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Frank Smithwick Hogan papers, 1932-1975

Summary Information

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Call No.: MS#0605
Bib ID 4078904 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Hogan, Frank Smithwick, 1902-1974
Title Frank Smithwick Hogan papers, 1932-1975
Physical Description 18.77 linear feet (45 document boxes)
Language(s) English .

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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.

Using the Collection

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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.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Frank Smithwick Hogan papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Related Materials

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

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 07/--/89.

Additional papers Processed 10/10/90.

Revision Description

2020-04-09 PDF replaced with full finding aid (JR)

Subject Headings

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Carman, Harry J. (Harry James), 1884-1964 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
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Eisenhower, Dwight D (Dwight David), 1890-1969 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kennedy, Robert F., 1925-1968 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
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Sulzberger, Arthur Hays, 1891-1968 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Swope, Herbert Bayard, 1882-1958 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
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History / Biographical Note

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.

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Series I: Correspondence

Individual Correspondence

Box 1 Abzug, Bella S.

Box 1 Bankhead, Tallulah

Box 1 Barzun, Jacques

Box 1 Battle, George Gordon

Box 1 Beame, Abraham D.

Box 1 Burger, Warren Earl

Box 1 Butler, Nicholas Murray

Box 1 Carman, Harry J.

Box 1 Celler, Emanuel

Box 1 Cerf, Bennett A.

Box 1 Chagall, Marc

Box 1 Darrow, Whitney

Box 1 Dewey, Thomas E.

(Photographs and documents)

Box 1 Dodge, Marcellus H.

Box 1 Duke, Angier Biddle

Box 1 Eisenhower, Dwight D.

Box 1 Eisenhower, Mamie Doud (Mrs. Dwight D.)

Box 1 Elkus, Abram I.

Box 1 Farley, James A.

Box 1 Gutmann, James

Box 1 Harriman, William Averell

Box 1 Hayes, Carlton J.H.

Box 1 Hearst, William Randolph, Jr.

Box 1 Hogan, Frank Smithwick

Box 1 Humphrey, Hubert Horatio

Box 1 Isaacs, Stanley M.

Box 1 Jackson, Barbara Ward, Lady

Box 1 Javitz, Jacob K.

Box 1 Johnson, Lyndon Baines

Box 1 Keating, Kenneth B.

Box 1 Kefauver, Estes

Box 1 Kennedy, Edward M.

Box 1 Kennedy, John Fitzgerald

Box 1 Kennedy, Robert Francis

Box 1 Koch, Edward I.

Box 1 Koo, V.K. Wellington

Box 1 Lefkowitz, Louis J.

Box 1 Lindsay, John Vliet

Box 1 Mitchell, John N.

Box 1 Moses, Robert

Box 1 Muskie, Edmund S.

Box 1 Parsons, Geoffrey

Box 1 Proskauer, Joseph M.

Box 1 Reynolds, Quentin

Box 1 Rockefeller, Nelson Aldrich

(Photographs and documents)

Box 1 Rodino, Peter W., Jr.

Box 1 Roosevelt, Franklin Delano, Jr.

Box 1 Rosenman, Samuel I.

Box 1 Shaw, G. Howland

Box 1 Solow, Herbert

Box 1 Spellman, Francis Joseph, Cardinal

Box 1 Sulzberger, Arthur Hays

Box 1 Sulzberger, Arthur Ochs

Box 1 Sulzberger, Iphigene Ochs (Mrs. Arthur Hays)

Box 1 Sutton, Percy E.

Box 1 Swope, Herbert Bayard

Box 1 Tyson, Levering

Box 1 Wagner, Robert F., Jr.

Box 1 Watson, Thomas J.

Box 1 Whalen, Grover A.

Box 1 Whitney, John Hay

General Correspondence

Box 2 A-G

Box 3 H-S

Box 4 S-W

Box 5 W-Z

Box 5 Christmas cards

Box 5 Hamilton Award, 1954

Box 5 Re-election, Illness, Retirement, 1973-1974

Box 5 Miscellaneous and Unidentified, undated

Box 6 Condolences, 1974

Series II: Speeches

Box 7 American Irish Historical Society

Box 7 American Irish Historical Society, 1966

Box 7 Ascension Church

Box 7 Association of Trial Lawyers, 1967 April 19

Box 8 Beta Theta Pi

Box 8 Beta Theta Pi, 1961 April 17

Box 8 B'nai B'rith Midtown Lodge

Box 8 Bossism

Box 8 Boxing Writers Association

Box 8 Bronx County Democratic Dinner, 1963 May 9

Box 8 Building Services Union Local 32B

Box 8 Citizens Union, 1969 May 22

Box 8 City College Alumni Association - Finley Award

Box 8 Columbia University Law School Alumni Association, 1970 April 23

Box 8 Commerce and Industry Association Luncheon, 1965 April 20

Box 8 Convention

Box 8 Daniel Boone (adaptable speeches)

