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Taylor, Frank E., 1913-1997



Frank E. Taylor was born in Vicksburg, MI on March 12, 1913. Taylor studied music at Chicago’s Sherwood School of Music and later at the University of Michigan before returning to Kalamazoo as the organist for the State Theater. Taylor played at the State Theater from 1934 to 1937 before embarking on a career that took him to California, New York City, St. Louis, North Carolina, and more. Taylor returned to Kalamazoo in 1950 to play at the State and the nearby Schensul’s Cafeteria. Taylor died on February 22, 1997 and is buried at Mount Ever-rest Memorial Park in Kalamazoo.

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Frank E. Taylor Collection

Identifier: RH-A-4324
Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of materials relating to organist Frank E. (“Bud”) Taylor (1913 – 1997) and the State Theater of Kalamazoo. The materials cover a timespan from the mid 1930’s to the early 1980’s.

Dates: mid 1930’s to the early 1980’s