William Neil Bogan, Jr., Family Papers
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of the papers and artifacts of William Neill Bogan, Jr. Although the contents detial the span of Bogan's life, a significant amount of the collection chronicles his time serving during World War II. Documents include correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, family history, education, military, and miscellany. There are also many artifcats including Boy Scouts of American and military memorabilia.
- 1917 - 1945
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William Neill Bogan Jr. was born 31 December 1924 in West Point, Mississippi. He was the son of William Neill Bogan Sr. and Catherine Fenton. He married Clara Jean Hagan on 9 October 1971, by whom he had a son, William Neill Bogan the third.
Bogan Jr. attended Mississippi State University (at the time Mississippi State College) for engineering in 1943. He then served in the Army and was in the European Theatre of World War Two. He served in the 283rd Combat Engineering Battalion. After serving, he came back to Mississippi State College in 1947, graduating in 1948. He worked as an engineer in the telecommunications industry.
5 Cubic Feet
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System of Arrangement
This collection is divided into series based on document type. Individual series are arranged by ascending date or alphabetically.
Metal fasteners were removed from documents and at times, replaced with plastic ones. Many newspaper clippings were photocopied. Photographs were interleaved with acid-free paper. Some objects were wrapped in tissue paper.
Much of the paper documents have been kept with like documents. Many have been rearranged for alphabetical order and date. A box of items in Series 10, "Life Artifacts", contained many items with no perceived standard for grouping. These items were serperated and labeled individually.
- William Neill Bogan, Jr. Family Papers
- Anthony Coffman
- September 2021
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