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Augustus B. Turnbull Papers

 Collection — Container: Drawer 9
Identifier: MSS 93-1

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a variety of materials about the life and career of Augustus B. Turnbull III. Subjects covered by these materials include: Tallahassee, bicycling, conservation, land use, Lake Bradford, public opinion, schools, citizens, housing, drainage, sewers, traffic, Florida, Society of Civil Engineers, Council of Neighborhood Associations, parks and recreation, town meetings, transportation, Florida State University, Charles Joe Carter, and a White House luncheon menu. There are also a series of photographs: Switzerland, Augustus Turnbull, President John F. Kennedy, George Smathers, Marjorie Turnbull, and others. As well, there are 24 blueprints, showing geographical area in Leon County.


  • created: 1971-1990

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to quote, publish, broadcast or otherwise reproduce from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Associate Dean for Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Florida State University Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Biographical or Historical Information

Augustus B. Turnbull III was born in Georgia in 1940. He graduated from the University of Georgia and received his Ph.D. in Government from the University of Virginia. He came to Florida State University in 1971 as Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs. He played key roles in the development of FSU's Public Administration Department, the National High Magnetic Laboratory, the FAMU-FSU Engineering School, and the School of Mation Picture, Television, and Recording arts. In 1991, a week before his death, Turnbull received the Westcott Distinguished Service Medal for outstanding contributions to FSU. He was married to Marjorie Turnbull, State Representative. Turnbull died on November 17, 1991, from lung cancer, at the age of 51.


6.00 Linear Feet

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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

116 Honors Way
PO Box 3062047
Tallahassee FL 32306-2047 US