Literary scholar; University professor, administrator. Born March 14, 1930, Birmingham. Parents– M. Taylor and Florence Longcrier Littleton. Married–Mary Lucy Williams, 1954. Children– Four. Education– Florida State University, B.S., 1951, M.A., 1952, Ph.D., 1960. U.S. Army, 1952-54. Florida State University, teaching assistant, 1954-1957; Auburn University, English faculty, 1957-1968,  assistant dean of graduate studies, 1964-1968; dean of undergraduate studies, 1968-1972, vice president for academic affairs, 1972-1983; Mosley Professor of Science and Humanities, 1983-95. Member Phi Kappa Phi, South Atlantic Modern Language Association.   The Littleton-Franklin Lecture Series, which has brought prominent people to speak at  Auburn since 1968, was named for Dr. Littleton. Awarded emeritus status on his retirement.


Leaders in Education, 1974; Directory of American Studies, 1982; Marquis Who’s Who online


The Color of Silver:  William Spratling, his Life and Art.  Baton Rouge:  LSU Press, 2000.

“A Present for My Country”:  John James Audubon’s American Voice.  Auburn:  Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, 2008.


Advancing American Art; Painting, Politics, and Cultural Confrontation at Mid-Century. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1989.

Athletics and Academe; an Anatomy of Abuses and Prescriptions for Reform. New York; American Council on Education,, McMillan, 1991.

The Idea of Tragedy. Glenview, Ill.; Scott, Foresman, 1966.

Philip Henry Gosse:  Science and Art in Letters from Alabama and Entomologia Alabamensis.  University of Alabama Press, 2010.

The Spanish Armada. New York; American Book Co., 1964.


The Rights of Memory:  Essays on History, Science, and American Culture.  University of Alabama Press, 1986.


Letters from Alabama, Chiefly Relating to Natural History, by Philip Henry Gosse.  Authoritative Edition.  University of Alabama Press, 2012.

To Prove a Villain; the case of King Richard III. New York; Macmillan, 1964.


Ralph Brown Draughon Library at Auburn holds the recording and transcripts of an oral history interview with Taylor Littleton.