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George P. Turner papers


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George P. Turner, born in Dallas, Texas, on August 22, 1915, was the son of Fred Horatio and Florence (Phillips) Turner. He graduated from North Dallas High School in June, 1932, and attended the University of Texas, Austin, sporadically from 1932 to 1941, with work at Southern Methodist University in Dallas Texas in 1934, focusing his studies on architecture.

As a result of the onset of World War II, Turner entered the United States Army Air Force, serving from 1941 to 1945. He served on air bases in Arizona and California and appears to have served as a flight instructor for at least some time.

In the late 1940s, Turner began working in the field of architecture in Los Angeles; but he quickly turned to positions in which he provided services in engineering, construction, and planning in the fields of architectural design, housing and urban development, engineering and construction industries. He worked through the 1950s at Lieburg & Turner as a principal consultant engineer from 1947 to 1948; at Radiant Heat Engineering as president from 1948 to 1953; at the South America Fluor Corporation, Ltd., as executive assistant to director foreign subsidiaries from 1953 to 1954; at Coast Federal Savings & Loan Association as member of executive staff from 1954 to 1955; at Holmes & Narvar, Inc., as executive staff from 1955 to 1961; and at Southwestern Engineering Company, as manager of project development for South American operations in 1962.

Turner focused his attention on Latin America in 1962; and over the next thirty years, he was deeply involved in bringing tourism and economic development to the area, in particular to the Dominican Republic. His positions included: projects programmer for the National Planning Institute Peru Tri-Partite Mission from 1962 to 1965; advisor on technical assistance to Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Peru, and Brazil for the Organization of American States from 1962 to 1968; president of Haney Development Corporation from 1964 to 1990; consultant, director of projects, programming and technical matters to the Mission Recovery and Rehabilitation in the Dominican Republic from 1965 to 1967; advisor to the provisional president, and subsequently, constitutional president of the republic of the Dominican Republic from 1965 to 1968; Organization of American States advisor to the National Tourism Office of the Dominican Republic from 1966 to 1967; president of Fomento e Inversiones Quisqueyanos C. por A., Santo Domindo de Guzman, Dominican Republic from 1967 to 1998; deputy director of Technology Assistance Mission for the Dominican Republic from 1967 to 1968; general manager for Venezuelan operations for Hale International, Inc. from 1970 to 1971; director and manager for the Consortium Lomas de La Lagunita and Consortium Desarrollos Urbanos in 1970; and consultant for the Inter-American Training Center at the Federal University of Ceara in Brazil. Because all these activities largely overlap in years, it appears that Turner's work overlapped significantly—and that he frequently dealt with the same organization, people, corporations and issues under multiple official positions. As a result of his experience working with the development of tourism, aid following natural disasters, and development of industry in Latin America, Turner sought candidacy for the Department of Foreign Affairs during the Nixon administration; but was unsuccessful.

Turner returned to working in the United States in the 1970s and 1980s; and his positions included: consultant for Capital Investment Development Corporation from 1971 to 1978; president of Urban Planning and Development Corporation from 1978 to 1979; consultant, corporate secretary and vice president for Integrated Industries, Inc. from 1978 to 1991; president of Kay Pearce & Turner, Ltd., from 1981, possibly until his death; president of Caribbean Vagabond Ltd., from 1981 to 1990; limited partner in Marsh Creek Associations Two from 1985 to 1998; and faculty at Columbia Pacific University in 1987.

Turner married June Loree Haney (daughter of Milton P. Haney) on February 4, 1943, and they were the parents of Bruce, Brian, and Mark. The entire family was involved in the business, especially in the operations of Haney Development Corporation.

George and June Turner divorced in 1976 and George married Kathryn Blank Hauf. Turner appears to have been politically active, leaning towards Republicanism and anti-communism. His thoughts on politics, economic development, and tourism are found throughout the collection, but very strongly within his writings.

This collection documents the evolution of Latin American countries following the revolution in the Dominican Republic in 1955. Turner appears to have developed an affection for the Dominican Republic and his work seems to cross over both the personal and professional realms as he worked to promote the countries beauty and economic viability in the world market.

This collection largely documents George P. Turner's professional life as a development economist and specialist in the implementation of economic and social development programs. His career appears to have been his passion and as a result, there is significant overlap between his work and family members (who worked for many of the companies he founded), friendships, personal writings, and politics. The collection is arranged in five series: I. Education; II. World War II service in the United States Army Air Force; III. Career and professional activities; IV. Writings; and V. Personal and family material.

Series I. Education includes material ranging from high school to his doctoral work, with the vast majority documenting his work at both University of Southern California (from which he earned both his bachelor of arts and master of science in international relations/public administration) and Columbia Pacific University (from which he earned his doctorate). It does not appear that he completed his degree in architecture from University of Texas. At the University of Southern California, his education focused on programs of domestic and foreign development programs, international relations and foreign affairs related to development policies and their implementation, foreign and domestic aid programs and institutions, host country administration and accounting, economic and marketing problems of development, and import and export trade. He translated these skills to his work in Latin America from the early 1960s through the 1990s. This series includes certificates and a diploma, academic work such as papers and his dissertations, and material related to the graduation ceremony for Columbia Pacific University.

