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John A. Taylor collection of Dixon Taylor Russell company records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7977

Scope and Contents

Contains materials related to the Dixon Taylor Russell company records. Includes several photographs of windows displays and furniture advertisements for their goods. Also includes advertising pamphlets for the company, typewritten histories of the company, and other materials. Finally, contains newspaper clippings of advertisements and articles on the company. Also includes business agreements and contracts, as well as George Taylor Sr.'s Last Will and Testament and court proceedings related to the estate of Arthur N. Taylor. Dated 1936-2011.


  • 1936-2011


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 publish material from the John A. Taylor collection of Dixon Taylor Russell company records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Administrative History

Dixon Taylor Russell (1921-1936) was a home furnishing store in Utah.

The Dixon Taylor Russell company was founded in the summer of 1921 by Arthur N. Taylor, Albert F. Dixon, and Sidney W. Russell. A home furnishing establishment, it opened its doors of the first store in Provo, Utah, in November 1921. They founded their business on the concept of a One Price Policy, doing away with discounts, but just selling for the lowest price. They opened branch stores in Springville, Nephi, Payson, Pleasant Grove, Spanish Fork, Heber, American Fork, and Helper. They opened several workshops to accommodate the growh, including for furniture repair, appliance repair, upholstering, etc. There was a fire on July 20, 1963, which did considerable damage to the building, and resulted in the closure of the Dixon Taylor Russell Company.

Biographical History

John Arthur Taylor (1928-) was a descendant of Arthur Nicholls Taylor.

John Arthur Taylor was born in 1928. He is descended from Arthur Nicholls Taylor, and lives in Provo, UT.


4 folders (0.4 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Collection materials are arranged in their original order.

Custodial History

Donated by John A. Taylor in 2011.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; John A. Taylor; 2011.


Western American business and labor history (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy 5.VII, August 2007.)

Contains records related to the Utah-based Dixon Taylor Russell company.

Processing Information

Processed by Kelsey Samuelsen, student manuscripts processor, John M. Murphy; 2013.

Register of the John A. Taylor collection of Dixon Taylor Russell company records
Kelsey Samuelsen, student manuscripts processor, and John Murphy, curator; 2013.
2013 April 23
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
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