Manuscript Collection

Roscoe Turner Collection - Accession 1000 - M441 (492)

Title

Roscoe Turner Collection - Accession 1000 - M441 (492)

Authors

Roscoe Turner

Files

Identifier

Accession 1000 - M441 (492)

Inclusive Dates

1921, 1934, 1947, 1994

Restrictions

Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

40 pieces

Language

English;

Scope and Content Note

The Roscoe Turner Collection consists of information concerning famous aviator Lt. Roscoe Turner 1895-1970), a World War I veteran, and his partner Lt. Harry J. Runser (1890-1981) as they barnstormed through South Carolina, including Rock Hill, in 1921. Turner and Runser were stunt pilots in the 1920s and 1930s. Roscoe Turner was known for his flamboyant style who won three Thompson Trophies. They arrived in South Carolina in 1921 to make their headquarters. The Roscoe Turner Collection consists of photocopies of newspaper articles, correspondence, and notes concerning the pairs lives, careers, and appearances including Rock Hill, SC.

Provenance

The Roscoe Turner Collection was donated to the Archives by Ms. Louise Pettus.

Copyright

For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.

Roscoe Turner Collection - Accession 1000 - M441 (492)

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