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Pauline Taylor papers, 1948-57

Finding Aid

Prepared by Mary P. Mason, May 30, 1989; Revised by Gregory Bodwell, May 22, 1997
1 manuscript box, 1/5th cubic foot, 11th floor


Biographical Note

Pauline Taylor, of Youngstown, Ohio, the wife of a steelworker, was active during the 1940's and 50's in many civil and political groups. She was a member of the National Association of the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the International Workers Order, the United Cultural Center, and the Democratic and Progressive parties. In 1950, she traveled to Russia and subsequently came under the scrutiny of the House Committee on unAmerican activities.


Scope and Content

On May 15, 1979, Roger Meade delivered a xerox copy of the papers of Taylor to Kent State University Special Collections and Archives. He obtained them from Taylor personally, who kept the original documents in her possession.

The portion of the collection in Archives at this time consists entirely of Taylor's involvement with the Progressive Party, peace missions, reports and the Un-American Activities Committee.

Taylor has agreed to dedicate both literary and property rights to Special Collections and Archives.


Box 1
Folder -- Contents
  1. Correspondence, Oct. 2, 194 -Jan. 10, 1957
  2. Miscellaneous. Includes notes, undated
  3. Agenda, 1951
  4. International Workers Order, miscellaneous material. Includes Constitution, Parliamentary Procedure, and history
  5. Printed material, Report on Peace, Report on Second World Peace Congress, undated
  6. Reports on visits to Russia, 1950, 1951, and 1952
  7. Flyer, United Cultural Center