George Edward Taylor papers, 1932-1999  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Taylor, George Edward, 1905-2000
Title
George Edward Taylor papers
Dates
1932-1999 (inclusive)
Quantity
20.56 cubic feet, including textual materials, sound recordings, photographs, and videocassettes
Collection Number
1695
Summary
Papers of a scholar in Chinese Studies and director of the Far Eastern and Russian Institute at the University of Washington from 1946 to 1969.
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Access to the papers is partially restricted; contact the Special Collections division of the University of Washington Libraries for more information.

Languages
English, Chinese
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was partially provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

George Edward Taylor (1905-2000) was a scholar of Chinese studies and director of the Far Eastern and Russian Institute at the University of Washington from 1946 to 1969. Considered one of the founders of modern Chinese studies in the United States, Taylor recruited internationally known scholars of the Soviet Union, China, Japan, and other countries to the institute in the 1940s and 1950s, and helped attract extensive federal and foundation support for international studies at the university. As deputy director of the U.S. Office of War Information for the Pacific Region during World War II, he established the Foreign Morale Analysis Division, which tapped the expertise of leading social scientists to study Japanese value systems in order to formulate psychological warfare and military policy against the Japanese, as well as policy toward the Japanese surrender. After the war, Taylor spoke out against the decision to drop atomic bombs on Japan, arguing that it was not based on evidence of Japanese intentions. Taylor was an outspoken opponent of U.S. recognition of the communist government of China in the 1950s and 1960s, and a supporter of U.S. policy in Vietnam in the 1960s and early 1970s.

George Taylor was born in Coventry, England, on December 13, 1905, and received his bachelor of arts and master of arts degrees in history and politics from the University of Birmingham. He received a doctor of letters degree from the University of Birmingham in 1957. Taylor first came to the United States in 1928 on a Commonwealth Fund fellowship to study at Johns Hopkins University and Harvard University. Awarded a Harvard-Yenching fellowship to study in China, he studied in Peking from 1930 to 1932. From 1933 to 1936, he was professor of international relations at the Central Political Institute in Nanking under the government of Chiang Kai-shek. He married Roberta Stevens White in 1933.

Taylor lived in London for a year (1936-37) before returning to China to teach at Yenching University near Peking. The Japanese invaded Northern China in the same year, but the university remained independent until after the Pearl Harbor bombing. Taylor spent the summer of 1938 traveling with the Eighth Route Army, a Chinese Communist guerilla force, in the provinces of Hopei and Shansi. He wrote a series of articles about the experience that were later published in the Manchester Guardian. During this period Taylor supported resistance to the Japanese by smuggling medical supplies from Peking to central Hopei, where they were transferred to Chinese guerillas. In the spring of 1939, he accepted an offer to become chair of the Department of Oriental Studies at the University of Washington. He became a naturalized U.S. citizen on May 11, 1943, in Richmond, Virginia.

In December 1942, Taylor took a leave of absence from the university to work for the Office of War Information as a Far East specialist. As deputy director in charge of Pacific operations, he concentrated on psychological warfare against Japan. He organized the Foreign Morale Analysis Division for the study of Japanese value systems, recruiting a team of 25 distinguished anthropologists and other social scientists. After the war, anthropologist Ruth Benedict drew upon the division’s work to write The Chrysanthemum and the Sword, an analysis of Japanese culture. From 1945 to 1946, Taylor was director of the Office of Information and Cultural Relations for the Far East at the State Department. In this capacity, he wrote documents for the agency that would become the United States Information Service.

Taylor returned to the University of Washington in 1946 and became director of the Far Eastern and Russian Institute, a position he held until 1969. During his academic career, he was active in several national organizations and the recipient of numerous research grants and fellowships for the study of Asia. In 1942 and 1943 he was associated with the Institute of Pacific Relations while he did research in New York City. In 1948 Taylor took a leave of absence from the University of Washington to teach at the National War College. In subsequent years he lectured frequently there, as well as at the Army War College, Air War College, and Naval War College. He was consultant to the Institute of Asian Studies at the University of the Philippines in 1955 and 1956 and visiting professor at the University of the Philippines in 1956. From 1959 to 1963, he was chair of the Joint Committee on Contemporary China, sponsored by the American Council of Learned Societies and the Social Science Research Council. He remained a committee member through 1969.

George Taylor was also associated for many years with the China Dynastic Histories Project. The project was begun in the 1930s in Peking by German scholar Karl Wittfogel with the goal of translating significant Chinese dynastic histories into English and publishing the texts with critical and explanatory commentary. Taylor was a member of the project’s advisory committee when it was headquartered at Columbia University in the 1940s. Taylor was an important friend to Wittfogel and the history project in the 1950s and 1960s, when Wittfogel was ostracized by many Asia scholars for having testified against Owen Lattimore, a China scholar who was accused of being a Soviet spy by Senator Joseph McCarthy in 1950. Taylor brought Wittfogel and the China History Project to the University of Washington and provided funding for the project through the 1960s.

In 1963, President John F. Kennedy appointed Taylor to the Board of Foreign Scholarships, which controlled the Fulbright programs and set policies for other activities of the assistant secretary for cultural affairs of the Department of State. President Johnson reappointed him in 1966. Taylor served on State Department advisory panels on China and the Far East in 1967 and 1968, and on an advisory research committee for the American Enterprise Institute in 1969 and 1970.

Taylor was an outspoken supporter of the Chinese Nationalists and a critic of the Chinese Communists during the post-war Cold War years, and he continued to oppose U.S. recognition of mainland China in the 1960s. He also spoke out in defense of U.S. policy in Vietnam. In 1973, he wrote an editorial rebutting a statement written by Harvard sinologist John K. Fairbank and signed by twelve members of the University of Washington faculty that condemned the U.S. bombing of Hanoi.

Taylor’s major publications include The Struggle for North China (1940), which was based on his observation, during the war, of Japanese methods of occupation in Northern China; America in the New Pacific (1942), The Philippines and the United States: Problems of Partnership (1964), The New United Nations: A Reappraisal of United States Policies (with Ben Cashman, 1965), and The Far East in the Modern World (with Franz Michael, 1956). He collaborated with George Savage, a member of the English department at the University of Washington, to write a play, The Phoenix and the Dwarfs, about the impact of the Japanese occupation on a North China village. In 1942 he wrote Changing China, a pamphlet used in the training of U.S. troops during World War II. Taylor was also credited with establishing interdisciplinary studies at the University of Washington and with promoting the study of non-western cultures in the U.S. after World War II. He retired from the University of Washington in 1975.

From 1976 to 1987, Taylor was president of the Washington Council on International Trade, a private organization created to promote foreign trade in the state of Washington. From 1987 to 1999, he was president and chairman of the board of the Florence R. Kluckhohn Center for the Study of Values in Bellingham, which he founded in 1987 to promote cross-cultural training and mediation. The center is named for Taylor’s second wife, an anthropologist who taught at Harvard University. Taylor recruited Florence Kluckhohn and her husband Clyde Kluckhohn to work for the Office of War Information during World War II. From 1989 to 1999 Taylor oversaw the Washington World Affairs Fellows program, a foreign affairs seminar series for local community leaders that is affiliated with the World Affairs Council of Seattle and Tacoma. Taylor was also co-founder and first president of the Enological Society of the Pacific Northwest, organized in 1975 to promote understanding and appreciation of wine.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The George Edward Taylor papers document Taylor’s career as professor and chair of the University of Washington Far Eastern and Russian Institute (now the Jackson School of International Studies), scholar in Chinese studies, government expert on Asia, proponent of foreign trade, and wine enthusiast. The records span the period 1932 to 1999. Records include correspondence, conference files, research files, sound recordings, curriculum files, ephemera, interviews, lectures, news releases, photographs, and reports.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The literary rights for Taylor's papers have not been transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Preferred Citation

George Edward Taylor Papers. Special Collections, University of Washington Libraries, Seattle, Washington.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 1695-003: George Edward Taylor sound recording, 1966Return to Top

1 sound tape reel
1 compact disc

Scope and Content: Consists of a reel-to-reel audiotape recording of "Far East 401," a lecture given on January 17, 1966, and a listening copy on compact disc. The lecturer is probably Franz Michael.

