Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Wednesday Wonderful Collection - Anita Turner Papers, MS.0221

Biographical/Historical Note
Anita Ellen Turner was born in Paragould, Arkansas, on June 26, 1896. Her brother, William Howard A. Turner, was born August 2, 1900. Their mother, Laura Abner, died December 1957. Anita E. Turner held offices in such organizations as the Arkansas Pioneer Branch of the National League of American Pen Women, Arkansas Authors' and Composers' Society, and others. She taught piano and voice. She died July 1, 1982, in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Scope and Contents
The collection contains correspondence, yearbooks, newsclippings, programs, and material pertaining to the organizations in which Anita E. Turner participated.

  • Correspondence
    • 1. 1937 February 28: J.R. O'Neal, Saint Louis, Missouri, to Anita E. Turner, Little Rock, Arkansas (Box 1)
    • 2. 1947 December 20: Bernie Babcock, Little Rock, to Anita Turner, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 3. 1952 September 2: Sam Strauss, President , Pfeifers of Arkansas, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Anita Turner, Little Rock
    • 4. 1952 September 30: Mrs. Walsh and family to Abner and daughters
    • 5. 1954 March 11: Gladys and Claude Schlanger baby announcement
    • 6. 1954 August 27: Anita E. Turner, President, Arkansas Authors' and Composers' Society, Little Rock, Arkansas, to "Dear fellow member"
    • 7. 1955 February 8: Postcard, "J" to Anita Ellen Turner, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 8. 1955 May 17: Postcard, Gladys and William Turner, Colorado Springs, Colorado, to Mrs. L.B. Abner and Anita Turner, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 9. 1956 December 17: Gladys W. Grone to Anita Turner, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 10. 1957 December 9: Billy Joette and Sheryl Turner, Mission, Kansas, to Mrs. L.B. Abner and Anita Turner, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 11. 1957 December 14: Francille, Memphis, Tennessee, to Anita and William Turner, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 12. 1957 December 16: Carolyn Ann to Anita E. Turner and Mrs. William H.A. Turner, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 13. 1957 December 16: Mary and Gene Martin, Colorado Springs, Colorado, to William H.A. Turner, Kansas City, Missouri
    • 14. 1957 December 16: Eric, St. Louis, Missouri, to Anita and William H.A. Turner, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 15. 1957 December 18: Doctor and Mrs. Ellery Gay, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Anita Turner, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 16. 1957 December 19: Clifford C. Hahne, Saint Louis, Missouri, to William H.A. Turner, Kansas City, Missouri
    • 17. 1957 December 19: Ray Maxwell, Saint Louis, Missouri, to William H.A. Turner, Kansas City, Missouri
    • 18. 1957 December 19: R.H. Werner, Yorktown Heights, New York, to William H.A. Turner, Kansas City, Missouri
    • 19. 1957 December 22: Beulah, Covington, Virginia, to Anita Turner, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 20. 1957 December 31: Myra Carithers, Secretary, First Christian Church, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Anita Turner, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 21. 1958 January 2: Horace and Florence Booker, Indian Rocks Beach, Florida, to Anita Turner, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 22. 1958 January 3: Myra Carithers to Anita Turner, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 23. 1958 January 4: Sophie Mark, Detroit, Michigan, to Anita Turner, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 24. 1958 January 6: Mrs. E.G. Poindexter to Anita Turner, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 25. 1958 January 8: David Barton Clapp, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Anita Turner, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 26. 1958 February 1: Eula J. Spivey, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Anita Turner, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 27. 1959 November 30: Postcard, Glad and William to Anita Turner, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 28. 1960 December 5: Postcard, "Beulah" to Anita E. Turner, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 29. 1962 February 5: William H.A. Turner, Kansas City, Missouri, to Anita Turner, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 30. 1962 April 25: Postcard, "J", at the Grand Canyon, to Anita E. Turner, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 31. 1965 August 19, Postcard, from Ireland, to Anita E. Turner, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 32. 