Series II. World War II Service in the United States Army Air Force provides training manuals and relatively official documentation of his service at airfields in Arizona and California. There is virtually no material that provides insights into his experiences; instead these records show the sort of training an air cadet received as well as they types of equipment and supplies an air cadet was issued. It appears that the United States Army Air Force recognized his skills as an architect and he provided specifications for improvements for air field buildings at Kingman Army Airfield in Arizona. He also appears to have served as an instructor for a period of time.

Series III. Career and professional activities documents Turner's very long and complicated career. His early career is fairly straightforward: he worked one job at a time in the fields of architecture and engineering from the late 1940s through 1962. Once he began working in Latin America, he frequently held multiple roles in multiple governmental agencies or companies during the same time period, resulting in a very overlapping set of records. The processer has, to the best of their ability, organized these files in relation to the organization for which Turner worked; however it is important to note that folders frequently contain letterhead from as many as three or four different agencies or companies with which Turner was associated. When Turner applied a label indicating an agency or company in connection with the files, that label was maintained.

After his return to working in the United States, in the 1970s through the 1990s, Turner continued to diversify his work—holding consulting positions and vice presidencies at multiple companied during the same period. His work during this time tended to focus more on developing business complexes and other infrastructure.

This series is arranged in rough chronological order of positions held (please see biographical note for a list of positions and their dates). Information regarding the type of work completed by specific agencies and companies can be found in the container list.

By and large, this series contains correspondence, contracts, reports (some prepared by Turner and others prepared more professionally), and program plans. Turner appears to have saved his research for his work and therefore, researchers will find a multitude of newspaper clippings, journal articles, governmental publications, and promotional material for companies offering services that Turner wanted to either employ or duplicate. Across the board, Turner's work in Latin America related to economic development, diplomatic and economic recovery following government unrest and natural disaster, and the development of tourism and educational opportunities, especially in the Dominican Republic.

Series IV. Writings is organized into both nonfiction and fiction. During the 1950s, Turner wrote a number of articles (and possibly dabbled in politics) that there is evidence that he tried to publish his writings. For the most part, he appears to have been unsuccessful in his efforts, but the writings are possibly one of the most personal components of the collection, providing insight into his thoughts on communism, economics, and the business opportunities for Americans in Latin America. Some of his writings are attributed to "Diogenes," but the address clearly indicates that Turner was the author. This series also contains a small amount of fiction, some of which is assumed to have been authored by Turner. It does not appear that any of this material was published.

The final series, V. Personal and family material contains material from both of Turner's marriages (both June and Kathryn) as well as his three sons, Bruce, Brian, and Mark. There are numerous photographs, almost all of which are unlabeled, and almost all of which are presumably of the extended family. The series contains some ephemera from travel to Europe as well as a small amount from Latin America and Washington, DC.

This series also contains a small amount of personal material documenting June Turner's education, extended family, and her own efforts at writing fiction. Some of these manuscript drafts were submitted for publication but do not appear to have been accepted. Researchers interested in the relationships between Turner and his wife, June, and their sons, Bruce, Brian, and Mark will be best served looking at the family letters that were exchanged while Turner lived in Peru (box 4, folders 2-5) and the Dominican Republic (box 9, folder 3). Because Turner created companies that employed June and his sons, material relating to the family can be found throughout his professional materials, in particular, within the Haney Development Corporation material.

Gift of George P. Turner, 2001.

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Finding Aid Author
Holly Mengel
Finding Aid Date
2020 April 20
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Department of School Health Work, Dallas Texas, School Health Club graduate certificate, 1927 May 27.
Box 1 Folder 1
University of Southern California, papers, 1959-1961.
Box 1 Folder 2
University of Southern California, papers, 1962-1964.
Box 1 Folder 3
University of Southern California, "The Alliance for Progress: Concept Versus Structure" (master of science dissertation), 1966.
Box 1 Folder 4
University of Southern California, diploma, 1966 January 28.
Box 1 Folder 4
Columbia Pacific University, correspondence regarding dissertations, 1981-1985.
Box 28 Folder 2
Columbia Pacific University, Ph.D. dissertation, "Latin American Odyssey: A Novel" (two copies), 1985 July 26.
Box 1 Folder 5
Columbia Pacific University, international graduation in Hawaii, correspondence and programs, 1985.
Box 28 Folder 3
Columbia Pacific University, correspondence and documents relating to alumni, 1986-1988.
Box 28 Folder 4

Kingman Army Airfield (Arizona), property issue slips, receipts, operational memorandum, specifications for improvements of buildings, and training material, 1943-1944.
Box 2 Folder 1
Kingman Army Airfield (Arizona), special orders, 1943-1944.
Box 2 Folder 2
Mather Field (California), Air Navigation Training School, manuals, training, memorandum, and receipts, circa 1941-1972.
Box 2 Folder 3
Merced Air Base (California), Air Corps Basic Flying School, regulations, training material, memorandum, and receipts, 1942-1943.
Box 2 Folder 4
Merced Air Base (California), Air Corps Basic Flying School, special orders, 1942-1943.
Box 2 Folder 5
West Coast Training Center (Santa Ana, California), Headquarters, training material, 1942.
Box 2 Folder 6
Williams Field (Arizona), equipment receipts and training material, 1944-1945.
Box 2 Folder 7
Other training manuals (including flight calculator and "Computractor"), 1941-1944.
Box 2 Folder 8
Tally sheets (incoming and outgoing), 1943-1944.
Box 2 Folder 9

