University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the W. Earl Turner Papers, [ca. 1940s-1990s]



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Turner, W. Earl
Title: Turner, W. Earl, papers
Dates: [ca. 1940s-1990s]
Abstract: 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 Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO).
Accession No.: 92-196; 2007-105
Extent: ca. 14 ft.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

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.


Scope and Contents

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.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Turner, W. Earl -- Archives.
Subjects (Organizations)
Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association
Subjects
Monetary policy -- United States.
Economic stabilization.
Business cycles.
Petroleum -- United States.
Natural gas -- United States.
Places
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1945-

Related Material

See also Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Records, 1947-2005.


Separated Material

Some material has been separated to the Library Unit, Artifacts Collection, and Money Collection.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

W. Earl Turner Papers, [ca. 1940s-1990s], Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection contains unprocessed materials.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

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