Professional records

Title: Professional records
Dates of Material:
59.1 cm of textual records
Scope and content

Series consists of records related to Ken Taylor's professional life and includes reports and observations made while on business trips, handwritten and typed speeches and addresses given by Taylor at various lectures and events, appointment books, calendars, event itineraries, trip schedules, biographies and CVs, and passports. Also included is a copy of Douglas Taylor's travel itinerary.

Source of supplied title

Title based on contents of the series.

Access restrictions

Files marked RR are restricted for 75 years based on the last dated item in the file.

Finding aids

File list available (see below).

2018.13, Box 2
27"Team Canada / Équipe Canada 1998: Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Chile"1998

Brief report containing Taylor's observations on Canada's Latin American profile.

28"Prime Ministerial Trade Mission, Observations"1995

Report by Taylor on trade with Argentina, Chile and Brazil, written as Chairman of the Government Business Consulting Group, Inc.

29"All Quiet in the Balkans"1992

Report on Taylor's trip to the Republic of Macedonia.

210"Kuwait: As seen from the Hotel Lobby after the storm"1991

Taylor's account of a business trip to Kuwait following the Gulf War when he was Chairman of Matthews Contracting. Includes correspondence, photos and copies of contracts.

2019.02, Box 1
1201994 Marshall D. Johnson Lecture, Sigma Chi Workshop, University of Western OntarioAugust 13, 1994

Copy of a speech given by Taylor at a Sigma Chi Workshop.

121Installation of Kenneth Douglas Taylor as Chancellor of Victoria University speech1998


122Ontario Progressive Conservative Leadership Convention Keynote Luncheon Address2002


123KDT Talks1981-1983

Typed and handwritten speeches given at various events.

2019.13, Box 1
15Appointment book2003


2019.13, Box 2
21Appointment book2004



Also includes a small day planner.   

23Appointment book2005




25Appointment book2007


2019.13, Box 3
31Appointment book2008


32Appointment book2010


33Appointment book2011


34Appointment book2013


2019.13, Box 4
41Appointment book2014


42Appointment book2015


43Appointment book

Contains notes and schedules from 1997 to 2008 inside of a 2016 appointment book. Also includes a copy of a speech from 2001.

2020.03, Box 1
111"An Initial Look at Banknote Paper and Banknotes"1994

A report by Taylor for the Government Business Consulting Group, Inc.

112Speeches and addresses1980-1983, 1986


113Speeches and addresses1993-1994, 1998-1999


114Speeches and addresses2000, [2005?], 2010, [2015?]


115Trade, business, financial event speeches - undated[n.d.]
116Special events speeches - undated[n.d.]


117Speeches and addresses - notes1981


118Speeches and addresses - notes1982


119Speeches and addresses - notes1983


120Observations on Cuba1999

Notes made by Taylor following a trip to Havana, Cuba. Includes correspondence.

2020.03, Box 2
21Notes on Iranca. 2014

Taylor’s notes on the political phases of the 1979 Iranian revolution.

22Articles written by Ken Taylor1990, 1997

Articles written by Taylor and submitted to news outlets.

23Canada/Russia Trade Interest1993

Documents relating to trade relations with Russia.

24Victoria University material

Material relating to Victoria University, likely compiled by Taylor in preparation for his role as Chancellor. Includes a copy of From Cobourg to Toronto: Victoria University in Retrospect (1986), a program for the Victoria University: First 150 Years exhibition (1986), the Victoria University Project Priorities (1986), the University of British Columbia Annual Spring Convocation program (1998), and a copy of Northrop Frye’s installation address (1978).


A notebook of Taylor’s daily appointments and meetings from January to December 1980.


Loose notebook pages detailing Taylor’s daily appointments and meetings from December to January in an unspecified year. Possibly during Taylor’s time as Canadian Consul-General to New York City in the early 1980s.

27Event itineraries1987-2001

Schedules and agendas for professional events. Includes itineraries for Nabisco business trips, Americas Society Chairman’s International Advisory Council meetings, the Victoria University Board of Regents calendar of events, and international trip itineraries.

28Monthly Planner calendars1995-1998

Printed calendars with dates of events and meetings.

29Trip schedules1990, 1994-1998

Copies of travel and trip schedules for Ken and Pat Taylor.

210Ken Taylor calendars - Pat's copies1992-1994

Pat Taylor’s copies of Ken’s calendar schedules. Includes a letter to Pat from Mary K. Estes of Baylor College of Medicine (1992).

211Douglas Taylor travel itinerary1997


212Canadian passports1957-2015


213Special passports1997-2014

Issued to office holders and individuals employed by the Government of Canada in a non-diplomatic capacity travelling on official missions.

214Biographies and CVs1981, 1998

Includes business cards.

2022.05, Box 1
17 RRBiographies and curricula vitae1996, [199-]-[20--]