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Guide to the Frank J. Taylor Papers , 1928-1967
Special Collections M0222  
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Frank J. Taylor Papers ,
    Date (inclusive): 1928-1967
    Collection number: Special Collections M0222
    Creator: Taylor, Frank J., 1894-1972.
    Extent: 30 linear ft.
    Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access Restrictions

    Restricted access: requires 24 hr. paging period.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.


    Gift of F. J. Taylor, 1968-1971.

    Preferred Citation:

    [Identification of item] Frank J. Taylor Papers , M0222, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Biographical Note

    Frank J. Taylor, a prolific free-lance magazine writer, attended Stanford University. He worked as a newspaperman and covered WW I as a correspondent for United Press. In 1929 his career as a magazine writer began. He also published several historical works and a biography. He died October 23, 1972.

    Scope and Content

    Includes notes, research material, correspondence, articles, worksheets, drafts, and copies of Taylor's magazine articles for Saturday Evening Post, Reader's Digest, Country Gentlemen, and Collier's. Major subjects include agriculture, gardening, aviation, personalities, foreign countries, Stanford University, and various industrial topics. Also included are notes, research material, and drafts of some of Taylor's books, including SOUTHERN PACIFIC and BLACK BONANZA.