Correspondence

Access Restrictions:

Some administrative materials are restricted for a period of 25 years from the date of origin.

Some sensitive personal correspondence is restricted for a period of 70 years from the date of origin unless permission is given by the donor.

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The correspondence series primarily contains letters written to and from Dr. Turner. The general correspondence subseries is in rough chronological order. Folders for individual correspondents are arranged alphabetically. Types of materials include letters to and from church members at the various churches he pastored, administrative material related to his pastoral work, correspondence with Duke community members as a student and as faculty and administrator, invitations to speak at various locations and events, correspondence relating to various affiliations and community activities, and some personal correspondence with family and friends.

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Collection restrictions:

Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.

For a period of twenty-five years from the origin of the material, permission in writing from the office of origin and the University Archivist is required for use. After twenty-five years, records that have been processed may be consulted with the permission of the University Archivist. Some administrative materials in this collection fall under this restriction.

In accordance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 as amended, Duke University permits students to inspect their education records and limits the disclosure of personally identifiable information from education records.

Records, such as search committee files or others pertaining to employment where individuals are identified, are closed for 70 years. Some personal correspondence materials are restricted for 70 years from the date of origin unless permission is given by the donor.

All or portions of this collection may be housed off-site in Duke University's Library Service Center. The library may require up to 48-hours to retrieve these materials for research use.

Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library to use this collection.

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Copyright for Official University records is held by Duke University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

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