ACA – In Memory of Dr. Ian Bruce Turner


Dr. Ian Bruce Turner

Dr. Ian Bruce Turner, CA, age 70, passed away August 9, 2016.   Dr. Turner was a member of the Academy of Certified Archivists’ Class of 1989, the initial group of archivists to be certified by the association.

 Since 1983, Dr. Turner had been Associate Professor of Library Sciences and Head of Archives and Special Collections at the Edith Garland Dupré Library, University of Louisiana at Lafayette. During his 33 years at ULL, he obtained to the rank of Professor, published over 26 articles in six different journals, curated 30 exhibits, wrote multiple grants, and participated in numerous committees. From 1998-2001, he was the recipient of the Friends of the Edith Garland Dupré Library Board of Regents Support Fund Professorship.

Besides being a member of the Academy of Certified Archivists for over 25 years, Dr. Turner was an active member of the Louisiana Archives and Manuscripts Association and the Society of Southwest Archivists, serving over the years as president, president-elect, vice president, and board and committee member for both organizations. He also chaired multiple committees for the Society of American Archivists and the Louisiana Historical Association.   

~ Lee Miller, CA


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