House and Garden articles about the Turner home, 1948, 1950.
Box 2 Folder 10
Architectural Record article featuring Turner home, 1949 March.
Box 2 Folder 11
Perfect Home, article featuring Turner home, 1955 June.
Box 2 Folder 12
Correspondence, standard contract, and photographs, 1953.
Box 3 Folder 1
Letters to and from Shelia and Victor Mantilla Bazo, 1953-1954.
Box 3 Folder 2
Correspondence, promotional material, and photographs, 1948-1961.
Box 3 Folder 3
"An Analysis of the Economy of El Salvador," by George P. Turner, 1961 April.
Box 3 Folder 4
"Economic Development Through Industrialization: A Comparison of El Salvador and Puerto Rico," by George P. Turner, International Development Specialist, 1962.
Box 3 Folder 5
Scope and Contents

From 1963 to 1965, Turner served as a Organization of American States (OAS) consultant and was in residence in Peru. In his capacity of projects programmer for the Mission, he was assigned to the National Planning Institute in Lima to develop staff to analyze and evaluate development programs and projects, and to establish a National Inventory of Projects for implementation. Following the completion of those tasks, Turner served as Deputy Mission Director for Project and Programming and was responsible for the Program of Feasibility Studies. He collaborated with designated officials of the U.S. AID Mission to work on contractual relations with selected technical organizations and with Peruvian agencies responsible for conducting the studies involved. Working with the AID Director of Industrial Development, the Mission Chief Engineer, the Capital Development Officer, and the Mission Controller, Turner developed a standard form of contract for feasibility studies which became the basis of implementing the similar programs in other Latin American countries.

Correspondence and field reports, 1961, 1963-1969.
Box 3 Folder 6-8
"Implementing Development Planning: Research Study of a Program of Feasibility Studies by Which Peru is Beginning to Implement Its Development Planning," by George P. Turner, consultant, 1964 June.
Box 4 Folder 1
Letters to family and others (largely addressed to wife, June), 1963 February-July.
Box 4 Folder 2-5
Newspaper clippings relating to Peru, 1963 February-July.
Box 4 Folder 6-7
Personnel and financial documents (including documentation of items lost in theft), 1963-1964.
Box 4 Folder 8
Residency in Peru (maps, brochures, tickets, and memorabilia), 1963-1965.
Box 4 Folder 9
Scope and Contents

From 1963 to 1967, Turner served as consultant to the Organization of American States (OAS), performing various research and special assignments in Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Peru, and the Dominican Republic.

Turner was an advisor to a special OAS team working on a program for integrating technical assistance for Latin America with European countries which resulted in the OAS Integrated Program for Technical Assistance of the Administration of Technical Cooperation of the OAS.

Turner was an advisor on implementation aspects of development programs in Latin America, to a "Workshop on Development," sponsored by the OAS jointly with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), covering theoretical, sectoral and operational aspects of development in Latin America. This workshop resulted in a manual on Latin America development, published by the Latin American Center of UCLA.

Turner also served as a consultant to the Administration of Technical Cooperation of the OAS, in defining a program of project identification and evaluation for a Program at the Inter-American Center of Instruction at the Federal University of Ceara, Fortaleza, Brazil. His program recommendations were adopted and served as the framework of the course conducted as Project No. 209 of the OAS Technical Assistance Program.

Turner was special advisor to the Superintendency for the Development of the Northeast (SUDENE), Recife, Brazil, which reviewed and prepared a report on the posture of the industrial development program of that agency.

"Integracion Economica Y Social Del Peru Central," appendices I and II, 1961.
Box 5 Folder 2
"Integracion Economica Y Social Del Peru Central" , 1961.
Box 5 Folder 3
"Feasibility Studies Economic and Technical Soundness Analysis Capital Projects", 1963 September 1.
Box 5 Folder 4
Training Center for Regional Economic Development at University of Ceará, Brazil, 1964.
Box 4 Folder 10
Training Center for Regional Economic Development at University of Ceará, Brazil, 1964-1968.
Box 5 Folder 1
Training Center for Regional Economic Development at University of Ceará, Brazil, "A Proposed Program for the Establishment of an Inter-American Training Center at the Federal University of Ceará", 1966-1968.
Box 19 Folder 1
Scope and Contents

Haney Development Corporation (DEVCO) was established in 1964 to institutionalize the academic training and technical experience of George P. Turner, its president, who had been providing professional services to international institutions, public sector agencies, and private enterprises organizations since 1953; and to make this capability available to development efforts in Latin America and elsewhere.

A subsidiary, Haney Investment Corporation (HANCO), was founded on March 22, 1965. Operational scope of its charter was identical to that of DEVCO—it was not operational, being intended as a vehicle by which the personal holdings of family members could be administered, and to function as a management and financial investment counselling organization for family and other clients.

