Media and news clippings

Title: Media and news clippings
Dates of Material:
52.3 cm of textual records
Scope and content

Series consists of media releases, statements of thanks, and articles and news clippings from Canadian, American and international newspapers and magazines about Ken Taylor, primarily regarding his role in the Iran embassy crisis. Also includes original drafts of the script for the TV film Escape from Iran: The Canadian Caper.

Source of supplied title

Title based on contents of the series.

Finding aids

File list available (see below).

2018.08, Box 1
128Statement of thanks1980

A statement of thanks from US Senator S.I. Hayakawa.

129Proclamation, Office of the Mayor of Plattsburgh, New York1981

Includes a news clipping.

130Macleans articles1980-1981


131Newsweek articles1980-1981


132Various publications1980-1985


133Wire articles1981-1983


134Newsletters and bulletins1981, 1989-1990, 2007


135Canadian newspapers1980-1982, 1990, 1998


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21Toronto Star draft article2013


22American newspapers1980-1983, 1989


23International newspapers1979-1980


24Miscellaneous news articles[n.d.]


25Scrapbook news articles[n.d.]


26Media releases1981, 1983


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526Remarks of the President and Ambassador Taylor at Presentation of Medal to Ambassador Taylor1981

Media release.

527"Escape from Iran: The Canadian Caper" original scriptca. 1981


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61"The Canadian Caper" final draft of script1981


62Radio TV Reports - ABC News Special: The Iran CrisisJan 29, 1980

Transcription of interview by Ted Koppel with Canadian and foreign diplomats.

63Radio TV Reports - Interview with Flora McDonald and Jean PelletierJan 30, 1980

Transcriptions of interviews with Flora McDonald and Jean Pelletier.

64The Assembly, State of New York, Albany - Record of Proceedings1983


65Media releases1980-1984


66Articles compiled by Department of External AffairsJan 25, 1980 - Feb 1, 1980


67Articles compiled by Department of External AffairsJan 29, 1980 - Feb 4, 1980


68Articles compiled by Department of External AffairsJan 30, 1980 - Feb 2, 1980


69Articles compiled by Department of External Affairs1980


610Articles compiled by Department of External Affairs1980-1981


611Articles compiled by Government of CanadaFeb 1980


612Special Press Scan for Ambassador TaylorJan 29-30, 1980

Articles compiled by the Department of External Affairs Press Office for Ken Taylor.

613Press Scan for Ambassador Taylor, Vol. 2Feb 1, 1980


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71Press Scan for Ambassador Taylor, Vol. 3Feb 5, 1980


72Press Scan for Ambassador TaylorFeb 25, 1980


73Wire service articles - Canadian Press, Agence France-Press1980


74Wire service articles - Canadian Press, Agence France-Press1980


75Wire service articles - Canadian Press, Agence France-Press - regarding embassy closure1980


76Toronto Star articles1980-1989, 1998, 2003


77Toronto Sun articles1980-1984


78Globe and Mail articles1977, 1980-1985


79Ottawa Journal articles1980


710Ottawa Citizen articles1980-1982


711Kitchener-Waterloo Record articles1980


712The Standard articles1981


713The Gazette articles1980-1984


714La Presse articles1980-1984


715Calgary Herald articles1980-1984, 1989


716Ontario newspapers1980-1983

Includes articles from The Sunday Post, The Windsor Star, The Sudbury Star, The Burlington Post, The Niagara Advance and others. 

717Quebec newspapers1980-1982

Includes articles from Le DroitLe DevoirThe Sunday Express and Le Journal de Montréal.

718Alberta newspapers1980-1981

Includes articles from The Edmonton Journal and The Albertan.

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81Maritime newspapers1981-1984

Includes articles from The Chronicle-Herald, The Amherst Daily Times, The Guardian, The Moncton Times, L'evangeline and The Weekend Evening Telegram.

