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Taylor, Robert C. (Robert Campbell), 1927-1995

 Person

Biography

Robert C. Taylor (1927-1995) was a college administrator in Utah. He managed the Brigham Young University Travel Studies Program between 1959 and the 1980s, and was instrumental in the development of the BYU Jerusalem Center.

Robert "Bob" C. Taylor was born April 17, 1927, in Salt Lake City to Frank C. and Bessie T. Taylor. Taylor served in the United States Coast Guard from March 1945 to May 1946. He was a German-reading specialist. He then attended the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he received a bachelor's degree in speech in 1952. Upon graduating, Taylor went to Hollywood and worked as a staff assistant for the Howard Hughes Production company and as president of the Deseret Theatrical Artists of Hollywood Association until 1959. While working in California, Taylor married Katherine Cook, who was a model and an actress in several of the productions made by Howard Hughes. THey had three children, Mark, Michael, and Michele. In 1959, Taylor was named as the chairman of the Brigham Young University Travel Studies Program, replacing Dr. Jay B. Hunt. Taylor was instrumental in obtaining permission to build the BYU Jerusalem Center and oversaw its completion. He worked for BYU the Travel Studies program until his retirement. Taylor passed away in 1995, and Katherine Cook Taylor passed away in 2003.

Citation:
Robert C. Taylor papers, 1969-1995 (Robert "Bob" C. Taylor; born April 17, 1927 in Salt Lake City to Frank C. and Bessie T. Taylor; served in the United States Coast Guard from March 1945 to May 1946; German-reading specialist; attended the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he received a bachelor's degree in Speech in 1952; went to Hollywood and worked as a staff assistant for the Howard Hughes Production company and as president of the Deseret Theatrical Artists of Hollywood Association until 1959. While working in California, Mr. Taylor married Katherine Cook Taylor, who was a model and an actress in several of the productions made by Howard Hughes; In 1959, he was named as the Chairman of the Brigham Young University Travel Studies Program replacing Dr. Jay B. Hunt; instrumental in obtaining permission to build the BYU Jerusalem Center and oversaw its completion; served BYU until his retirement working with the Travel Studies program; died in 1995; had three children with Katherine--Mark, Michael, and Michele; Katherine Cook Taylor died in 2003)

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies administrative records, 1961-1998

 Series
Identifier: UA 1072 Series 2
Scope and Contents

Contains administrative records for the Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies collected by Robert C. Taylor, dated 1961-1998. Includes financial records, letters, memorandums, proposals, reports, clippings, minutes and agendas, and various booklets, pamphlets, and other publications, as well as journals and histories. Topics include the academic development of the center, BYU Travel study programs, development of a film on Abraham, and diplomatic relations in Israel.

Dates: 1961-1998

Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies architectural records, 1982-1986

 Series
Identifier: UA 1072 Series 4
Scope and Contents

Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies architectural records, including photographs, architectural renderings, blueprints, sketch drawings, and two 3-D models. Collected by Robert C. Taylor. Dated 1982-1986.

Dates: 1982-1986

Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies artifacts, approximately 1965-1988

 Series
Identifier: UA 1072 Series 8
Scope and Contents

Contains artifacts, including Robert C. Taylor's BYU Travel Study name badge and keepsake stones from the Jerusalem Center's time capsule ceremony. Dated approximately 1965-1988.

Dates: approximately 1965-1988

Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies development records, approximately 1950-1995

 Series
Identifier: UA 1072 Series 3
Scope and Contents

Contains the Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies development records collected by Robert C. Taylor. Includes many publications surrounding fundraising for the Center, including cruises, tours, and other Department of Travel Study trips, travel itineraries, brochures, and pamphlets, and administrative records such as letters, memorandums, lists, notes, and clippings. Materials dated approximately 1950-1995.

Dates: approximately 1950-1995

Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies minutes, 1983-1988

 Series
Identifier: UA 1072 Series 1
Scope and Contents

Contains agendas, minutes, and memorandums of the Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies Committee, later called the Jerusalem Center Academic Coordinating Committee. Materials discuss the creation of curriculum and faculty selection for the center. Collected by Robert C. Taylor. Materials dated 1983-1988.

Dates: 1983-1988

Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 1072
Scope and Contents Contains records of the Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies, collected by Robert C. Taylor, dated approximately 1950-1998. Includes minutes of the Jerusalem Center Academic Coordinating Committee, administrative records, journals, histories, and records concerning the development of the center. Also includes architectural records, including two 3D models, photographic slides, photographs, and negatives, and audio recordings. Much of the material is related to the BYU Travel Study...
Dates: approximately 1950-1998

Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies slides, approximately 1963-1995

 Series
Identifier: UA 1072 Series 5
Scope and Contents

Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies slides, including some with accompanying audio recordings, photographs, and negatives. Slide images include BYU Travel Study tours in Europe, Africa, South America, and the Middle East, and images of landmarks associated with the Bible. Also includes images of the Brigham Young University Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies. Collected by Robert C. Taylor. Dated approximately 1963-1995.

Dates: approximately 1963-1995

Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies sound recordings, approximately 1980-1987

 Series
Identifier: UA 1072 Series 6
Scope and Contents

Five audiocassettes of sound recordings associated with the Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies. Collected by Robert C. Taylor. Dated approximately 1980-1987.

Dates: approximately 1980-1987

Robert Taylor BYU Travel Study Staff name badge, approximately 1965-1988

 Item — Box 20: Series 4; Series 5; Series 6; Series 8 [Barcode: 31197239282046]
Identifier: UA 1072 Series 8

Sounds of freedom in photo studio, 1976 December

 File — Box 26: Series 1 [Barcode: 31197239119776], Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 5754 Series 1 Sub-Series 4 File YAM 50

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Type
Archival Object 9
Digital Record 1
Collection 1
 
Subject
Foreign study -- Middle East 5
Fund raising 5
Jerusalem -- Relief models 5
Colleges and Universities 4
Education 4