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Newsletter U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director of Extension Work, 1951

 File — Box: 2308H, Folder: 1

Scope and Contents

From the Record Group:

This collection contains the newsletter from the U.S. Agriculture Director of Extension Work that announces Ray A. Turner’s retirement in 1951. There are photos of Turner receiving awards, the building named in his honor, in Washington D.C. and of the Marine Corp band. It also contains the booklet “From a Dream to Reality: A History of the National 4-H Service Committee 1921-1971.

There are three bound volumes of letters of congratulations on Turner’s retirement from his colleagues, including a letter from John Hannah, President of Michigan State University. These letters started to arrive in 1950 when he announced his retirement through 1952, shortly after his retirement on September 30, 1951. Also included in the collection is Turner’s unpublished thesis entitled; A Study of County and State Programs of Work Boys’ and Girls’ Club Work. Turner’s Michigan State College Centennial Award for distinguished services is also part of this collection.


  • Creation: 1951

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.


From the Record Group: 0.4 Cubic Feet (, 8 folders)

Language of Materials

From the Record Group: English

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

Conrad Hall
943 Conrad Road, Room 101
East Lansing MI 48824 US