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Kenneth Taylor Papers

 Collection — Container: Books
Identifier: SC-012

Scope and Contents

The collection (about 10 linear feet) consists primarily of various drafts, revisions, and dictaphone tapes concerning the development of the Living Bible and the Taylor's Bible Story Book. The boxes are arranged chronologically, representing the order in which each section was completed. Most of the biblical books went through several revisions before a final translation was accepted. Since it was difficult to determine whether a given revision was the "1st revision," "2nd revision," etc, it was decided to simply label the files "revision." Each revision follows from the previous file.


  • Created: 1960-2014
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1962-1970
  • Other: Date acquired: 2000


Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Duplication may be restricted if copying could cause damage to items.


7 boxes

7 Linear Feet

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Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged by series with folder level control.

Source of Acquisition


Method of Acquisition

Though on deposit since 1982 the collection was officially given to Wheaton College in 2000.

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Other Descriptive Information

This collection represents the works of Kenneth Taylor as related to the production of the Living Bible and Taylor's Bible Story Book. It includes revisions and drafts of each of the individual publications that eventually were published together to produce the Living Bible.

Processing Information

The collection was originally processed by William S. Favata, Joanna White and Roger Phillips in 1982.

Kenneth Taylor Papers
Buswell Library Special Collections Staff
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

501 College Ave.
Wheaton IL 60187-5593 USA