The Benjamin Harrison Taylor Family Papers include biographical and family histories, campaign materials, news clippings, typed scripts of speeches and writings, and memorabilia related to the political career of Alfred Taylor, and a scrapbook concerning the Taylor family. Many of the speeches are not identified by title or by date.
The papers span from 1833 to 1977. The files are arranged alphabetically by type of documents within a single series.
Method of Acquisition
The Benjamin Harrison Taylor Family Papers were donated to the archives by Mrs. Ben Taylor on May 3, 1982. In October 1984, the Reece Museum transferred a poster of Alf Taylor (accession 1985-042) that had been given to them by Mary Ann Bidenbaugh. Kitty Taylor Leach had given the poster to Bidenbaugh's mother in 1942.
The following items were added to the Archives of Appalachia book and media collection and are listed in the library catalog:
McDaniel, Keith, dir. The Clinton 12: A Documentary Film. Secret City Films, 2007. DVD.
Memorial Addresses on Life and Character of Leonidas Campbell Houk. United States Government Printing Office, 1892.
Photographs: Prints and Negatives
43 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 negatives and contact prints on 4 proof sheets. See APA card index for subjects covered by prints and negatives. See also photographic archives accession sheet.
Processing was completed by Norma Myers Thomas, and the papers were opened for research in August 1987. The collection was reprocessed in 2013 by Sierra Maxwell, which included the addition of an accrual.