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Glen Taggart papers

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-17.240

Scope and Contents

The papers of Glen Taggart consist of Grady Gammage Memorial Lecture program and booklet, certificates, and Kellogg National Fellowship Program materials.


  • Creation: 1940 - 1980


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Biographical Note

Glen L. Taggart was born January 16, 1914 in Lewiston, Utah. He earned a Master of Science degree in sociology from Utah State University (1940) and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in sociology from the University of Wisconsin (1946). He served as a consultant in countries in Latin America, Iraq, and the Philippines through the Office of Foreign Agricultural Relations, 1944-1953. In 1953 he was appointed professor of Sociology at Michigan State University. Taggart became Dean of International Programs at MSU in 1956. As dean, her directed on-campus programs of international studies, was involved in overseas projects, and was a leader in the planning of the University of Nigeria. From 1964 to 1966, Taggart served as president of the University of Nigeria.

In 1968, he was appointed president of Utah State University, a post he held for eleven years. Following his retirement from USU, Taggart worked at the U.S. Department of State in international development. From 1982 to 1992, he served as Senior Program Consultant at the W. K. Kellogg Foundation. Also during this period, he was a member of the Board of Regents of Higher Education in Utah.

Taggart died August 10, 1997 in Logan, Utah.


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Property Rights: Michigan State University.


Glen Taggart Papers
3 Ready For Cataloging
M. Badgley Malone
July 2018
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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

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