Profiles: A Pilgrim’s Progress: Decherd Turner, 1922-2002

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Valerie Hotchkiss


A biographical profile of Decherd Turner, director of the Bridwell Library at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX from 1950-80, and director of the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas in Austin from 1980-88. This profile focuses on Turner's remarkable personality and his accomplishments in building the special collections of these institutions.

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Valerie Hotchkiss, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Andrew S. G. Turyn Endowed Professor

Director of the Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Professor of Religion, Medieval Studies and Library Science

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign