Myron Taylor papers, 1938-1952.
Collection Number: 3308

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Myron Taylor papers, 1938-1952.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Collection Number:
3308
Abstract:
Correspondence, memoranda, reports, statements, and clippings relating to Taylor's service as personal representative of President Truman to Pope Pius XII and U.S. Ambassador on Special Missions.
Creator:
Taylor, Myron Charles, 1874-1959.
Quanitities:
8 cubic feet.
Language:
Collection material in English

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Industrialist, diplomat, lawyer.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Correspondence, memoranda, reports, statements, and clippings relating to Taylor's service as personal representative of President Truman to Pope Pius XII and U.S. Ambassador on Special Missions. Includes material relating to the refugee situation in Europe, 1938-47, and to meetings of Protestant clergymen with Taylor in New York City, October 1947 and May 1949. Correspondents include Harry S. Truman and Pope Pius XII.

INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:

Myron Taylor papers, #3308. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

SUBJECTS

Names:
Pius, Pope, XII, 1876-1958.
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945.
Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972.
Subjects:
Papacy -- History -- 20th century.
Refugees -- Europe -- 1938-1947.
Diplomatic and consular service, American.

CONTAINER LIST
Container
Description
Date
Box 1
"Extra sets of 'Correspondence between Pres. Truman and Pope' as it was originally set up and before any extractions were made resulting from objections to publication of specific pieces of correspondence." REB. Feb. 1953 (envelop)
Feb. 1953
Box 1
Correspondence between President Harry S. Truman, His Holiness Pope Pius XII and Hon. Myron Taylor, 1945-1949 (3 binders, 1 typescript and 2 carbon copies)
1945-1949
Box 1
Title as above but contains photocopy of handwritten letter, Aug. 31, 1945, from Pope Pius XII to Myron Taylor (2 binders, both are carbon typescript books)
Aug. 31, 1945
Box 1
Exchange of letters between His Excellency Harry S. Truman, President of the United States of America, and His Holiness Pope Pius XII, 1946-1952 (2 binders, the original typescript is incomplete)
1946-1952
Box 1
Correspondence between President Truman and His Holiness Pope Pius XII, 1945-1949 (1 binder, actually the dates in this volume are Sept. 17, 1941-Jan. 18, 1950)
1945-1949, Sept. 17, 1941-Jan. 18, 1950
Box 1
Loose carbon copies of drafts of letter, Dec. 1949, which Myron presented to His Holiness the Pope (drafts by Harley Notter, approved by William D. Hassett, Secretary to the President)
Dec. 1949
Box 1
Bombing of Rome, 1942-1943 (4 binders, all appear to contain different material)
1942-1943
Box 1
Memoranda regarding Vatican Mission,
Oct. 20, 1949
Box 1
Mr. Myron Taylor's Mission to the Vatican, Nov. 1949-Dec. 1949 (3 binders)
Nov. 1949-Dec. 1949
Box 1
Report to the President by Mr. Myron Taylor on his European Trip, July 22, 1950-Sept. 5, 1950 (5 binders)
July 22, 1950-Sept. 5, 1950
Box 1
Title as above with material of 1950-1951 added (1 binder)
1950-1951
Box 1
Mission of Honorable Myron Taylor, May 1951-July 1951 (4 binders)
May 1951-July 1951
Box 1
Germany (2 binders, original typescript and carbon copy; latter has penciled notes)
Box 1
Germany, submitted to Mr. Myron C. Taylor (2 binders, these are letters to MCT, 1942)
1942
Box 1
Recommendations for Retention of Steel Capacity in Western Germany (1 binder, photocopies of reports, charts, etc.)
Box 1
Italy (1 binder, original letters, carbons, news clippings, etc. 1943)
1943
Box 1
Memoranda on Italy from Myron Taylor, Jan. 13, 1943(1 binder)
Jan. 13, 1943
Box 1
Peace with Italy, May 1943-Aug. 1943 (3 binders, carbon typescripts)
May 1943-Aug. 1943
Box 1
