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Edmond Taylor Papers (MSS142)

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Edmond Taylor Papers (MSS142), 1935-1992 | MSS Manuscripts

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Title: Edmond Taylor Papers (MSS142), 1935-1992Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1935-1992

ID: MSS/MSS/142

Primary Creator: Taylor, Edmond, 1908-1998

Extent: 187.0 Boxes

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Edmond Taylor Papers document Taylor's career as a journalist and writer. The collection is divided into correspondence, manuscripts, articles, poems, speeches and interviews, research material, works by others, personal papers, and clippings.

Collection Historical Note

Edmond Taylor was born on February 13, 1908 in St. Louis, Missouri. He attended Washington University in St. Louis, but abandoned school during his freshman year for journalism, starting as a police reporter for the St. Louis Globe-Democrat. Traveling to Europe in 1928, Taylor joined the Chicago Tribune’s Paris edition, first as a reporter then as news editor. He joined the Chicago Tribune’s foreign news service in 1930 and became head of the Paris Bureau in 1933. Taylor covered the major events leading up to World War II, including the rise of Nazi Germany, the Spanish Civil War, the Austrian Anschluss, Mussolini’s invasion of Ethiopia, and the fall of France.

Taylor’s book, The Strategy of Terror, was published in 1940 and played an important role in revealing the nature and methods the psychological warfare waged by Nazi Germany. As a result, he was invited to join the Office of Coordinator of Information (1941-1942) and later the planning board of the Office of Strategic Services (1942-1946). In 1943, he served as a Navy commander in the North African Theater, and then, until 1946 as a member of Lord Louis Mountbatten’s staff in the South East Asia Command. Taylor was awarded the Bronze Star. Taylor returned to the United States in 1946 and wrote about his experiences in India and Thailand in Richer By Asia, published in 1947.

Between 1948 and 1950, Taylor worked in the Mass Communications Department of UNESCO. Taylor then worked as study director for the Council on Foreign Relations on a project on strengthening democratic leadership abroad (1950-1952), a consultant for the Office of Public Affairs for HICOG (1951), and as Assistant Director for Office of Plans and Policy for the Psychological Strategy Broad (1952).

Beginning in 1954, Taylor served as chief European correspondent of The Reporter magazine. Taylor also wrote a weekly newspaper column for a number of American dailies including the Washington Post. In addition, Taylor published two more books, the Fall of the Dynasties (1963) and Awakening From History (1969).

Taylor had two children, William and Caroline, with his first wife, Irene Silverstein Taylor. He also had two children, Michael and Anne, with his second wife, Anne Verena de Salis Taylor. He passed away at the age of 90 on March 30, 1998.

Administrative Information

Repository: MSS Manuscripts

Access Restrictions: Open

Use Restrictions:

Users of the collection must read and agree to abide by the rules and procedures set forth in the Materials Use Policies.

Providing access to materials does not constitute permission to publish or otherwise authorize use. All publication not covered by fair use or other exceptions is restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder, which may or may not be Washington University.

If you wish to publish or license Special Collections materials, please contact Special Collections to inquire about copyright status at (314) 935-5495 or spec@wumail.wustl.edu. (Publish means quotation in whole or in part in seminar or term papers, theses or dissertations, journal articles, monographs, books, digital forms, photographs, images, dramatic presentations, transcriptions, or any other form prepared for a limited or general public.)

Preferred Citation: Name of the Collection, Washington University Libraries, Department of Special Collections


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[Series 1: Correspondence],
[Series 2: Manuscripts],
[Series 3: Articles],
[Series 4: Poems],
[Series 5: Speeches and Interviews],
[Series 6: Research Material],
[Series 7: Works By Others],
[Series 8: Personal Papers],
[Series 9: Clippings],
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Series 8: Personal PapersAdd to your cart.
Consists of addresses, awards, conference materials, Council on Foreign Relations materials, financial papers, HICOG materials, identification cards, itineraries, Navy materials, photographs, Psychological Strategy Board materials, realia, and UNESCO materials.
Sub-Series 8.1: AddressesAdd to your cart.

Includes personal and business addresses, press lists, contact lists, etc.

Arranged alphabetically by subject matter.

Box 134Add to your cart.
Folder 1769: Algeria and Tunisia contactsAdd to your cart.
Folder 1770: Canada contactsAdd to your cart.
Folder 1771: General addressesAdd to your cart.
Folder 1772: Germany contactsAdd to your cart.
Folder 1773: Guest addresses for Max Ascoli's cocktail party, 1961: July 10Add to your cart.
Folder 1774: India contactsAdd to your cart.
Folder 1775: Mass communications - radio and TVAdd to your cart.
Folder 1776: Ottawa contactsAdd to your cart.
Folder 1777: Press listsAdd to your cart.
Folder 1778: Southeast Asia trip contactsAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 8.2: AwardsAdd to your cart.
Folder -/-: Honorary Masters from the Asia Institute in the City of New YorkAdd to your cart.
Located in oversize.
Sub-Series 8.3: ConferencesAdd to your cart.
Box 135Add to your cart.
Folder 1779: Sixth International Advanced..., 1962Add to your cart.
Sixth International Advanced Training Session for Professors of Journalism and Professional Journalists at the University of Strasbourg, International Center for Higher Education in Journalism
Sub-Series 8.4: Council on Foreign RelationsAdd to your cart.
Taylor was the director of a group to study the problem of strengthening democratic leadership outside the United States.
Box 135Add to your cart.
Folder 1780: International Student Information ServiceAdd to your cart.
Box 135-136Add to your cart.
Folder 1781-1783: Leadership in the Free WorldAdd to your cart.
Book written by Taylor based on the discussions and special studies of the Council on Foreign Relations. 515 pages
Box 136Add to your cart.
Folder 1784: Miscellaneous materialsAdd to your cart.
Includes notes, reports, memos, and correspondence.
Folder 1785-1786: Study Group Reports...Add to your cart.
Study Group Reports from the Study Group On Problems of Strengthening Democratic Leadership Abroad.
Sub-Series 8.5: Financial PapersAdd to your cart.
Box 137Add to your cart.
Folder 1787: Bank receipts, 1965-1983Add to your cart.

Consists of materials from Lloyds Bank, Mercantile Trust Company, Crédit Lyonnais, I.M. Simon & Co., and the Riggs National Bank

Arranged in chronological order.

Folder 1788: Bills and expenses, 1959-1993Add to your cart.
Arranged in chronological order.
Folder 1789: Expense account information, 1964-1965Add to your cart.
Arranged in chronological order.
Folder 1790: Income, 1955-1976Add to your cart.
Arranged in chronological order.
Folder 1791: Receipts, 1956-1968Add to your cart.
Arranged in chronological order.
Folder 1792: Tax Information, 1959-1965Add to your cart.
Arranged in chronological order.
Folder 1793-1794: Travel receipts, 1965-1967Add to your cart.

Includes a separate folder of travel receipts for a Southeast Asia trip in 1965.

Arranged in chronological order.

Sub-Series 8.6: High Commission for Occupied Germany (HICOG)Add to your cart.
Taylor served as a general consultant to Shepard Stone, director of the Office of Public Affairs, HICOG.
Box 137Add to your cart.
Folder 1795: Travel expenses, 1951Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 8.7: Identification CardsAdd to your cart.
Box 137Add to your cart.
Folder 1796Add to your cart.
Item 1: British Library identification card, 1983Add to your cart.
Item 2: The Geneva Conference, 1954Add to your cart.
Item 3: The Geneva Conference, 1955Add to your cart.
Item 4: Indian Post and Telegraphs Department card, 1965Add to your cart.
Item 5: Parti Républicain Radical and Radical-Socialiste press card, 1955Add to your cart.
Item 6: Préfecture d'Alger Laissez-Passer, 1956Add to your cart.
Item 7: Préfecture de Police Autorisation de Voyage Valable Pour Se Rendre en Algérie, 1956Add to your cart.
Item 8: Présidence du Conseil Laissez-Passer, 1954Add to your cart.
Item 9: République Française Gouvernement Général de l'Algérie Carte d'Autorisation de Mission de Reportage, 1956Add to your cart.
Item 10: République Française Ministre Résidant en Algérie Commandement Supérieur Interarmées Carte d'Autorisation de Mission de Reportage, 1957Add to your cart.
Item 11: République Française Présidence du Conseil, 1955Add to your cart.
Item 12: This Week Magazine press pass, 1953Add to your cart.
Item 13: United States Military Assistance Command Information Office, Vietnam, 1965Add to your cart.
Item 14: Viêt Nam Cong Hòa Nhà Báo Press Card, 1965Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 8.8: ItinerariesAdd to your cart.
Box 137Add to your cart.
Folder 1797Add to your cart.
2 pages
Sub-Series 8.9: NavyAdd to your cart.
Includes correspondence.
Box 138Add to your cart.
Folder 1798: Certificate commemorating OSS serviceAdd to your cart.
Folder 1799: Civil Service investigationAdd to your cart.
Folder 1800: Miscellaneous documentsAdd to your cart.
Includes correspondence from Taylor's brother, Rufus, and others and questionnaires.
Folder 1801: Office of Strategic Services (OSS) Personal fileAdd to your cart.
Consists of travel orders, temporary duty assignments, identification cards, etc. for Taylor's service in the South East Asia Command (SEAC) during World War II.
Folder 1802: Officer Service RecordAdd to your cart.
Folder 1803: Official copy of citation for a Bronze Star MedalAdd to your cart.
Folder 1804: Potomac River Naval CommandAdd to your cart.
Consists of items removed from Taylor's service record at the Potomac River Naval Command. Includes correspondence to and from Taylor's brother, Rufus Taylor.
Sub-Series 8.10: PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Box 139Add to your cart.
Folder 1805: PhotographsAdd to your cart.

Includes 12 photographs of Taylor, one of a dog, one of "Jodie", one of "Edward", three of unidentified boys, and one unidentified photograph of a woman by Bradford Bachrach.

Unidentified photograph by Bradford Bachrach located in oversize.

Sub-Series 8.11: Psychological Strategy BoardAdd to your cart.
Box 139Add to your cart.
Folder 1806: Miscellaneous documentsAdd to your cart.
Includes list of staff addresses and memo concerning Taylor's duty officer designation.
Folder 1807: Psychological Strategy Board Personal FileAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 8.12: RealiaAdd to your cart.
Box 139Add to your cart.
Folder 1808: RealiaAdd to your cart.
Souvenir from the Intercontinental Hotel.
Sub-Series 8.13: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)Add to your cart.
Box 139Add to your cart.
Folder 1809: UNESCO, 1951Add to your cart.

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Consists of notes on projects for 1951


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[Series 4: Poems],
[Series 5: Speeches and Interviews],
[Series 6: Research Material],
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[Series 8: Personal Papers],
[Series 9: Clippings],
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