A Guide to the W. Earl Turner Papers, [ca. 1940s-1990s]
W. Earl Turner earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin. From 1947 to 1980, he served as Executive Vice President of the Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO), representing independent oil and gas producers and royalty owners. Turner worked with numerous politicians, including President George H. W. Bush and future president George W. Bush, in developing energy policies. Furthermore, he published his book Stable Money: A Conservative Answer to Business Cycles in 1966 and wrote numerous articles and booklets on monetary policy.
Correspondence, classified and research files, printed materials, photographs, publications, and newspaper clippings comprise the W. Earl Turner Papers, [ca. 1940s-1990s], which document Turner’s career representing independent oil and gas producers and royalty owners and as a member and officer of the Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO). The papers illustrate his interest in monetary and economic policies, his research on international trade and energy policies, as well as the publication of his book Stable Money. Additionally, the collection contains research materials, reports, and correspondence produced by Turner during his tenure at TIPRO and for Vice President and later President George H. W. Bush and his son George W. Bush.
This collection is open for research use.
W. Earl Turner Papers, [ca. 1940s-1990s], Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
This collection contains unprocessed materials.
Detailed Description of the Papers