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Guide to the John Taggart Archive
ca. 1970-1974

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Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Title: John Taggart Archive
Dates [inclusive]: 1970-1974
Abstract: The John Taggart Archive is a collection of correspondence John Taggart received as editor of Maps during 1970 to 1974. Collection highlights include correspondence from Carol Bergé, Paul Blackburn, Hayden Carruth, Robert Creeley, Guy Davenport, Gary Snyder, and Louis Zukofsky.
Quantity: 1 Linear Feet
Call Phrase: MSS.025

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Scope and Content Note

The John Taggart Archive is a part of the Avant Garde Collection at Fales Library, New York University. The Fales Library is the primary special collections division of the NYU libraries, housing over 170,000 volumes of English and American literature from 1700 to the present. Strengths of the collection include the development of the English and American novel, with an emphasis on the Gothic and the Victorian novel. The Avant Garde Collection comprises printed materials, archives, and other materials related to the avant-garde writing from the 1960s and early 1970s. The collection was build during that period by curators, including Mel Edestein and Ted Grieder.


The John Taggart Archive is arranged in alphabetical order by correspondences and manuscripts.

Missing Title

  1. Series I: Correspondence

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Taggart, John, 1942-
  • Zukofsky, Louis, 1904-1978
  • Carruth, Hayden, 1921-2008
  • Blackburn, Paul
  • Davenport, Guy
  • Bergé, Carol, 1928-
  • Creeley, Robert, 1926-2005
  • Snyder, Gary, 1930-

Document Type

  • Manuscripts for publication.
  • Correspondence.

Subject Organizations

  • The John Taggart Archive, Maps

Subject Topics

  • Small presses -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Art, Modern |y 20th century |v Periodicals.
  • Literature, E-perimental -- Periodicals.
  • Poets, American -- 20th century
  • American literature |y 20th century.
  • Authors, American -- 20th century
  • American fiction -- 20th century
  • American poetry |y 20th century.
  • Avant-garde (Aesthetics)
  • Downtown writers.

Subject Places

  • United States.
  • New York (N.Y.) -- Intellectual life -- 20th century

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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Materials are open to researchers. Please contact the Fales Library and Special Collections, fales.library@nyu.edu, 212-998-2596.

Use Restrictions

Copyright (or related rights to publicity and privacy) for materials in this collection was not transferred to New York University. Permission to use materials must be secured from the copyright holder. Please contact the Fales Library and Special Collections, fales.library@nyu.edu, 212-998-2596.

Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date (if known); The John Taggart Archive; MSS 025; box number; folder number; Fales Library and Special Collections, New York University Libraries.

Separated Material

There is no information about materials that are associated by provenance to the described materials that have been physically separated or removed.


The John Taggart Archive was acquired via purchases from Taggart between 1971-1975.

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Container List

Series I: Correspondence

Scope and Contents note

Series 1 contains one box of correspondence to John Taggert, editor of Maps. Noted correspondents include Carol Bergé, Paul Blackburn, Hayden Carruth, Robert Creeley, Guy Davenport, Gary Snyder, and Louis Zukofsky.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Allen, Donald
Bergé, Carol
Blackburn, Paul

Box: 1 Folder : 2 Brakhage, Stan
Bronk, William

Box: 1 Folder : 3 Butterick, George
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Carruth, Hayden
Creeley, Robert

1970; 1973
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Davenport, Guy
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Edson, Russell
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Eigner, Larry

Elliott, George P.

Box: 1 Folder : 8 Goodman, Mitchell
Greene, Jonathan

Box: 1 Folder : 9 Grossinger, Richard
Harris, George
Heller, Michael

Box: 1 Folder : 10 Justice, Donald
Kenner, Hugh
Krofsky, Frank

Box: 1 Folder : 11 Meltzer, David
Newlove, John
Oppen, George

Box: 1 Folder : 12 Pearson, Norman Holms
Phelps, Donald
Rothenberg, Jerome

Box: 1 Folder : 13 Silliman, Ronald
Snyder, Gary
Spann, Marcella
Vas Dias, Robert

Box: 1 Folder : 14 Unidentified
Box: 1 Folder : 15 Weil, James
Box: 1 Folder : 16 Weiss, Ted and Renée
Whalen, Philip
Zukofsky, Louis


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