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Albert M. Taylor papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: Ax 716

Scope and Contents

Correspondence is separated into incoming and outgoing letters. Outgoing letters are arranged by date, from 1903-1906; 1939. Incoming correspondence is arranged alphabetically and includes many telegrams. Incoming letters are dated from 1901 to 1962.

There are two diaries covering the period 1900 to 1906.

Constabulary records and publications include:

annual report by chief signal officer (1904);

forest manual (1904);

operation and maintenance rules for military telegraph lines (1901);

rosters of officers, enlisted men, and civilian employees (1902-1903);

payroll of laborers (1904);

receipts, work map of Samar, and special orders;

speech by Juan Aquino (1905);

telegraph records;

and Philippine Constabulary Officers Association bulletins, 1950-1966 (non inclusive).

Personal papers and memorabilia include notebooks, military registration and discharge papers, target range record, descriptive and record card, and photographs from Taylor's service in the Philippines. The collection also contains the should straps of a Philippine Constabulary uniform worn by Taylor's friend, C.B. Comptons, a 1st lieutenant in the Constabulary.

Other publications include an annual reports of chief signal officers (Cuba and the U.S.), 1900-1901, and a report on military telegraph lines in Puerto Rico (1900).


  • Creation: 1900-1966


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.

Conditions Governing Use

Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.


.5 linear feet (1 container) : 1 manuscript box

2.5 Unprocessed linear feet (2 containers) : 1 legal manuscript box, 24'' x 20'' folder

Language of Materials



Albert Montreville Taylor served in the Philippine Constabulary. The collection (1900-1966) contains correspondence, diaries, constabulary records and publications, and also personal papers, photographs, and memorabilia.


Material within this collection is minimally arranged. Any arrangement is either derived from the records' creators or custodians or from staff at the time of initial processing. It may be necessary to look in multiple places for the same types of materials.

Processing Information

Collection processed by staff, July 1975.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

This collection received a basic level of processing including minimal organization and rehousing.

Description information is drawn in part from information supplied with the collection and initial surveys of the contents.

Guide to the Albert M. Taylor Papers
Complete Description
Tanya Parlet.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Finding aid written in English
Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA