Fonds 6 - Vernon G. Turner fonds

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Vernon G. Turner fonds


  • 1936-1948 (Creation)

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0.6 m of textual records

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Biographical history

Vernon George Turner (1926-2021) was a former Canadian ambassador. Born in Ottawa, Turner attended Maurice Cody Public School from 1936-1943 and North Toronto Collegiate Institute from 1943-1948. After completing a graduate degree in German history, Turner joined the Canadian Foreign Service in 1954 and spent 16 months in Hanoi, Vietnam as a junior member of the Canadian delegation to the International Commission for Supervision and Control (ICSC). Turner was also accredited to the United Nations in New York City in the late 1960s. Turner served as Canadian Ambassador to Israel and Cyprus from 1982 to 1986, and Ambassador to the USSR and the Mongolian People’s Republic from 1986 to 1990. He served as Foreign Service Visitor at the Centre for International Studies at the University of Toronto from 1990-1991. Turner retired from the Canadian Foreign Service in 1991.


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Records were in the custody of Vernon G. Turner until their donation to the OISE Library in 1994.

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This fonds was donated to OISE Library by Vernon. G Turner in 1994.

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This collection contains the notebooks, school work, and school records of Vernon G. Turner documenting his education at North Toronto Collegiate Institute (high school) and Maurice Cody Public School (elementary school) during the late 1930s and 1940s.

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This fonds has been arranged into series according to school and subseries according to grade level, and files within these subseries according to school subject. Materials from North Toronto Collegiate Institute are the primary focus of the collection and are arranged before materials from Maurice Cody Public School.

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Created by Jenna Mlynaryk, January 2019




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