Confidential correspondence from the Prime Minister of Italy to Honorable Myron Taylor, Jan. 29, 1948 (1 binder, carbon typescript)
Jan. 29, 1948
Box 1
Memoranda pertaining to Hon. Myron Taylor's visits to Portugal and Spain, 1941-1943 as the President's personal representative to His Holiness Pope Pius XII (4 binders)
1941-1943
Box 1
Secret memoranda on European political and religious situation, 1941-1946, from Mr. Myron Taylor, Oct. 26, 1946, Vol. II. (2 binders, both carbon typescripts)
1941-1946, Oct. 26, 1946
Box 1
Title as above, but dated Dec. 30, 1946 (2 binders, both carbon typescripts)
Dec. 30, 1946
Box 1
Supplemental memoranda regarding religious and political situations in Albania, Czechoslavakia, Poland, Rumania, and Yugoslavia. From Myron Taylor, Nov. 6, 1947 (3 binders, all carbon typescript)
Nov. 6, 1947
Box 1
Memoranda concerning religious and political situations in Czechoslavakia, Poland, and Rumania. From Myron Taylor, Jan. 29, 1948 (1 binder)
Jan. 29, 1948
Box 1
Memoranda concerning religious and political situations in Europe, 1946-1948, from Myron Taylor, Mar. 24, 1948 (1 binder)
1946-1948, Mar. 24, 1948
Box 1
Secret memoranda on European political and religious situation, 1941-1946, from Myron Taylor, Sept. 4, 1956, Vatican, Czechoslavakia, Germany, Hungry, Italy, Poland, Rumania, Russia, Yugoslavia (1 binder)
1941-1946, Sept. 4, 1956
Box 1
Title as above but also includes Austria, Oct. 29, 1946. Also includes 2 page typescript copy of "Extract from 'The Ciano Diaries'"[See special mission, 1950, letter to Churchhill,
Oct. 29, 1946, 1950, May 23, 1950] (1 binder)
Box 1
Trieste and Yugoslavia, 1946-1949 (1 binder)
1946-1949
Box 1
European Meetings, 1941 (1 binder)
1941
Box 2
Report by Mr. Myron C. Taylor, personal representative of the President of the United States to His Holiness Pope Pius XII,
1940-1949
Box 2
Documentation of the Mission of President Roosevelt to His Holiness Pope Pius XII by his personal respresentative, Myron C. Taylor,
1940-1945
Box 2
As above but for President Truman,
1940-1945
Box 2
Report by Mr. Myron C. Taylor, personal representative of the President of the United States on special mission,
1950-1952
Box 3
Indexes of Mr. Myron Taylor's European missions for the President of the United States, 1940-1952 (3 copies, carbon typescripts)
1940-1952
Box 3
Chronological brief of Mr. Myron Taylor's European missions for the President of the United States, 1940-1952 (2 copies, carbon typescripts)
1940-1952
Box 3
Efforts toward religious cooperation for World Peace 1947-1952, Myron C. Taylor. (carbon typescript)
1947-1952, May 3, 1954, 1940-1950
Scope and Contents
This volume had typescript letters bound May 3, 1954, to the President from MCT regarding disposition of documents on missions to Pope Pius XII, 1940-1950. Has been in touch with Wayne Grover, Archivist of U.S.
Box 3
Extracts from books regarding the Activities of Myron C. Taylor, prepared by E.S. (2 copies, 1 original typescript and one carbon copy)
Box 3
Meetings of Protestant Clergymen with Myron C. Taylor at Union Club, Park Avenue and 69th Street, New York, Monday, Oct. 20, 1947and Tuesday May 3, 1949 (2 copies; 1 marked Mr. Taylor's copy which is said to be complete, other has apparently some pages deleted, see note in book)
Oct. 20, 1947, May 3, 1949
Box 3
Summary of Contracts by Mr. Myron C. Taylor with leaders in religion, 1940-1953 (2 copies, carbon typescripts)
1940-1953
Box 4
Original letters of Cordell Hull (Sec. of State) to Myron Taylor,
1939-1954
Box 4
Original letters of Monsignori Montini and Tardini to MCT,
1940-1956
Box 4
Original letters of Sumner Wells, (under Secretary of State) to MCT,
1938-1956
Box 4
Original letters of Winston Churchhill, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Herbert Hoover, Edward Stettinuis (Sec. of State) to MCT,
1932-1954
Box 4
Original letters of Franklin D. Roosevelt to MCT,
1933-1945
Box 4
