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Guide to the Paul Schuster Taylor Papers, 1660-1997 (bulk 1895-1984)
BANC MSS 84/38 c  
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Description
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.
Background
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.
Extent
Number of containers: 22 boxes, 91 cartons, 2 oversize boxes, 8 oversize folders, 2 oversize v. Linear feet: 128.7
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research.