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Taylor (Paul S.) Papers
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. 1895 Born June 9th in Sioux City, Iowa 1917 B.A., University of Wisconsin 1917-1919 U.S. Marine Corps, American Expeditionary Forces, France 1920 M.A., University of California, Berkeley 1922 Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley 1922-1962 Instructor, and later professor, Department of Economics, University of California, Berkeley 1927-1929 Chief Investigator, research project, Social Science Research Council, Mexican Labor in the United States 1930-1931 Consultant to National Commission on law observance and enforcement, (Wickersham Committee) studying crime and the foreign-born 1931-1932 Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellowship for study in Jalisco, Mexico 1933 Researcher on self-help cooperatives among unemployed, Social Science Research Council and a Rockefeller Foundation grant to the University of California, Berkeley   Consultant, Governor's Fact Finding Committee on the Cotton Strike 1935 Field Director, Division of Rural Rehabilitation California State Emergency Relief Administration (CERA) 1935-1943 President, California Rural Rehabilitation Corporation 1935-1936 Regional Labor Adviser, U.S. Resettlement Administration 1935-1942 Member, State Advisory Council, California Department of Employment 1936-1940 Contributing Editor, Rural Sociology 1936-1941 Senior Economist, Social Security Board 1939 Member, Governor's Commission on Reemployment (California)   Consultant, United States Senate, Civil Liberties Committee 1940-1944 Member, California State Board of Agriculture 1943-1945 Vice-Chairman, Committee on American Principles and Fair Play 1943-1952 Consulting economist, Office of Secretary of the Interior on Central Valley project studies 1946-1952 Consultant, Bureau of Reclamation on Central Valley problems of water distribution and land settlement 1949 Editorial Board Member, American Quarterly 1950-1951 Consultant, President's Migratory Labor Committee 1952 Consultant, Export-Import Bank on Artibonite Valley project, Haiti 1952-1956 Chairman, Department of Economics, University of California, Berkeley 1955-1968 Consultant, International Cooperation Administration (ICA), later called the Agency for International Development (AID), in Asia, and joint projects with AID and the United Nations, the Ford Foundation, the University of California, and Stanford; also, field studies on Community Development in India, Pakistan and the Philippines, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Cuba, Ecuador, Venezuela, Jamaica, Colombia, Mexico, Egypt, Iran and Panama. 1956-1962 Chairman, Institute of International Studies, University of California, Berkeley 1962 Professor Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley 1962-63 Visiting Professor, Institute of Land Reclamation, University of Alexandria, Egypt 1965 Doctor of Laws, Boalt Law School, University of California, Berkeley 1970 Research Director, California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO 1971 Consultant, California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO 1972 Board of Directors, National Coalition for Land Reform 1973 Legislative Spokesperson, Friends of the Earth 1976 Land-Water Symposium to Honor Paul Schuster Taylor 1980 Conservation Service Award 1984 Died March 13th at his home in Berkeley, Calif.
Extent
128.7 linear feet 22 boxes, 91 cartons, 2 oversize boxes, 8 oversize folders, and 2 oversize volumes
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.