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Title: Papers, 1894-1980 Description: 9.5 linear ft.

Notes: Afro-American biologist, educator, and Catholic activist; professor, Howard University (1913-1924) and Hampton Institute (1924-1945). Personal papers; newspaper clippings and biographical materials; correspondence; writings; documents relating to the Federated Colored Catholics of the United States (FCC; later known as the National Catholic Federation for the Promotion of Better Race Relations), Hampton Institute, and Howard University; organizational files; memorabilia; printed materials; and photographs relating to Turner's academic and scientific careers, as well as his extensive efforts on behalf of justice for Afro-Americans within the Catholic Church. Correspondents include church officials Pietro Fumasoni-Biondi, Michael Curley, and J. Cardinal Gibbons, and FCC officials H.M. Smith, Eugene Clark, and George W. Conrad. Included are his unpublished memoirs and History and Heritage of the Black Catholic. Gifts of Thomas Wyatt Turner (1972, 1976) and Lois Broadus (1987). Microscope removed to the MSRC's museum.

Subjects: Afro-American Catholics. Afro-American college teachers -- Virginia -- Hampton. lcsh Afro-American college teachers -- Washington (DC) lcsh Afro-American scientists -- Virginia -- Hampton. lcsh Afro-American scientists -- Washington (DC) lcsh Biologists -- Virginia -- Hampton. lcsh Biologists -- Washington (DC) lcsh Clark, Eugene Augustine, b. 1883, as correspondent. Conrad, George Washington Bryant, 1867, as correspondent. Curley, Michael Joseph, 1879-1947, as correspondent. Federated Colored Catholics of the United States. Fumasoni-Biondi, Pietro, 1872-1960, as correspondent. Gibbons, James, 1834-1921, as correspondent. Hampton Institute. Howard University. National Catholic Federation for the Promotion of Better Race Relations (US) Smith, H. M., correspondent. United States -- Race relations.

Location: Howard University, Moorland-Spingarn Research Center (Washington, DC) NIDS Fiche #: 4.72.152 NUCMC #: DCLV96-A947