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Howard Tayler audio recordings and manuscripts

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Identifier: MSS 7974

Scope and Contents

Contains reel-to-reel audio tape recordings of Howard Tayler's original compositions that were recorded in Provo, Utah as part of the Brigham Young University's final recording projects class (Music 355R-recording workshop) between the dates 1990-1992, and original printed and written manuscripts spanning the same dates.


  • 1990-1992


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at

Biographical History

Howard V. Tayler (1968-) is an award-winning creator of the successful webcomic "Schlock Mercenary."

Born in Florida, Tayler moved to Utah in 1985 to attend Brigham Young University where he earned a bachelor's degree in music composition. Where he went on to co-found an independent record label called "Sanctus Records" which was aimed primarily to an Latter-day Saint market.

In 2000, Tayler began publishing his webcomic "Schlock Mercenary." Four years later, Tayler left his job as product line manager at Novell to work full time on the webcomic.

Tayler has also co-authored the guidebook "Administering GroupWise 5.5," illustrated and published "XDM X-Treme Dungeon Mastery," produces "Writing Excuses" that has run weekly since 2008.


1 carton (1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Original order of the collection has been retained.

Custodial History

Donated by Howard Tayler in 2006.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Howard Tayler; 2006.


General donation (Section IV.a.i.5 Music Special Collections Development Policy September 2010).

Processing Information

Processed; Melissa James; 2011.


Register of Howard Tayler audio recordings and manuscripts
Melissa James
2011 November 4
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States