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Taylor Poore Papers

Identifier: Wing-Modern-MS-Poore

Scope and Content of the Collection

Correspondence, clippings, art work, design work, and family photographs.

Design works includes family Christmas cards and corporate design work for Coca-Cola, Libby's foods, and Sears. There are some early report cards from his time at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts, as well as Exhibit gallery announcements for his art showings.


  • Creation: 1904-1994



Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The Taylor Poore Papers are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III).

Ownership and Literary Rights

The Taylor Poore Papers are the physical property of the Newberry Library. Copyright may belong to the authors or their legal heirs or assigns. For permission to publish or reproduce any materials from this collection, contact the Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections.

Biography of Taylor Poore

Chicago-based artist and designer.

Taylor Poore was born in 1904. He attended Oregon State college, the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts, and the Art Institute of Chicago. He worked as an art director for several advertising agencies and as a consultant for printers and publishers. He and his family lived in the Burton Place apartments in Chicago that functioned as a flourishing arts colony, notably including Edgar Miller. After retiring, Poore moved to Scottsdale, Arizona, and later El Paso, Texas, where he continued to show art in local galleries. Poore died in 1975.


0.4 Linear Feet (1 box and 1 oversize folder)


Original art work, correspondence, and printed pieces by designer, art director, and Carl Street Studio resident, Taylor Poore. Collection includes some family photographs and genealogical information, hand-painted alphabet cards, printed family holiday cards, recipes, and designs for corporations.


Papers arranged alphabetically by type of material.

Collection Stack Location

4a 30 2


Gift of Nancy Poore, 2005.

Processed by

Alison Hinderliter, 2016.

Inventory of the Taylor Poore Papers, 1904-1994
Alison Hinderliter
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the The Newberry Library - Modern Manuscripts and Archives Repository

60 West Walton Street
Chicago Illinois 60610 United States