1965 August 31: Glad and William Turner to Anita E. Turner, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 33. 1966 April 21: Postcard, Gladys and Claude, Paris, France, to Anita Turner, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 34. 1966 November 8: Postcard, Eric, Rolla, Missouri, to Anita E. Turner, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 35. 1968 March 9: Lily Peter, Marvell, Arkansas, to Anita Turner, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 36. 1968 August 17: Dula H. Reid, Conway, Arkansas, to Anita Turner, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 37. 1968 October 21: Etta C. Harris, Hamburg, Arkansas, to Anita Turner, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 38. 1969 January 8: Governor Winthrop Rockefeller, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Anita Turner, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 39. 1969 January 14, Maxine Fortenberry, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Anita Turner, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 40. 1969 December 19: Anna King Davis, Salem, Arkansas, to Anita E. Turner, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 41. 1970 February 5: Lily Peter, Marvell, Arkansas, to Anita Turner, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 42. 1970 March 4: Mary Hamby, secretary to Mrs. Winthrop Rockefeller, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Anita E. Turner, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 43. 1970 March 13: Georgia McDonald, Memphis, Tennessee, to Anita Turner, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 44. 1970 April 2: Alice Gray to Anita E. Turner, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 45. 1970 April 3: May Smith White, Monroe, Louisiana, to Anita E. Turner, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 46. 1970 April 6: Georgia McDonald, Memphis, Tennessee, to Anita E. Turner, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 47. 1970 April 8: Betty Gene to Anita E. Turner, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 48. 1970 April 12, Anita Turner, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Mrs. Winthrop Rockefeller, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 49. 1970 May 18: Emogean Cameron, Charleston, Arkansas, to Anita E. Turner, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 50. 1970 August 24: Margaret Garton, Washington, District of Columbia, to Anita E. Turner, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 51. 1971 February 26: Postcard, Chloe Wren to Anita E. Turner, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 53. 1972 May 3: "Old Buler" to Anita Turner, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 52. 1971 October 8: Postcard, from "J" to Anita E. Turner, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 54. 1972 July 22: William P. Campbell, Searcy, Arkansas, to Anita E. Turner, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 55. 1973 January 30: John B. Jacobs, Clarendon, Arkansas, to Anita E. Turner, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 56. 1973 March 17: Invitation, fiftieth wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. William H.A. Turner
    • 57. 1973 September 1: Marguerite C. Williams, Hot Springs, Arkansas, to Anita Turner, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 59. 1975 February 7: Cheryl to "Neat"
    • 58. 1973 December 20: Eunice to [?]
    • 60. 1975 March 10: William H.A. Turner to Anita E. Turner, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 61. 1975 March 17: William and Glad Turner, Harrisonville, Missouri, to Anita Turner, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 62. 1975 March 24: William H.A. Turner, Harrisonville, Missouri, to Anita Turner, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 63. 1976 November 7: Peggy Vining to Anita Turner, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 64. 1977 January 4: William H.A. Turner, Kansas City, Missouri, to Anita E. Turner, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 65. 1977 March 27: Haco Boyd, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Anita Turner and LaNell Compton, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 66. 1977 April 5: William A. Turner, Kansas City, Missouri, to Anita E. Turner, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 67. 1977 June 22: C.E. Cardwell and Imogene Cardwell to Anita E. Turner, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 68. 1977 October 18: Georgia to Anita Turner, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 69. 1977 December 21: Pauline to Anita E. Turner
