Emily Taylor speaks to a group on Febraury 11, 1973. She is wearing a pin that reads "Keep the Equal Rights Amendment".
Dean of Women, Emily Taylor, and Dean of Men, Donald Alderson.
Dean Emily Taylor and Dr. Raymond Schwegler.
Report to the IRC from Ad Hoc Commitee of Students from Lewis Hall, March 11, 1965.
Emily Taylor (seated center) joins members of the newly formed advisory board for the Emily Taylor Women's Resource Center (ETWRC) at a conference on April 22, 1977.
Emily Taylor in 1981.
Upon her retirement from KU in 1974, the Kansas Board of Regents renamed the Women’s Resource and Career Planning Center she established in the dean of women’s office as the Emily Taylor Women’s Resource Center. Today it is the Emily Taylor Center for Women and Gender Equity.
A written tribute to Emily by Casey Eike.
Patrons using the status of women library located in the EWTRC, 1977.
Title page and table of contents of Taylor's dissertation "Employed Women in recent Periodical Short Fiction: The Fictionalized Portrait of Employed Women Projected against a Background of Factual Data."
Paul Harris Fellow-Rotary International medal and pin.
Emily Taylor served as KU Dean of Women from 1956 to 1975. She was instrumental in creating many innovative programs at KU like the Nunemaker Center and Hashinger Residence Hall, among many others. She transformed the Dean of Women's Office. It no longer functioned as a two-person staff but grew to a varied program with numerous employees and graduate assistants.
Taylor very vocal in her support of more independence for female students. She redirected the focus of Associated Women Students (AWS) from social activities and administration of behavioral rules toward career planning, academic learning, and leadership. Upon her retirement from KU in 1974, Taylor became the Director of the Office of Women in Higher Education at the American Council on Education. She stayed in that role until 1985 when she officially retired but would remain active in women's issues until her death in 2004.