Agro-Industrial Development Company (AGRIDCO), correspondence, summaries, and reports, 1967-1988.
Box 5 Folder 5-6
Asociacion para Fomento y Desarrollo de Puerto Plata, Inc., correspondence with and proposals by Harry G. Clement, vice president of H. Zinder & Associates, 1966-1970.
Box 5 Folder 7
Casa "FOMIQ," proposal for Puerto Plata, correspondence, and clippings, 1961-1971.
Box 6 Folder 1
Casa "FOMIQ," back-up material for proposal for Puerto Plata, 1969-1971.
Box 6 Folder 2
Casa "FOMIQ," letter, photographs and copy of "Un Análisis de la Economía de El Salvador," by George P. Turner, 1961, 1988.
Box 6 Folder 3
Clement-Smith, Inc., correspondence with vice president Harry G. Clement regarding the "Mark Twain Recreation Center" near Elmira New York, 1973.
Box 7 Folder 8
Contractual activities documents related to services in the Dominican Republic (includes some material from Comisión Presidencial para el Programa de Acción Inmediata), 1967.
Box 6 Folder 4
Cornell Hotel and Restaurant Administration, correspondence and Quarterly, 1971-1976.
Box 6 Folder 5
Development Finance Corporation, correspondence and development in the Dominican Republic, 1965-1970.
Box 7 Folder 10
Family corporation development, correspondence with June, Bruce, Brian, and Mark Turner, 1970.
Box 8 Folder 1
First Federal Savings and Loan, correspondence with George E. Leonard regarding housing in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, 1968-1970.
Box 6 Folder 6
General Electric TEMPO, agreements regarding Peru and Dominican Republic and correspondence with Dr. Saadia M. Schorr, manager, 1968.
Box 6 Folder 7-9
Gordon A. Friesen International, Inc., correspondence regarding construction of medical facilities in Santo Domingo, 1971.
Box 7 Folder 1-2
H. Zinder & Associates, correspondence with vice president Harry G. Clement regarding tourism in the Dominican Republic and Venezuela, 1967-1970.
Box 7 Folder 3-5
H. Zinder & Associates, correspondence with vice president Harry G. Clement regarding tourism and the Organization of American States (OAS), 1970.
Box 7 Folder 6-7
Inter-American Social Development Institute, event information about the Third Annual Meeting of the Latin American Scholarship Program of American Universities, held in New York, New York; President Richard Nixon addresses; and notes and writings by Turner, circa 1960.
Box 7 Folder 9
Mercedes Benz Touring Coach (and other comparable models) for the Dominican Republic, correspondence and promotional material, 1977.
Box 8 Folder 2
Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), correspondence, reports, promotional material, and clippings, 1969-1972.
Box 8 Folder 3-4
Philip W. Genovese & Associates, correspondence regarding chlorine production plants and marketing system facilities in the Dominican Republic, 1966-1972.
Box 8 Folder 5-6
United Pioneer Films, correspondence and promotional material relating to the film, "Mahatma: Life of Gandhi, 1869-1948", 1969-1970.
Box 8 Folder 7
Scope and Contents

From 1965 to 1968, Turner worked in the Dominican Republic in three connected but separate positions. He was a member in the OAS Assistance Mission to the Dominican Republic as Deputy Director for Technical Assistance, and as director for Projects, Programming, and Technical matters.

He worked as a consultant for the Provisional Government of Dr. Hector Garcia-Godoy, continuing through the transition to the constitutional government under the administration of President Joaquín Balalguer, who was sworn into office on July 1, 1966. In his assignment as personal and technical advisor to Dr. Joaquín Balaguer, Turner advised on matters relating to the Program of Immediate Action under the cognizance of the Presidential Commission which was personally directed by Balaguer. The program of Immediate Action was initiated during the Provisional Government of Dr. Hector Garcia-Godoy, Provisional President from September 1965 through June 1966, and was continued and expanded under Balaguer. It was the coordinating agency for programs and projects of the rehabilitation of the public building and facilities damaged during the revolution of 1965, including schools, hospitals, ports, and various other public services.

Turner was responsible for program identification, implementation, administrative supervision and liaisons between and among operational agencies and organizations of the Dominican government; establishing program management control techniques, and incorporating the function of fiscal and budgetary review and compliance; defining and supervising program performance, technical and quality control, and compliance with project objectives; coordinating with the National Office of Cultural Patrimony, an agency of the National Office of Tourism, in regards to the rehabilitation of the Palace of Diego Columbus which was damaged during the crisis of 1965; and for all technical matters relating to OAS Missions (1965 to 1966 and 1966 to 1967) to the Dominican Republic.

He was also responsible for a low-cost housing development program in eight areas of the country following the devastation of Hurricane Inez in September of 1966.

As presidential advisor for the national Office of Tourism in Santo Domingo, Turner assisted in the organization of a Symposium on Tourism Development and established an administrative framework for a National Inventory of Tourism Development programs and projects.