Restrictions on Access: The content of the recording is open to all users.

The original recording is not available for public use; however, a listening copy is available in the Special Collections division of the University of Washington Libraries.

A compact disc player is required for listening.

Acquisition Info: Donated by George Taylor in January 1989.

Accession No. 1695-004: Oral history interview with George Edward Taylor and Richard Louis Walker, 1992Return to Top

4 sound cassettes (60 minutes each) (1 box)

Biographical/Historical Note: Richard Louis Walker was born in 1922 in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania. He served as an ambassador to Korea and was credited as the creator of the Institute of International Relations at the University of South Carolina.

Scope and Content: Oral history interview conducted by Ramon H. Myers in 1992 with George Edward Taylor and Richard Walker. The interview includes discussion of the role of the University of Washington Far Eastern and Russian Institute in the development of area studies, particularly Chinese studies, in the United States. Also included is a list of questions developed for the interview.

Restrictions on Access: The recordings are open to all users.

An audiocassette player is required for listening.

Restrictions on Use: The creator's literary rights have not been transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: The audiocassettes were copied from 3 original open reel audiotapes by the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace, Stanford University, in June 1996, and purchased by the University of Washington Libraries.

Accession No. 1695-005: Oral history interview with George Edward Taylor, 1986Return to Top

1 transcript (.03 cubic feet) (1 folder)

Scope and Content: Transcript, edited by Lois Logan Horn, of a tape-recorded interview she conducted with Taylor on March 27 and April 7, 1986. Taylor describes how he became interested in China; taught in China on a Harvard fellowship, 1937-1939; helped supply Chinese guerilla armies; and came to the University of Washington to head the Department of Oriental Studies. He also describes his work with the U.S. Office of War Information, 1942-1946, when he served as a deputy director. Taylor describes how he obtained administrative support for the University of Washington Far East and Russian Institute.

Restrictions on Access: The transcript is open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: The creator's literary rights have not been transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

The transcript may be copied and quoted.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Lois Horn in November1998.

Accession No. 1695-007: George Edward Taylor papers, 1932-1999Return to Top

20.29 cubic feet, including photographs, slides, sound recordings, and video recordings (22 boxes and 1 package)
Arrangement: Arranged in 5 series:
  • Personal and professional papers, 1932-1999
  • University of Washington Far Eastern and Russian Institute records, 1939-1995
  • University of Washington committees, 1962-1976
  • United States Office of War Information, Overseas Operations Branch records, 1942-1949
  • Papers from other memberships and affiliations, 1933-1999

Scope and Content: This accession consists primarily of general correspondence, arranged alphabetically and by subject, and subject files relating to professional, teaching, and research activities of George Taylor. The accession also documents Taylor’s leadership of the University of Washington Far Eastern and Russian Institute (1946-1969) and his participation in numerous scholarly organizations, governmental bodies, and other private organizations. Among these, the most prominent are records documenting his career at the U.S. Office of War Information Overseas Branch (1942 to 1949), his tenure as president of the Washington Council on International Trade (1975-1984), his administration of the Washington World Affairs Fellows program (1989-1999), his tenure as president of the Enological Society of the Pacific Northwest (1976-1978), his tenure as president of the Board of Directors of the Tryout Theatre in Seattle (1948-1951), his chairmanship of the Joint Committee on Contemporary China (1959-1963), his experience teaching at Yenching University (1937-1941), his membership in the China Club of Seattle (1945, 1949-1950, 1973), and his involvement with joint projects of the American Council of Learned Societies and the Social Science Research Council to promote research on China. There are also records documenting Taylor’s participation on several University of Washington committees: the International Programs Advisory Committee (1969-1971), the Senate Off-Campus Speaker Policy Committee (1962-1963), and the University Press Committee (1976). The accession also contains a small number of photographs, color slides, a map, ephemera, audiotapes, videotapes, and a phonograph record.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users; however, access to package 23 is closed pending further review because it contains potentially sensitive personnel information.

Equipment or duplication is required to play audiocassette tapes, an audio microcassette tape, reel-to-reel audiotapes, videotapes, and a phonograph record.

Processing Info: Accession No. 1695-007 was processed between November 28, 2000, and June 1, 2001. It consists of several previously merged accessions. The first merger was made in 1983. It combined the papers in Accession Nos. 1695-71-14 and 1695-2-74-23, which were donated in small increments in 1971, 1974, and 1980, with materials transferred from the International Studies School in August 1979 and additional materials donated on September 16, 1983. On May 22, 2001, these materials were merged with papers donated by Margaret Perthou Taylor on July 28, 2000 (Accession No. 1695-006).

During processing, numerous classified documents were removed by the university’s security officer for declassification. Four additional cartons of publications and reprints were also removed from the papers during processing and discarded.

