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William F. Turney records

Identifier: Ms-0065

Scope and Content

These records consist primarily of the correspondence of William F. Turney while he was the national director of the American Water Works Association. Most of the items cover Turney’s tenure as national director, 1962-1964. However, one large segment on the creation of the Mexico Section covers the period from 1966-1968. In addition to correspondence, there are expense accounts for director’s meetings, copies of by-laws and committee agendas. A copy of Trade Practice Guides for the Water Conditioning Industry put out by the Water Conditioning Association and the Water Conditioning Foundation is also included. Folder headings are those used by Turney and the arrangement scheme has maintained the original order.


  • 1962-1968
  • Majority of material found in Placeholder Unit Date Text

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Access Restrictions

Limited duplication is allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for compliance with copyright and other applicable statutes. One folder in the collection, 2:1, is restricted due to noting the location of certain sensitive excavation sites in New Mexico.

Copy Restrictions

The literary rights possessed in these records by William F. Turney have been transferred to the Rio Grande Historical Collections of New Mexico State University.

Biography / History

William F. Turney was a national director of the American Water Works Association.


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Primarily correspondence of William F. Turney, who was a national director of the American Water Works Association. Besides organizational information and communications, the collections also contains material concerning the creation of a Mexican Section of the AWWA during 1966-1967.


  1. A74-39 Gift of William F. Turney, May 1974

Processing Information

Margaret B. Thwaits, 1976 Merleen Dibert, 1979
Guide to the William F. Turney records, 1962-1968
Edited Full Draft
Merleen Dibert
© 2008
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Finding aid is in English

Revision Statements

  • Monday, 20210524: Attribute normal is missing or blank.

Repository Details

Part of the New Mexico State University Library Archives and Special Collections Repository

Branson Hall
PO Box 30006
MSC 3475
Las Cruces New Mexico 88003 USA