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Inez Hogan papers

 Collection
Identifier: Coll 044

Scope and Contents note

The Inez Hogan Papers contain correspondence, literary manuscripts, illustrations, research materials, contracts, one scrapbook, photographs, publicity materials, and biographical information. The correspondence spans forty-four years. The bulk of the correspondence is from Hogan's friend Edward Shenton, affectionately known as "Stephen." He worked for her first publisher, Macrae Smith and Co., as an editor, author, and illustrator. The oversize materials (illustrations and page proofs) have been separated out into its own series at the end of the collection.

Dates

  • 1927-1994

Creator

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. This collection contains unarranged accruals that are unavailable for use. Inquiries regarding these materials should be submitted via the Notice of Interest in Unprocessed Collections form. 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 note

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 note

Inez Hogan, author, lecturer, and illustrator of books for children, was born on August 5, 1895 in Washington D.C. She was the daughter of John Edgar and Minnie (Holzer) Hogan. She attended public schools in the city, majoring in art in high school. After graduating she went to Wilson Teachers College, planning to support further training in art by working as a teacher. Hogan's first job was teaching first grade, and she enjoyed working with young children so much that she refused an offered promotion in order to remain teaching at that level. Later she became a supervisor of art in the public schools of Washington, D.C., continuing to work with the primary grades.

During her non-teaching hours, Hogan attended such schools as the Corcoran Art School, the National School of Fine and Applied Art, the Berkshire Summer School of Art, Cape Cod Art School, and George Washington University. She took some time away from teaching in 1917-1919 and studied at various art schools in Paris, then stayed to travel throughout Europe, painting as she toured. She returned to the United States intending to "live in New York and be an artist" ( Illustrators of Children's Books, The Horn Book Inc., 1947) but soon found herself supervising art in the public schools again. Through a friend, Hogan received an opportunity to write and illustrate a book for children. As soon as it was published in 1927 Hogan quit her teaching job to write and illustrate children's books as a means of furthering her painting career. In time, however, her interest in children's books overtook her interest in painting. She spent many summers living in Provincetown, Massachusetts, where many of the town's children were the inspirations for her illustrations.

Hogan is most noted for her animal stories, including a series about animal twins, and her "Nicodemus" series about a young African American boy and his family and friends.

From 1927 through 1973 Hogan wrote and illustrated more than sixty books, over fifty of them for E.P. Dutton and Company. From the 1930's until her death in 1973, children's books were her sole means of support. Of this she said (in More Junior Authors, The H. W. Wilson Company, 1963), "I can think of no happier way to make a living."

Inez Hogan died in February 1973 in Orleans, Massachusetts.

Extent

4.25 linear feet (14 containers, 1 package)

0.1 Unprocessed linear feet (1 container) : 1 folder in a multiple accession box

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Inez Hogan (1895-1973) was an educator, author, lecturer, and illustrator of books for children. Hogan is most noted for her animal stories, including a series about animal twins, and her "Nicodemus" series about a young African American boy and his family and friends. The collections consists of forty years of correspondence, literary manuscripts, illustrations, research materials, contracts, one scrapbook, photographs, publicity materials, and biographical information.

Location note

Collection is missing Photographs, Box 2.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Frank Hogan, 1980. Gift of Ruth Hogan, 2021.

General Physical Description note

14 containers

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.
Title
Guide to the Inez Hogan Papers
Status
Revise Description
Author
Finding aid prepared by Aggie Agapito, Manuscripts Processor
Date
©2006
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid is in English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Repository Details

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

Contact:
1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA