File PI-754 - Research materials of Heather Hodgson relating to Neil J. "Piffles" Taylor

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Research materials of Heather Hodgson relating to Neil J. "Piffles" Taylor

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  • Textual record
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  • 1912-2010 (Creation)

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0.03 m of textual records

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Heather Hodgson donated these records to the Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan in one accession in 2010: 2010-271 (July 7, 2010).

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Records created, accumulated and used by Heather Hodgson for a biographical essay she wrote on Neil J. "Piffles" Taylor, after whom Taylor Field in Regina, Saskatchewan is named, for the Cumberland Art Gallery exhibition entitled Heart of the Rider Nation: A Centennial Art Exhibition [1910-2010] Celebrating the Greatest Fans on Earth. Hodgson conducted research with members of the Taylor family; at the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame, the Saskatchewan Archives, and with friends and associates of the Taylor family.

Records include a copy of the Cumberland Art Gallery exhibition catalogue; the Regina Collegiate Institute Souvenir for 1911/12; biographical information; e-mails; handwritten notes; photocopies of original letters written and received by Taylor during World War I; copies of articles from various newspapers and periodicals, including The Dales Athletic Club: Junior Football in Regina, 1928-1953, written by Ken Leyton-Brown and published in Prairie Forum, Spring 2007.

Records include photographs (colour ink jet prints) of houses at 2270 Rose Street and 924 College Avenue in Regina; rear view of St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church on Broder Street, Regina; Sam Taylor Jr., Dr. Weicker; the headstone for Neil J. Taylor and Mabel Taylor in Regina Cemetery; the Taylor cottage at Saskatchewan Beach; and images relating to Taylor's service in World War I.

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Records are in good physical condition.

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Records are open for research use.

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Use, publication and/or reproduction of records subject to terms and conditions of the Copyright Act.

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Records are contained in two file folders.
Photographs were retained in file folders with textual records.

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To consult the records, visit or contact the Regina office.

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Location for retrieval: Regina - Hillsdale

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