

Collection Creator:
Turner, Lorenzo Dow, 1890-1972  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
The series contains the personal memorabilia and papers of Lorenzo Dow Turner which document his family history, education and travel, as well as materials either generated by or collected by Turner's wife, Lois M. Turner and their two sons Lorenzo Dow Turner and Rani Turner.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Collection Citation:
Lorenzo Dow Turner papers, 1895--972, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Lois Turner Williams.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-017, Series 1
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Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-017-ref13

Howard University

Collection Creator:
Turner, Lorenzo Dow, 1890-1972  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Collection Citation:
Lorenzo Dow Turner papers, 1895--972, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Lois Turner Williams.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-017, Subseries 2.1
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Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-017-ref149

Academic Career

Collection Creator:
Turner, Lorenzo Dow, 1890-1972  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Series Description:
This is the largest series. It consists of materials which chronicle Turner's life professionally at Howard University, Fisk University, Roosevelt University (formerly known as Roosevelt College), University of Chicago, and the University of Illinois. The series contains materials related to day-to-day teaching and includes correspondence from highly recognized individuals, such as, Lydia Parrish to Dr. Melville Herskovits,14, 1936--940, and Lorenzo Dow Turner with John H. Sengstacke, July 4 and 27, 1953, Langston Hughes, July 13 and 19, 1953 and Ralph J. Bunche, October 23, 1957. Also included are documents related to the Peace Corp Program that Professor Turner co--ounded while tenured at Roosevelt University, Y.M.C.A teaching materials, and other materials related to his work as a consultant with Funk and Wagnall's Company, Webster's New International Dictionary and the Encyclopedia Britannica. In addition, there are items related to the Washington Sun newspaper which Turner edited and published from 1928-1929.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Collection Citation:
Lorenzo Dow Turner papers, 1895--972, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Lois Turner Williams.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-017, Series 2
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Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-017-ref15

Fisk University

Collection Creator:
Turner, Lorenzo Dow, 1890-1972  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 11
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
Circa 1940
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Collection Citation:
Lorenzo Dow Turner papers, 1895--972, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Lois Turner Williams.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-017, Subseries 2.2
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Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-017-ref162

Roosevelt University

Collection Creator:
Turner, Lorenzo Dow, 1890-1972  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Collection Citation:
Lorenzo Dow Turner papers, 1895--972, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Lois Turner Williams.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-017, Subseries 2.3
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Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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ead_component:sova-acma-06-017-ref203

Lorenzo Dow Turner

Collection Creator:
Turner, Lorenzo Dow, 1890-1972  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Collection Citation:
Lorenzo Dow Turner papers, 1895--972, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Lois Turner Williams.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-017, Subseries 1.1
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Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-017-ref21

Peace Corps

Collection Creator:
Turner, Lorenzo Dow, 1890-1972  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Collection Citation:
Lorenzo Dow Turner papers, 1895--972, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Lois Turner Williams.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-017, Subseries 2.4
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Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-017-ref356

Y.M.C.A

Collection Creator:
Turner, Lorenzo Dow, 1890-1972  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Collection Citation:
Lorenzo Dow Turner papers, 1895--972, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Lois Turner Williams.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-017, Subseries 2.5
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Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-017-ref377

Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Collection Creator:
Turner, Lorenzo Dow, 1890-1972  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Collection Citation:
Lorenzo Dow Turner papers, 1895--972, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Lois Turner Williams.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-017, Subseries 2.6
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Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-017-ref383

University of Chicago

Collection Creator:
Turner, Lorenzo Dow, 1890-1972  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Collection Citation:
Lorenzo Dow Turner papers, 1895--972, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Lois Turner Williams.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-017, Subseries 2.7
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Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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ead_component:sova-acma-06-017-ref391

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