Telegrams and letters (originals) to MCT in his appointemnt as personal representative of the President of the United States to His Holiness Pope Pius XII,
Dec. 1939
Box 4
Original letters of Harry S. Truman to MCT,
1947-1959
Box 4
Original letters of His Holiness Pope Pius XII to MCT (Montinni and Tardini) and telegrams,
1948-1957
Box 4
Student Board Yearbook, 1955-1956, of Cornell United Religious Work
1955-1956
Box 5
3 volumes of photographs, all of the Vatican Mission,
1940-1946
Box 5
2 black loose leaf volumes - Titled Religous Books, both concerning correspondence and documentation relating to Mr. Taylor's contacts and meetings with Protestant leaders in Europe and America,
1947-1956
Box 5
1 book of photographs of Mr. Taylor's first audience with His Holiness Pope Pius XII
Box 5
1 photograph of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Truman to institute Pius XII, Villa Schifanois, Florence, Italy,
May 27, 1956
Box 6
3 blue loose-leaf notebooks (carbon typescripts) having yellow slip with title "Work Book. MCT's Contact with Leaders in Religion, 1940-1953" (Note in first one, "excepting His Holiness Pope Pius XII")
1940-1953
Box 6
Black loose volume (original and carbon typescripts) relating to contacts with various religious leaders,
1947-1953
Box 6
Volume - luncheon by Myron C. Taylor, Hotel Excelsior, Rome, March 26, 1940 (All acceptances pasted in, refusals also)
March 26, 1940
Box 6
Volume - luncheon by Myron C. Taylor, Hotel Excelsior, Rome, The Vatican, in honor of His Eminence Cardinal Maglione, Secretary of State, Mar. 27, 1940 (Acceptances and refusals pasted in)
Mar. 27, 1940
Box 6
Letters and other documents written by or concerning MCT, Sept. 1939-Apr. 1945, as the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library, Hyde Park, New York (5 binders, 2 original typescripts and 3 carbon typescripts)
Sept. 1939-Apr. 1945
Box 6
Religious representation, Feb. 27, 1951 (3 binders, carbon typescripts and Mr. Taylor's copy)
Feb. 27, 1951
Box 6
Additional religious material, 1948-1949 (3 binders, all slightly different)
1948-1949
Box 6
Correspondence between Mr. Taylor and His Holiness Pope Pius XII, 1940-1950 (1 binder, incomplete)
1940-1950
Box 6
Correspondence between Mr. Taylor and His Holiness Pope Pius XII, 1947-1953 (1 binder)
1947-1953
Box 6
Christmas messages exchanged between Myron C. Taylor and His Holiness Pope Pius XII, Dec. 1940-Dec. 1948 (5 binders, 1 original typescript and 4 carbon typescripts)
Dec. 1940-Dec. 1948
Box 6
Letters regarding Mr. Taylor's appointment to the Intergovernmental Committee on Political Refugees and His Holiness Pope Pius XII, Apr. 1938-Mar. 1948 (1 binder)
Apr. 1938-Mar. 1948
Box 6
Presidential letters of instruction to Ambassador Myron C. Taylor, 1950-1952, also letter of President Truman to His Holiness Pope Pius XII, May 14, 1952, and the Pope's reply
1950-1952, May 14, 1952, July 10, 1952
Box 7
Loose leaf volume of telegrams, news clippings, etc., mainly concerning the illness and death of Pope Pius XII,
1958
Box 7
Exract from meeting of Protestant leaders, 1947-1951 (4 binders)
1947-1951
Box 7
Mr. Taylor's contacts with Protestant leaders, 1947-1951 (1 binder)
1947-1951
Box 7
Distribution of religious denominations in Europe, Mar. 1949 (1 binder)
Mar. 1949
Box 7
Personal and confidential papers of Hon. Myron Taylor. Includes reports of meetings with Protestant clergymen, Oct. 20, 1947 and May 3, 1949 (1 binder)
Oct. 20, 1947, May 3, 1949
Box 7
Correspondence between Bishop Oxnam and Myron Taylor, 1940-1945 (1 binder)
1940-1945
Box 7
Relations between ecumenical movement and the Vatican in the Twentieth Century. Prepared by Henry Smith Leiper (3 binders)
Box 7
Resignation of Hon. Myron Taylor as personal respresentative of the President of the United States of America to His Holiness Pope Pius XII, 1949-1952, including printed copy Jan. 18, 1950 (5 binders)
1949-1952, Jan. 18, 1950
Box 7
