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J. Porter Taylor Collection

 Collection
Identifier: CSWS-0171

This collection features materials related to James Porter Taylor's interactions with the Office of Naval Officers Procurement and the Selective Service during World War II while he worked for the Tennessee Valley Authority. The material is arranged into four topical series.

Series I: Classification cards includes several classification cards.

Series II: Correspondence includes many letters sent to and from Taylor, as well as letter from TVA to the United States Armed Forces recruiting departments.

Series III: Service documents includes Taylor's personal documents and those from the Office of Naval Officers Procurement and the Selective Service.

Series IV: TVA Memorandums includes two memorandums from the Tennessee Valley Authority

Dates

  • 1911, 1940-1945

Language

The material in this collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (4 folders)

Abstract

This collection features materials related to James Porter Taylor's interactions with the Office of Naval Officers Procurement and the Selective Service during World War II while he worked for the Tennessee Valley Authority. Materials include classification cards, correspondence, service documents, and TVA memorandums.

Biographical/Historical Note

James Porter Taylor was born on September 21, 1911 in Illinois. Before and during World War II, Taylor worked at the Tennessee Valley Authority on several engineering projects. When drafted in the early 1940s to serve in the United States Navy, the TVA worked to successfully obtain a temporary deferment for Taylor to complete his current projects.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into four series and is in four folders.

Previous Citation

This collection was previously listed as MS.1259.

Acquisition Note

This collection was donated through the University of Tennessee’s Center for the Study of War and Society.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480