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Camp Taylor records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2005_032-UA

This collection came to the University Archives from the Louisville Free Public Library in 1995, and consists of 4.5 linear feet of material divided into two series, Employment Lists and Library Records. The Employment lists consist of names and, in some cases, employment information. The Library records include correspondence, reports, and financial information relating to the American Library Association's library at Camp Taylor, which was overseen by George Settle, director of the Louisville Free Public Library.


  • 1917-1920

Language of Materials

The materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access


Conditions Governing Use

These materials are in the public domain. For information on reproductions of these materials, please contact the University of Louisville Archives.


4 linear feet (2 records center, 4 manuscript boxes)

Biographical / Historical

Camp Zachary Taylor was opened as a training camp for U.S. soldiers in September 1917. It was located on approximately 2700 acres of farm land on the southeast border of Louisville, and at its height contained 2000 buildings. It served as a field artillery replacement depot and by the end of World War I over 150,000 men had been trained there. Many service organizations provided support for the soldiers, including the American Library Association, which ran a library war service at camps, bases, and cantonments all across the United States and overseas. It is unclear what records remain from Camp Taylor other than these.

Guide to the Camp Taylor records
Processed by Katherine Burger Johnson; machine-readable finding aid created by Katherine Burger Johnson; originally encoded by Eric Weig
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Description is in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Louisville Archives and Special Collections Repository

Ekstrom Library, Lower Level Room 17
Louisville KY 40292
502 852-6752