"Medidas Inmediatas para Mejorar la Situacion Economico-Social de la Republica Dominicana y Labor Futura de la Mision Tecnica OEA-BID-CEPAL," (Immediate Measures to Improve Socio-Economic Situation and Future Work of the Technical Mission of the OAS), 1965 June.
Box 8 Folder 8
Correspondence, memorandum, reports, and clippings, 1965.
Box 8 Folder 9
Correspondence, memorandum, reports, and clippings, 1966 January-May.
Box 9 Folder 1
Correspondence, memorandum, reports, and clippings, 1966 June-1970.
Box 9 Folder 2
Letters to family, 1965 November-December.
Box 9 Folder 3
Field reports (1-67 and 2-67), 1967 January-February.
Box 9 Folder 4
Field reports (3-67, 4-67, and Final), 1967 March-May.
Box 9 Folder 5
Report to Dr. O. Howard Salzman (Pan American Union), 1967 April-December.
Box 10 Folder 1
Report to Dr. O. Howard Salzman (Pan American Union), 1967 May.
Box 10 Folder 2
Report to Dr. O. Howard Salzman (Pan American Union), 1967 December-1968 January.
Box 10 Folder 3
Contracts, 1966-1967.
Box 10 Folder 4
Correspondence, memos, and notes (includes chronology of events leading to Comisión) , 1965-1969.
Box 10 Folder 5-6
Project reports and requests for funding, 1965-1966.
Box 11 Folder 1
Resolutions, 1965-1968.
Box 11 Folder 2
Housing audit following Hurricane Ines, 1968.
Box 11 Folder 3
Emergency Housing Construction Program final report, 1968 January 1.
Box 11 Folder 4
Correspondence, memorandum, notes, and clippings regarding Puerto Plata, 1967-1968.
Box 11 Folder 5
Correspondence and memorandum with, and notes and clippings regarding, Dr. Galo Plaza, secretary general of Organization of American States, 1967-1986.
Box 11 Folder 6
"The Outlook for Tourism in the Dominican Republic," by H. Zinder & Associates, 1968 May.
Box 11 Folder 7
"Informe Final de la Mision No. 5-386 a la Republica Dominicana en Material de Desarrollo Turistico," prepared by H. Zinder & Associates, Inc., 1968 July.
Box 12 Folder 1
Dominican Republic newspaper clippings, 1967.
Box 12 Folder 2
Photographs, largely unlabeled, but presumably of the Dominican Republic, including Santo Domingo, governmental receptions, meetings, events, and political figures, such as Joaquin Balaguer, circa 1960s.
Box 32 Folder 6-12
Scope and Contents

Fomento e Inversiones Quisquaynos, C. por A. (Corporacion FOMIQ), was chartered in the Dominican Republic in 1967 to provide services and resources for development programs and projects in that country, in other areas of the Caribbean, in selected countries of South America, and elsewhere. Corporacion FOMIQ was a wholly-owned subsidiary of Haney Development Corporation (DEVCO) of Washington, DC, by which its president, George P. Turner, had been providing his technical assistance and consulting services to private enterprise, independent institutions, and government agencies of the United States and Latin American countries since 1964.

Corporacion FOMIQ's operations and activities included providing advisory services and technical assistance to complement established or identified projects and/or programs; assisting in the identification, definition, formation, and implementation of programs dealing with infrastructure, regional development, agro-industrial development, urban and rural community development, and the transfer of the technologies related to these efforts; contributing to all aspects of tourism, including the direct involvement in programs and/or projects at the operational level; functioning as a catalyst in programs and/or projects of immediate action by providing or securing capital, economic and technical skills; and participating in selected programs and projects to achieve these goals. (see box 13, folder 2)

Turismo Fomiq, established as a function of Corporacion FOMIQ, was a Dominican corporation focusing on the needs of tourism in the Dominican Republic, the Caribbean area, and in selected countries in other parts of the western hemisphere. Based on investigations in the sector of tourism and on the experience and qualifications of its president, George P. Turner, Turismo Fomiq sought to provide advisory services and technical assistance to international institutions, agencies of sovereign nations, public sector entities, and private enterprise organizations concerned with tourism; assist those clients in identification, definition, formulation, and implementation of development projects, and programs in the Sector of Tourism; function as a catalyst in programs of immediate action through the provision of capital, economic skills, and technology; and participate in selected projects and/or programs to realize stated objectives. (see box 15, folder 8)

