David Donovan papers

David Donovan papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Donovan, David
Title: David Donovan papers
Dates: 1960-2012
Quantity: 1.5 Linear feet 3 boxes
Coll. Number: ms3701

Biographical/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 Note

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.

Index Terms

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

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

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

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Correspondence, 1960
2Correspondence, 1961
3Correspondence with publishers, 1983-1989
4Correspondence- Ivan Mogull Music Corp., 1984-1985
5Correspondence- Ivan Mogull Music Corp., 1985
6Correspondence- Ivan Mogull Music Corp., 1986-1987
7Correspondence- Ivan Mogull Music Corp., 1988-1994
8Correspondence- Ivan Mogull Music Corp., 1995-2012
9Correspondence- Vietnam letters to wife, undated
10-11"Once A Warrior King" original notes and research
12"Once A Warrior King" galley proofs pages 1-156
13"Once A Warrior King" galley proofs pages 157-314
21"Murphy Station" original draft pages 1-100, 2003
2"Murphy Station" original draft pages 101-200, 2003
3"Murphy Station" original draft pages 201-300, 2003
4"Murphy Station" original draft pages 301-400, 2003
5"Murphy Station" original draft pages 401-500, 2003
6"Murphy Station" original draft pages 501-600, 2003
7"Murphy Station" original draft pages 601-719, 2003
8"Murphy Station" publisher edits, 2009
31"Murphy Station" manuscript pages 1-109, 2009
2"Murphy Station" manuscript pages 110-218, 2009
3"Murphy Station" manuscript pages 219-328, 2009
4Printed material/clippings, 1985-1990
5Vietnam War memorabilia
OS Box
1Pershing Rifles medals and decorations in shadow box
Athens Banner-Herald moon landing issue, 1969 July 21
Varsity restaurant carhop number card
University of Georgia freshman dorm room key from Reed Hall, 1963-1964