Container(s) Description Dates
Personal and Professional Papers
Scope and Content: Contains a variety of materials documenting many aspects of Taylor's professional activities, personal life, research, and viewpoints. Includes Taylor's correspondence with colleagues and extensive subject files documenting his interests and teaching career, as well as student life at the University of Washington. There are also several essays, papers, and book reviews in which Taylor expresses his opinions about U.S. foreign policy in China, Vietnam, and East Asia. Also found here are curriculum records, documentation of interviews with Taylor, photographs, sound recordings, and videos.
1932-1999
Box/Folder Accession
1/1-3 1695-007
Biographical Information
undated
General Correspondence
Scope and Content: General correspondence is comprised of Taylor’s correspondence with academic colleagues as well as institutions such as the Council on Foreign Relations, the National Committee on United States-China Relations, and the U.S. Department of State. It also includes nine files of miscellaneous correspondence. Material dates from 1937 to 1999. Notable correspondents include Henry Kissinger, Owen Lattimore, Clyde and Florence Kluckhohn, Henry M. Jackson, Harvard sinologist John K. Fairbank, and conservationist Stewart L. Udall.
Box/Folder Accession
1/4 1695-007
Academia Sinica
1953-1957
1/5 1695-007
Amerasia
1939-1941
1/6 1695-007
American Education Press
1951
1/7-8 1695-007
Atlantic Monthly
1942-1946, 1952-1958
1/9 1695-007
Biggerstaff, Knight
1939, 1941-1944
1/10 1695-007
Ceough, Richard
1943, 1945
1/11 1695-007
China Consulate (Seattle)
1940-1943
1/12 1695-007
Commonwealth Fund
1938-1941
1/13 1695-007
Cosmos Club
1968-1970
1/14-16 1695-007
Council on Foreign Relations
1942-1957, 1971-1991
1/17 1695-007
Ditchley Foundation
1968
1/18 1695-007
Dryden Press
1974
1/19 1695-007
Dull, Paul S.
1940-1943, 1957, 1959
1/20-22 1695-007
Fairbank, John K.
1939-1968, 1981
1/23 1695-007
Fei, Hsiao-tung
1943-1944
1/24-25 1695-007
Ford Foundation
1952-1959
1/26-27 1695-007
Harris, George L.
1941-1942, 1952-1955
1/28 1695-007
Harvard-Yenching Institute
1939-1941
1/29 1695-007
Institute of International Relations
1975
1/30 1695-007
Jackson, Henry M.
1968-1979, 1983
1/31 1695-007
Japan Consulate (Seattle)
1939-1940, 1953
1/32 1695-007
Johns Hopkins University
1939-1943
1/33 1695-007
Kissinger, Henry A.
1969-1973
1/34 1695-007
Kluckhohn, Clyde and Florence
1948-1950
1/35 1695-007
Kullgren, John
1941
1/36 1695-007
Lansdale, Edward G.
1957
1/37 1695-007
Lattimore, Owen
1938-1948, 1951
1/38 1695-007
Lindbeck, John M.
1960, 1964-1969
1/39-40 1695-007
MacMillan Company
1941-1947, 1950-1954
1/41 1695-007
MacNair, Harley F.
1940, 1942, 1946
1/42 1695-007
Maki, John
1940
1/43-44 1695-007
Mote, Frederick W.
1960, 1971-1975, 1986
1/45 1695-007
National Committee on United States - China Relations
1971-1973
1/46 1695-007
Norman, E. H.
1939-1941
1/47-48 1695-007
Rockefeller Foundation
1941-1955, undated
1/49 1695-007
Savage, George and Gladys
1952-1953
1/50-51 1695-007
Schultheis, Frederick D.
1945-1953, 1969, undated
1/52 1695-007
Taylor Family
1936-1943, 1971-1974
1/53 1695-007
Time, Inc.
1940
1/54 1695-007
Udall, Stewart L.
1991-1992
1/55 1695-007
Union Research Institute
1972
1/56 1695-007
United Funds Management Corporation
1940
1/57 1695-007
U.S. Air University
1954
1/58-62 1695-007
U.S. Department of State
1940-1955, 1960-1973
1/63 1695-007
Virginia Quarterly Review
1950, 1952-1953
1/64 1695-007
A - Miscellaneous
1939-1998
2/1 1695-007
B - Miscellaneous
1940-1995
2/2-4 1695-007
C - Miscellaneous
1939-1981
2/5 1695-007
D - Miscellaneous
1941-1959, 1999
2/6 1695-007
E & F - Miscellaneous
1938-191977
2/7 1695-007
G - Miscellaneous
1937-1973
2/8-9 1695-007
H - Miscellaneous
1940-1980
2/10 1695-007
I & J - Miscellaneous
1940-1973, 1999
2/11 1695-007
K - Miscellaneous
1939-1972
2/12 1695-007
L - Miscellaneous
1939-1974
2/13 1695-007
M - Miscellaneous
1939-1981
2/14 1695-007
N - Miscellaneous
1939-1972
2/15 1695-007
O & P - Miscellaneous
1940-1980
2/16 1695-007
Q & R - Miscellaneous
1939-1985
2/17-19 1695-007
S - Miscellaneous
1939-1989
2/20 1695-007
T - Miscellaneous
1938-1991
2/21 1695-007
U & V - Miscellaneous
1937-1976
3/1 1695-007
W - Miscellaneous
1937-1989
3/2 1695-007
X & Y & Z - Miscellaneous
1940-1986
3/3 1695-007
Unidentified
1939-1977
General Correspondence Regarding:
Box/Folder Accession
3/4 1695-007
Chen, Han-Seng
1944-1946
3/5 1695-007
Dinner for Helmut Wilhelm
1971
3/6 1695-007
The Far East in the Modern World
1972-1975, 1978
3/7 1695-007
Hu Shih Memorial Scholarship Fund
1962-1963
3/8-15 1695-007
Public Speaking Engagements
1939-1951
3/16 1695-007
Taylor in Formosa
1952
3/17-18 1695-007
University of Washington, Army Specialized Training Program
1943-1944
3/19 1695-007
University of Washington Position for Taylor
1938-1939
3/20 1695-007
Virginia Quarterly Review Article
1971-1972
3/21 1695-007
Yenching Position for Taylor
1937
Subject Files
Scope and Content: Subject files document Taylor’s research and intellectual interests, his teaching stints at other institutions, and some aspects of campus life at the University of Washington from the 1940s through the early 1970s. Materials date from 1932 to 1999.
Box/Folder Accession
3/22-23 1695-007
Academic Freedom
Scope and Content: The Academic Freedom files document faculty response to the investigation of six University of Washington faculty members accused of association with the Communist Party who appeared before the Canwell Committee of the Washington State Legislature in 1948.
1948-1950, 1963
3/24-26 1695-007
Affirmative Action
Scope and Content: Includes a letter that documents concerns on the part of Taylor and other faculty about the university’s handling of the controversy, in the spring of 1974, surrounding the faculty’s decision not to offer Carlos Muñoz a position in the Department of Political Science.
1974-1976
3/27 1695-007
Agrarian Question in Asia Research Program (Proposed)
1966
3/28 1695-007
Air War College
1956-1957, 1973
3/29-31 1695-007
Arms Control
1963-1965
3/32 1695-007
Australia
1951
3/33 1695-007
Bestor, Arthur
1965, 1971, undated
3/34 1695-007
China (Miscellaneous)
Scope and Content: Includes unidentified correspondence describing conditions in China in 1941 and 1951.
circa 1941-1951
3/35 1695-007
China Airmail
Scope and Content: Contains nine issues of a bi-weekly newsletter on Far Eastern affairs published in Hong Kong and edited by Guenther Stein. The newsletters report on political, economic, and military issues in Asia and the Soviet Union and date from January 31, 1940, to March 26, 1941.
1940-1941
3/36 1695-007
China Articles
1966-1980, 1990, undated
3/37-38 to 4/2 1695-007
China Book Files
1970-1973, undated
4/3 1695-007
China Constitution (Draft)
1936
4/4 1695-007
China Information Service
1939-1940
4/5 1695-007
China Policy
1966-1967, 1972, undated
4/6 1695-007
China Tour
1990
4/7 1695-007
Chinese Agricultural Economics
undated
4/8 1695-007
Chinese Economic Data
1952, undated
4/9 1695-007
Chinese Language
undated
4/10 1695-007
Commission to Study the Organization of Peace
1940-1943
4/11 1695-007
Cosmos Club
undated
4/12 1695-007
Courses at Other Universities
undated
4/13 1695-007
Council on Foreign Relations, Seattle Committee on Foreign Relations
1972
4/14-15 1695-007
Economic Protectionism
1980-1984, undated
4/16 1695-007
Field Enterprises Educational Corporation World Book Encyclopedia Articles
1957-1961
4/17 1695-007
Free Japan Association
Scope and Content: Includes Pearl Buck.
1942
4/18 1695-007
Gowen, Herbert H.
undated
4/19 1695-007
Hanwell, Norman D. and Aylwin Hogg
1939-1941
4/20 1695-007
High School Textbooks
1955
4/21-22 1695-007
Hoover Institution
1950-1981
4/23 1695-007
Hua Hsing Commercial Bank
undated
4/24 1695-007
Institute of Current World Affairs
1989, 1998-1999
4/25 1695-007
Institute for China Research
undated
4/26 1695-007
Institute for Oriental Culture
undated
4/27 1695-007
International Education and Culture Association
undated
4/28-30 1695-007
International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences Biography Supplement
undated
4/31 1695-007
Jackson, William Arthur Douglas
undated
4/32 1695-007
Japan
undated
4/33 1695-007
Japanese Statements on Japan's Expansion
undated
4/34 1695-007
Japanese Trade Reports
1932-1936
4/35-36 to 5/1 1695-007
