Taggard, Genevieve, 1894-1948

Taggard, Genevieve, 1894-1948



Genevieve Taggard was born November 28, 1894 in Waitsburg, Washington. At the age of two, she was taken to Hawaii by her missionary parents. In 1919, Taggard received her A.B. degree from the University of California, where she had been a contributor to the University's literary magazine, "The Occident." She married Robert Wolf in 1921, and the following year published her first book of poetry, "For Eager Lovers." During the remaining twenty-six years of her life, Taggard published thirteen other books of verse, and was editor or coeditor of five anthologies. She taught poetry courses at Mt. Holyoke, Bennington, and Sarah Lawrence Colleges, and was active in social causes. In 1935, she married Kenneth Durant, and they established a summer home, "Gilfeather," in East Jamaica, Vermont. Taggard died in November 1948.

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Genevieve Taggard papers

Identifier: ML-60
Date(s): 1930 to 1948

Genevieve Taggard (1894-1948), poet. The collection consistd of literary manuscripts of her published and unpublished poetry and prose as well as clippings, pamphlets, correspondence and catalogue cards.