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David Donovan papers

David Donovan papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: David Donovan papers
Creator: Donovan, David
Inclusive Dates: 1960-2012
Language(s): English
Extent: 1.5 Linear Feet 3 boxes
Collection Number: ms3701
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

David Donovan is the pseudonym of Terry T. Turner, formerly a professor of urology and cell biology, now Professor Emeritus at the University of Virginia. He grew up in Colquitt County, Georgia, the son of Otis and Donita Turner. He received his Ph.D from the University of Georgia in 1974. After serving as 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, he wrote a book about his experiences called Once A Warrior King. He was with the Mobile Advisory Team in Tram Chim village in the Mekong Delta. Turner's second book, Murphy Station, deals with his growing up in small town in the South during the 1950s and 1960s.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of correspondence, manuscript drafts, printed material, photographs, and Vietnam War memorabilia. The correspondence includes fan mail, Vietnam war letters, and correspondence with publishers.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

David Donovan papers, ms3701, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

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Subject Terms

Drafts (documents)
Soldiers -- United States.
United States -- Armed Forces -- Officers.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Correspondence, 1960
12Correspondence, 1961
13Correspondence with publishers, 1983-1989
14Correspondence- Ivan Mogull Music Corp., 1984-1985
15Correspondence- Ivan Mogull Music Corp., 1985
16Correspondence- Ivan Mogull Music Corp., 1986-1987
17Correspondence- Ivan Mogull Music Corp., 1988-1994
18Correspondence- Ivan Mogull Music Corp., 1995-2012
19Correspondence- Vietnam letters to wife, undated
110-11"Once A Warrior King" original notes and research
112"Once A Warrior King" galley proofs pages 1-156
113"Once A Warrior King" galley proofs pages 157-314
21"Murphy Station" original draft pages 1-100, 2003
22"Murphy Station" original draft pages 101-200, 2003
23"Murphy Station" original draft pages 201-300, 2003
24"Murphy Station" original draft pages 301-400, 2003
25"Murphy Station" original draft pages 401-500, 2003
26"Murphy Station" original draft pages 501-600, 2003
27"Murphy Station" original draft pages 601-719, 2003
28"Murphy Station" publisher edits, 2009
31"Murphy Station" manuscript pages 1-109, 2009
32"Murphy Station" manuscript pages 110-218, 2009
33"Murphy Station" manuscript pages 219-328, 2009
34Printed material/clippings, 1985-1990
35Vietnam War memorabilia
1Pershing Rifles medals and decorations in shadow box
1Athens Banner-Herald moon landing issue, 1969 July 21
1Varsity restaurant carhop number card
1University of Georgia freshman dorm room key from Reed Hall, 1963-1964