Jones Act
1975-1981
5/2-3 1695-007
Klatt, Werner
1966-1967, 1976
5/4 1695-007
Lasswell, Harold D.
1938, 1960, 1962
5/5 1695-007
Letters of Recommendation
1953
5/6 1695-007
Li, Fang-Kuei
1951, 1988-1989
5/7 1695-007
Northwest Fisheries
1938-1943
5/8 1695-007
Occupational Opportunities
undated
5/9 1695-007
Oppenheimer, Robert
1955
5/10-11 1695-007
Pacific Northwest History
undated
5/12 1695-007
Peking, China
undated
5/13-17 1695-007
Philippines
undated
5/18 1695-007
Problem Laboratory
1940
5/19 1695-007
Propaganda - Far East in World War II
undated
5/20 1695-007
Propaganda - Japanese in U.S. and Unregistered American Agents for Japan
undated
5/21 1695-007
Rostow and Lyndon Baines Johnson Paper
1968
5/22 1695-007
Science and Technology Review
1979-1980
5/23 1695-007
Scripps-Howard Newspaper Alliance
1950
5/24 1695-007
Seattle Public Forums
1941
5/25-32 1695-007
Student Unrest
Scope and Content: The Student Unrest subject file contains clippings, ephemera, university memos, and personal notes that document student and faculty protests at the University of Washington and other campuses during the late 1960s. It includes a copy of an October 1, 1969, letter from Taylor to the editor of the University of Washington Daily discussing the decision to suspend a foreign exchange program in Vietnam sponsored by the Far Eastern and Russian Institute because of complaints from the U.S. Embassy about students’ political activities there. There is also a copy of an SDS (Students for a Democratic Society) protest against the content of a textbook used in the Far East 210 course.
1965-1970, 1979
5/33-34 1695-007
Taiwan Trip
1952
5/35 1695-007
Television Appearance by Taylor
1953
5/36 1695-007
Treadgold, Donald W.
1973, 1990-1993, undated
5/37 1695-007
United Nations
1963-1964, undated
5/38-39 1695-007
United States Senate, Committee on Foreign Relations
1966
6/1-5 1695-007
University of the Philippines, American Studies Program
Scope and Content: Consists primarily of correspondence and memos relating to a three-year grant-in-aid from the U.S. State Department to the University of Washington to oversee the development of a chair of American Studies at the University of the Philippines in Manila.
1956-1957, 1962-1966
6/6 1695-007
University of the Philippines, Institute of Public Administration
1955
6/7 1695-007
U.S. Army War College
1954
6/8 1695-007
University of Washington, Retirement Association
1987
6/9-14 1695-007
Vietnam File
Scope and Content: The Vietnam file documents Taylor’s efforts to stay abreast of the events of the Vietnam War. It also contains information about other scholars’ responses to U.S. involvement in the war. Includes miscellaneous information, captured documents, and interrogations reports.
1960-1968, undated
Speeches and Writings
Scope and Content: Includes several essays, papers, and book reviews in which Taylor expresses his opinions about U.S. foreign policy in China and East Asia, including a 1954 paper written for the Center for International Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, arguing for U.S. support of the Chinese Nationalist Government in Taiwan. “Four Against the Red Lobby,” published by the National Review in 1966, contains an article by Taylor outlining his reasons for disagreeing with Asia scholars calling for U.S. recognition of China.
Box/Folder Accession
6/15 1695-007
Article for a British Encyclopedia
1936
6/16 1695-007
Aspects in the Reconstruction of China
undated
6/17 1695-007
Formosa
1954
6/18 1695-007
Four Against the Red Lobby
1966
6/19 1695-007
The Importance of Asian Studies in American Higher Education
1959
6/20 1695-007
Insurrection in East Hopei
1938
6/21 1695-007
The New Theatre in China
undated
6/22 1695-007
Power Politics in the Far East
1940, 1952
6/23-30 1695-007
Miscellaneous Writings and Book Reviews
Scope and Content: Documents Taylor’s opinions on U.S. policy in Asia and pertains primarily to Taylor’s thoughts on the consequences of the Communist victory in China, but it also includes a draft of an essay Taylor wrote during World War II about U.S. policy toward Japanese-Americans.
1948-1954
7/1 1695-007
Regarding Sun Yat-Sen
undated
7/2-21 1695-007
The Struggle for North China
Biographical/Historical Note: Formerly the Japanese-Sponsored Regime in North China.
Scope and Content: Includes drafts, notes, clippings, correspondence, and reviews.
General Notes: A copy is in the University of Washington, International Studies School records, Accession No. 83-036, box 21.
1939-1940
7/22-34 1695-007
Taiping Rebellion
Scope and Content: Includes an uncompleted dissertation, drafts, notes, and correspondence.
1940-1942
8/1-36 1695-007
Miscellaneous Writings
Scope and Content: Files were not kept in any order, and their content varies. One file, for instance, contains a copy of a 1939 letter Taylor wrote describing the bombing of Chunking, a 1998 essay titled “The Value of Values,” and a draft of a 1968 opinion piece on U.S. policy in Vietnam. Personal writings are interspersed with professional writings in these files.
undated
Speeches and Writings of Others
Box/Folder Accession
8/37 1695-007
American Far East Policy
undated
8/38 1695-007
"Asia in the Social Studies Curriculum" by Leonard S. Kenworthy
undated
8/39 1695-007
"Cheng Feng Wen Hsien"
Scope and Content: Includes documents on party reform.
1949-1950
8/40 1695-007
"Communist Anti-Semitic Policy & Practice: Red China Style"
undated
8/41 1695-007
"Communist China Trip Report" by Zentuno Kosaka
1966
8/42 1695-007
"Economic Development & Investment Policies in the Republic of China"
undated
8/43 1695-007
Far East Manuscript (Partial Copy) by Paul H. Clyde
1946
8/44 1695-007
"Far Eastern Policy of the U.S." by Harold M. Vinacke
1950
8/45 1695-007
Hanwell, Norman D. (Writings)
undated
8/46 1695-007
Hogg, George Aylwin (Writings and Correspondence)
1940
8/47 1695-007
"Interviews with Mao Tze-tung, Chou En-lai, Po k'u and Chu Te" by T.A. Bisson
1937
8/48 1695-007
"The Living Standard Concept and the Allied Occupation of Japan" by Keene P. Parker
1950
8/49 1695-007
"Military and Naval Aspects of the Japanese - American Crisis of 1913" by Edward H. Brooks
1952
8/50 1695-007
"The Netherlands as an International Financial Center" and "The Netherlands and European Integration"
undated
8/51 1695-007
Notes on Chinese Novels
undated
8/52 1695-007
"The Organizational Weapon: A Study of Bolshevik Strategy and Tactics" (Rand Corporation)
1952
8/53 1695-007
"Some Aspects of Japan's Influence on Chinese Thought During the Last Years of the Manchu Dynasty" by Nathan M. Talbott
1950
8/54 1695-007
"Some Reflections on the Philosophy of Hsuntze, Plato and Aristotle" by Nathan M. Talbott
1950
8/55 1695-007
"Some Reflections on Using the Past to Promote the Present" by Robert A. Scalapino
1974
8/56 1695-007
"Some Thoughts About Meditation" by Arthur S. Meyer
1951
8/57 1695-007
"Treatment of Asia in American Textbooks"
undated
8/58 1695-007
"U.S. China Policy Failure" by John K. Fairbank
1949
8/59 1695-007
"A Word to Readers of Oriental Despotism" by Karl Wittfogel
1966
9/1-39 to 10/6 1695-007
Miscellaneous Writings
undated
Curriculum Records
Box/Folder Accession
10/7 1695-007
Chinese History (Modern)
1936
10/8 1695-007
Chinese History Course Outline
undated
10/9-10 1695-007
Chinese Language - Erwin Reifler
undated
10/11-12 1695-007
Far East 10, 110
undated
10/13 1695-007
Far East 168 - Karl August Wittfogel
undated
10/14-15 1695-007
Far East 210
undated
10/16 1695-007
History of Chinese Political Thought
undated
10/17 1695-007
Journalism 481
undated
10/18 1695-007
Oriental Studies 10, 40-41, 192, 225-226
undated
10/19 1695-007
Oriental Studies 10 - Franz Michael
undated
10/20 1695-007
Political Science 114 (Oriental Political Thought)
undated
10/21 1695-007
Political Science 129, 158
undated
Transcripts of Taylor Interviews
Scope and Content: Files include information about Taylor’s family background, his education and first experiences in the United States, his experiences in China, his work at the Office of War Information, and his observations about his accomplishments as director of the Far Eastern and Russian Institute.
Box/Folder Accession
10/22-26 1695-007
With Sharon Boswell
1996
10/27 1695-007
With Lois Logan Horn
1986
10/28 1695-007
With Ramon Myers (Interview of Taylor and Richard Walker)
1992
10/29 1695-007
Interview Notes
