John Rose Taylor Papers, 1935-2000

(Manuscript Collection #801)

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Series 1 :
Biographical Information, 1965-2000
  • Box 1
    • Folder a
      Biographical information (1965-2000) about John Rose Taylor 9/15/1889-11/30/1974, includes clippings, mss typescript, photocopy, 7 items. 15 p.
Series 2 :
Commencement and Civic Speeches, 1955, undated
  • Box 1
    • Folder b
      Elementary School Commencement Speech, makes no mention of the school name, mss typescript, (undated), 1 item, 6 p., p. 3-8 only.
    • Folder c
      Kinston Rotary Club Speeches, one speech about George Washington, 15 p. and the other about the importance of a mans wife, (undated), 3 p., 2 items, 18 p., mss typescript.
    • Folder d
      New Bern High School commencement speech, (1955), 1 item, 28 p.
Series 3 :
Inspirational Talks, 1941-1942, undated
  • Box 1
    • Folder e
      Inspirational talks, The talk labeled "Ideals" was given at the Hi-Y banquet and discusses the importance of ideals in shaping young minds, (May 1941); the second talk discusses why life insurance is the most stable investment to make, (undated); 2 items, 24 p., mss typescript. Note: A talk labled "radio talk" was removed and added to that series as #801.1.zh.
    • Folder f
      Inspirational Talk, life insurance and its importance during World War II (10/25/1942), 1 item, 8 p., mss typescript.
    • Folder g
      Inspirational Talk, the traditions of passing on stability through life insurance, (undated), 1 item, 8 p., mss typescript.
    • Folder h
      Inspirational talks, these talks discuss ways to evaluate insureance prospects and how buying life insurance in New Bern will help the local economy, (undated), 2 items, 5 p., mss typescript.
Series 4 :
Miscellaneous Life Insurance Speeches, ca. 1941-1945, undated
  • Box 1
    • Folder i
      Investment Landscape Speech, discusses the durability of life insurance stocks in times of hardship, (ca. 1941-1945), mss typescript, 1 item, 21 p., (p. 2-22 only).
    • Folder j
      Patriotism speech, about World War II, the increasing national debt, and insurance (ca. 1941-1945), 1 item, 16 p., mss typescript.
    • Folder k
      Estate planning speech and how life insurance can help to add to the value of your estate, (undated), mss typescript, 1 item, 7 p., p. 2-8 only.
    • Folder l
      Lessons from 35 years with Mutual Life Insurance, (undated), 1 itme, 6 p., mss typescript.
    • Folder m
      Prospecting should be well studied and planned speech, 11 ways to increase your policy size, (undated), 1 item, 7 p., mss typescript.
Series 5 :
New Bern, NC, ca. 1950’s-60’s
  • Box 1
    • Folder n
      Code of Honor Speech, tells of the Spaight-Stanley duel and Tryon Palace restoration, mss typescript, 1 item, (ca. 1950s), 12 p.
    • Folder o
      New Bern Cradle of North Carolina, history of New Bern, (ca. 1950's-60's), 1 item, 5 pages, mss typescript. Note: This item is combined from 2 folders, p. 1-2 removed from #801.1.zi and p. 3-5 removed from #801.1p.
    • Folder p
      Solomon's Proverbs 22:28, Tryon Palace Restoration, two versions of the same speech 13p. And 14 p. 2 items, 27 p., mss typescript. Note: 1 item removed and added to #801.1zs.
    • Folder q
      Cornelius J. "Con" McCole recognition speech, for the Hudson Coal Company, (undated), mss typescript, 1 item, 2 p.
    • Folder r
      Francisco de Miranda's speech chronicling his visit to New Bern in 1783, (undated), mss typescript, 1 item, 3 p.
Series 6 :
Radio Talk, ca. 1941-1945
  • Box 1
    • Folder s
      Radio Talk No. 2, Life insurance, the importance of planning for a financial feautre, (ca. 1941-1945), 1 item, 9 p., mss typescript.
    • Folder t
      Radio Talk No. 3, Life insurance, how to build income for the future, (undated), 1 item, 10 p., mss typescript.
    • Folder u
      Radio Talk No. 5, Life insurance, how to build income for the future in post war economy, (undated), 1 item, 9 p., mss typescript.
