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A Guide to the Hogan Family Papers

Finding aid created by Kelly Barber

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections
January 2013

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Hogan family
Title: Hogan Family Papers
Dates: 1878-1950
Bulk dates: 1924-1936
Abstract: Small collection of materials primarily regarding a World War I veteran hospitalized for mental trauma.
Extent: 0.02 Linear feet. 3 Folders.
Identification: PKY Misc. 01,246
Language(s): English

Biographical/Historical Note

The Hogan family of Ocala, Florida, consisted of W.J. and Emily Hogan, father and mother of Arthur R. Hogan. W.J. was a merchant and owned a brick and plaster company. Arthur was born in 1895 in McCoy, Florida. When the United States entered World War I, he served as a corporal in the 106th Engineering Corps. He was inducted September 18, 1917, began his tour of duty overseas September 17, 1918, and was honorably discharged July 5, 1919. After the war, he suffered from unspecified war trauma and became a ward of his parents. Records indicate he was institutionalized from 1923 to 1931 at the U.S. Veterans Hospital, a neuropsychiatric hospital in Augusta, Georgia. Arthur suffered no physical injuries from the war but reportedly "had many very peculiar ideas."

Scope and Content

This collection of scattered documents consists primarily of letters from the American Red Cross and the U.S. Veterans Bureau in Augusta documenting Arthur Hogan's medical condition, life at the hospital, and items sent to him by his family. Other items include government documents, receipts, bills, and routine correspondence of various family members. Also included is W.J. Hogan's account book of wages and hours for the Acme Cement Plaster Company, Ocala. Miscellaneous materials include seven columns from the 1950s by Hearst syndicated columnist Henry McLemore and one package of "Glandmaro for Men who have lost their Vigor."

Access or Use Restrictions


The collection is open for research.

Related or Separated Material

A World War I military card for Arthur R. Hogan is available online as part of Florida Memory (Florida State Archives), and was printed and included in this collection.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Hogan Family Papers, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Acquisition Information

The collection was donated by Dr. Joe Knetsch of Tallahassee in October 2012. The papers were originally found by the late Alyce Tincher, former president of the Micanopy and Marion County Historical Societies, and neighbor to the Hogan family in Anthony, Florida.

Contents List

1 Letters pertaining to hospitalization
2 Other materials
3 Miscellaneous

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