Aarthon Design Limited, correspondence and promotional materials for hotels in the Caribbean, 1974 May 29.
Box 12 Folder 3
Adela Investment Company, S.A., correspondence regarding program development with Ernst Keller and annual reports, 1964-1972.
Box 12 Folder 4-5
American University, correspondence regarding developing program for research and development in the Dominican Republic, 1968-1970.
Box 12 Folder 6
Asociacion para Fomento y Desarrollo de Puerto Plata, Inc., correspondence, clipping, and notes, 1967-1969.
Box 12 Folder 7-8
Asociacion para Fomento y Desarrollo de Puerto Plata, Inc., correspondence, notes, proposals, and research, 1971-1976.
Box 13 Folder 1-2
Bus charter tours program, correspondence, tentative schedules, research, and clippings, 1969-1973.
Box 13 Folder 3
Club Internationale, correspondence and promotional material, 1968-1969.
Box 13 Folder 4
Club Mediterranée, correspondence, clippings, and promotional material, 1968-1970.
Box 13 Folder 5
Compania Financiera Dominicana, S.A., correspondence, plans, and promotional material, 1965-1972.
Box 13 Folder 6
Cooperativa Agropecuaria "Caficultores de Bani," Inc., correspondence, report, photographs, and clippings, 1968-1970.
Box 13 Folder 7
Dirección Nacional de Turismo--Republica Dominicana, promotional material, undated.
Box 14 Folder 1
Dominican Republic trip, itinerary and travel documents, 1972 January.
Box 14 Folder 2
Garcia-Gody, Héctor, ambassador of the Dominican Republic to the United States, letter, 1969 April 29.
Box 14 Folder 3
GETSCO/TEMPO General Electric, consulting services agreement; advising services for the Dominican Republic; and advising services for Peru; correspondence; and clippings, 1968-1969.
Box 14 Folder 4-6
GMA, International, Ltd., correspondence and promotional materials relating to Nicaraguan Project, 1973.
Box 14 Folder 7
Horizontes Dominicanos, C. or A., correspondence, reports, and photographs relating to building infrastructure in the Dominican Republic, in particular, a chlorine plant, 1967-1970.
Box 14 Folder 8
H. Zinder & Associates, "Propuesta para Ayudar a la República Dominicana en el Desarrollo de Turismo Interno", 1970 January 22.
Box 14 Folder 9
Cryocool International Corp., correspondence and promotional materials, 1969.
Box 14 Folder 10
Nicaragua Development Associates, Ltd., correspondence and agreements, 1973.
Box 15 Folder 2
"Operation Egglift," correspondence, 1969-1970.
Box 15 Folder 3
Philip W. Genovese & Associates, correspondence regarding industrialization opportunities, 1968-1969.
Box 15 Folder 4
República Dominicana Oficina de Patrimonio Cultural, correspondence, clippings and photographs regarding culture in Santo Domingo de Guzmán, 1969.
Box 15 Folder 5
Turismo FOMIQ, correspondence, clippings, and brochures regarding increasing tourism in Puerto Plata, 1967-1974.
Box 15 Folder 7-11
Turismo FOMIQ, director's file (June H. Turner), brochures, correspondence, clippings, inventory of household, and sketches (in notebook), 1968-1971.
Box 16 Folder 1-2
Turismo FOMIQ, research and clippings regarding a "Club Fomiq", 1975-1977.
Box 16 Folder 3
Turner, Brian (Vice President), correspondence, memorandum, and monthly project receipts, 1971-1973.
Box 16 Folder 4-6
Liga Municipal Dominicana Program, rural development program, correspondence and promotional materials, 1965-1969.
Box 15 Folder 1
Liga Municipal Dominicana, correspondence, largely with R. Vinicio Baez Berg, regarding housing and other industrialization projects, 1966-1970.
Box 15 Folder 6
Liga Municipal Domincana, correspondence, memorandum, and clippings, 1966-1967.
Box 16 Folder 7-8
Scope and Contents

From 1970 to 1971, Turner worked for Hale International, Inc., (founded in August of 1969) with the goal of the private sector taking greater initiative in development efforts in the United States, Latin America, and other areas of the world, in order to realize economic and social development goals established in the 1960s. Operational offices were established in Caracas, Venezuela (HAVENSA), and in Quito, Equator (HADORSA). Turner served as general manager for HAVENSA.

HAVENSA's broadly defined purposes of operations included dedicating its resources to the encouragement, support, and active participation in development programs and projects, in Venezuela to identify and encourage investment for translating opportunities into feasible projects that could be carried out by Hale International; contributing to the identification, definition, formulation, and implementation of programs dealing with infrastructure, regional development, agro-industrial development, urban and rural community development, and the transfer of the technologies related to these programs.

