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Frank Marion Taylor papers

Identifier: MSS-1386

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This collection contains papers relating to Taylor's military service, including memos regarding transfers, promotions, and assignments, letters of recommendation, evaluations, records of vaccinations, pay, reimbursements, and certificates of recognition. An accompanying scrapbook contains newspaper headlines and clippings, telegrams and letters from Taylor, photographs of him in the army and of his wife at home, some photographs and ephemera from vacations, and occasional annotations by Julia Taylor. Taylor's Birmingham Country Club membership certificate is also included.


  • 1941-1949

Biographical/Historical note

LTC Frank M. Taylor attended the University of Alabama and was the ROTC Senior Cadet Colonel and Brigade Commander in 1935. He entered active duty in the US Army on November 25, 1941. From 1941 to 1946 he served in the 57th Q.M. Regiment, 176th Ord. Batallion, 4th Regiment, 15th Ord, 5th and 36th. He served at the Panama Canal Headquarters and attended Command and General Staff School at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He was released from active duty on March 6, 1946. He lived in Birmingham, Alabama with his wife, Julia Mae Watkins Taylor.


1.7 Linear Feet

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A collection of correspondence, memos and documents related to the military service of this Birmingham resident, including a scrapbook containing newspaper headlines and clippings about World War II, and personal mementos.


Gift of Frank Taylor, 1999


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Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266