Roscoe Turner Collection - Accession 1000 - M441 (492)
Accession 1000 - M441 (492)
1921, 1934, 1947, 1994
Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections
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.
The Roscoe Turner Collection was donated to the Archives by Ms. Louise Pettus.
For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.
Finding Aid Citation
Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections, Winthrop University, "Roscoe Turner Collection - Accession 1000 - M441 (492)". Finding Aid 659.