Extent: 0.4 Cubic feet
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Scope and Contents: The Basil S. Turner papers (1976-1993; 0.4 cubic feet) documents the contributions of Turner to education in Indiana, specifically to the management and engineering programs at Purdue University. In addition, the collection documents Turner’s contributions to CTS Corporation during his tenure with the company. Books and pamphlets provide an overview of Turner’s biography and specific achievements, as well as a history of CTS. Two folders of correspondence, memos, and proposals demonstrate Turner’s dedication to improving the Schools of Management and Engineering at Purdue, as well as the mutually beneficial relationship between CTS, Turner, and those departments. The collection does not contain much information on Turner’s personal life, but provides a relatively comprehensive picture of his professional endeavors. Extensive correspondence with Gordon P. Wright displays Turner’s oversight of the Professor of Management position he created during Wright’s tenure in the position, but there is little documentation of others who held this title and scant documentation of the Engineering Professorship or lab. This collection may be useful to researchers interested in the development and growth of the Schools of Management and Engineering at Purdue, CTS Corporation, and the contributions of Purdue alumni. Types of materials include: printed materials, correspondence, and proposals. The Papers are organized into a single series.