Howard Tayler audio recordings and manuscripts

Howard Tayler audio recordings and manuscripts

Dates: 1990-1992

Contains reel-to-reel audio tape recordings of Howard Tayler's original compositions that were recorded in Provo, Utah as part of the Brigham Young University's final recording projects class (Music 355R-recording workshop) between the dates 1990-1992, and original printed and written manuscripts spanning the same dates.

  • Extent: 1 linear ft. (1 carton)
  • Creator: Tayler, Howard, 1968
  • Call Number: MSS 7974
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; Music Special Collections; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research
Languages and Scripts
Original order of the collection has been retained.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Howard Tayler audio recordings and manuscripts must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 7974; Howard Tayler audio recordings and manuscripts; Music Special Collections; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 7974, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Howard Tayler in 2006.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Howard Tayler; 2006.
Subject Terms
Tayler, Howard, 1968-; Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Music
Genre / Form
Audiotapes; Manuscripts
Processing Information
Processed; Melissa James; 2011.
Appraisal Information
General donation (Section IV.a.i.5 Music Special Collections Development Policy September 2010).
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Finding Aid Title
Tayler (Howard) audio recordings and manuscripts
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Melissa James
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-01-26T04:27-0700
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Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Howard V. Tayler (1968-) is an award-winning creator of the hugely successful wevcomic "Schlock Mercenary."

Born in Florida, Tayler moved to Utah in 1985 to attend Brigham Young University where he earned a Bachelor's degree in Music Composition. Where he went on to co-found an independent record label called "Sanctus Records" which was aimed primarily to an LDS market.

In 2000 Tayler began publishing his webcomic "Schlock Mercenary." Four years later, Tayler left his job as product line manager at Novell to work full time on the webcomic that he continues today.

Tayler has also co-authored the guidebook "Administering GroupWise 5.5," illustrated and published "XDM X-Treme Dungeon Mastery," produces "Writing Excuses" that has run weekly since 2008.

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