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Carlton E. Turner, Director, Drug Abuse Policy Office (1981-1987)
Digital Library Collection

       Carlton Turner at his desk, 12/02/1982, c11499-109

Carlton Turner at his desk, 12/02/1982, c11499-10

Turner was appointed Senior Policy Adviser for Drug Policy in July 1981. In March 1982, his title changed to Director of the Drug Abuse Policy Office. He took on the additional title of Special Assistant to the President for Drug Abuse Policy in April, 1983. In March 1985, he was appointed Deputy Assistant to the President for Drug Abuse Policy. Turner served as the President’s adviser for drug abuse policy and assisted Nancy Reagan with her domestic and international drug abuse education projects. Turner left the White House staff effective December 31, 1986.

This collection reflects the broad range of activities and projects that Carlton Turner initiated and oversaw during his years at the White House. Under his leadership, the Drug Abuse Policy Office was heavily involved in drug awareness, education, and prevention outreach initiatives. It also coordinated discussion and policy on drug law enforcement issues and drug eradication efforts. Turner took an active role in the international aspects of the drug abuse problem, giving many foreign interviews and meeting with heads of state, foreign government officials, and directors of international addiction treatment organizations. The collection also reflects the scientific aspects of drug use and addiction treatment, due to Turner’s research background in chemistry and the pharmacology of marijuana.

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Folders:

Box Number:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Box 1

[Chron File 1981, A]
[Chron File 1981, B]
[Chron File 1981, C]
[Chron File 1981, D]
[Chron File 1981, E]
[Chron File 1981, F]
[Chron File 1981, G]
[Chron File 1981, H]
[Chron File 1981, I] (empty)
[Chron File 1981, J]
[Chron File 1981, K] (empty)
[Chron File 1981, L]
[Chron File 1981, M]
[Chron File 1981, Mc]
[Chron File 1981, N]
[Chron File 1981, O]
[Chron File 1981, P]
[Chron File 1981, Q] (empty)
[Chron File 1981, R]
[Chron File 1981, S]
[Chron File 1981, T]
[Chron File 1981, U-V]
[Chron File 1981, W]
[Chron File 1981, XYZ] (empty)
[Chron File – Non-Routine Correspondence – July 1981-February 1982] (1)
[Chron File – Non-Routine Correspondence – July 1981-February 1982] (2)
[Chron File – Non-Routine Correspondence – July 1981-February 1982] (3)
[Chron File – Non-Routine Correspondence – July 1981-February 1982] (4)
[Chron File – Non-Routine Correspondence – July 1981-February 1982] (5)
[Chron File – Non-Routine Correspondence – July 1981-February 1982] (6)
[Chron File – Non-Routine Correspondence – July 1981-February 1982] (7)
[Chron File 1983-1986 (Miscellaneous Papers)] (1)
[Chron File 1983-1986 (Miscellaneous Papers)] (2)
[Chron File 1983-1986 (Miscellaneous Papers)] (3)

 

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Box 2

[Chron File 1983-1986 (Miscellaneous Papers)] (4)
[Chron File 1983-1986 (Miscellaneous Papers)] (5)
[Chron File 02/23/1984-03/5/1984] (1)
[Chron File 02/23/1984-03/5/1984] (2)
Chron File March 1985-July 1986 (1)
Chron File March 1985-July 1986 (2)
Chron File March 1985-July 1986 (3)
Chron File March 1985-July 1986 (4)
Chron File March 1985-July 1986 (5)
Chron File March 1985-July 1986 (6)
Chron File March 1985-July 1986 (7)
Chron File March 1985-July 1986 (8)
Chron File March 1985-July 1986 (9)
[Chron File] August 1986-September 1986 (1)
[Chron File] August 1986-September 1986 (2)
[Chron File] August 1986-September 1986 (3)
[Chron File] August 1986-September 1986 (4)
[Chron File] August 1986-September 1986 (5)

 

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Box 3

[Chron File] August 1986-September 1986 (6)
[Chron File] August 1986-September 1986 (7)
[Chron File 1986 I] (1)
[Chron File 1986 I] (2)
[Chron File 1986 I] (3)
[Chron File 1986 II] (1)
[Chron File 1986 II] (2)
[Chron File 1986 II] (3)
[Chron File 1986 II] (4)
[Chron File 1986 – Foreign I] (1)
[Chron File 1986 – Foreign I] (2)
[Chron File 1986 – Foreign I] (3)
[Chron File 1986 – Foreign II] (1)
[Chron File 1986 – Foreign II] (1)
Memos: January 1983-February 1983 (1)
Memos: January 1983-February 1983 (2)
Memos: January 1983-February 1983 (3)

 

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Box 4

Memos: January 1983-February 1983 (4)
Memos: March 1983 (1)
Memos: March 1983 (2)
Memos: March 1983 (3)
Memos: March 1983 (4)
Memos: August 1983-September 1983 (1)
Memos: August 1983-September 1983 (2)
Memos: August 1983-September 1983 (3)
Memos: August 1983-September 1983 (4)
Memos: August 1984-May 1985 (1)
Memos: August 1984-May 1985 (2)
Memos: August 1984-May 1985 (3)
Memos: August 1984-May 1985 (4)
Memos: August 1984-May 1985 (5)
Memos: August 1984-May 1985 (6)
Memos: August 1984-May 1985 (7)
Memos: August 1984-May 1985 (8)
Memos: August 1984-May 1985 (9)
Memos: August 1984-May 1985 (10)

