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I. Bruce Turner

I. Bruce Turner, American archivist. Certified Academy of Certified Archivists. Recipient Friends Edith Garland Dupre' Library. Endowed Professor Library. Science award, University Louisiana, Lafayette, 1998—2004.


  • Turner, I. Bruce was born on July 4, 1946 in Monmouth, Illinois, United States. Son of Lynn W. and Vera A. Turner.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Otterbein College, 1967. Master of Arts, University Illinois, 1968. Doctor of Philosophy, University Illinois, 1977.

      Medical Science Liaison Society, University Kentucky, 1977.


    • Head special collections State University of New York, Oswego, New York, 1977—1982. Head of archives and special collections University Louisiana, Lafayette, since 1983.

    Major achievements

    • Certified Academy of Certified Archivists.


    • Co-author: (book) Jefferson Davis Parish: An Oral History, 2000. Co-editor: Guide to Manuscript Repositories in Louisiana, 1998.


    Denomination: Presbyterian


    Member Louisiana State History Records Advisory Board, 1998—2009. Member of Organization American Historians, Louisiana History Association, Louisiana Archives and Manuscripts Association (president 1993-1994, treasurer since 2006), Society Southwest Archivists (president 2000-2001), Society of America Archivists (chairman acquisitions and appraisal section 1986-1987, chairman archival history roundtable 1995—2000, chairman acquisitions and appraisal section 2000-2001), Beta Phi Mu, Phi Alpha Theta.


    • Married Sue Ann Steck, June 14, 1980. Children: Jessica L., Kristen M., Kathryn E.
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    Born July 4, 1946
    (age 71)
    • 1967
      Otterbein College
    • 1968
      University Illinois
    • 1977
      University Illinois
    • 1977
      University Kentucky
    • 1977 - 1982
      Head, special collections State University of New York
      Oswego, Kansas, United States
    • 1983
      head, of archives and special collections University Louisiana
      Lafayette, Tennessee, United States