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The Moorland-Spingarn Research Center at Howard University

E. Franklin Frazier Papers, Collection 131-1 to 131-147, The Moorland-Spingarn Research Center at Howard University

The E. Franklin Frazier Papers, spanning 1908-1962, consists of personal and family materials, correspondence, subject files, writings by Frazier and others, research projects and notebooks, photographs, memorabilia, awards, certificates, and scrapbooks. The research projects materials include notes and photographs related to Dr. Frazier’s research in Bahia, Brazil, while Dr. Turner was also doing his research there.

Geneva Townes Turner Papers, Collection 212-1 to 212-3, The Moorland-Spingarn Research Center at Howard University

Geneva Townes Turner was married to Dr. Lorenzo Dow Turner from 1919 to 1938 when they separated, intending to divorce. Mrs. Turner worked closely with her husband when he researched the Gullah dialect on the Sea Islands off the coast of Georgia and South Carolina in the early 1930s. She also traveled to meet him in Europe when he studied African languages in London and researched Paris. Of particular interest in this collection is a scrapbook that contains mementos from her trip to Europe with Dr. Turner in 1937.

Access to the resource

E. Franklin Frazier Papers :
https://dh.howard.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1075&context=finaid_manu

Geneva Townes Turner Papers :
https://dh.howard.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1193&context=finaid_manu