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Finding Aid for the Edgar Dorsey Taylor Papers, 1910-1978
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Description
Edgar Dorsey Taylor (1904-1978) was an artist who worked in the black and white woodcut medium. The collection consists of 240 woodblocks, 255 woodblock prints, correspondence, diaries, sketches, and printing tools related to Taylor and his work.
Background
Taylor was born in Grass Valley, California, on July 15, 1904; BA (1928) and MA (1932), University of California at Berkeley; during the 1930s-40s, he taught at University of California at Berkeley and University of Texas at Austin; in the early 1950s he began to teach at the University of Southern California; drawn to the black and white woodcut in 1959, Taylor went on to produce a large body of work in the medium; his work was published in The Gulf of California (1959), The Boulevard (1965), and Baja California Woodcuts (1969); died on March 28, 1978 in Los Angeles, California.
Extent
2 boxes (1 linear ft.) 1 oversize folder 67 oversize boxes
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.