Donald C. Turner family photographs
Scope and Contents
This collection, dating from the 1890s to the 1970s, contains a wide variety of photograph types. Black and white prints consitute the majority, but there are also tintypes, color prints, negatives, cartes de visite, and cabinet cards; as well as some handwritten notes and postcards, and even a microfilm. For the most part, the materials in this collection depict gatherings and individual people through portraits, but there are also some miscellaneous sights/people depicted and some landscapes (e.g. Swarthmore).
- 1890 - 1977
- Donald Carre Turner (1909-1989) (Person)
Limitations on Accessing the Collection
This collection is available for research use.
Copyright and Rights Information
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Biographical / Historical
Donald Carré Turner (1909-1989) was a construction executive, a genealogist, and an alumnus of Swarthmore College.
1926-1931 Donald Carré Turner was born in Jenkintown and raised in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania. He joined a dance band, the Highlanders, in 1926 and played banjo and rhythm guitar. After his graduation from Swarthmore with a degree in Economics in 1931, he toured with the band and appeared at the Skytop Resort in the Poconos.
1930s-1970s, 1963-1971 Donald C. Turner was also an executive with the Turner Construction Company, founded by his uncle, Henry C. Turner, in 1920. The former served as the contract manager for the Philadelphia territory, and worked on a number of buildings in Philadelphia and Atlantic City. He was also involved in a number of professional societies and served as a member of the Upper Providence School District Authority from 1963-1971
1972-1989 After his retirement in 1972, Turner devoted much of his time to genealogy. The Turner family was from the Eastern Shore of Maryland and came to this country from England in the seventeenth century. Earlier generations were members of Third Haven and Cecil Monthly Meetings. Lineal surnames include Carré, Birch, Caulk, Betterton, Wilson, Jefferey, Homestead, Course, Sinclair, Williams, and many others.
.7 Cubic Feet (3 boxes)
Donald Carré Turner (1909-1989) was a construction executive, a genealogist, and an alumnus of Swarthmore College. This collection, dating from the 1890s to the 1970s, contains a wide variety of photograph types, for the most part depicting gatherings and individual people through portraits, but there are also some miscellaneous sights/people depicted and some landscapes (e.g. Swarthmore).
Photographs are roughly grouped by subject/topic but there is no overall arrangement to the collection.
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