Patricia D. Roland Papers MSS 739

Finding aid prepared by Mandeville Special Collections Library
Mandeville Special Collections Library
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, California, 92093-0175
Copyright 2012

Descriptive Summary

Title: Patricia D. Roland Papers
Identifier/Call Number: MSS 739
Contributing Institution: Mandeville Special Collections Library
La Jolla, California 92093-0175
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.4 lin. ft. 1 archives box
Date (bulk): Bulk, 1995-2001
Date (inclusive): 1995-2007
Abstract: The papers of Patricia D. Roland range in date from 1995-2007 and include letters from poets John Taggart and Dominique Fourcade; typescript drafts of John Taggart's writing; and Patricia Roland's personal papers.
Creator: Roland, Patricia D.


Patricia D. Roland is a journalist and educator and taught for seven years at Harrisburg Area Community College. She attended state universities in Pennsylvania for French and journalism, and earned a Master's Degree in English literature. She has also published under the name Patricia Roland-Mateya and Patricia Mateya. Roland currently lives in San Francisco, California; and otherwise splits her time between Scotland, Ireland and France.

Preferred Citation

Patricia D. Roland Papers, MSS 739. Mandeville Special Collections Library, UCSD.

Acquisition Information

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Scope and Contents

The Patricia D. Roland Papers are arranged in three series: 1) MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS, 2) LETTERS, and 3) WRITINGS OF JOHN TAGGART.
MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS include drafts of Roland's poems, notes and course material for a class taught by John Taggart at Shippensburg University. Also included are photographs of Roland, photographs of John Taggart, and a review written by Roland of Taggart's work for Harrisburg's The Patriot-News.
LETTERS from poets Dominique Fourcade and John Taggart. The majority of the letters are from Taggart, and date from 1995-2001.
The WRITINGS OF JOHN TAGGART series consists primarily of typescript drafts of Taggart's work. Of particular note, is his work "K. Tropes for Robert Creeley" which includes typescript drafts with annotations, correspondence with the philosopher Jacques Derrida, and French translations with edits; two drafts of "Walk-Out: Rereading George Oppen"; and "Odor of Quince" written for Patricia Roland. Some correspondence is also included.

Publication Rights

Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Taggart, John--Archives
Taggart, John--correspondent
American poetry--20th century
Poets, American--20th century



Box 1, Folder 1

Typescript draft of poems and correspondence Dec. 16, 2000

Box 1, Folder 2

"Poet is Inspired by Land, Life, Art," review of John Taggart's poetry Dec. 4, 1995

Box 1, Folder 3

Course materials and notes from John Taggart's Creative Writing/Poetry class, Shippensburg University 1996

Box 1, Folder 4

Photographs - Patricia D. Roland, John Taggart 2003 and undated



Box 1, Folder 5

Fourcade, Dominique 2000-2003

Box 1, Folder 6

Taggart, John 1995-1999, ca. 2007



Box 1, Folder 7


Box 1, Folder 8

"Dream of Rocks and Maples," Harrisburg Q & A, correspondence

Box 1, Folder 9

"Excursion," and correspondence March 5, 1997

Box 1, Folder 10

"K. Tropes for Robert Creeley," typescript draft with annotations, correspondence with Jacques Derrida, French translations with edits 1998

Box 1, Folder 11

"Not Egypt," "William Bronk," "Marianne Moore," and "Shadyside School"

Box 1, Folder 12

"Odor of Quince" and correspondence May 5, 2006

Box 1, Folder 13


Box 1, Folder 14-15

"Walk-Out: Rereading George Oppen"

Box 1, Folder 16

"When the Saints," memorial dedication to Bradford Graves, copy of draft with corrections, correspondence 1999

Box 1, Folder 17

Poetics notes delivered at University of Chicago, correspondence Nov. 3, 1999