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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, Geneva Calcier  Search this
Turner, Lorenzo Dow, 1890-1972  Search this
Extent:
23.97 Linear feet (20 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
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 in the following series:

Series 1: Biographical

Series 2: Academic Career

Series 3: Writings

Series 4: Research

Series 5: Photographs

Series 6: Sound Recordings

Series 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,Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Lois Turner Williams.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-017
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Lorenzo Dow Turner Papers
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa7bf5c3bd8-0ec9-4bc9-810c-3857a6a7420e
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-06-017
Online Media:

Word, Shout, Song: Lorenzo Dow Turner Connecting Communities through Language exhibition records

Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Turner, Lorenzo Dow, 1890-1972  Search this
Extent:
2.7 Linear feet (3 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Brochures
Place:
Georgia -- Languages
South Carolina -- Languages
Date:
2010
Summary:
An exhibition documenting the historical journey made by people from Africa to the Americas, along with their language and music. In the 1930s, Lorenzo Dow Turner discovered that the Gullah people of Georgia and South Carolina retained parts of the culture and language of their West African enslaved ancestors. Turner's research produced a living treasury of previously unknown traditions, songs, and folkways that also uncovered and illuminated the connections with West African and Afro-Brazilian communities.
Scope and Contents note:
These records document the reseach, execution, and promotion of the exhibition and symposium associated with the exhibit. Materials include research files, catalogues, family and visitor guides, symposium programs, posters and docent materials.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
Museum exhibits  Search this
Research  Search this
Linguistics -- Research -- United States  Search this
Sea Islands Creole dialect  Search this
African languages -- Study and teaching -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Brochures
Citation:
Word, Shout, Song: Lorenzo Dow Turner Connecting Communities through Language exhibition records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
ACMA.03-056
See more items in:
Word, Shout, Song: Lorenzo Dow Turner Connecting Communities through Language exhibition records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa7afe9a24d-080e-473d-a6d2-c00260e5b822
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-03-056

Connecting the Worlds of the African Diaspora: The Living Legacy of Lorenzo Dow Turner symposium records

Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Turner, Lorenzo Dow, 1890-1972  Search this
Extent:
0.15 Linear feet (1 box; 9 miniDV video recordings; 1 CD-R sound recordings)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Place:
Georgia -- Languages
South Carolina -- Languages
Date:
November 12-13, 2010
Scope and Contents note:
Connecting the Worlds of the African Diaspora: The Living Legacy of Lorenzo Dow Turner was a symposium held at the Anacostia Community Museum November 12-13, 2010. The keynote speaker was Emory Shaw Campbell, and other participants included Alcione M. Amos, Herb Frazier, Thomas B. Klein, Livio Sansone, and Kevin A. Yalvington. The symposium was held in association with the Word, Shout, Song exhibition, which documented the historical journey made by people from Africa, their language, and their music, to the Americas. Through words, music, and story, Lorenzo Dow Turner discovered in the 1930s that the Gullah people of Georgia and South Carolina still possessed parts of the culture and language of their enslaved ancestors, which had long been believed lost. The exhibit was on view at the Anacostia Community Museum from August 9, 2010 to July 24, 2011, during which time the Lorenzo Dow Turner Symposium was held at the museum. This collection contains video and audio recordings documenting the exhibit-related symposium.
Related Archival Materials note:
Anacostia Community Museum. Word, Shout, Song: Lorenzo Dow Turner, Connecting Communities Through Language.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Some items are not accessible due to obsolete format and playback machinery restrictions. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
Museum exhibits  Search this
African languages -- Study and teaching -- United States  Search this
Sea Islands Creole dialect  Search this
Linguistics -- Research -- United States  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Citation:
Connecting the Worlds of the African Diaspora: The Living Legacy of Lorenzo Dow Turner symposium audiovisual records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
ACMA.09-013
See more items in:
Connecting the Worlds of the African Diaspora: The Living Legacy of Lorenzo Dow Turner symposium records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa746d1e7f0-c1ca-4399-a341-9a9d7655fb06
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-09-013

Connecting the Worlds of the African Diaspora: The Living Legacy of Lorenzo Dow Turner symposium audiovisual records

Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Turner, Lorenzo Dow, 1890-1972  Search this
Collection Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
0.15 Linear feet (1 box; 9 miniDV video recordings; 1 CD-R sound recordings)
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Place:
Georgia -- Languages
South Carolina -- Languages
Date:
November 12-13, 2010
Scope and Contents:
Connecting the Worlds of the African Diaspora: The Living Legacy of Lorenzo Dow Turner was a symposium held at the Anacostia Community Museum November 12-13, 2010. The keynote speaker was Emory Shaw Campbell, and other participants included Alcione M. Amos, Herb Frazier, Thomas B. Klein, Livio Sansone, and Kevin A. Yalvington. The symposium was held in association with the Word, Shout, Song exhibition, which documented the historical journey made by people from Africa, their language, and their music, to the Americas. Through words, music, and story, Lorenzo Dow Turner discovered in the 1930s that the Gullah people of Georgia and South Carolina still possessed parts of the culture and language of their enslaved ancestors, which had long been believed lost. The exhibit was on view at the Anacostia Community Museum from August 9, 2010 to July 24, 2011, during which time the Lorenzo Dow Turner Symposium was held at the museum. This collection contains video and audio recordings documenting the exhibit-related symposium.
Related Archival Materials note:
Anacostia Community Museum. Word, Shout, Song: Lorenzo Dow Turner, Connecting Communities Through Language.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Some items are not accessible due to obsolete format and playback machinery restrictions. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
Museum exhibits  Search this
African languages -- Study and teaching -- United States  Search this
Sea Islands Creole dialect  Search this
Linguistics -- Research -- United States  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Citation:
Connecting the Worlds of the African Diaspora: The Living Legacy of Lorenzo Dow Turner symposium audiovisual records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
ACMA.09-013, Series ACMA AV09-013
See more items in:
Connecting the Worlds of the African Diaspora: The Living Legacy of Lorenzo Dow Turner symposium records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa7dc7de40f-2835-4d43-a8ce-2a528fde8268
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-09-013-ref505

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.)
Container:
Box 13, Folder 19
Type:
Archival materials
Transcripts
Photographs
Place:
South Carolina -- Edisto Island
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.
General:
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
South Carolina  Search this
Genre/Form:
Transcripts
Photographs
Collection Citation:
Lorenzo Dow Turner papers,Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Lois Turner Williams.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-017, File ACMA 06-017.1
See more items in:
Lorenzo Dow Turner Papers
Lorenzo Dow Turner Papers / Series 3: Writings / 3.1: Writings by Lorenzo Dow Turner
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa7c4f8bbc7-4b41-4826-91bf-3673c11ebd70
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-017-ref429

Cultural influences on the art and crafts of early Black American artists (1649-1865) towards implications for art education [microform] / by Phillip Lindsay Mason

Author:
Mason, Phillip Lindsay 1939-  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 199 leaves : ill
Type:
Microforms
Place:
United States
Date:
1982
Topic:
African American artisans--History  Search this
African American art--African influences--History  Search this
Art--Study and teaching  Search this
Call number:
mfm 2665
mfm 2665
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_440276

Identifying new directions for African studies / guest editor, Larry W. Bowman

Author:
Bowman, Larry W  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Africa
Date:
2002
Topic:
African languages--Study and teaching (Higher)  Search this
Study and teaching (Higher)  Search this
United States  Search this
Call number:
DT1 .I686
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_753936

A tribute to Roy Sieber. Part 2

Author:
Kreamer, Christine Mullen  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Sieber, Roy 1923-2001  Search this
Sieber, Roy 1923-2001 Art collections  Search this
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
United States
Date:
2003
Topic:
Art, African--Study and teaching (Higher)  Search this
African art historians  Search this
Connoisseurship  Search this
Call number:
N1 .A258
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_756857

Twi : National African Language Reseource Center (NALRC)

Title:
Studying Twi in the U.S
Author:
National African Language Resource Center (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
1 pamphlet ([6] p.) : col. ill. ; 22 x 10 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
200u
[200-]
Topic:
Twi language--Study and teaching (Higher)  Search this
African languages--Study and teaching (Higher)  Search this
Call number:
PL8751 .T85 2000z
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_935848

Tigrinya : National African Language Reseource Center (NALRC)

Title:
Studying Tigrinya in the U.S
Author:
National African Language Resource Center (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
1 pamphlet ([6] p.) : col. ill. ; 22 x 10 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
200u
[200-]
Topic:
Tigrinya language--Study and teaching (Higher)  Search this
African languages--Study and teaching (Higher)  Search this
Call number:
PJ9111 .T57 2000z
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_935785

Chichewa : National African Language Reseource Center (NALRC)

Title:
Studying Chichewa/Cinyanja in the U.S
Author:
National African Language Resource Center (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
1 pamphlet ([6] p.) : col. ill. ; 22 x 10 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
200u
[200-]
Topic:
Chewa dialect--Study and teaching (Higher)  Search this
African languages--Study and teaching (Higher)  Search this
Call number:
PL8110.C5 C45 2000z
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_935847

Amharic : National African Language Reseource Center (NALRC)

Title:
Studying Amharic in the U.S
Author:
National African Language Resource Center (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
1 pamphlet ([6] p.) : col. ill. ; 22 x 10 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
200u
[200-]
Topic:
Amharic language--Study and teaching (Higher)  Search this
African languages--Study and teaching (Higher)  Search this
Call number:
PJ9208 .A44 2000z
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_935849

Yoruba : National African Language Reseource Center (NALRC)

Title:
Studying Yoruba in the U.S
Author:
National African Language Resource Center (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
1 pamphlet ([6] p.) : col. ill. ; 22 x 10 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
200u
[200-]
Topic:
Yoruba language--Study and teaching (Higher)  Search this
African languages--Study and teaching (Higher)  Search this
Call number:
PL8821 .Y67 2000z
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_935850

Temne : National African Language Reseource Center (NALRC)

Title:
Studying Temne in the U.S
Author:
National African Language Resource Center (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
1 pamphlet ([6] p.) : col. ill. ; 22 x 10 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
200u
[200-]
Topic:
Temne language--Study and teaching (Higher)  Search this
African languages--Study and teaching (Higher)  Search this
Call number:
PL8735 .T45 2000z
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_935851

Setswana : National African Language Resource Center (NALRC)

Title:
Studying Setswana in the U.S
Author:
National African Language Resource Center (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
1 pamphlet ([6] p.) : col. ill. ; 22 x 10 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
200u
[c200-]
Topic:
Tswana language--Study and teaching (Higher)  Search this
African languages--Study and teaching (Higher)  Search this
Call number:
PL8747 .S48 2000z
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_936531

Bamana : National African Language Resource Center (NALRC)

Title:
Studying Bamana in the U.S
Author:
National African Language Resource Center (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
1 pamphlet ([6] p.) : col. ill. ; 22 x 10 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
200u
[200-]
Topic:
Bambara language--Study and teaching (Higher)  Search this
African languages--Study and teaching (Higher)  Search this
Call number:
PL8049.B3 B35 2000z
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_935846

Krio : National African Language Reseource Center (NALRC)

Title:
Studying Krio in the U.S
Author:
National African Language Resource Center (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
1 pamphlet ([6] p.) : col. ill. ; 22 x 10 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
200u
[200-]
Topic:
Krio language--Study and teaching (Higher)  Search this
African languages--Study and teaching (Higher)  Search this
Call number:
PM7875.K73 K75 2000z
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_936528

Pulaar : National African Language Reseource Center (NALRC)

Title:
Studying Pulaar in the U.S
Author:
National African Language Resource Center (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
1 pamphlet ([6] p.) : col. ill. ; 22 x 10 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Africa, West
Date:
200u
[200-]
Topic:
Pular dialect--Study and teaching (Higher)  Search this
Languages  Search this
Study and teaching (Higher)  Search this
Call number:
PL8184.P858 P85 2000z
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_936527

Kpelle : National African Language Reseource Center (NALRC)

Title:
Studying Kpelle in the U.S
Author:
National African Language Resource Center (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
1 pamphlet ([6] p.) : col. ill. ; 22 x 10 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
200u
[200-]
Topic:
Kpelle language--Study and teaching (Higher)  Search this
African languages--Study and teaching (Higher)  Search this
Call number:
PL8411 .K64 2000z
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_936529

Bemba : National African Language Reseource Center (NALRC)

Title:
Studying Bemba in the U.S
Author:
National African Language Resource Center (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
1 pamphlet ([6] p.) : col. ill. ; 22 x 10 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
200u
[200-]
Topic:
Bemba language--Study and teaching (Higher)  Search this
African languages--Study and teaching (Higher)  Search this
Call number:
PL8069 .B45 2000z
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_936535

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