Anacostia Community Museum

Lorenzo Dow Turner Papers, Anacostia Community Museum, Smithsonian Institution

The Lorenzo Dow Turner collection, spanning 1895-1972, is arranged in seven subseries: biographical, academic career, writings, research, photographs, sound recordings, and printed materials. Of particular interest is the collection of photos of the Gullah informants (1930s), Afro-Brazilian informants, and other pictures from Brazil (1941-42); and Africa (1950s), mainly from Nigeria.

Geneva Townes Turner Papers, Anacostia Community Museum, Smithsonian Institution

The papers of Geneva Townes Turner date from 1895 to 1999, with the bulk of the material dating from 1930 to 1970. Included are biographical files, writings, correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, and monographs, and booklets. Biographical files include records from Townes Turner’s life and records of her family members.

Access to the resource

Lorenzo Dow Turner Papers : https://anacostia.si.edu/collection/archives/sova-acma-06-7

Geneva Townes Turner Papers :
https://anacostia.si.edu/collection/archives/sova-acma-06-069