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Friends of Gladys Taber Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: LU-MS-196
This collection contains materials documenting the Friends of Gladys Taber organization as well as materials documenting the life and work of Gladys Bagg Taber. Materials include quarterly newsletters, correspondence, newspaper clippings, copies of Taber's writings, research materials, photographs, and audio and video recordings.


  • 1984-2021


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Lawrence University does not hold the copyright for all materials in this collection. Uses beyond those allowed for fair use under U. S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) require the researcher to secure permission from the copyright holder.


4.6 Linear Feet (7 boxes)

Biographical or Historical Information

What Is The F.O.G.T.? We are an organization of readers from across the USA, Canada, and other countries, who wish to learn more about this well-loved author. We hope someday that her books will be reprinted and we endeavor to introduce more readers to her fine work. Who Was Gladys Taber? Gladys Bagg Taber (1899 - 1980) produced a large body of work during her lifetime. She wrote over 50 books, including fiction, nonfiction, cookbooks, children's books, plays, poetry and more. Her best loved books are her books about her life at Stillmeadow, her farm in Connecticut. This was also the general topic for her two widely enjoyed magazine columns, first in Ladies Home Journal (1937 - 1957) and then in Family Circle (1959 - 1967). Her work also appeared in many other magazines and newspapers, including The Saturday Evening Post, Good Housekeeping, Redbook, Nation's Business, The New York Sunday News, McCall's, The Writer, and many more. [Source:, 2016-02-12] Gladys Bagg Taber was the daughter of Rufus Bagg, professor of geology at Lawrence University, 1911-1934. She earned a bachelor's degree from Wellesley College and a master's degree from Lawrence in 1921.

Method of Acquisition

Seven binders, "Gladys Taber: A comprehensive compendium," and other materials donated by Teresa McAlhany, 1992-1993. Other materials collected by Carol Butts, circa 1992-2004. Newsletters collected as published.

Processing Information

Minimally processed by Erin Dix, 2016
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Repository Details

Part of the Lawrence University Archives Repository

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