82Canadian newspapers1980-1984, 1989, 2001


83New York Times articles1980-1984


84New York Post articles1980-1985


85Daily News articles1980-1984


86Washington Post articles1980, 1982, 2006


87The San Francisco Chronicle articles1980-1981


88The Plain Dealer articles1984, 1989


89San Diego Union articles1982


810Oakland Tribune articles1980


811Sacramento Bee articles1980


812Dallas newspapers1980


813Detroit newspapers1981, 1983


814Kansas City newspapers1985


815New York newspapers1980-1984, 2015

Includes articles from the Buffalo Evening NewsEast Hampton Star, Gannett Westchester Newspaper, Epoch Weekend and others.

816New Jersey newspapers1981-1985

Includes articles from The Ledger-Star, The News, North Jersey, Sunday Press Region and Daily Record.

817California newspapers1980

Includes articles from Contra Costa Times, The Daily Californian, Sacramento Union and California Monthly.

818American newspapers1980-1981, 1983, 1989


819Tehran Journal articles1977-1979


820Kayhan International articles1977-1979


821Middle Eastern newspapers1977-1978


822London newspapers1980


823French newspapers1980


824Chinese newspapers1980


825Australian newspapers[before 1960], 1980


826International newspapers1980-1981


827Maclean's articles1981-1984, 1990, 1998, 2005


828Time Magazine articles1978-1981


829Vic Report2001-2004, 2016


830Goal magazine1981-1982

Contains articles about Ken Taylor.

831The Magazine of Sigma Chi1980

Magazine of Ken Taylor's college fraternity.

832Iran Week magazine1979


833Town & Country1983

Special all-Canadian issue. Ken Taylor was instrumental in its publication. Includes an article with a write-up of the issue.

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91Various magazine articles1979-1984, 1988-1989, 1997, 2012-2013


92Reports and news letters1980-1986, 2007, 2015




94Congressional Record1980

Record of the US House and Senate.

95Congressional release statements and news regarding Ken Taylor's Gold Medal1980

Includes a copy of the hearing notes of the Committee on Banking, Finance and Urban Affairs, and 2 photographs of the Gold Medal.

96Interview with Pat Taylor, draft2017

Draft of an interview with Pat Taylor conducted by Mary Halloran of Global Affairs Canada.

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15 /OS8Toronto Sun article1982

Laminated oversize Toronto Sun article on Ken Taylor's meeting with Ted Rogers.

2019.02, Box 1
126"Escape from Iran" press kit1981

Includes original CTV press releases of the television film Escape from Iran along with film stills and copies of news articles.

127Media release1982


128Articles on Ken Taylor's death2015


129Wire service articles - Canadian Press1982-1983


130Toronto Star articles1998


131Manitoba newspapers1980-1981

Includes articles from The Tribune and the Winnipeg Free Press.

132The Magazine of Sigma Chi1981


133Various magazine articles1981


134Reports and newsletters1981-1984, 1994


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4 /OS20The New York Times article1980


2020.03, Box 3
31Remarks of the President and Ambassador Taylor at Presentations of medal to Ambassador Taylor at the Rose Garden1981

Press release on the occasion of Taylor’s receipt of the United States Congressional Gold Medal.

32Press releases1987, 1996, 1998


33Canadian newspapers1984, 1993, 1998, 2010, 2013, 2015

Includes articles from The Calgary Sun, The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, Calgary Herald and others.

34American newspapers1985

Includes articles from The Examiner (Missouri) and The New York Post.

35Canadian Living1980

Includes a letter from Sally Armstrong, Contributing Editor of Canadian Living, to Pat Taylor.

36Magazine articles1985, 1990

Includes articles from Maclean’s and Time Magazine.

37The West Side TV Shopper and Restaurant Guide articleca. 1981

An enlarged article on Taylor printed on cardboard.

38University publications1998

Includes articles from Vic Report and The Bulletin (UofT).

39bout de papier1993

Includes Ken Taylor’s eulogy for Canadian diplomat Claude Charland on page 30.

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13 /OS5La Presse article1980


2022.05, Box 1
18International newspapers1978, 2006, 2014

Includes articles from Tehran Journal, The Telegram, Innisfail Advocate, The Ayr Advocate and Gold Coast Bulletin.

19Trent Magazine2014

Features an article about Robert Wright, Trent University alumnus and author of Our Man in Tehran.