Primarily consists of Paul Taylor's professional and academic research and writings, spanning his career from the 1920s to
his death in 1984, but includes a small amount of personal papers. The bulk of the collection concerns Taylor's research in
the field of agriculture, and includes segments on Mexicans in the U.S., migrant workers, the farm worker strikes of the 1930s
and 1960s, water and land policies in California's Central Valley, and the 160 acre irrigation limitation. With the exception
of correspondence, all series contain research materials, which include any material gathered; drafts of books, articles,
and reports; any correspondence concerning projects, and field notes.
Taylor's personal papers include genealogical material for the Schuster and Taylor families and family correspondence, as
well as a collection of materials dedicated to the work of Dorothea Lange after her death in 1965. Also includes a group of
materials which reflect Paul Taylor's contribution to California Democratic politics from 1932 to 1982, particularly his preparation
of analyses on agricultural and water policy issues.
Paul Schuster Taylor (1895-1984), an Iowa-born economist, graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1917. He served as
a Marine captain with the Second Division, American Expeditionary Forces in France from 1917 to 1919. At the end of his military
service, he resumed his studies at the University of California, Berkeley, where he received a Masters degree in 1920, and
a Ph.D. in 1922. Joining the Department of Economics immediately after graduation, Taylor remained at the University of California,
Berkeley throughout his career.
Number of containers: 22 boxes, 91 cartons, 2 oversize boxes, 8 oversize folders, 2 oversize v.
Linear feet: 128.7
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Collection is open for research.