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Ray Hogan papers

Identifier: Ax 838

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of correspondence and manuscripts for many of Hogan's novels and stories.

There are two small sections of correspondence. The first consists of one outgoing letter and six incoming letters dating from 1964-1967. The second section dates from 1975-1976, and also contains outgoing and incoming letters.

Hogans manuscripts are arranged by novel. Materials may include carbons, drafts, chapter and book synopses, and miscellaneous notes. Manuscripts for the following novels are included in the collection: Texas Lawman, The Wolver, Deputy of Violence, The Outlawed, The Rimrocker, Three Cross, A Bullet for Mr. Texas, A Gun for Silver Rose, Day of the Hangman, High Green Gun, High Roller's Man, Lawman for Slaughter Valley, Omaha Crossing, Passage to Dodge City, Skull Gold, The Regulator, The Devil's Gunhand, The Doomsday Posse, The Hell Merchant, The Jenner Guns, The Scorpion Killers, The Shotgun Rider, The Texas Brigade, The Tombstone Trail, The Yesterday Rider, Hooker's Rawhiders, Doomsday Marshall and the Hanging Judge, Rogue's Empire, Wyoming Drifter, Apache Mountain Justice, Solitude's Lawman, and Guns Along the Mora.


  • 1964-1987


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.

Conditions Governing Use

Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

Ray Hogan (1908- ) is an author specializing in western fiction. Hogan was born in Willow Springs, Missouri. He was educated in Albuquerque, New Mexico and in Fort Wayne, Indiana at the Indiana Journalism Institute. Hogan's first published article appeared in the New Mexico Conversationist. He has been published in sports magazines, western pulps, trade journals, and newspapers, sometimes under the pseudonym Clay Ringold. Hogan has published numerous volumes of western fiction.


7 linear feet (6 containers)

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Ray Hogan (1908- ) is an author specializing in western fiction. The collection consists of correspondence and manuscripts for many of Hogan's novels and stories.


Collection is organized into the following series Correspondence and Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

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Physical Description

5 manuscript boxes, 3 record storage boxes

Processing Information

Collection processed by staff.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

Guide to the Ray Hogan Papers
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Finding aid prepared by University of Oregon Libraries, Archivists' Toolkit Project Team and Austin Munsell
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Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA