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Richard W. Taylor papers (faculty - Political Science)


Repository: Kent State University Libraries. Special Collections and Archives.
Title: Richard W. Taylor papers
Inclusive Date(s): 1909-1989
Bulk Date(s): 1952-1989
Author: Finding aid prepared by Edith Serkownek
Creation: Finding aid encoded by Edith Serkownek using the OhioLINK EAD Application in 2014
Origination: Taylor, Richard W. (Richard Wirth), 1923-
Extent: 1 cubic feet (1 record storage box)
Physical Location: 11th floor
Finding Aid Identifier: OhKeUSC0157
Abstract: This collection contains material relating to the teaching and research of Kent State University Political Science professor Richard W. Taylor, dating largely from the late 1960s-late 1980s. Much of Taylor's research pertains to the role of the ombudsman, with special focus on the ombudsman's role in modern Germany. Additional research by Western Reserve University professor Richard C. Spencer, on Maurice Maschke, an early 20th century Cleveland politician, and the role of the political spoils system is also contained in these papers.
Language(s): The records are in English

Biography of Richard W. Taylor

Born in 1923, Richard W. Taylor received his A.B., A.M. and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois. During the 1950s and 1960s he taught Political Science at the University of Minnesota, Lehigh University, Coe College, the University of Iowa and Northwestern University. Taylor came to Kent State University in 1967 and served as the chairman of the Graduate Studies in Political Science program. Taylor continued to teach at Kent State University through the late 1980s.

Scope and Content

This collection contains material relating to the teaching and research of Kent State University Political Science professor Richard W. Taylor. The papers include scholarly articles and papers by Taylor, course material and student handouts, conference material, research and grant applications, and research correspondence dating from the late 1960s through the late 1980s. Materials also include publications from the International Ombudsman Institute. Additional research material includes transcripts of selected American political speeches taken from newspapers and dating from 1835 to 1864. The collection also contains original letters and petitions from political job seekers in Cleveland, Ohio, dating from 1908 and 1909, and original scrapbooks of newspaper articles about Maurice Maschke, an early 20th century Cleveland politician. The Cleveland material appears to have originally been collected by Western Reserve University professor Richard C. Spencer.

Statement of Arrangement

The Richard W. Taylor papers are arranged as follows:
Series 1: Course Material
Series 2: Writings and Conferences
Subseries 2A: Academic articles
Subseries 2B: Linking the Governors and Governed Conference
Series 3: Research
Subseries 3A: Research, gereral and ombudsman-related
Subseries 3B: Research, 19th century political speeches
Subseries 3C: Research, Maurice Maschke and political job seekers


Preferred Citation

Richard W. Taylor papers. Kent State University Libraries. Special Collections and Archives.

Acquisition Information

The Richard W. Taylor papers were donated to Special Collections and Archives in 1993.

Subject Headings
The following subjects are found in this collection:

Subjects:
Taylor, Richard W. (Richard Wirth), 1923- -- Archives
Kent State University. Department of Political Science--History
Kent State University--History
Political science--Study and teaching--United States
Ombudspersons--Germany
Germany--Politics and government--1945-1990
Maschke, Maurice, 1868-1936
International Ombudsman Institute
Persons:
Spencer, Richard Carleton, 1893-
Organizations/Corporations:
Kent State University
Functions:
Political science--Study and teaching
Occupations:
College teachers
Political scientists
Material Types:
Personal papers
Publications
Correspondence
Scrapbooks
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)



Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Course Material, Late 1960s-1984
Box 1 / Folder 1
Teaching material for political science courses, including handouts, Late 1960s-1984

Series 2: Writings and Conferences, 1952-1988

Subseries 2A: Academic articles, 1952-1988
Box 1 / Folder 2
Article, "Arthur F. Bentley's Political Science," reprinted from The Western Political Quarterly, volume 5, June 1952
Box 1 / Folder 3
Article, "The Significance of Lobby-Legislator Interactions in German State Parliaments," Legislative Studies Quarterly,volume 1, number 4, November 1976
Box 1 / Folder 4
Article, "Political Obligation: An Experimental Approach," typed manuscripts and correspondence to Polity, 1977 and undated
Box 1 / Folder 5
Article, "The Ombud of South Tirol," The Ombusdman Journal, number 7, 1988
Box 1 / Folder 6
Article, "Ombudsman Success in the Federal Republic of Germany: The Role of Specialized and General Ombudsmen a Large Federation," reprint and partial manuscript, undated
Box 1 / Folder 7
Article, "The Ombudsman in Idea and Practice in the United States of America," manuscripts, undated

Subseries 2B: Linking the Governors and Governed Conference, 1980
Box 1 / Folder 8
Conference, Linking the Governors and Governed, program and compiled papers, sponsored by Kent State University Department of Political Science, May 19-20, 1980
Box 1 / Folder 9
Conference, Linking the Governors and Governed, list of attendees, sponsored by Kent State University Department of Political Science, May 19-20, 1980
Box 1 / Folder 10
Conference, Linking the Governors and Governed, additional presented papers, sponsored by Kent State University Department of Political Science, May 19-20, 1980

Series 3: Research, 1908-1989

Subseries 3A: Research, gereral and ombudsman-related, 1968-1998
Box 1 / Folder 11
Grant and research applications and correspondence, 1960s-1980s
Box 1 / Folder 12
Correspondence, research-related correspondence, 1977-1989
Box 1 / Folder 13
Notes, hand-written research(?) notes, undated
Box 1 / Folder 14
Publications: International Ombudsman Institute newsletters, miscellaneous dates 1981-1985
Box 1 / Folder 15
Publications: International Ombudsman Institute directories and occasional papers, miscellaneous dates 1982-1986
Box 1 / Folder 16
Publications: International Bar Association, Ombudsman Committee programs, miscellaneous dates 1974-1984
Box 1 / Folder 17
Research: Ombudsman articles, articles and typescripts generally dealing with the role of the ombudsman, miscellaneous dates

Subseries 3B: Research, 19th century political speeches, 1957
Box 1 / Folder 18
Research: Democratic and Whig party convention speeches from the 1830s-1850s (typescripts) with accompanying note from a colleague, 1957

Subseries 3C: Research, Maurice Maschke and political job seekers, 1908-1936
Box 1 / Folder 19
Research: Republican Party letters and petitions for jobs, note "found in spring of 1935 in Old Court House of Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, Ohio," 1908 and 1909 with accompanying article, "The Pressure for Local Spoils," by Richard C. Spencer reprinted from the National Municipal Review, volume XXV, number 8, 1908-1909, 1936
Box 1 / Folder 20
Research: Maurice Maschke, early 20th century Cleveland politician, scrapbook with newspaper clippings, "Maschke's Answer to Hopkins City Club Address", October 24, 1931
Box 1 / Folder 21
Research: Maurice Maschke, early 20th century Cleveland politician, scrapbook with newspaper clippings, "R.C. Spencer, Memoirs of Maurice Maschke", August 1-September 14, 1934
Box 1 / Folder 22
Research: Maurice Maschke, early 20th century Cleveland politician, green scrapbook with newspaper clippings, "Maurice Maschke Dies", 1936
Box 1 / Folder 23
Research: Republican Party scrapbook with newspaper clippings, "R.C Spencer, Political Party Conventions, Cuyahoga County", 1934-1936