Register of the Glen S. Taylor papers

Finding aid prepared by Sarah Patton
Hoover Institution Library and Archives
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Stanford University
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Title: Glen S. Taylor papers
Date (bulk): 1951-1953
Collection Number: 85047
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 1 manuscript box (0.4 Linear Feet)
Abstract: The Glen S. Taylor papers consist of notes, memoranda, correspondence, reports, press releases, and printed matter relating to various aspects of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) activities.
Creator: Taylor, Glen S.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives


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Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 1985.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Glen S. Taylor papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

Biographical Note

Director, Office of Statistics, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, 1951-1953.

Scope and Content of Collection

The majority of the materials in the Glen S. Taylor papers relate to his tenure as the Director of Statistics for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) from 1951 to 1953. These include notes, meeting summaries, memoranda, correspondence, reports, press releases, and printed matter on administrative topics such as NATO's staff and organization, as well as the broader themes of NATO's role and objectives. Also included in the collection are photographs and an embassy pass from London, 1942.
The original chronological arrangement of the papers has been maintained, though the groupings of materials were created by the archivist.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Europe -- Defenses
North Atlantic Treaty Organization


Personal File 1942, 1951-1953

box 1, folder 1

Photographs circa 1942

Scope and Contents note

Black and white photographs of London depicting buildings and the destruction caused by German bombing of the city.
box 1, folder 2

Embassy pass and driver's license 1942, 1952

box 1, folder 3

Calendars 1951-1953

Scope and Contents note

Includes handwritten notes regarding appointments.
box 1, folder 4

Notes circa 1951-1953

Scope and Contents note

Handwritten notes, some of which may relate to Taylor's work with NATO, though most seem to address travel arrangements and reservations.

NATO File 1951-1962, 1983


Chronological file 1951-1954

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, memoranda, reports, press releases, and handwritten notes.
box 1, folder 5


box 1, folder 6


box 1, folder 7


box 1, folder 8

1954, 1959-1962

Scope and Contents note

Includes press releases and charts relating to defense expenditures of NATO countries.
box 1, folder 9

Press cuttings 1951-1953, 1983

Scope and Contents note

With the exception of one clipping from the Wall Street Journal (1983), the clippings are from European publications (1951-1953).
box 1, folder 10

Printed matter 1952-1962

Arrangement Statement

Arranged chronologically by date of publication.

Atlantic Alliance: NATO's Role in the Free World, a report by a Study Group of the Royal Institute of International Affairs 1952


The NATO Handbook: Why the Treaty Was Signed, What the Treaty Says, How NATO Works, NATO Information Service 1952 January 1


The North Atlantic Treaty Organization: A Brief Account of the Development of NATO and an Analysis of Its Present Structure, NATO Information Service 1952 December


The NATO Handbook: Why the Treaty Was Signed, What the Treaty Says, How the Organization Developed (two copies), NATO Information Service 1953


"April 1952 to April 1957," NATO Letter, Vol. 5, special supplement to No. 6 1957 June


"A Report on the North Atlantic Treaty Organization," Kyra Taylor 1957 June 3

Scope and Contents note

An assignment for a U.S. History class written by Glen Taylor's daughter.

The NATO Handbook, sixth ed., NATO Information Service 1958


Why NATO?, Paul-Henri Spaak, Secretary-General of NATO 1959


"Ten Years of Atlantic Co-operation, 1949-1959," NATO Letter, special issue circa 1959


"Essential Values of Western Civilization," Lester B. Pearson circa 1959


Vigilance: The Price of Liberty, NATO Information Service 1960


"The Western European Union and NATO Problems," circa 1962


Declassified U.S. Government Records 1951-1953

Scope and Contents note

Formerly security-classified records of the U.S. government, released in full or in part. Includes some interfiled, unclassified government records. Arranged chronologically by date of release, thereunder chronologically by date of creation.
box 1, folder 11

2016 February release of records 1951-1953

Scope and Contents note

Memoranda, reports, notes, and correspondence relating to Taylor's work with NATO, originally from the chronological file. Includes report on "Production and Supply Planning," as well as summaries of meetings with various delegations.