 

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Box 5

[Memoranda – June 1986 – September 1986 (1)
[Memoranda – June 1986 – September 1986 (2)
Memos – Dan Leonard/Carlton Turner (1)
Memos – Dan Leonard/Carlton Turner (2)
The A-Center, Dr. Belter, Racine, Wisconsin
ACTION (1)
ACTION (2)
ACTION (3)
ACTION (4)
ACTION (5)
[ACTION] Mary Baca and Tom Pauken, 10/12/1982 - 3:00 pm (1)
[ACTION] Mary Baca and Tom Pauken, 10/12/1982 - 3:00 pm (2)
ACTION Films
ACTION (Thomas Pauken) (1)
ACTION (Thomas Pauken) (2)
[ACTION] Tom Pauken, Joyce Nalepka and Ann Wrobleski, 05/24/1982 - 3:30 pm
ACTION / Synergist, 12/02/1981 D.C.
Bill Adams, 10/02/1986 - 11:00 am (1)
Bill Adams, 10/02/1986 - 11:00 am (2)
Bill Adams, 10/02/1986 - 11:00 am (3)
[Addict Rehabilitation Center] ARC – Wayne Robertson, Marian Hogan, Jerry Long, David Shyrock, 10/25/1982 - 3:15 pm
Addiction Research Center (NIDA) [National Institute on Drug Abuse] (1)
Addiction Research Center (NIDA) [National Institute on Drug Abuse] (2)
Addiction Research Center (NIDA) [National Institute on Drug Abuse] (3)
[Administration Drug Policy – September 1981]
Advancements in Science and Education – Schnare
Advertising Council
Advertising Council Luncheon – State Department, 04/23/1982

 

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Box 6

Agency for International Development (AID)
Agency for International Development Briefing, 11/16/1985 - 11:00am
Agency Visits – ADAMHA: NIMH, NIAAA, ADAMHA and FDA, 07/02/1982 [1982-1984]
Agent Orange
Agriculture (John Block)
[Aid Association for Lutherans] AAL Fraternal Benefits and Financial Services for Lutherans
[A.I.M. A.H.E.A.D. (An Involvement of Many – Awareness and Helping in the Education of Alcohol and Drugs)]
Air Force
[Alabama Department of Mental Health]
[Alabama Families in Action]
Mr. Joseph Alaqua [Washington Township, NJ]
[Alaska Council on Prevention of Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Inc.]
Alcohol / Advertising
Alcohol Advertising with OJJDP [Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Program], 10/09/1984 – 2:00 pm
[Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration (ADAMHA) - I]
[Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration (ADAMHA) - II]
[ADAMHA – Alcohol Health and Research World]
[ADAMHA] Dr. Paula Gordon
ADAMHA / Bud Mayer, 01/21/1983 – 11:00 am (1)
ADAMHA/Bud Mayer, 01/21/1983 - 11:00 am (2)
ADAMHA Newsletter (1
ADAMHA Newsletter (2)
[Alcohol and Drug Problems Association of North America] ADPA Board Meeting – Hyatt, Arlington, VA, Suite 611, 12/09/1983 - 2:00 pm
Alcohol and Drug Problems Association / Roger Stevenson, 01/07/1983 - 9:00 am (1)
Alcohol Letters
Alcoholics Anonymous
[Alcoholism]
Alcoholism [Magazine], August 1982
Alcoholism [Magazine], October 1982
Alexandria Community Y – T.C. Williams High School with Carl Eller, 03/08/1983 - 7:00 pm
Jim Allen Meeting – New York Addict Rehabilitation Center, 04/28/1982 - 11:00 am
[Alpha Phi Sigma]
Donna Alvarado and Rick Ventura / ACTION, 01/28/1986
Todd Amani and Greg Winn – USIA [U.S. Information Agency], 07/03/1984
Joaquim Del Bosco Amaral, 02/07/1986

 

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Box 7

Ambassadors Conference on Narcotics, 11/12/1986 (1)
Ambassadors Conference on Narcotics, 11/12/1986 (2)
Ambassadors Conference on Narcotics, 11/12/1986 (3)
Ambassadors Conference on Narcotics, 11/12/1986 (4)
Ambassadors Conference on Narcotics, 11/12/1986 (5)
Ambassadors Meeting, 10/06/1986-10/07/1986 (1)
Ambassadors Meeting, 10/06/1986-10/07/1986 (2)
Ambassadors Meeting, 10/06/1986-10/07/1986 (3)
Ambassadors Meeting, 10/06/1986-10/07/1986 (4)
American Academy of Pediatrics
American Academy of Pediatrics, Jacky Noyes, 01/06/1983
American Association of Advertising Agencies, 12/12/1984 - 1:00 pm (1)
American Association of Advertising Agencies, 12/12/1984 - 1:00 pm (2)
[American Association of Advertising Agencies] AAAA Luncheon – Alcohol Advertising, 01/30/1985 - 12:15 pm
[American Bar Association] ABA (1)
[American Bar Association] ABA (2)
American Bar Association, 08/20/1985 - 1:00 pm (1)
American Bar Association, 08/20/1985 - 1:00 pm (2)
American Bar Association, 08/20/1985 - 1:00 pm (3)
American Bar Association, 08/20/1985 - 1:00 pm (4)
[American Broadcasting Company] ABC-TV