Agency for International Development Latin American Housing Investment Guaranty Program, correspondence and promotional materials relating to housing development in the Dominican Republic, 1969-1970.
Box 17 Folder 1
Arthur Young & Company correspondence regarding working together in Venezuela, 1970-1971.
Box 17 Folder 2
Consortium "Desarrollos Urbanos," correspondence regarding "Project CORTIJO de los Mimbrales" in Venezuela, 1970-1971.
Box 17 Folder 3
Corporación de Ahorro y Crodito para la Vivienda, C.T.V. (CORACREVI), Caracas, Venezuela, correspondence, memorandum, and articles regarding housing projects, 1970-1971.
Box 17 Folder 4
El Salvador project correspondence and notes, 1970.
Box 17 Folder 5
Expense accounts and invoices for work by Turner in Hale, 1970-1971.
Box 17 Folder 6
Fundación para el Desarrollo de la Región Centro Occidental de Venezuela (FUDECO), correspondence and clippings regarding tourism development in Venezuela, 1969-1970.
Box 17 Folder 7
Fundacion para el Mejoramiento y deSarrollo Municipal del Dispir to Bolivar (FUNDEMO), correspondence, clippings, and reports regarding tourism and development in Venezuela, 1965-1971.
Box 17 Folder 8-10
Laugnita Consortium operations, correspondence, progress reports, and clippings, 1970.
Box 17 Folder 11
Laugnita Consortium authorizations, 1970-1971.
Box 18 Folder 1
La Victoria Project, Peru, correspondence and progress reports, 1970.
Box 18 Folder 2
Life insurance policy for Turner, 1970.
Box 18 Folder 3
Monthly reports for budget and operations, 1970-1971.
Box 18 Folder 4
Operational authorities, 1970-1971.
Box 18 Folder 5
Operational budgets and reports, 1970.
Box 18 Folder 6
Organizational and operational reports and correspondence, 1970.
Box 18 Folder 7
"Special projects" correspondence, clippings, and memorandum, 1970-1971.
Box 18 Folder 8
Travel expenses for Turner, 1970.
Box 18 Folder 9
Venezuela projects (housing and industry), correspondence, clippings, and promotional material, 1970.
Box 18 Folder 10-11
Duarte, Napoleon, mayor of San Salvador, correspondence and research, 1968-1970.
Box 19 Folder 2
Hadley, Dr. Paul E., dean of the University of Southern California, correspondence, notes and clippings, 1961-1974.
Box 19 Folder 3
Javits, Jacob K., senator, correspondence and clippings, 1968-1969.
Box 19 Folder 4
Johnson, Lyndon, president of the United States, correspondence and clippings, 1966-1968.
Box 19 Folder 5
Kissinger, Henry A., letter to William P. Rogers and clippings regarding Kissinger, 1967-1972.
Box 19 Folder 6
Inter-American Development Bank, correspondence, proposals, research regarding development of tourism industry in the Dominican Republic, 1970.
Box 19 Folder 7
Nixon, Richard, president of the United States, and his administration, correspondence and clippings, 1967-1970.
Box 19 Folder 8-9
Private enterprise and development, articles, writings, and clippings, 1969-1970.
Box 19 Folder 10
Robert R Nathan Associates, Inc., correspondence regarding positions for inner city training programs and tourism, 1964-1970.
Box 19 Folder 11
Sedwitz, Walter, assistant secretary for Economic and Social Affairs, Organization of American States, correspondence and clippings, 1968-1970.
Box 19 Folder 12
Adelatec, "Propuesta Para Inversion Costa de Ambar S.A. "Costambar" Programa para la Creacion de un Polo Turistico," Volumes I and II, 1972 January.
Box 20 Folder 1-2
Agro-Industrial Development Company, S.A (AGRIDCO), "Proyecto Agropecuario En La República Dominicana", 1968 January.
Box 20 Folder 3
Asociacion para Fomento y Desarrollo de Puerto Plata, Inc., "Recopilacion de Obras Y Medidas de Necesidad para el Desarrollo Socio-Economico de Puerto Plata", 1968 August 26.
Box 20 Folder 4
Centro Dominicano de Promocion de Exportaciones, "Manual del Exportador", undated.
Box 20 Folder 5
Department of State (United States): Proposal for a Research Study Covering Tourism in the Western Hemisphere During the Decade of the 1970s, 1963.
Box 21 Folder 1
Dubeau de los Santos, C. por A., construction engineers, Urbanizacion TORREALTA and Puerto Plata (includes construction photographs), circa 1972.
Box 21 Folder 2-3
De Horizontes Domincanos, C. Por A., "Proyecto de Hotel "Cofresi," Puerto Plata" draft, undated.
Box 21 Folder 4
Hydrotechnic Corporation, "Agricultural Development Plan for the Enriquillo-Oviedo Area", 1967 September.
Box 21 Folder 5-6
Hydrotechnic Corporation, "Inspeccion Tecnica Acueducto de Santiago de Los Caballeros, Republica Dominicana", 1967 March.
Box 21 Folder 7
Ingenieria Productividad, C. por A., "Estudio de Factibilidad Tecnico-Economico para la Intalacion de un Hotel de Lujo en la Ciudad de Puerto Plata", 1974 August.
Box 21 Folder 8
Parsons Corporation, "The Dominican Government Sugar Industry," volumes 1-3, 1967 November 9.
Box 22 Folder 1-5
Philip W. Genovese & Associates, "System of Markets, City of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: Feasibility Study," in English and in Spanish, 1966.
Box 23 Folder 1-3
Dominican Republic newspaper clippings, 1965-1967, 1970.
Box 23 Folder 4
Downingtown Center Community Shopping Mall, bylaws of Merchants Association, 1976 March 29.
Box 24 Folder 1
Hahnemann Hospital: New Hospital Tower Project, master chart of accounts, project cost reports, and project status reports, 1977 January-July.
Box 24 Folder 2-7
Hahnemann Hospital: New Hospital Tower Project, project cost reports and project status reports, 1977 November-1978 January.
Box 25 Folder 1-5
Hahnemann Hospital: New Hospital Tower Project, project cost reports, project status reports, special report to Building and Corporate Services Committee, and special report on project payroll and CSA compliance, 1978 February-May.
Box 26 Folder 1-5
Hahnemann Hospital: New Hospital Tower Project, project status report, 1978 July 1.
Box 27 Folder 1
Hotels in Nigeria, correspondence and plans, 1975.
Box 27 Folder 2
Clover Mill Associates, Eight and Eleven, status reports, 1989 March 21.
Box 27 Folder 3
Company background information , 1988.
Box 27 Folder 4
North Point at Marsh Creek Corporate Center, promotional material, 1983-1984.
Box 27 Folder 4
Marsh Creek Associates, I and III, status reports and lease, 1989 March 21.
Box 27 Folder 5
Quality Inn, Atlantic City, nine months status report, 1988 October 31.
Box 27 Folder 6
"Petroleum Refining and Gas Processing," prepared by Parsons, 1982 May.
Box 27 Folder 7
Shiloh of Berks County, Inc., agreement, expenses, receipts, and tax documents, 1981-1987.
Box 28 Folder 1
Bader Field, Atlantic City, New Jersey, terminal and intercept parking preliminary report, 1980 September.
Box 28 Folder 5
Howard Johnson Motor Lodge, Pocono Motel, financial records, 1973 December .
Box 28 Folder 6

