|Title:||John Rose Taylor Papers|
|Creator:||Taylor, John Rose|
|Repository:||ECU Manuscript Collection|
|Abstract:||Papers (undated, 1935-2000) of New Bern, NC public figure, Mutual Life Insurance Company executive, including speeches, radio talks, biographical and historical information.|
|Extent:||0.45 Cubic feet, 1 container, 53 items, clippings, speeches, transcriptions and photographs|
August 29, 2000, 1 container, 53 items, 0.45 cubic feet, 550 pages; Papers of New Bern, NC public figure and Mutual Life Insurance company executive, including speeches, radio talks, and biographical information, undated, 1935-2000. (0.45 cu.ft.). Donor:Ms. Elizabeth Taylor Hodges.
Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.
John Rose Taylor Papers (#801), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
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Processed by John W. Navarra April 2006
John Rose Taylor was born on September 15, 1889 in La Grange, N.C. and died on November 30, 1974. He lived most of his life in New Bern, N.C. In New Bern he was a prominent member of the community, serving in several civic organizations, such as the Christian Church of New Bern. He is perhaps most well known for his work with the Mutual Life Insurance Company, where he worked for over 35 years.
The material in this collection spans more than seventy years. The works of Mutual Life Insurance Company executive John Rose Taylor are the focus of this manuscript collection. New Bern, N.C., in Craven County, is the geographical focal point of the collection. Most of the collection dates from the early to middle twentieth century. However, the articles containing biographical information on John Rose Taylor are from the year 2000.
The majority of this collection is related to Mutual Life Insurance Company and includes the transcripts of the following types of talks: inspirational talks, life insurance-related speeches, radio talks and salesmanship lectures. The radio talks date from 1941 to 1945 and focus on life insurance and economic security. There are also a series of salesmanship lectures from ca. 1935. These lectures offer listeners tips on how to become a better salesman. The miscellaneous speeches are from ca. 1941-1945 and include advice gained from Taylor’s more than thirty-five years of experience in the insurance business. His series of inspirational talks are from 1941-1942 and pertain to how life insurance can help you.
There are also a number of different speeches not related to life insurance. These speeches included those given at civic events, commencement speeches, speeches about New Bern, N.C. and religious speeches. For more details see container list.
Online access to this finding aid is supported with funds created through the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). These funds come through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services which is administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. This grant is part of the North Carolina ECHO, Exploring Cultural Heritage Online, Digitization Grant Program.