undated
Conference and Convention Files
Box/Folder Accession
10/30-31 1695-007
Arlie House China Arms Control Conference
1964
10/32 1695-007
World Affairs Institute, 17th
1939
10/33-37 1695-007
Miscellaneous
undated
Box/Folder Accession
10/38-42 to 11/6 1695-007
Notes
undated
11/7-9 1695-007
Newsletters
1938-1942, 1970-1992
11/10 1695-007
Reports
undated
Reports - Others
Box/Folder Accession
11/11-13 1695-007
China Trips
1974, 1977, 1979
11/14-15 1695-007
Miscellaneous
undated
Box/Folder Accession
11/16-17 1695-007
Lists
undated
11/18 1695-007
Photographs
Scope and Content: Include images that were probably taken when Taylor was in Hopei in 1938.
undated
11/19 1695-007
Slides
Scope and Content: Contains color slides, undated and unlabeled, that appear to have been made during one of Taylor’s later trips to Asia.
undated
11/20 1695-007
Bibliographies
undated
11/21 1695-007
Research File: History of Modern China
undated
11/22 1695-007
Contracts and Agreements
1952
11/23 1695-007
Financial Records
undated
11/24 1695-007
Personal Documents
1946, 1956, undated
11/25 1695-007
Programs
undated
11/26 1695-007
Map
Scope and Content: A published map showing flood, drought, storm, insect, and plague in the Hopei and Northwest Shantung provinces of China in 1939.
1939
11/27 1695-007
News Releases
1942, 1952, 1980
11/28-30 1695-007
Articles
undated
11/31-48 1695-007
Clippings
undated
12/1-12/2 1695-007
Clippings
undated
12/3-8 1695-007
Publications
1940-1994, undated
12/9-10 1695-007
Miscellany
1984, 1986, undated
12/11-13 1695-007
Ephemera
undated
Audiocassettes
Box Accession
22 1695-007
Spokane Rotary Speech
1980 June 12
22 1695-007
"International Trade: A New Ballgame" Executive Briefing
: 1 microcassette
1984 January 1
Reel-to-Reel Audiotapes
Box Accession
22 1695-007
Impact Interview, KGMI Bellingham
1977 April 25
22 1695-007
Speech to China Institute
1953 June 18
Videotapes
Box Accession
22 1695-007
Farm City Forum
1985 17 August
Box/Folder
22 1695-007
Meet the Press
1982 November 10
Box Accession
22 1695-007
Phonograph Record: FSM's Joy to UC Free Speech Carols
undated
University of Washington, Far Eastern and Russian Institute Records
Scope and Content: The University of Washington Far Eastern and Russian Institute series consists of approximately two cubic feet of correspondence and other papers that pertain to Taylor’s efforts to recruit faculty and attract funding for the institute. Correspondence with William Ballis (1947-1958) documents efforts to establish a Russian studies program. Letters from Charles Martin (1939-1946, 1969, undated) document Taylor’s relationship with the university while he was working for the U.S. government during World War II. The Post-Retirement files contain tributes to Taylor, including a letter from University of Washington President Charles Odegaard nominating Taylor for a Medal of Merit from the state of Washington and summarizing his contributions to the University of Washington. The bulk of the remaining papers in this series pertain to administration of the institute, such as the hiring of faculty, curriculum development, fund-raising, and tensions between Taylor and Franz Michael, assistant director of the institute.
1939-1995
Box/Folder Accession
18/23 1695-007
Organizational Information
undated
General Correspondence
Box/Folder Accession
18/24 1695-007
Ballis, William B.
1947-1958
18/25-26 1695-007
Martin, Charles E.
1939-1946, 1969, undated
18/27-29 1695-007
Post-Retirement (GET)
1976-1983, 1987, 1995
18/30-32 1695-007
Miscellaneous
1941-1955, 1973-1976
Intradepartmental Correspondence
Box/Folder Accession
18/33-36 1695-007
Michael, Francis "Franz" Henry
1941-1951, 1960-1962
18/37 1695-007
Schultheis, Frederick D.
1941-1943
18/38-41 1695-007
Miscellaneous
1939-1954, 1968-1975
Interdepartmental Correspondence
Box/Folder Accession
18/42 1695-007
University of Washington, Arts & Sciences College Dean
1939-1945, undated
18/43 1695-007
University of Washington, Journalism Department
1940-1941
18/44-46 1695-007
University of Washington President
1939-1946, 1949-191974
18/47 1695-007
University of Washington Senate, University Grades Committee
1941
18/48-52 1695-007
Miscellaneous
1939-1945, 1950-1975
Box/Folder Accession
18/53 1695-007
Memoranda
1948, 1950
18/54 1695-007
Minutes - Research Committee
1968
18/55 1695-007
Budget Files
1968-1970
18/56 1695-007
Department Plan
1974-1981
Subject Files
Box/Folder Accession
19/1-2 1695-007
Clifford, John W.
1970, 1974, undated
19/3 1695-007
Department Reorganization
1953, undated
19/4 1695-007
Far Eastern Graduate Society
1949, undated
19/5 1695-007
Publications Meetings (Weekly)
1967-1968
folder:oversize
package 23 1695-007
Spector, Ivar
Restrictions on Access:Restricted.
1951
Box/Folder
19/6 1695-007
Sunoo, Harold
1947-1948
19/7 1695-007
University of Washington, Committee on Tenure and Academic Freedom
1949, undated
Reports
Box/Folder Accession
19/8 1695-007
Annual
1950-1951, 1970-1971
19/9 1695-007
Miscellaneous
undated
Box/Folder Accession
19/10-11 1695-007
Speeches and Writings
undated
19/12 1695-007
Speeches and Writings of Others
Proposals
Box/Folder Accession
19/13 1695-007
Research Projects
1949-1954
19/14 1695-007
Miscellaneous
1979
Research Files
Box/Folder Accession
19/15 1695-007
Inner-Asia Project
1951-1954, undated
19/16-17 1695-007
Modern Japan Project
1953-1954, undated
Box/Folder Accession
19/18 1695-007
Conference and Convention Files
1953-1954, 1956, 1974
19/19-20 1695-007
Curricula Vitae of Others
undated
19/21 1695-007
Student Opinion Surveys
1948-1953
19/22 1695-007
Committee Proceedings
1951
19/23 1695-007
Recommendations
undated
19/24 1695-007
Newsletters
1978
19/25 1695-007
News Releases
undated
19/26 1695-007
Bulletins
1948, 1962-1964
19/27 1695-007
Directories
1968-1969
19/28 1695-007
Lists
undated
19/29 1695-007
Articles
undated
19/30 1695-007
Ephemera
undated
University of Washington Committees
1962-1976
Box/Folder Accession
19/31 1695-007
University of Washington, International Programs Advisory Committee
1969-1971
University of Washington Senate, Off-campus Speaker Policy Committee (Ad Hoc)
Box/Folder Accession
19/32-33 1695-007
General Correspondence
1962-1963, undated
Minutes
Box/Folder Accession
19/34 1695-007
Senate
1962-1963
19/35 1695-007
Board of Regents
1962, undated
19/36 1695-007
Miscellaneous
1962-1963
Box/Folder Accession
19/37 1695-007
Policy
1962
19/38 1695-007
Policy - Other Campuses
1962-1963, undated
19/39 1695-007
Reports
1963
19/40 1695-007
Speeches and Writings - Others
undated
19/41 1695-007
Newsletters - Others
1962, undated
19/42 1695-007
Notes
undated
19/43 1695-007
Articles
undated
19/44 1695-007
Clippings
undated
Box/Folder Accession
20/1 1695-007
University of Washington, University Press Committee
1976
U.S. Office of War Information, Overseas Operations Branch Records
Scope and Content: The U.S. Office of War Information, Overseas Branch, series contains 19 folders and consists primarily of general correspondence from the period 1942 to 1949. Letters and memos concern the operations of branches in the field, information about possible Japanese intelligence activity in the United States in the 1930s, and allegations concerning Japanese infiltration of the Institute of Pacific Relations during the 1930s. It also documents the agency’s efforts to gather and interpret intelligence from Japan and Japanese-occupied regions, the recruitment of intelligence officers to serve overseas, the selection of propaganda materials for dissemination in Asia, and methods of psychological research undertaken by the agency. Reports include a 1945 intelligence report on peace sentiment among the Japanese armed forces and the report “Japanese Behavior Patterns,” compiled by anthropologist Ruth Benedict. Also included are clippings Taylor gathered about the decision to drop atomic bombs on Japan. Classified materials have been removed from this series.
1942-1949
Box/Folder Accession
18/1-6 1695-007
General Correspondence
1942-1949, undated
18/7-8 1695-007
Speeches and Writings
undated
18/9 1695-007
Speeches and Writings of Others
undated
18/10 1695-007
Newsletters
1945
Reports
Box/Folder Accession
18/11 1695-007
World War II Intelligence
1945
18/12-13 1695-007
Miscellaneous
1945, 1947, undated
Box/Folder Accession
18/14 1695-007
Personnel Records
1945, undated
18/15 1695-007
Research Projects
undated
18/16 1695-007
