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Telford Taylor papers, 1918-1998 bulk 1949-1992 

Taylor, Telford,
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136.75 linear feet (308 boxes)
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Biographical Note

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

Scope and Contents

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.