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Guide to the Jack Taylor Papers
1868-2018 (bulk, 1980s-2010s)
 MS 3150

New-York Historical Society
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New York, NY 10024
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Collection processed by Barbara Gombach, Larry Weimer, and Joseph Ditta

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on November 30, 2020
Finding aid written in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Taylor, Jack, 1925-2019
Title: Jack Taylor papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1868-2018 (bulk, 1980s-2010s)
Abstract: The collection includes the papers of Jack Taylor (1925-2019), with a focus on his activism in historic preservation efforts in New York City from the 1980s through the 2010s. The collection holds correspondence and other rich documentation related to the years-long efforts that culminated in landmark designations for the Ladies' Mile Historic District (1989), the East 17th Street/Irving Place Historic District (1998), and Tammany Hall (2013), as well as many other initiatives, such as the placement of Ivan Mestrovic's statue of Antonin Dvořák in Stuyvesant Square. The Drive to Protect the Ladies' Mile, Union Square Park Community Coalition, Stuyvesant Park Neighborhood Association, Gramercy Neighborhood Associates, and the Historic Districts Council are among the many local preservation organizations represented with records in the collection.
Quantity: 20 Linear feet in 20 record cartons and 3 oversize folders
Language: The documents in the collection are in English.
Call Phrase: MS 3150