University of Minnesota

Turco, Luigi, Papers

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IHRC


Immigration History Research Center, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota

Descriptive summary

Creator: Turco, Luigi.
Dates: 1938-1968
Abstract: Papers (1938-1968) of the Rev. Luigi Turco, an Italian Baptist minister, consist primarily of typed articles, manuscripts, and sermons, pertaining to religion, philosophy, and other topics.
Quantity: 1.75 linear in.
Language: In English and Italian.
Collection ID: IHRC2622

HISTORICAL SKETCH

Rev. Luigi Turco (1890- ) was born in Riesi, Italy. He came to the United States in 1913, worked in shoe factories in Boston and Wakefield, Massachusetts, and in 1915 converted to the Italian Baptist Church. He attended Colgate Theological Seminary (Brooklyn, N.Y.), and served as pastor of Italian Baptist Churches in Passaic (New Jersey), Buffalo (New York), and Meriden (Connecticut). Having read the works of Thomas Troward and Earnest Holmes, Turco became involved in the 1950s in the New Thought movement, particularly Divine Science and Religious Science. He intended to start a church in Meriden based on New Thought principles.


DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION


ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

The Turco, Luigi collection is available for public research.

OWNERSHIP & LITERARY RIGHTS

The Turco, Luigi collection is the physical property of the Immigration History Reseach Center, University of Minnesota.

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CITE AS

The Turco, Luigi Papers, Italian American Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota

Index Terms

Baptists--Clergy.
Baptists, Italian.
Philosophy.
Italian Americans--Religion.
Baptist converts.

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