Lists
undated
18/17 1695-007
Notes
undated
18/18 1695-007
Clippings
undated
18/19 1695-007
Ephemera
undated
Papers from Other Memberships and Affiliations
1933-1999
Box/Folder Accession
12/14 1695-007
American Assembly
Scope and Content: The file documents Taylor’s contributions to a series of forums on U.S. policy in the Far East in 1956 and 1957. The American Assembly was a series of national conferences on “matters of public importance” begun by President Eisenhower when he was president of Columbia University. Included are remarks Taylor made on U.S. policy toward China at a 1957 American Assembly meeting in New York.
1956-1967
12/15 1695-007
American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)
1940-1941
12/16 1695-007
American Enterprise Institute
1969-1970
12/17 1695-007
Association for Asian Studies, International Liaison Committee
1970-1971
12/18 1695-007
China Club of Seattle
1945, 1949-1950, 1973
Chinese History Project
Scope and Content: The China History Project files document George Taylor’s lifelong friendship and professional support of China scholar Karl August Wittfogel (1896-1988), a German sinologist whom Taylor met while he was in China in 1935. Wittfogel was director of the China Dynastic Histories Project. Begun in the 1930s in Peking and continued at Columbia University in New York in the 1940s and the University of Washington from the late 1940s to the late 1960s, it was created with the goal of translating the histories of the dynasties of China into English and publishing the texts accompanied by critical and explanatory commentary. The papers of the China History Project consist primarily of the correspondence, speeches, and writings of Wittfogel. Correspondence documents Wittfogel’s efforts to recruit scholars and raise funds for the project; it also includes his personal correspondence with Taylor.
Box/Folder Accession
12/19-28 1695-007
General Correspondence
Scope and Content: Major correspondent is Karl August Wittfogel.
1937-1960, 1969-1982
12/29 1695-007
Speeches and Writings
undated
12/30-34 1695-007
Speeches and Writings of Karl August Wittfogel
1949-1954, 1967, undated
12/35 1695-007
Subject File - History of Chinese Society
undated
12/36 1695-007
Reports
1946, undated
12/37 1695-007
Lists
undated
12/38 1695-007
Announcements
1950, undated
12/39 1695-007
Clippings
undated
Council on Foreign Relations, Study Group on U.S. Relations with the Philippines
General Correspondence
Box/Folder Accession
12/40 1695-007
Cowen, Myron
1957-1958
12/41 1695-007
Deutch, Michael J.
1957-1958
12/42 1695-007
Re: Book on Philippines
1957-1958
Box/Folder Accession
12/43 1695-007
Minutes and Agenda
1957-1958
Box/Folder Accession
12/44 1695-007
The Enological Society of the Pacific Northwest
Scope and Content: The Enological Society of the Pacific Northwest materials document Taylor’s tenure as president of the society. It includes correspondence in which Taylor promotes wine appreciation, writings about wine, and a 1954 letter responding to Taylor’s questions about domestic winemaking in China. Also contains correspondence about the organization of the Pacific Northwest chapter of the society.
1954, 1976-1984
13/1-2 1695-007
Far Eastern Association
1948-1951
13/3 1695-007
Ford Foundation Emergency Fund
1955-1962
13/4-5 1695-007
Ford Foundation, Soviet and East European Committee Screening
1958-1960
Institute of Pacific Relations, American Council
Scope and Content: The Institute of Pacific Relations, American Council files document Taylor’s membership in the institute, a private, non-partisan organization founded in 1925 in New York City. The institute promoted scholarship on Asia and published Pacific Affairs and other journals in the field of Asia studies. The IPR fell under investigation by Senators Joseph McCarthy and Pat McCarran and the Senate Internal Security Subcommittee between 1947 and 1953, and ceased to exist by the end of the decade. Materials date from 1933 to 1971 and include general correspondence (1937-1961, 1970-1971) as well as minutes of the board of trustees (1942 and 1951), the executive committee (1951-1952 and 1961), and the IPR Study Meeting (1939).
Box/Folder Accession
13/6-11 1695-007
General Correspondence
Scope and Content: Major correspondents include Raymond B. Allen, Edward Carter, Frederick V. Field, William L. Holland, Benjamin H. Kizer, Herbert S. Little, Charles E. Martin, Charles P. Rockwood, and Eugene Staley.
1937-1961, 1970-1971
13/12 1695-007
Memoranda
1933, 1942
Minutes
Box/Folder Accession
13/13 1695-007
Board of Trustees
1942, 1951
13/14 1695-007
Executive Committee
1951-1952, 1961
13/15 1695-007
I.P.R. Study Meeting
1939
Box/Folder Accession
13/16 1695-007
Reports
1938, 1950, 1954-1958
13/17 1695-007
Speeches and Writings
1942-1944, 1951, undated
13/18 1695-007
Membership Records
undated
13/19 1695-007
Conference and Convention Files
1942, undated
13/20 1695-007
Newsletters
1936, 1942, 1946
13/21 1695-007
Transcript of Round Table Discussion on American Policy toward China Held in the U.S. Department of State
1949
13/22 1695-007
Subject File - Planning Committee
1954
13/23 1695-007
Lists
1949-1957
13/24 1695-007
Clippings
1951
13/25 1695-007
Ephemera
1942
Box/Folder Accession
13/26-29 1695-007
Inter-university Committee on Travel Grants Joint Committee on Contemporary China
1959-1966, undated
Box/Folder Accession
13/30-33 1695-007
General Correspondence
1948, 1956-1961
14/1-14/8 1695-007
General Correspondence
Scope and Content: Major correspondents include A. Doak Barnett, John King Fairbank, Walter Galenson, Pendleton Herring, Charles O. Hucker, John M.H. Lindbeck, G. Raymond Nunn, Robert A. Scalapino, G. William Skinner, C. Martin Wilbur, Helmut Wilhelm, Bryson "Bryce" Wood, and Mary C. Wright.
1962-1971
14/9 1695-007
Minutes
1960-1968
14/10-12 1695-007
Meetings, 1st-26th
1959-1970
Conferences and Seminars
Box/Folder Accession
14/13 1695-007
Processes of Change in Chinese Societies Seminar, Toronto
1963 November 1-2
14/14 1695-007
Research on Chinese Society through Documents Seminar, Cambridge, Massachusetts
1962 March 30-April 1
14/15 1695-007
Research on Chinese Society through Fieldwork Seminar, Montreal
1962 January 19-20
14/16 1695-007
Research on the Government and Politics of Contemporary China Conference, Columbia University
1964 April 17-18
14/17 1695-007
Status of Studies of Modern and Contemporary China Conference, New York
1968 March 15-16
14/18 1695-007
Studies of Contemporary China Conference, Gould House, New York
1959 June 19-21
14/19 1695-007
Miscellaneous Conferences and Seminars
1962, undated
Box/Folder Accession
14/20-21 1695-007
Fellowships and Grants Information
1959-1968
14/22-23 1695-007
Speeches and Writings
14/24 1695-007
Speeches and Writings of Others
14/25-26 1695-007
Reports
1959-1960, 1963, undated
14/27 1695-007
Reports of Others
1963-1964, 1968, undated
15/1-3 1695-007
Subject File - Bryce Wood
1969-1986
15/4 1695-007
Proposals
1959, undated
15/5 1695-007
Newsletters of Others
1970
15/6 1695-007
Lists
undated
15/7 1695-007
Notes
undated
15/8 1695-007
Joint Committee on Contemporary China, Chinese Government and Politics Subcommittee
1970
15/9 1695-007
Joint Committee on Contemporary China, Chinese Law Subcommittee
1965
15/10 1695-007
Joint Committee on Contemporary China, (Research) Materials Subcommittee Chinese
1964-1965
15/11 1695-007
Joint Committee on Contemporary China, Conferences in Political Science Subcommittee
undated
15/12 1695-007
Joint Committee on Contemporary China, Research on Chinese Society Subcommittee
1962
Joint Committee on Sino-American Cooperation in the Humanities and Social Sciences
General Correspondence
Box/Folder Accession
15/13 1695-007
Burkhardt, Frederick H.
1968, 1970-1971
15/14-15 1695-007
Turner, Gordon B.
1967-1974
15/16 1695-007
Miscellaneous
1964, 1967-1971, undated
Box/Folder Accession
15/17 1695-007
Minutes
1967-1971
15/18-19 1695-007
Reports
1967-1969, 1972
15/20 1695-007
Speeches and Writings
15/21 1695-007
Conference and Convention Files
1969
15/22 1695-007
Proposals
1970-1972, undated
15/23 1695-007
Communiques
1966, undated
Box/Folder Accession
15/24-25 1695-007
Liaison Committee on Study of Contemporary China
1968-1971
15/26-27 1695-007
Lincoln (John C.) Institute - Land Reform Training Institute
