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Prepared by Jeffery Scaggs and James W. Geary, January 29, 1979; Prepared for the Web by Barbara Bass, August 20, 1996; Updated January 2019
Inclusive Dates: 1940-1959?
Extent: .33 cubic foot (1 document case)
Physical Location: 11th floor
Biographical Note: William David Taylor Jr. was born in Hartford, Kansas to William David and Bessie (Johnston) Taylor on December 25, 1903. There are conflicting dates of birth on record. Who's Who in America prior to 1960 gives 1903 as the year; while the edition after 1960 lists 1899 as the year of birth. With his family he moved to Spokane, Washington. He received an A.B. degree from the University of Washington in 1927 and an M.A. in 1931. He was Professor of Journalism at Kent State University from 1936-1968. He was also Chair of the School of Journalism for many years: 1936-1963. During World War II he took military leave from Kent State starting in June 1942. He served in the Army for three years, two of which were in the Southwest Pacific with the 14th Anti-Aircraft Command. In 1968 he was made Professor Emeritus, and in 1970 he was appointed to the Kent State University Board of Trustees. Among Professor Taylor's achievements were his short courses in news and photography and he was also co-editor of A Guide to the Tagalog Dialect in the Philippines. Professor Taylor died on November 3, 1975. For additional biographical information see an obituary in the Kent-Ravenna Record Courier, November 3, 1975, and also Who's Who in America, 38th edition.
Scope and Content: This collection consists of propaganda leaflets and publications created during World War II, the Korean Conflict, and the Cold War.
Processing Note: Parts of this collection were received attached to large posterboards (15" x 20") or small poster boards (10" x 15") while the remainder of the leaflets were loose. Both the large poster boards and the small poster boards were numbered. The large poster boards dealt with World War II while the small poster boards dealt with the Korean Conflict.
1. World War II
a. Folders #1-23: leaflets removed from large poster boards
b. Folders #24-36: leaflets were loose
2. Korean Conflict
a. Folders #37-43: leaflets removed from small poster boards
b. Folders #44-53: loose material in Korean
c. Folders #54-58: loose material in Chinese
d. Folder #59: loose material , Communist
e. Folder #60: loose material, U. N. forces newspaper
3. Cold War in Europe
a. Folder #61: loose material
Arrangement: This collection has been arranged chronologically. The materials removed from the large poster boards and small poster boards were retained in sequence according to the numbers on them. Within the time periods (World War II, Korean Conflict or Cold War) the material is arranged according to language. The broad categories are as follows:
Acquisitions Note: This material was transferred to Special Collections and Archives by George Urban.
Physical Location: Oversized documents have been filed in the map case.