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Series I: Education and Schooling, 1920-1935
Subseries I.1: Grade School - Elmer Avenue School (Arrangement: Chronological),, 1920-1921
Subseries I.2: Schenectady High School (Arrangement: Chronological),, 1923-1925
Subseries I.3: Williams College (Arrangement: Chronological), 1925-1935
Subseries I.4: Harvard Law School (LL.B., 1932) (Arrangement: Alphabetical by Material Type),, 1917-1932
Series II: New Deal Career, 1905-1945
Subseries II.1: Judicial Clerkship - Judge Augustus Hand (Arrangement: Chronological),, 1932-1933
Subseries II.2: Senior Attorney, Dept. of the Interior (Arrangement: Chronological),, 1933-1936
Subseries II.3: Senior Attorney, Agricultural Adjustment Adm. (Arrangement: Chronological within each Subject Area),, 1934-1935
Subseries II.4: Assoc. Counsel, U.S. Senate Committee on Interstate Commerce (1935 - 1939) (Arrangement: Chronological),, 1906-1941
Subseries II.5: Special Assistant to U.S. Attorney General (Arrangement: Alphabetical by Case Name),, 1939
Subseries II.6: General Counsel, Federal Communications Commission (1940 - 1942) (Arrangement: Chronological),, 1939-1945
Series IV: International Military Tribunal (IMT), 1940-1955
Series V: Nuremberg Military Trials (NMT), 1933-1977
Series VII: Legal Case Files, 1944-1993
Series VIII: Writings, 1931-1995
Subseries VIII.1: Articles, 1931-1994
Subseries VIII.2: Books [Published], 1949-1995
Subseries VIII.3: Articles, Books, Book Proposals and Book Reviews [Unpublished],, 1940-1978
Subseries VIII.4: Book Reviews, 1950-1995
Subseries VIII.5: Introductions, Prefaces, Forewords and Afterwords,, 1949-1987
Subseries VIII.6: Letters to the Editor (Arrangement: Chronological),, 1947-1994
Subseries VIII.7: Miscellaneous and Unidentified Notes and Pages, 1939
Series IX: Conferences, Interviews, Film, Radio and Television, 1947-1996
Series XII: Teaching Career - Correspondence, 1956-1998
Series XIII: Teaching Career - Courses, 1950-1997
Subseries XIII.1: Course Materials and Notes - Common Law, 1964-1980
Subseries XIII.2: Course Materials and Notes - Constitutional Law,, 1966-1986
Subseries XIII.3: Course Materials and Notes - Constitutional Litigation,, 1950-1970
Subseries XIII.4: Course Materials and Notes - Criminal Law, 1973-1985
Subseries XIII.5: Course Materials and Notes - Other, 1983
Subseries XIII.6: Course Materials and Notes - Regulated Industries,, Undated
Subseries XIII.7: Course Materials and Notes - War Crimes, 1973-1997
Subseries XIII.8: Course Materials - Examinations, 1959-1994
Series XIV: Correspondence, 1918-1998
Series XV: Photographs, 1932-1992
Sub-Series XV.1: IMT - National Archives, 1946-1948
Sub-Series XV.2: IMT and NMT - PRO-OCCWC Collection, 1946-1948
Sub-Series XV.3: IMT - AP/Wide World Photos, 1945
Sub-Series XV.4: IMT and NMT - Other Archives, 1945
Sub-Series XV.5: IMT and NMT - Ray D'Addario Collection, 1946-1948
Sub-Series XV.6: NMT - U.S. Army Photographs, 1946-1948
Series XVI: Awards and Certificates, 1924-1993
Series XVII: Hobbies and Interests, 1950-1995
Series XIX: Newspaper Clippings, 1945-1995
Series XX: Research Materials, 1914-1994
Sub-Series XX.1: Anatomy of the Nuremberg Trials (1992): Research Materials - General,, 1938-1992
Sub-Series XX.2: The Breaking Wave (1967): Research Materials - General,, 1939-1969
Sub-Series XX.3: German Generals: Research Materials, 1914-1978
Sub-Series XX.4: The March of Conquest (1958): Research Materials - General,, 1950-1957
Sub-Series XX.5: Munich: The Price of Peace (1979): Research Materials - General,, 1935-1978
Sub-Series XX.6: Sword and Swastika (1952): Research Materials - General,, 1949-1958
Sub-Series XX.7: ULTRA: Research Materials - General, 1942-1994
Sub-Series XX.8: General and Miscellaneous Research Subject Files,, 1940-1991
At a Glance
This collection is arranged into 21 series.
The Telford Taylor Papers collect the work of Telford Taylor as a lawyer, legal scholar, writer, and historian. The documents include Taylor's work in Nuremberg with the International and Nuremberg Military Tribunals, his work within departments created by the New Deal, some of his legal case files (particularly on civil liberties cases), and other professional interests that Taylor had. The collection also contains Taylor's writings including drafts of his books, speeches, interviews, teaching materials, and much of the research behind these pursuits. The genre of materials includes official reports, correspondence, manuscripts, annotated texts and photographs. The collection also contains Taylor's research materials in the form of annotations, notes, and clippings.
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Restrictions on Access
You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.
This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.
Boxes 288-295 are restricted, per gift agreement. Selected folders in Subseries VII.2: Communications Law and FCC and Sub-Series XV.7: Subject Files closed as marked in file listing.
Box 202 missing as of 9/14/2022.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Telford Taylor Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Ownership and Custodial History
Gift of Telford Taylor's wife, Prof. Toby Golick, to the Diamond Law Library in December 1999.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
2012.2013.M116: Source of acquisition--Law Library Special Collections. Method of acquisition--Transfer; Date of acquisition--03/13/2013.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Papers processed by Christopher M. Laico 10/05/2004.
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2013-06-22 File created.
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Telford Taylor was a prominent lawyer who served as Counsel for the Prosecution at the Nuremberg Trials.