ASTRACT: The collection contains the literary works of Harry and Alice Turner primarily in the form of monographs, periodicals, and typed manuscripts. Much of material contains significant information regarding their personal histories, their creative processes, and their lives in St. Louis in the first part of the twentieth century. In addition to their personal histories, many of the writings include significant information regarding St. Louis history and social life, the Colorado Midland Railroad, early automobile history, and the Lucas and Hunt family.
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE: The collection contains the writings of Harry and Alice Turner, thirty-three copies of their jointly published Much Ado, and additional related materials. In total, there are four series divided into eighteen folders.
Series 1 contains Harry Turner’s published monographs, manuscripts drafts and article drafts.
Series 2 contains Alice Martin’s published monographs, manuscript drafts and six copies of the French Dance magazine Revue de la Danse.
Series 3 contains two folders consisting of thirty-three copies of the Turner’s jointly published magazine Much Ado. The magazines are organized chronologically and are divided between the issues published before Harry Turner’s death, and the issues published after his death.
Series 4 contains four folders consisting of additional materials related to Harry and Alice Turner including: newspaper clippings, three pieces of correspondence between Alice and Harry’s sisters, and the file folders that originally contained these papers.
HOLDINGS: 1 linear foot
ACCESS: Some of the material in Special Collection M-322 may be photocopied, digitally scanned or photographed, subject to condition.
M-331: The Harry and Alice Turner Papers(.rtf)
M-331: The Harry and Alice Turner Papers(.pdf)
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