    • Folder v
      Radio Talk No. 6, Life insurance, how to build family security, (undated), 1 item, 9 p., mss typescript.
    • Folder w
      Radio Talk No. _, Life insurance, how to build economic security in post war economy, (undated), 1 item, 7 p., mss typescript.
    • Folder x
      Radio Talk No. _, Life insurance, the importance of life insurance in the event of the death of the provider, (ca. 1941-1945.), 1 item, 11 p., mss typescript.
    • Folder y
      Radio Talk No. _, Life insurance, the changing economic conditions of World War II, (ca. 1941-1945.), 1 item, 8 p., mss typescript.
    • Folder z
      Radio Talk No. _, Life insurance and ideals of civilization (11/22/1942), 1 item, 7 p., mss typescript.
    • Folder za
      Radio Talk No. _, Life insurance, the role of life insurance in war times (1942), 1 item, 9 p., mss typescript.
    • Folder zb
      Radio Talk No. _, Life insurance, how it helps you to save money (ca. 1941-1945), 1 item, 9 p., mss typescript.
    • Folder zc
      Radio Talk No. _, Life insurance, the ways it will help save money for the 3rd War Loan (1/10/1943), 1 item, 5 p., mss typescript.
    • Folder zd
      Radio Talk No. _, Life insurance, the unrecognized public service the agent provides (ca. 1941-1945), 1 item, 8 p., mss typescript.
    • Folder ze
      Radio Talk No. _, Life insurance, changes for the policy holder during war (ca. 1941-1945), 1 item, 10 p., mss typescript.
    • Folder zf
      Radio Talk No. _, Life insurance, the role of life insureance in helping the war effort (ca. 1941-1945), 1 item, 8 p., mss typescript.
    • Folder zg
      Radio Talk No. _, Life insurance, women and children beneficiaries of life insureance (ca. 1941-1945), 1 item, 6 p., mss typescript.
    • Folder zh
      Radio Talk No. _, Life insurance and how it can protect an individuals future, this item was removed from #801.1.e, (undated), 1 item, 7 p., mss typescript.
Series 7 :
Religious Speeches, 1939, undated
  • Box 1
    • Folder zi
      The Christian Church in New Bern 1886-1938 (9/6/1939), speech giving the history of the church (2 copies), includes mss typescript, 2 item, 30 p. Note: 1 item removed from this folder and added to 801.1zs.
    • Folder zj
      Hancock Street Christian Church 50th anniversary speech (p. 2-8 only) and church pamplet, 1889-1938, (Dec. 3, 1939), mss typescript, 2 items, 9 p.
    • Folder zk
      Resume of the history and historical background of the Christian Church or Deciples (sic) of Christ, New Bern North Carolina speech, (Dec. 3, 1939), 1 item, 8 p., mss typescript.
    • Folder zl
      Paraphrasing the Immortal Words of Lincoln speech, given in memory of Joseph W. Hagin former pastor of The Christian Church in New Bern from May 23, 1937-January 1, 1941; the speech paraphrased is unknown and includes a poem entitled "When the Tide is Low" from an unknown arthor (ca. 1941-1945), 1 item, 8 p., mss typescript.
    • Folder zm
      Christmas traditions speech (undated), 1 item, 21 p.
    • Folder zn
      Life of Christ speech, (undated), 1 itme, 6 p., mss typescript.
Series 8 :
Salesmanship Lectures, ca. 1935, undated
  • Box 1
    • Folder zo
      Salesmanship Lectures, given in Flint, Michigan, (Sep. 1, 1935), how to find prospects for life insurance, 1 item, 12 p., mss typescript.
    • Folder zp
      Salesmanship Lectures, preparing you family for the loss income due to death, (ca. 1935), 1 item, 10 p. mss. typescript.
    • Folder zq
      Salesmanship Lectures, techniques at being a better salesman, (undated), chapters 1-7, p. 1-31, 1 item, 19 p., mss typescript.
    • Folder zr
      Salesmanship Lectures, techniques at being a better salesman, (undated), chapters 8-14, p. 32-62, 1 item, 19 p., mss typescript.
    • Folder zs
      Salesmanship Lectures, techniques at being a better salesman, (undated), chapters 15-21, 1 item, 23 p., mss typescript.

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