    • 70. 1977 December 22: Frances Neal, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Anita E. Turner, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 71. 1978 January 9: Glad Turner, Kansas City, Missouri, to Anita E. Turner, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 72. 1978 March 21: Frances Neal, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Anita E. Turner, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 73. 1978 April 22: Barbara Mulkey to Anita Turner, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 74. 1978 July 22: Cary and Shawn Chestnut, Hobart, Oklahoma, to Anita E. Turner, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 75. 1979 August 30: Invitation to Arkansas State Library reception for LaNell Compton
    • 76. 1979 September 15: LaNell Compton, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Anita Turner, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 77. 1980 Febrary 29: Sue and Aubrey Laumin, Shreveport, Louisiana, to Anita E. Turner, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 78. 1980 April 11: Mary Lincoln, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Anita Turner, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 79. 1980 June 14: Marilyn to "Dear Nini"
    • 80. 1980 July 26: Wedding announcement, Madeline Rue Ross and Jerome Howard Schlanger
    • 81. 1980 October 24: Melody Curtis, Mablevale, Arkansas, to Anita Turner, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 82. 1981 May 2: Wedding announcement, Kristine Erika Werner and Scott Sven Sunden
    • 83. 1981 May 2: Invitation to a gathering at Deer Hill, Wappingers Falls, New York
    • 84. 1981 May 9: Graduation invitation, Marla Turner
    • 85. 1981 July 3: Scott and Kristi Sunden, Harrington Park, New Jersey, to Anita Turner, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 86. 1981 July 3: Postcard, [?] to Anita E. Turner, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 87. 1981 September 14: Marge to Anita
    • 88. 1981 October 12: Virginia Evansen, Mountain Home, Arkansas, to Anita
    • 89. 1982 January 21: Beulah Mitchell, Covington, Virginia, to Anita
    • 90. 1982 April 21: Verna Lee Hinegardner, National Federation of State Poetry Societies, Incorporated, to Anita E. Turner, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 91. 1982 May 18: Beulah to Anita
    • 92. 1982 June 5: Glad Turner, Kansas City, Missouri, to Anita E. Turner, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 93. 1982 June 25: [?], Chesterfield, Missouri, to Anita E. Turner, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 94. 1982 July: LaNell Compton to Anita Turner's friends
    • 95. 1982 August 4: Mollie Mealing, Columbus, Georgia, to the family of Anita E. Turner, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 96. 1983 March 19: Gordon Honda, Bensky Furs, Little Rock, Arkansas, to LaNell Compton
    • 97. 1987 May 7: Gladys S. Miller, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, to Anita E. Turner, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 98. Undated: [?] to LaNell Compton (Box 2)
    • 99. Undated: Robert A. to Anita E. Turner
    • 100. Undated: [?] Bass to Anita
    • 101. Undated: [?] to Anita E. Turner
    • 102. Undated: Kate Howard to Anita
    • 103. Undated: Leona to Anita E. Turner
    • 104. Undated: Lona Marion to Miss Turner
    • 105. Undated: Mrs. Poindexter to Anita Turner, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 106. Undated: [?] to "Neat"
    • 107. Undated: [?] to Anita E. Turner
    • 108. Undated: [?] Compton to [?]
    • 109. Undated: Joe and Cleo Russell to [?]
    • 110. Undated: Laura Turner Abner family to [?]
    • 111. Undated: Postcards
    • 112. [?] January 8: "Glad" to "Nita"
    • 113. [?] January 10: "Glad" to Anita E. Turner
    • 114. [?] April 8: "Glad" to "Nita"
    • 115. [?] June 21: "Glad" to "Nita" Turner
    • 116. [?] November 24: Glad Turner, Kansas City, Missouri, to Anita Turner and LaNell Compton, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 117. [?] December 24: [?] to Anita Turner and LaNell Compton
    • 118. Birthday cards
    • 119. Christmas cards
    • 120. Christmas cards
    • 121. Christmas greetings from the Arkansas Library Commission staff
    • 122. Easter cards
    • 123. Sympathy cards
    • 124. Thanksgiving card
    • 125. 1978: Valentine card
  • Miscellaneous
    • 126. Undated: Announcement, Doctor Margaret Moore Jacobs' new book, "My Master Has A Garden"
    • 127. Arkansas Authors', Composers', and Artists' Society material
    • 128. 1983 February 17: Bank statement, Anita E. Turner, deceased
    • 129. Church programs
    • 130. Undated: Dried flowers from Pen Women's Press luncheon
    • 131. Florist's tag for funeral flowers to Turner family
    • 132. 1900 April 29: Funeral notice, Ella Elliott, Humboldt, Tennessee
