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Published articles and resources

Series consists of records relating to magazine and journal articles for churches and secular organizations. Series contains the following subseries: The United Church Observer articles (1970-1981, 2000); United Church of Canada writings (1976-1990); Writings for religious papers other than the Observer (1974-2006); and Writings not related directly to the Church (1963-1987). Documentary forms include correspondence, research notes, interview transcripts, and draft and published versions of articles and resources.

Taylor, James A.

Early writings

Series consists of records relating to Taylor's early works of fiction, poetry, plays, and musicals.

Taylor, James A.

Personal correspondence

Series consists of records relating to Taylor’s liaison with friends and colleagues. Includes correspondence with A.C. Forrest about coming to work for The Observer in 1968; exchanges with Edith Stockton, well-known church lay person in Saskatchewan; and letters to and from Sam Nazombe, Taylor’s protégé from Malawi, who came to Canada in 1973 to learn some of the trade of journalism.

Taylor, James A.

Academic writings

Series consists of records relating to Taylor’s course work through the University of British Columbia, most of which he generated through a correspondence course in short-story writing, while living in Prince Rupert. Records also include some curricula for courses he designed and taught for the Canadian Institute of Speech in Prince Rupert.

Taylor, James A.

Newsletters

Series consists of a complete set of the issues of Currents, a small journal for which Taylor was the primary writer and sole editor.

Taylor, James A.

Regular newspaper columns

Series consists of records relating to columns that Taylor wrote for local newspapers in the Okanagan region of BC. Includes samples of columns written for the Kelowna Courier and Penticton Herald (July to December 2009); satirical articles relating to local people and politics (the Back Fence, 2008); and samples of columns from a local weekly paper, the Lake Country Calendar (2007).

Taylor, James A.

Manuscripts for monographs

Series consists of records relating to the writing of three of Jim Taylor’s books: SIN: A New Understanding of Virtue and Vice; Precious Days and Practical Love; and John for Beginners.

Taylor, James A.

James A. Taylor fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1945-2010

Fonds consists of records relating to Jim Taylor’s writing, editing, and broadcasting work, as well as his liaison with colleagues and family members. Fonds comprises the following record series: Correspondence – JAFT to WST (1945-1998); Published articles and resources (1967-2006); Early writings (1959-1980); Personal correspondence (1966-1986); Academic writings (1958-1967); Newsletters (1984-1994); Regular newspaper columns (2007-2009); Manuscripts for monographs (1996-2001); Reference: books written or edited by James Taylor (1981-2010). Documentary forms include correspondence, research notes, interview transcripts, draft and published versions of magazine articles, play scripts, and full manuscripts of books. Also included is a copy of each published book.

Taylor, James A.