Scope and Content: Documents Taylor’s contributions to the board of the Land Reform Training Institute, which was sponsored by the John C. Lincoln Institute and the Council for International Economic Cooperation and Development.
1969-1975
Social Science Research Council
Box/Folder Accession
15/28 1695-007
General Correspondence
1941, 1955, 1965-1971
15/29 1695-007
Newsletters
1972, 1977
15/30 1695-007
Grant Files
1970
Box/Folder Accession
15/31 1695-007
Social Science Research Council, Asian Institutions Exchanges Committee
1963-1964
15/32 1695-007
Social Science Research Council, Economy of China Committee
1963
15/33 1695-007
Social Science Research Council, Liaison Committee on the Study of Contemporary China
1965-1968
Tryout Theatre
Scope and Content: The Tryout Theatre files document an experimental theater that produced original plays in Seattle from 1943 to 1951, when it became affiliated with the University of Washington School of Drama. The papers date from the period 1941 to 1967 (bulk 1944-1951) and document Taylor’s tenure as president of the board of directors, circa 1948 to 1951. General correspondence includes letters from people seeking work with the theater, playwrights regarding the theater’s production of their work, and Taylor’s efforts to find a benefactor for the theater when it hit hard times. Other files contain minutes of the board of directors, a history of the theater (1951), publicity, programs, transcripts of two reviews of The Purple Starfish (1949), notes, and clippings.Files on The Phoenix and the Dwarfs contain correspondence and clippings from 1944-1950, along with a manuscript copy of the play, written by George Taylor and George Savage, a member of the University of Washington English department faculty and neighbor of Taylor. Most of the correspondence in this series pertains to a review of the New York production of the play by Burton Rascoe in the January 8, 1945, issue of the New York World-Telegram, in which Rascoe accused the playwrights of idealizing the Red Army of China. This review made Taylor, then an employee of the Office of War Information, the subject of attacks from Congressman Upton Close. Much of the correspondence has to do with the efforts of Taylor and his friends and colleagues to defend the play and Taylor’s reputation after publication of the Rascoe review and a similar piece in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Also included is a private critique of a draft of the play and reviews following its publication in 1946.
Box/Folder Accession
15/34 1695-007
General Correspondence
1942, 1948-1951, undated
15/35 1695-007
Minutes
1947-1948, 1950
15/36 1695-007
Speeches and Writings
undated
15/37 1695-007
News Releases
1948
15/38 1695-007
Publicity
1948
15/39 1695-007
Programs
1948, undated
15/40 1695-007
Reviews
1949
15/41 1695-007
Resolutions
1951
15/42 1695-007
Agreements
1948, 1950, undated
15/43 1695-007
Lists
undated
15/44 1695-007
Notes
undated
15/45 1695-007
Clippings
undated
15/46-50 to 16/6 1695-007
Subject File - The Phoenix and the Dwarfs
1941-1945, 1967
U.S. Foreign Scholarships Board
Scope and Content: The U.S. Foreign Scholarships Board files document the activities of the board, which makes recommendations regarding the award of Fulbright fellowships and other federal scholarship funds. Materials date from the period 1963 to 1967.
Box/Folder Accession
16/7 1695-007
By-laws
undated
16/8-9 1695-007
General Correspondence
1961, 1963-1970
16/10-11 1695-007
Minutes
1963-1967
Subject Files
Box/Folder Accession
16/12 1695-007
Fulbright, John W.
1964
16/13 1695-007
International Educational Exchange
undated
Participating Nations
undated
Box/Folder Accession
16/14-17 1695-007
Program Proposals
1964-1970
16/18-19 1695-007
Educational and Cultural Profiles
1965-1967
Box/Folder Accession
16/20 1695-007
Policy Statements: U.S. State Department
1965-1967
Reports
Box/Folder Accession
16/21 1695-007
Executive Secretary and Executive and Planning Committee
1963-1967
16/22-24 1695-007
Institute of International Education
1964-1967
17/1 1695-007
Semi-Annual Progress Reports
1963-1964
17/2 1695-007
Trip Reports
1965
17/3 1695-007
Country Programs
1961-1963
17/4 1695-007
NDEA-Related Fulbright-Hays Fellowship Program
1964-1965
17/5-14 1695-007
Miscellaneous Reports and Memoranda
1961-1967
Box/Folder Accession
17/15 1695-007
Reports of Others
1966
17/16 1695-007
Conference and Convention Files
1966
17/17 1695-007
Trips
1964
17/18 1695-007
Analyses
1969-1970
17/19 1695-007
Policies
1968
17/20 1695-007
News Releases
1966
17/21 1695-007
News Releases by Others
1963
17/22 1695-007
Newsletters
1964, 1967, undated
17/23 1695-007
Newsletters of Others
1969
17/24 1695-007
Symposia
1966
17/25 1695-007
Procedures
1965-1966
17/26 1695-007
Speeches and Writings
1966-1967
17/27 1695-007
Positions
1964
17/28 1695-007
Lists
1965, undated
17/29 1695-007
Clippings
1967-1968
Box/Folder Accession
17/30 1695-007
U.S. Foreign Scholarships Board, Geographic Areas Subcommittees
1963
17/31 1695-007
U.S. Foreign Scholarships Board, Teacher Interchange Programs Committee
1963
U.S. National War College
Box/Folder Accession
17/32-33 1695-007
General Correspondence
1947-1954
17/34-35 1695-007
Curriculum Records
undated
17/36 1695-007
Conference File: Staff and Faculty Conference
1948 December 18
Box/Folder Accession
17/37 1695-007
U.S. National War College, Alumni Association
1983-1985
18/20-22 1695-007
U.S. State Department, China and East Asia Panels
Scope and Content: The U.S. State Department, China and East Asia Panels files contain agendas and minutes as well as policy papers from the period 1967 to 1968, when Taylor was a member. Classified documents have been removed.
1967-1968
Washington Council on International Trade
Scope and Content: The Washington Council on International Trade files document Taylor’s tenure as president of the organization from 1976 to 1987. Material dates from the period 1975 to 1984. Records include general correspondence and subject files, including several folders documenting a trade relations mission Taylor took to China in 1979.
Box/Folder Accession
20/2 1695-007
General Correspondence
1975-1977, 1984
20/3 1695-007
Strategic Plan
1982
20/4 1695-007
Speeches and Writings
undated
20/5 1695-007
News Releases
undated
20/6 1695-007
Newsletters
1982
20/7 1695-007
Conference and Convention Files
1983
Subject Files
Box/Folder Accession
20/8 1695-007
Seattle Culture
1976, 1978
20/9 1695-007
Special Briefing: Senate Ways and Means Committee
1976
20/10-13 1695-007
Trade Relations Mission to China
1979
20/14 1695-007
Washington State Trade Mission to China
1977
Box/Folder Accession
20/15-16 1695-007
Washington World Affairs Fellows
Scope and Content: The Washington World Affairs Fellows files contain correspondence and board minutes from the program, which Taylor directed from 1989 to 1999. Affiliated with the World Affairs Council of Seattle and Tacoma, the program provides opportunities for local community leaders to participate in a ten-month monthly seminar series on international issues. The files consist primarily of board minutes and correspondence with program sponsors and participants from 1989 to 1999.
1989-1999
Yenching University (Yanjing Da Xue)
Scope and Content: Consists primarily of minutes and curriculum records. Also includes correspondence from Taylor’s former colleague Leighton Stuart describing conditions at Yenching after Taylor left in 1939.
Box/Folder Accession
21/2 1695-007
General Correspondence
1937-1941
Minutes
Box/Folder Accession
21/3 1695-007
Honors Degrees, General Advisory Council
1937
21/4 1695-007
International Relations Study Committee
1937
21/5 1695-007
Public Affairs College Faculty Meetings
1937-1938
21/6 1695-007
Scholarships for Seminar Students Special Committee
1937
Curriculum Records
Box/Folder Accession
21/7 1695-007
Chinese Government Lectures by Kuo Tun-jou
undated
21/8 1695-007
History of Japan and China Lecture Notes
undated
21/9 1695-007
History of Chinese Philosophy Lecture by Chang Tung-sung
undated
21/10 1695-007
History of Modern Europe
undated
21/11 1695-007
Imperialism Course
undated
21/12 1695-007
Political and Social Development of Europe in the 19th Century
undated
21/13 1695-007
Russian History
undated
21/14 1695-007
Social Studies Honors Courses ("Modern Greats")
undated
Box/Folder Accession
21/15 1695-007
Student Essays
undated
21/16 1695-007
Subject File: Modern Greats
undated

