Taber, Gladys (1899-1980)
Scope:
The Gladys Taber collection consists of manuscripts, printed materials, personal memorabilia, correspondence, and photographs.  

Many novels are included in the collection, and most include drafts, reviews, and notes by Taber.   Drafts in the collection include Daisy and Dobbin: Two Little Seahorses (1948); Stillmeadow Daybook (1955); Stillmeadow Sampler  (1959); Spring Harvest (1959); The Stillmeadow Road (1962); Another Path (1963); Stillmeadow Cookbook (1965); One Dozen and One (1966); Stillmeadow Calendar (1967); Especially Dogs (1968); A Book to Begin On Flower Arranging (1969); Stillmeadow Album (1969); Amber, A Very Personal Cat (1970); My Own Cape Cod (1971); My Own Cookbook (1972); Country Chronicle (1974); Harvest of Yesterdays (1976); The Best of Stillmeadow (1976); and Conversations with Amber (1978).

Short stories in the collection (including by Taber under the pseudonym "Virginia Hatch") include "Not an Ordinary Weekend," "The New Broom," "The House," "Enchanted Place," "Coming Home," "Miss Mint Meets the Strangers," "They Came to Call," and many others.  There are also numerous other unpublished short story manuscripts.

Articles in the collection are from a variety of publications, and include "Diary of Domesticity" (a monthly column in Ladies Home Journal), "New York to Cape Cod," "Whisper Farewell," "Butternut Wisdom" (a monthly feature in Family Circle magazine), "Make It Personal," "Not At All Like The Books," and others.

Printed material in the collection includes numerous magazine clippings featuring Taber's work, photocopied newspaper articles, news clippings of reviews, scrapbooks containing published short stories ranging from 1933 to 1956, and a copy of the Waterbury Sunday Republican from 1965 containing an article about Taber with photographs.

Personal memorabilia includes an article on Taber's home in Orleans, Massachusetts, a certificate from the Dog Writers' Association of America, a printed letter to the editor of The Cape Codder from Taber, and the printed sheet music for "Sea Song", composed by L. Margueritte House and dedicated to Taber.

Correspondence in the collection includes numerous letters between Taber and publishers, lawyers, and fans.   Notable repeated correspondents include Howard K. Bauernfiend, Carol Brandt, Edite Kroll, Beverley Nichols, Mabel Sherrill, and George Stevens.

Photographs in the collection include prints of Gladys Taber, Stillmeadow, and dogs.
Notable Figures
1. Taber, Gladys Bagg
Associated Subjects
1. Women's Studies Collections -- History and Culture Subject Guide
2. Literary Collections Subject Guide
3. Cuisine, Nutrition, and Agriculture Subject Guide
4. Helen Deutsch Research Section