Fonds RG-4.0.4 - Wilfrid Laurier Office of the President - Neale Tayler fonds

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Wilfrid Laurier Office of the President - Neale Tayler fonds

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  • 1952-1986 (Creation)
    Taylor, Neale

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1.26 meters of textual material

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(1917- 1986)

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Neale Taylor (1917- 1986) was the Vice President: Academic (1972- 1978) and President of Wilfrid Laurier University (1978- 1982). Prior to these positions, he served as the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences from 1968- 1972.

Taylor was born in Windsor, Ontario in 1917. He received a BA, MA and PhD from the University of Toronto, earning his PhD in Romance Languages. After earning his doctoral degree, Taylor did post-graduate research at both the National University of Mexico and Laval University in Quebec City. He spent 1958- 1959 in Spain and France researching on a Humanities Research Council Grant. He was awarded an honorary LL.D from the University of Waterloo.

Taylor died on May 11th, 1986 at the Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital at the age of 68.

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The fonds contains records from the Office of the University President Neale Taylor. It includes documents relating to student affairs, reports on campus development, news clippings, correspondence with honorary degree recipients, and files from the Chancellor Selection Committee. This fonds also contains miscellaneous documents from the Office of the President prior to Taylor’s tenure, ranging from 1952- 1978.

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Some files in the collection are closed. Please contact Laurier Archives for more information

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  • Shelf: Room 1-124 Shelf 18-2-4