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  • Subject Terms :
  • Area specialists--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Area studies--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • College students--Washington (State)--Seattle--Political activity
  • College teachers--Washington (State)--Seattle--Archives
  • Government consultants--United States
  • International trade
  • Sino-Japanese Conflict, 1937-1945
  • Sinologists--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Sinologists--Washington (State)--Seattle--Archives
  • Sinologists--Washington (State)--Seattle--Interviews
  • Universities and colleges--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • World War, 1939-1945--Japan
  • Personal Names :
  • Allen, Raymond B. (Raymond Bernard), 1902-1986
  • Fairbank, John King, 1907-1991
  • Herring, Pendleton, 1903-
  • Kizer, Benjamin H. (Benjamin Hamilton), 1878-1978
  • Lindbeck, John M. H
  • Little, Herbert S. (Herbert Satterthwaite),  1902-1972
  • Martin, Charles E. (Charles Emanuel), 1891-1977
  • Rockwood, Charles P., 1917-1970
  • Taylor, George Edward, 1905-2000--Archives
  • Taylor, George Edward, 1905-2000--Interviews
  • Walker, Richard Louis, 1922- --Interviews
  • Wittfogel, Karl August, 1896-1988
  • Wood, Bryce, 1909-
  • Corporate Names :
  • Chinese History Project
  • Institute of Pacific Relations. American Council
  • Joint Committee on Contemporary China
  • Joint Committee on Sino-American Cooperation in the Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Tryout Theatre (Seattle, Wash.)
  • United States. Board of Foreign Scholarships
  • United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Operations Branch
  • University of the Philippines. American Studies Program
  • University of Washington Faculty--Archives
  • University of Washington Faculty--Interviews
  • University of Washington. Far Eastern and Russian Institute
  • University of Washington--Curricula
  • Washington Council on International Trade
  • Yanjing da xue
  • Geographical Names :
  • China
  • China--Study and teaching (Higher)--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • East Asia
  • East Asia--Study and teaching (Higher)--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • United States--Foreign relations--China
  • United States--Foreign relations--East Asia
  • United States--Foreign relations--Vietnam
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
  • conferences
  • correspondence
  • curricula
  • Interviews
  • lectures
  • Newsletters
  • notes
  • oral histories
  • Photographs
  • Press releases
  • reports
  • research (document genres)
  • Sound recordings
  • Speeches, addresses, etc
  • transcripts
  • Videocassettes
  • writings
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Horn, Lois Logan, 1923- (interviewer)
    • Meyers, Ramon H (interviewer)
    • Walker, Richard Louis, 1922- (interviewee)
    • Corporate Names :
    • University of Washington. University Archives

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • University Archives/Faculty Papers (University of Washington)