Herman Ward Taylor Papers 1918-1978

Creator
Taylor, Herman Ward
Size
2 linear feet
Location

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Call number
MC 00083

This collection contains a genealogy of the Herman Ward Taylor family, material on the Methodist Church related to world hunger, and Taylor's United States Army discharge papers. Taylor's correspondents include R. J. Reynolds Jr., Charles Reynolds, Gov. Robert W. Scott, Roy Park, and Ralph Scott. Also included are records from the North Carolina State University Alumni Association, Board of Trustees, and Board of Governors. Information from 1962 to 1965 documents N.C. State's name-changing process. Taylor's "Talks" articles describe campus life from the period 1918 to 1926.

"Pop" Taylor received a B.S. in Agricultural Education (1926) and an M.S. in Agronomy (1927) from North Carolina State College (later North Carolina State University), where a slight age advantage over his classmates earned him his nickname. He worked for the United States Department of Agriculture in North Carolina and in Washington, D.C., before returning to Raleigh as the Director of Alumni Affairs at North Carolina State College in 1942. He retired in 1965, and served Wake County as a representative in the North Carolina General Assembly from 1968 to 1970. He was awarded the Watauga Medal in 1978.

Biographical/historical note

"Pop" Taylor received a B.S. in Agricultural Education (1926) and an M.S. in Agronomy (1927) from North Carolina State College (NCSU), where a slight age advantage over his classmates earned him his nickname. He worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture in N.C. and in Washington, D.C. before returning to Raleigh as the Director of Alumni Affairs at North Carolina State University in 1942. He retired in 1965, and served Wake County as a representative in the N.C. General Assembly from 1968 to 1970. He was awarded the Watauga Medal in 1978.

Scope/content

This collection contains a genealogy of the Herman Ward Taylor family, material on the Methodist Church related to world hunger, and Taylor's Army discharge papers. Taylor's correspondents include R. J. Reynolds Jr., Charles Reynolds, Gov. R. W. Scott, Roy Park and Ralph Scott. Also included are records from the North Carolina State University Alumni Association, Board of Trustees, and Board of Governors. Information from 1962 to 1965 documents N.C. State's name-changing process. Taylor's "Talks" articles describe campus life from the period 1918 to 1926.

Physical description

4 archival boxes

Use of these materials

North Carolina State University does not own copyright to this collection. Individuals obtaining materials from the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections Research Center are responsible for using the works in conformance with United States copyright law as well as any donor restrictions accompanying the materials.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Herman Ward Taylor Papers, MC 00083, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Source of acquisition

Donated by Herman Ward Taylor in 1975 (Accession no. 1975-0007) and 1978 (Accession no. 1978-0005 and 1978-0006).

Processing information

Processed by Pat Webber and Aaron Cusick; encoded by Pat Webber and Aaron Cusick, 2008 November

Correspondence 1940s
Box 1, Folder 1
Correspondence 1950s
Box 1, Folder 2
Correspondence 1960s
Box 1, Folder 3
Correspondence 1970s
Box 1, Folder 4
Correspondence: Roy H. Park 1963
Box 1, Folder 5
Correspondence: R. J. Reynolds 1958-1959
Box 1, Folder 6
Correspondence: Charles H. Reynolds (1 of 2) 1962
Box 1, Folder 7
Correspondence: Charles H. Reynolds (2 of 2) 1962
Box 1, Folder 8
Correspondence: Charles H. Reynolds: N.C. State Name Change 1963
Box 1, Folder 9
Correspondence: Ralph H. Scott 1975
Box 1, Folder 10
Correspondence: Gov. Robert W. Scott 1970-1974
Box 1, Folder 11
Alumni Association 1962-1963
Box 2, Folder 1
Alumni Association, Board of Trustees 1964
Box 2, Folder 2
Board of Directors 1962
Box 2, Folder 3
Board of Directors 1965
Box 2, Folder 4
Consolidation Information 1956
Box 2, Folder 5
Genealogy Information 1971
Box 2, Folder 6
Methodist Church and World Hunger 1975
Box 2, Folder 7
N.C. State School Days, Military Discharge 1919-1935
Box 2, Folder 8
"Neuse" Commencement Medal
Box 2, Folder 9
"Talks" Articles 1961
Box 2, Folder 10
Miscellaneous 1948-1978
Box 2, Folder 11
N.C. State Name Change (1 of 2) 1963
Box 3, Folder 1
N.C. State Name Change (2 of 2) 1963
Box 3, Folder 2
N.C. State Name Change 1964
Box 3, Folder 3
N.C. State Name Change 1965
Box 3, Folder 4
N.C. State Name Change: News Articles 1962-1965
Box 3, Folder 5
N.C. State Name Change: Miscellaneous 1961-1962
Box 3, Folder 6
N.C. State Name Change: Special Committees (1 of 2) 1962
Box 3, Folder 7
N.C. State Name Change: Special Committees (2 of 2) 1962
Box 3, Folder 8
N.C. State Name Change: Summaries, recaps, resume 1962-1964
Box 3, Folder 9
Pop Taylor Mr. Alumni 1942-1965
Box 4, Folder 1
H. W. (Pop) Taylor
Box 4, Folder 2
Pop Taylor Luncheon Guests May 8, 1965
Box 4, Folder 3

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Herman Ward Taylor Papers, MC 00083, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Use of these materials

North Carolina State University does not own copyright to this collection. Individuals obtaining materials from the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections Research Center are responsible for using the works in conformance with United States copyright law as well as any donor restrictions accompanying the materials.