Arlin Turner papers, 1953-1979.


Arlin Turner papers, 1953-1979.

The collection includes department memoranda, correspondence, minutes and documentation relating to English Department policies. Also included are minutes, memoranda and correspondence related to various committees Turner served on, including the Graduate Affairs Committee, the Graduate Ad Hoc Committee, Curriculum Committee and the Humanities Committee. The collection ranges in date from 1953-1979.

600 items (1.5 linear ft.)

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Turner, Arlin 1909-1980 (person)

Born in Abilene, Texas, Arlin Turner received his B.A. from West Texas State University in 1927 and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Texas in 1930 and 1934, respectively. He joined the English Department at Duke University in 1953 and served until 1979. He was department chair from 1958-1964. Turner specialized in American literature, writing on Nathaniel Hawthorne, Mark Twain and other Southern humorists. He also served as managing editor of American Literature and reviewed contemporar...

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