Genevieve Taggard papers

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Collection Data

The papers of poet and teacher Genevieve Taggard include correspondence, drafts of poetry and prose (most notably for her 1930 book The Life and Mind of Emily Dickinson), photographs, notebooks, teaching materials, memorabilia, and other personal and professional materials. The papers also have several audio recordings of Taggard reading her poems. In addition, the collection holds correspondence and writings of her first husband, Robert L. Wolf, her daughter, Marcia Durant Liles, and her parents and siblings. Materials compiled by her second husband, Kenneth Durant, in his attempt at creating a comprehensive bibliography of Taggard's published works, are also included.
Taggard, Genevieve, 1894-1948 (Creator)
Benét, William Rose, 1886-1950
Bogan, Louise, 1897-1970
Lapsley, Mary, 1900-
Colburn, Gladys LaFlamme.
Dell, Floyd, 1887-1969
Durant, Kenneth
Eastman, Max, 1883-1969
Field, Sara Bard, 1882-1974
Herbst, Josephine, 1892-1969
Humphries, Rolfe
Lankes, Julius J., 1884-1960
Liles, Marcia Durant.
Porter, Katherine Anne, 1890-1980
Rukeyser, Muriel, 1913-1980
Sterling, George, 1869-1926
Taggard, Alta, 1868-1951
Taggard, Ernestine Kealoha, 1900-1943
Taggard, James Nelson, 1861-1939
Taggard, James Norman, 1902-1986
Untermeyer, Louis, 1885-1977
Wilson, Edmund, 1895-1972
Wolf, Robert Leopold.
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1881 - 2001
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 2942
Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886
Taggard, Genevieve, 1894-1948
American literature
American poetry
Authors, American
Poets, American
College teachers
Audio tapes.
Galley proofs.
Phonograph records.
Photograph albums.
Photographic prints.
Acquisition: Kenneth Durant began donating Taggard's papers to the New York Public Library in 1952 and appears to have done so sporadically for the next two decades, until his death in 1972. Many of her papers are annotated in his hand. When he died, his widow donated additional materials related to his compilation of the Taggard bibliography. In 2010, Judith Benét Richardson donated a significant amount of additional material, most notably the papers of Robert L. Wolf and other members of the Taggard family.
Physical Description
Extent: 28.03 linear feet (60 boxes; 5 sound recordings)
Type of Resource
Still image
Sound recording
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19319961
MSS Unit ID: 2942
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 71205f00-1514-0132-f1a4-58d385a7bbd0
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