Janet Turner Papers

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California State University, Chico
California State University, Chico, Special Collections Meriam Library
400 West First Street
Chico, California 95929-0295
(530) 898-6603

Descriptive Summary

Title: Janet Turner Papers
Dates: 1937-1993
Collection Number: MSS 171
Creator/Collector: Turner, Janet E., 1914-.
Extent: Items: 31 boxes, Linear Feet: 13.58
Repository: California State University, Chico
Chico, California 95929-0295
Abstract: The collection consists of correspondence material on printmaking techniques and photographs of wildlife.
Language of Material: English


Collection is open for research without restriction.

Publication Rights

The library can only claim physical ownership of the collection. Users are responsible for satisfying any claimants of literary property.

Preferred Citation

Janet Turner Papers. California State University, Chico

Acquisition Information

Gift of Barbara Edmonson.

Biography/Administrative History

Janet Elizabeth Turner was born April 7, 1914, in Kansas City, Missouri. She graduated from Stanford University and the Kansas City Art Institute. She received her MFA from the Claremont Graduate School. She was an art professor at Stephen F. Austin State College in Texas from 1947-1956, she then moved to New York to earn an Ed.D. at Columbia University. In 1959 she was hired as a professor of fine art and art education at California State University, Chico. She taught classes in printmaking. In 1975 was named one of two Outstanding Professors of the California State University System. Turner was a member of and exhibited with the National Academy of Design, the Society of American Graphic Artists, the American Color Print Society and the National Association of Women Artists. Her work was also exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Library of Congress, Brooklyn Museum and other competitive showings. Her paintings and prints are owned by many museums and she was the recipient of numerous awards. In 1974 she was elected as an Academician of the National Academy of Design. Turner retired from teaching in 1981. She died in Chico, California June 28, 1988. Janet Turner collected prints spanning forty years. The Turner Print Museum, established in 1981 on the Campus of California State University, Chico.

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection consists of correspondence with family and Mary Ellen and Morris Wright, exhibit programs, organizations and others about her prints, and awards she received. Also included is material on printmaking techniques and photographs of wildlife that she took in in Texas, California and Alaska. Her prints reflect an interest in wildlife.

Indexing Terms

Printmakers, American.
Prints--20th century--Exhibitions.
Turner, Janet E.,--1914--Exhibitions.
California State University, Chico--Faculty.

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