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Kate L. Turabian

Born: Feb 26, 1893

Death: Oct 25, 1987

Birthplace: Chicago

Nationality: United States

Kate L. Turabian

Date of Birth : Feb 26, 1893
Date of Death : Oct 25, 1987
Birth Place : Chicago

Kate Larimore Turabian was an American educator who is best known for her book A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations. In 2013 the University of Chicago Press published the 8th edition of the book. The University of Chicago Press estimates that the various editions of this book have sold more than 8 million copies since its publication in 1937. Turabian was the graduate school dissertation secretary at the University of Chicago from 1930 to 1958. The school required her approval for every master's thesis and doctoral dissertation. The various editions of her style guide present and closely follow the University of Chicago Press's Manual of Style. Her Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations and its associated style are referred to as "Turabian".

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