Intergovernmental Committee on Political Refugees, 1943-1944. They appear to have different materials (4 binders)
1943-1944
Box 7
Refugee file, 1943-1944 (1 binder)
1943-1944
Box 7
Post-War Studies Territorial-Refugee Programs, 1943(1 binder)
1943
Box 7
Newspaper clippings regarding Mr. Taylor's Resignation...to His Holiness Pope Pius XII (1 binder)
Box 7
Loose-leaf volume containing news items regarding his resignation, etc.,
Jan. 18, 1950
Box 7
Correspondence between Mr. Taylor and the Presidents, 1940-1950 (2 binders, one is incomplete)
1940-1950
Box 7
Correspondence with President Truman, May 1951-June 1951(1 binder)
May 1951-June 1951
Box 7
The Rise of the Double Diplomatic Corps in Rome: A Study of International Practice, by Robert A. Graham, S.J., The Hauge, 1952 (printed pamphlet)
1952
Box 7
"Diplomatic Relations between the United States and the Papal States," Resarch Project No. 22, March 1947 (mimeo)
March 1947
Box 7
Volume of typescripts, Intergovmental Committee on Political Refugees - Instructions to Myron Taylor,
1938
Box 7
Volume of mimeo copies of Meetings Officers of the Intergovnmental Committee of Political Refugees, Department of State, Washington,
Oct. 17, 1939
Box 7
Proceedings of the Intergovernmental Committee, verbatim record of the Plenary Meetings of the Committee, resolutions and reports, July 1938 (1 bound, printed volume)
July 1938
Box 8
Photograph of Myron C. Taylor (large) by Pirie MacDonald, New York
Box 8
Large loose-leaf volume of Vatican Clippings, from various newspapers,
1950
Box 8
Loose-leaf volume of typescript copies of letters relating to the Vatican
Box 8
Loose-leaf volume of carbon typescript copies of letters relating to the Vatican, but not the same as above
Box 8
Remarks at luncheon arranged by Mr. Taylor at 71, Broadway, New York, Dec. 2, 1932, to further the Share the Work Movement (1 binder)
Dec. 2, 1932
Box 8
Russia - Observations on the present state of American-Soviet relations, Sept. 19, 1951, Myron C. Taylor (2 binders, original typescript and carbon)
Sept. 19, 1951
Box 8
Also entitled Russia, but contains different material from above (1 binder - copies of letters, articles, some original letters)
Box 8
Russia, Myron C. Taylor (manilla folder - copies of letters, mimeo and photocopies of articles, all seem to pertain to Russia)
Box 8
Texts of Teheran Declarations, Yalta Parley Agreements, Potsdam Agreements as printed on the New York Times, Mar. 25, 1947 (1 binder, news clippings)
Mar. 25, 1947
Box 8
A Survey of Modern Trends in Papal Diplomacy (5 binders, 1 original typescript and 4 carbon copies)
Box 8
Correspondence between President Franklin D. Roosevelt and His Holiness Pope Pius XII, 1939-1944 (8 binders, 1 original typescript and 7 carbon copies)
1939-1944
Box 8
Loose-leaf volume containing copies of letters on various subjects, many of which are in other books
Box 8
Carbon copies of "Reflections on the State, Its Form and Duties," by Prince Rupprecht of Bavaria, written in
1941-1942
Box 8
"Lavenir de l'Autriche" (Mimeo, marked "Copie Nr. US/1 destinee pour Mr. Franklin D. Roosevelt, United States President") Preface states document comprises two separate proposals, one, in French, by Bishop Hudal, and one, in English by B.H. Schilling
Box 8
"Austria's Independence," no author, just Rome, Aug. 1944 (mimeo)
Aug. 1944
Box 8
Diplomatic Relations with the Vatican, by Robert A. Graham, S.J. and Robert C. Hartnett, S.J. The American Press (printed pamphlet, Mr. Myron mentioned on 6 pages)
Box 8
News supplement, Sunday News, Oct. 13, 1952 (Vatican and Pope Pius XII)
Oct. 13, 1952
Box 8
International Catholic Migration Commission, Sept. 1952 (bulletin)
Sept. 1952
Box 8
Book of Special Letters, Mr. Myron Taylor - Personal. Letters are pasted in and are from well-known people in the United States, Europe, etc.,
1925-1956
Scope and Contents
Loose on shelf, too large for box
Mapcase Folder 1
Certificates and diplomas
Date unknown
Mapcase Folder 2
Drawing of a chapel
Undated