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Finding Aid for the Edgar Dorsey Taylor Papers, 1910-1978
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Edgar Dorsey Taylor Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1910-1978
    Collection number: 1305
    Creator: Taylor, Edgar Dorsey, 1904-
    Extent: 2 boxes (1 linear ft.) 1 oversize folder 67 oversize boxes
    Abstract: Edgar Dorsey Taylor (1904-1978) was an artist who worked in the black and white woodcut medium. The collection consists of 240 woodblocks, 255 woodblock prints, correspondence, diaries, sketches, and printing tools related to Taylor and his work.
    Language: English
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Edith Liu, 1982-88.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Edgar Dorsey Taylor Papers (Collection 1305). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    Biography

    Taylor was born in Grass Valley, California, on July 15, 1904; BA (1928) and MA (1932), University of California at Berkeley; during the 1930s-40s, he taught at University of California at Berkeley and University of Texas at Austin; in the early 1950s he began to teach at the University of Southern California; drawn to the black and white woodcut in 1959, Taylor went on to produce a large body of work in the medium; his work was published in The Gulf of California (1959), The Boulevard (1965), and Baja California Woodcuts (1969); died on March 28, 1978 in Los Angeles, California.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of 240 woodblocks, 255 woodblock prints, correspondence, diaries, sketches, and printing tools related to Taylor and his work.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Personal.
    2. Artwork.
    3. Correspondence.
    4. Baja trip.
    5. Baja book.
    6. Woodcuts.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Taylor, Edgar Dorsey, 1904- --Archives.
    Artists--California--Archival resources.
    Wood-engravers--California--Archival resources.

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Woodcuts.
    Woodblocks.