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Telford Taylor papers, 1918-1998, bulk 1949-1992

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1647
Bib ID 10199444 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Taylor, Telford
Title Telford Taylor papers, 1918-1998, bulk 1949-1992
Physical Description 136.75 linear feet (308 boxes)
Language(s) English .

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.



This collection is arranged into 21 series Series I: Education and Schooling Subseries I.1: Grade School - Elmer Avenue School, 1920-1921; Subseries I.2: Schenectady High School, 1923-1925; Subseries I.3: Williams College, 1925-1935; Subseries I.4: Harvard Law School (LL.B., 1932), 1917-1932; Series II: New Deal Career (1933-1942) Subseries II.1: Judicial Clerkship - Judge Augustus Hand, 1932-1933; Subseries II.2: Senior Attorney, Dept. of the Interior, 1933-1936; Subseries II.3: Senior Attorney, Agricultural Adjustment Administration, 1934-1935; Subseries II.4: Assocociate Counsel, U.S. Senate Committee on Interstate Commerce (1935 - 1939), 1906-1941; Subseries II.5: Special Assistant to U.S. Attorney General, 1939; Subseries II.6: General Counsel, Federal Communications Commission (1940 - 1942), 1939-1945; Series III: Military Service Records (1942-1949); Series IV: International Military Tribunal (1945-1946) Subseries IV.1: IMT - Administrative, General and Pre-Trial Files 1943-1955; Subseries IV.2: IMT - Pretrial and Trial Case Files, 1940-9146; Series V: Nuremberg Military Trials (NMT) (1946-1949) Subseries V.1: NMT - Administrative, General and Pre-Trial Files, 1933-1949; Subseries V.2: NMT - Case Files, 1946-1948; Subseries V.3: NMT-Post-Trial: Administrative and Publication Files, 1946-1955; Subseries V.4: Post-Nuremberg Trials, 1947-1977; Series VI: Small Defense Plants Administration; Series VII: Legal Case Files Subseries VII.1: Civil Liberties Cases 1944-1993; Subseries VII.2: Communications Law and FCC, undated; Subseries VII.3: Miscellaneous Cases 1952-1975; Series VIII: Writings Subseries VIII.1: Articles (Arrangement: Chronological) 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, 1947-1994; Subseries VIII.7: Miscellaneous and Unidentified Notes and Pages 1939; Series IX: Conferences, Interviews, Film, Radio and Television Subseries IX.1: Conferences 1947-1996; Subseries IX.2: Interviews 1951-1994; Subseries IX.3: Radio and Television 1949-1988; Series X: Speeches; Series XI: Professional Organizations and Activities; Series XII: Teaching Career Correspondence Subseries XII.1: Cardozo School of Law 1979-1990; Subseries XII.2: Columbia Law School 1958-1998; Subseries XII.3: Visiting Scholar and Professorships 1968-1981; Subseries XII.4: Yale University Law School 1956-1975; Series XIII: Teaching Career - Courses 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 Subseries XIV.1: 1918-1929; Subseries XIV.2: 1930-1939; Subseries XIV.3: 1940-1949; Subseries XIV.4: 1950-1959; Subseries XIV.5: 1960-1969; Subseries XIV.6: 1970-1979; Subseries XIV.7: 1980-1989; Subseries XIV.8: 1990-1998; Subseries XIV.9: Undated; Series XV: Photographs 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; Sub-Series XV.7: Subject Files [CLOSED] 1932-1992; Series XVI: Awards Sub-Series XVI.1: Awards 1976-1993; Sub-Series XVI.2: Honorary Degrees 1949-1988; Sub-Series XVI.3: Certificates 1924-1971; Series XVII: Hobbies and Interests Sub-Series XVII.1: Musical Compositions, 1956-1985; Sub-Series XVII.2: Musical Preformances, 1955-1977; Sub-series XVII.3: Squash and Tennis, 1954-1995; Sub-Series XVII.4: Theatrical Performances, 1950-1953; Series XVIII: Miscellaneous Publications; Series XIX: Newspaper Clippings Sub-Series XIX.1: Book Reviews 1948-1995; Sub-Series XIX.2: Europe Foreign relations, 1945-1946; Sub-Series XIX.3: Middle East Foreign relations, 1969-1993; Sub-Series XIX.4: Nuremberg War Crime Trials, Nuremberg, Germany 1945-1949; Sub-Series XIX.5: United States History, 1945-1994; Series XX: Research Materials 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; Series XXI: Restricted Materials, 1950-1995.



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.

Using the Collection

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Restrictions on Access

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.

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.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Telford Taylor Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Papers processed by Christopher M. Laico 10/05/2004.

Revision Description

2013-06-22 File created.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Heading "CUL Archives:"
"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Armed forces -- Lawyers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Biddle, Francis, 1886-1968 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Cartels -- Germany Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Germany (Territory under Allied occupation, 1945-1955 : U.S. Zone). Office of Military Government Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Göring, Hermann, 1893-1946 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
I.G. Farben Trial, Nuremberg, Germany, 1947-1948 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Industries -- Germany Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Krupp Trial, Nuremberg, Germany, 1947-1948 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Law -- Study and teaching Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Nuremberg Trial of Major German War Criminals, Nuremberg, Germany, 1945-1946 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Nuremberg War Crime Trials, Nuremberg, Germany, 1946-1949 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Public television -- Law and legislation Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ribbentrop, Joachim von, 1893-1946 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Taylor, Telford Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Television in education Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States. Army -- : Lawyers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States. Federal Communications Commission Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States. Office of Chief of Counsel for the Prosecution of Axis Criminality Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Telford Taylor was a prominent lawyer who served as Counsel for the Prosecution at the Nuremberg Trials.