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Series Descriptions

Fraternal Society Memorabilia,
1930-1932, 1960, 1964.
(1 folder)

{series #397m.1} [Holdings]

Arranged by topic.

Fraternal society memorabilia from the Syria Temple of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, The Abou Ben Adhem Temple of Springfield, Missouri, the Zembo Temple of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and the Supreme Council of Freemasons in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

General Correspondence,
1902, 1905, 1935, 1943, 1963-1964, 1972-1982 & undated.
(3 folders)

{series #397m.2}[Holdings]

Arranged chronologically.

Correspondence both written by and addressed to M. Harvey Taylor. Includes personal and official correspondence, in the form of letters, telegrams, invitations, and brochures. A wide range of topics are discussed, such as appreciation for Taylor's years of service to the Pennsylvania government, state budget briefs, and an invitation to the inauguration of President Richard Nixon, to name a few examples.

Magazines: Republican Party, National and Local,
(1 folder)

{series #397m.3} [Holdings]

Arranged chronologically.

Discusses business and news of the Republican Party at the national and local level, Includes twelve issues of The Harrisburg Republican Club News, several of which feature Taylor on the cover.

Memorabilia from the Republican National Convention, Miami, FL,
(1 folder)

{series #397m.4} [Holdings]

Arranged alphabetically by name of purchaser.

Ticket stubs and an electoral vote calculator from the Republican National Convention in Miami, Florida from August 7-August 9, 1968.

(15 folders)

{series # 397m.5}[Holdings]

Arranged chronologically.

Articles concerning or of interest to M. Harvey Taylor, from publications such as The Harrisburg Telegraph, The Harrisburg Sunday Courier, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Harrisburg evening News, The Philadelphia Dispatch, The Patriot, The Sunday Patriot News, The Home Star, The Indianapolis News, Look Magazine, Parade Magazine, The Paxton Herald, and TV Host.

One Hundredth Birthday Scrapbook, Correspondence and Newsclippings,
(2 folders)

{series # 397m.6} [Holdings]

Arranged by topic.

Telegrams, cards, and letters congratulating M. Harvey Taylor on reaching his one hundredth year, from personal friends and admirers and on the behalf of corporations, banks, and the White House, among others. Includes several newspaper articles documenting the occasion and honoring Taylor's life and career.

Personal Files,
(1 folder)

{series #397m.7} [Holdings]

Arranged chronologically.

Magazines, playbills, programs, and brochures, kept by M. Harvey Taylor for personal reasons.

1896, 1911, 1952, 1966 & undated.
(8 folders)

{series #397m.8} [Holdings]

Arranged by topic.

Topics of the folders include: baseball clubs of which Taylor was a member; the old State Capitol and the Zembo Temple of Harrisburg; the dedication of the M. Harvey Taylor Bridge; an undated, unmarked dinner meeting at the Harrisburg Country Club; Taylor's 90th birthday party at Hotel Hershey; personal photos and publicity stills; a Penn State University graduation photo; Photos of M. Harvey Taylor with various people and political figures, including Governor William Scranton and Mrs. Scranton, James Duff, Nixon, Leory Zimmerman, and Robert Woodside; the members of Governor Duff's cabinet.

1921, 1947 & undated.
(1 folder)

{series #397m.9} [Holdings]

Resolutions and Personal Ephemera,
(1 folder)

{series #397m.10} [Holdings]

Arranged chronologically.

Resolutions, citations, birthday congratulations and condolences honoring M. Harvey Taylor.

Taylor Bridge Dedication Material,
(1 folder)

{series #397m.11} [Holdings]

Dedication materials for the M. Harvey Taylor Bridge, the first toll-free bridge over the Susquehanna River. Program from dedication luncheon on January 24, 1952, article about bridge and Taylor in Motor Mention magazine and other memorabilia.

Testimonials and Programs,
(1 folder)

{series #397m.12} [Holdings]

Arranged chronologically.

Testimonials, dinner menus, dedications, programs, and birthday cards and invitations.

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