"An Act of Courage," by Diogenes, correspondence, manuscript, and clipping, circa 1954.
Box 29 Folder 1
"'Cents' in Politics," manuscript and article, undated.
Box 29 Folder 2
"Economic Development Through Industrialization: A Comparison of El Salvador and Puerto Rico," manuscript, 1962.
Box 29 Folder 3
"Forced Air Radiant Heat through Cored Masonry Units," written as president of Radiant Heat Engineering (reprint from Artistic Homes), 1952.
Box 29 Folder 4
"Go South, Young Man," manuscript and articles, circa 1954.
Box 29 Folder 5
"In Our Time," by Diogenes, correspondence and manuscript, 1954.
Box 29 Folder 6
"Investment in Latin America," manuscript, undated.
Box 29 Folder 7
"Live and Learn," correspondence and manuscript drafts, 1954-1955.
Box 29 Folder 8
"The Living Dead: The Cancer that is Communism," manuscript and articles, 1954.
Box 29 Folder 9
"Some Observations on the Decade of the 1960s: U.S. vis-a-vis Latin America," a research study, correspondence and manuscript, 1982.
Box 29 Folder 10
"UNESCO's Program for Fundamental Education at Centro Regional de Education Fundamental para Latin America (CREFAL)," presented to the Northridge GOP Club, 1955 January 25.
Box 29 Folder 11
"What's Politics Got to Do With the Price of Coffee in Brazil," by Diogenes, correspondence and manuscripts, 1954.
Box 29 Folder 12
"When is a 'Friend' an Enemy," by Diogenes, correspondence, manuscripts, and articles, 1954.
Box 29 Folder 13
"Will California Stay Republican," by Diogenes, correspondence, manuscript draft, and clippings, 1954.
Box 29 Folder 14
"Your Business Future in Latin America," manuscript and articles, circa 1954.
Box 29 Folder 15
"Hot Cargo," cast of characters and partial plot outline, undated.
Box 29 Folder 16
"House on Calle Roja," plot outline and manuscript, undated.
Box 29 Folder 17
"My Wife's Family," annotated draft, undated.
Box 29 Folder 18
"Third Generation," annotated drafts, undated.
Box 29 Folder 19
"Torchlight," annotated draft and list of characters, undated.
Box 29 Folder 20

Assistance League of Flintridge, bylaws, clippings, treasurer's report, and event ephemera, 1951-1960.
Box 30 Folder 1
Family notes and memorabilia (includes holiday card, notes about children, "rules and regulations for party guests," a screenplay for "Rookie of the Year, by Frank S. Nugent, and a 1976 wedding invitation for George P. Turner and Mrs. William George Hauf, 1948-1976.
Box 30 Folder 2
Family photograph album, circa 1943-1945.
Box 31 Folder 14
Family photographs, circa 1940s-1970s.
Box 31 Folder 13
Family photographs, circa 1950s-1960s.
Box 32 Folder 1-4
Fox Run Lane (Turner home), receipts, plans, and information regarding the addition, 1979 October-1980 September.
Box 30 Folder 3
Institute for Applied Astrology and ComputerScope, including yearly personal reports, 1971-1974.
Box 30 Folder 4
McCoy, Esther, correspondence regarding an article, "The Chair", 1960.
Box 30 Folder 5
"Operation Helicopter," photographs of Congressman Edgar W. "Eck" Hiestand's campaign (Turner was campaign coordinator), circa 1963.
Box 32 Folder 5
Political research, notes, and speeches, 1952.
Box 30 Folder 6
Travel: Dominican Republic, Guatemala, and Mexico, maps, brochures, and ephemera, undated.
Box 30 Folder 7
Travel: European tour, travel documents, itineraries, maps, brochures, and menus, 1980.
Box 30 Folder 8-9
Travel: European Tour, photographic negatives, 1980.
Box 30 Folder 10
Travel: European Tour, maps and brochures for England (London), France (Paris), Italy (Rome), and Spain (Madrid), circa 1980.
Box 31 Folder 1
Travel: Washington DC, brochures for Smithsonian Institution, undated.
Box 31 Folder 2
Turner, George P., portraits, circa 1930s-1960s.
Box 31 Folder 10
Turner home in Canada, California, photographs, circa 1950s.
Box 31 Folder 12
Turner, June Haney: education, including commencement program for Marysville Union High School and directory for Pasadena Mills College Club, 1939, 1963.
Box 31 Folder 3
Turner, June Haney: Marysville Flood, correspondence and clippings, 1955-1956.
Box 31 Folder 4
Turner, June Haney, portraits, circa 1940s.
Box 31 Folder 11
Turner, June Haney: Writings: "Boy Who Liked Cats and Waffles," correspondence and manuscript, 1954.
Box 31 Folder 5
Turner, June Haney: Writings: "Little Frannie," annotated draft and notes, undated.
Box 31 Folder 6
Turner, June Haney: Writings: "Patrick's Kite," correspondence and manuscript, 1954.
Box 31 Folder 7
Turner, June Haney: Writings: "That's Our Elizabeth," handwritten draft, undated.
Box 31 Folder 8
Turner, Lori: Writings: "Amongst Women," manuscript, undated.
Box 31 Folder 9

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