Graham Taylor papers, 1820-1975, (bulk 1866-1940).

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Taylor, Graham, 1851-1938. Graham Taylor papers, 1820-1975, (bulk 1866-1940).

Graham Taylor papers, 1820-1975, (bulk 1866-1940).

Correspondence, scrapbooks, clippings, photographs, works, diaries and other material relating to Taylor, the Chicago Commons, and his other activities, including a Chicago Daily News newspaper column, 1902-1938.

34 cubic ft. (72 boxes and 2 oversize boxes)

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