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Personal correspondence, speeches, subject files, photographs, and printed and miscellaneous material of Hogan. The correspondence, speeches, and other material relate primarily to his activities as District Attorney, and to his unsuccessful campaign for the U.S. Senate, 1958. The papers also reflect Hogan's deep concern for Columbia University, as a Trustee and a member of numerous alumni committees. Among the major correspondents are Harry J. Carman, Dwight David Eisenhower, Robert F. Kennedy, Arthur Hays Sulzburger, and Herbert Bayard Swope.
1990 addition: Datebooks for the following years: 1933-1937; 1938 (2 vols.); 1939-1940; 1941 (2 vols.); 1942-1953; 1955-1962; 1964; 1966 (2 vols.); 1969-1971; 1972 (2 vols.); and 1973; the datebooks contain mainly times for each day's appointments. The collection also includes diaries for 1932-1934; 1936; 1940; 1945-1954; 1955 (2 vols.); 1956-1963; 1965 (2 vols.); 1966; 1967 (2 vols.); and 1969-1971; the diaries contain commentary on daily events, descriptions of books read for pleasure, and travel notes. Among the personal memorabilia are plaques, awards, several plates, numerous photographs of Hogan, a caricature of Columbia Trustees (Hogan included), and a Columbia University commemorative clock given to Hogan for his services as a trustee. In addition, the collection contains various pieces of correspondence found with the diaries and datebooks.
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Restrictions on Access
The following boxes are located offsite: 2-45. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least three business in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room
This collection has no restrictions.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Frank Smithwick Hogan papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
For additional materials about Hogan, please consult Central Files (UA#0001), the Historical biographical files (UA#0004), the Historical photograph collection (UA#0003), and the Office of Public Affairs photograph collection (UA#0109). Correspondence with Hogan can be found in multiple collections at the RHML including the Nicholas Murray Butler papers (MS#0177), the Jacques Barzun papers (MS#1483), the Andrew Cordier papers (MS#1589), the Frederick Coykendal papers (MS#0296).
No additions are expected.
Ownership and Custodial History
Gift of Mary Egan Hogan (Mrs Frank S.), 1975 & 1978.
Bequest of Mrs Hogan, 1990.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 07/--/89.
Additional papers Processed 10/10/90.
2020-04-09 PDF replaced with full finding aid (JR)
History / Biographical Note
District Attorney of New York County, 1942-1974. (Columbia B.A., 1924; LL.B., 1928, LL.D., 1952).
Born in Waterbury, CT in 1902, Frank S. Hogan entered Columbia College in 1920. He played halfback on the varsity football team, was an editor of the yearbook, the Columbian, and held class offices, including president of the Senior Class. He received a BA in 1924 and graduated from the Columbia Law School in 1928. He also received an honorary degree in 1952 and served as a University Trustees from 1959 to 1974.
Hogan was the District Attorney for New York County for 32 years. As a DA, Hogan oversaw the conviction of comedian Lenny Bruce for obscenities in 1964, the prosecution of hundreds of Columbia student demonstrators in 1968, and the charges of conspiracy against the "Panther 21" in 1969. The District Attorney also received the Medal of Merit of the New York County Grand Jury Association in 1947, and the gold medal of the American Irish Historical Society in 1952. He was the Democratic nominee for the US Senate in 1958.
For his services to the University, Hogan was awarded the Columbia University Medal for Exceptional Public Service in 1942, the Alumni Medal for Conspicuous Columbia Alumni Service in 1946 and the Alexander Hamilton Medal of the Alumni of Columbia College in 1954. In 1951, Hogan was awarded the medal of the St. Nicholas Society. Hogan was president of the Association of the Alumni of Columbia College from 1946 to 1949 and president of the Columbia University Alumni Federation from 1949 until 1951, and in 1955 he headed the Columbia College Fund. In 1961-1962 he served as chairman of the Columbia College Council. In 1970 he received the Medal for Excellence of the Columbia Law School Alumni Association. In 1975 the Frank Smithwick Hogan University Scholarships were established to aid Columbia College prelaw students who have achieved academic and athletic distinction, and School of Law students who had distinguished undergraduate careers at the College. In 1977, a student residence hall (former St. Luke's Nursing Home) was named in his honor, Hogan Hall.