    • 133. Literature contest rules, University of Missouri Press, Columbia, Missouri
    • 134. 1974-1982: Little Rock Musical Coterie material
    • 135. 1981 November 6: Luncheon guest list of Alice Leigh
    • 136. Manuscript, "For Ever Mine" by Anita E. Turner
    • 137. Map, hand-drawn guide to 620 North Oak
    • 138. Undated: Miscellaneous notes
    • 139. 1952-1983: Miscellaneous programs and invitations
    • 140. 1951-1979: Music programs
  • Printed material
    • 141. National League of American Pen Women (Box 3)
    • 142. Undated: Newsclipping photocopy, "A First Lady of Arkansas," Stella Payne Crow
    • 143. Newsclippings
    • 144. Newsclippings
    • 145. Envelope, "Authors and Composers and Josie Frazee Cappleman"
    • 146. 1954 March 28: Program for Arkansas Agricultural, Mechanical, and Normal College choir concert
    • 147. Program for opera, "Aida"
    • 148. Program for opera, "Othello"
    • 149. Program, Presidents Day, Arkansas Centennial celebration
    • 150. 1980 May: Publication, Arkansas Orchestra Society, "Notes"
    • 151. 1955 April: Publication, Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, "3M Megaphone"
    • 152. 1965 December and 1967 December: Publication, National League of American Pen Women, "The Sign Board"
    • 153. 1954 January and March: Publication, "Words and Music"
    • 154. Sheet music, "Moods and Tenses" by Mabel Bean
    • 155. Publication, "The Writer," Arkansas Authors' and Composers' Society
    • 156. Sheet music, "Someday, Somewhere" by Mabel Bean
    • 157. Sheet music, 'For Rent-A Heart" by Stella Payne Crow
    • 158. Sheet music, "I Cling to You" by Stella Payne Crow
    • 159. Sheet music, "Melissa" by Stella Payne Crow
    • 160. Sheet music, "Oh Tell Me Little Star" by Stella Payne Crow
    • 161. Sheet music, "The Ozarks Are Calling" by Stella Payne Crow
    • 162. Sheet music, "Pamela" by Stella Payne Crow
    • 163. Sheet music, "Maytime in the Ozarks" by Grace Speer Flickinger
    • 164. Sheet music, "Song for Gigi" by Stella Payne Crow
    • 165. Sheet music, "What Is Love" by Mrs. N.B. McArthur
    • 166. Sheet music, "His Glory Shines Through" by J.B. Martin
    • 167. Sheet music, "Hills in the Springtime" by Alma Colgan Schmitt
    • 168. Sheet music, "Hold Me Close (Sweetheart)" by Madeline Syrcher
    • 169. Tract, "The Star of Hope" by Anita E. Turner and Horace Booker
    • 170. Typescript of a play by Bernie Babcock
    • 171. Undated: Typescript by Anita E. Turner
    • 172. Undated: Wedding invitation, Jerelene Mitchell and William Richard Garcia
    • 173. 1963-1970: Woman's City Club/Greater Little Rock Federation of Women's Clubs
    • 174. 1945 May 1: Woman's City Club, Incorporated, certificate of stock, Anita E. Turner
    • 175. 1964-1966: Yearbook, Arkansas Pioneer Branch, National League of American Pen Women
    • 176. 1968-1970: Yearbook, Arkansas Pioneer Branch, National League of American Pen Women
    • 177. 1970-1972: Yearbook, Arkansas Pioneer Branch, National League of American Pen Women
    • 178. 1972-1974: Yearbook, Arkansas Pioneer Branch, National League of American Pen Women
    • 179. 1976-1978: Yearbook, Arkansas Pioneer Branch, National League of American Pen Women
    • 180. 1978-1979: Yearbook, Arkansas Pioneer Branch, National League of American Pen Women
    • 181. 1980-1982: Yearbook, Arkansas Pioneer Branch, League of American Pen Women
    • 182. 1964-1974: Miscellaneous yearbooks
    • 183. Printed napkins from receptions (Box 4)
    • 184. 1956 May 25: Program, Arkansas Authors' and Composers' annual awards luncheon
    • 185. 1875: Book, "Patterson's speller and analyzer adapted to written lessons, and accompanied by an exercise book," New York, Sheldon and Company
    • 186. 1957 December 14: Memorial record book, Laura Turner Abner
    • 187. 1957-1958: Book, "Sterling 8 column book," Arkansas Pioneer Branch, National League of American Pen Women, Anita E. Turner, treasurer
    • 188. Arkansas Gazette, volume 132, number 152 (1951), "Thousands roar welcome as MacArthur reaches America"
    • 189. Undated: Poetry, "The Ballad of the Pilgrim Cat"
    • 190. Undated: Wedding announcement, "Miss Sibold and Mr. Garcia are married"
    • 191. 1967 November 19: Arkansas Democrat Magazine, "Family history links Arkansas to old castle" by Gladys Alexander
    • 192. 1952 June 22: Arkansas Democrat Magazine
    • 193. "Bernie Babcock made notable contributions to literature-and history" by her granddaughter
    • 194. "Social scene. Press honored with luncheon" by Mardi Epes
    • 195. List of names/addresses removed from guest book
    • 196. "Bill of Rights," with compliments of General Life Insurance Company of Arkansas
    • 197. Miscellaneous

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