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At a Glance
Correspondence, teaching materials, lectures, publications, writings and student work of Edward W. "Ted" Tayler.
Using the Collection
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Conditions Governing 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.
This collection has restrictions.
Conditions Governing Use
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); Edward ("Ted") Tayler 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
Collection processed by Christopher M. Laico (2019 October 9).
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Edward W. "Ted" Tayler was the Lionel Trilling Professor in the Humanities Emeritus and special lecturer in English and comparative literature. He passed away on April 23, 2018 at the age of 87. A Shakespeare and Milton scholar, Tayler — who specialized in poetry and prose of the 16th and 17th centuries — began teaching at Columbia in 1960 after completing a B.A. from Amherst College and a Ph.D. in English from Stanford University. While at Columbia, Tayler developed "Logic and Rhetoric," the predecessor to the Core Curriculum's "University Writing" course that is required of all Columbia College students. Tayler was known not only for his scholarship but also for his teaching, influencing countless students, including Tony Kushner CC '78, the playwright best known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning play Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes.