Inventory of the Luigi Turco Papers, 1938-1968.
Luigi Turco Papers,
1.75 linear in.
Language: In English and Italian.
University of Minnesota Libraries. Immigration History Research Center
Access and Use
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.
Collection Scope and Content Note
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.
No inventory available.
- This collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
- Turco, Luigi.
- Church of Religious Science.
- Baptists, Italian.
- Italian Americans--Religion.
- Baptist converts.
- New Thought.
- Divine Science Church (U.S.)