Box 9 Denzer, Richard, and Vincent Dermody Dinners, 1962 and 1970

Box 9 Dewey Associates

Box 9 District Attorneys' Association

Box 9 District of Columbia Judicial Conference, 1970 May 27

Box 9 Duty to Come Forward

Box 9 Federation of Jewish Philanthropies

Box 9 Fuld, Stanley, and Paul Lockwood

Box 10 Grand Jury Association

Box 10 1953

Box 10 1956

Box 10 1960

Box 10 1961

Box 10 1965

Box 10 1968

Box 10 Grumet, Jack (and Sol Gelb, Richard Kuh, Karl Grebow)

Box 11 Hains, Frederick - Dinner, 1965 October 27

Box 11 Inductions and Exductions

Box 11 Law School Post-Graduate Conference

Box 11 Legal Aid Society

Box 11 McDonald, Miles F., 1963 March 5

Box 11 Mount Eden Center

Box 11 Murphy, Michael J., 1962 April 26

Box 11 New Jersey Judicial Conference of Magistrates

Box 11 New York Board of Trade

Box 11 New York State Association of Chiefs of Police, 1958 July 23

Box 11 New York University Dean's Dinner, 1964 March 13

Box 11 New York University (Sarafite)

Box 12 Office Parties

Box 12 Pino, Sal, and Burt Roberts, 1972

Box 12 Police Department

Box 12 Police Department Coordinating Councils

Box 12 Police Department Coordinating Councils - Robert Moses

Box 12 Political Clubs

Box 12 Rotary Club, Waterbury, CT

Box 12 St. Nicholas Society Dinner, 1951 December 6

Box 12 Sheriff's Panel

Box 13 U.S. Attorney's Office

Box 13 Varsity C Club

Box 13 Vigo, Bela - Dinner, 1957 October 5

Box 13 Xavier Sodality

Box 13 Youthful Offenders

Box 13 Miscellaneous, undated

Box 14 1941-1949

Box 14 1950-1972

Box 14 Note Cards, undated

Box 14 Note Cards, 1950-1968

Series III: Columbia University

Box 15 Correspondence

Box 15 Alumni Federation

Box 15 Association of Alumni of Columbia College - Standing Committees, etc.

Box 15 Bicentennial, 1954

Box 15 Center for Research and Education in American Liberties

Box 15 Columbia University Club 50th Anniversary, 1951

Box 15 Class of 1924, Columbia College

Box 15 Commencement, 1952

Box 15 Council, Columbia College

Hamilton Award

Box 16 1947

Box 16 1949

Box 16 1950-1953

Box 16 1954

Box 16 1958, 1962

Box 16 1963

Box 16 1967-1968

Box 16 Holiday Luncheon

Box 16 Homecomings

Box 16 Invitations and Programs

Box 16 John Jay Associates

Box 16 Law School Alumni Association

Box 16 Sports Committee

Box 16 Trustees

Box 16 Watkins, Morris W. - Alumni Federation

Box 16 Miscellaneous

Series IV: Subject Files

Political and Campaign Files

Box 17 1941

Box 17 1949

Box 17 1953

Box 17 Correspondence, 1958, 2 folders

Box 18 New York State Democratic Convention, 1958

Box 18 1958, 2 folders

Box 18 1973

Box 18 Sylvan Feldstein, 1975

Box 19 Brotherhood Week, 1952

Box 19 Cartoons

Box 19 Certificates


Box 19 B - F

Box 19 G - H

Box 19 K - L

Box 19 M - O

Box 19 P - Z

Box 19 Contributions

Box 20 Dewey, Thomas, E. - Speeches

Box 20 Dickens, Charles

Box 20 England, Trip to

Box 20 Free Europe

Hogan, Frank S.

Box 20 Documents

Box 20 Personal

Box 20 Tributes and Memorials

Box 20 Hogan Genealogy

Box 20 Luciano, Charles - People vs.

Box 21 Manuscripts, notes and documents

Box 21 Normandie Investigation

Box 21 Programs and Seating Lists

Box 21 Restrictive Advertising

Box 21 Staff, District Attorney's Office

Box 22 Tape recording: New York State District Attorneys' Association Luncheon, 1972 June 29

Box 22 Photographs

Series V: Printed Materials

Box 23 Articles about Hogan

Box 23 Periodicals

Box 23 Clippings

Box 24 Clippings

Box 25 Clippings

Box 26 Annual Reports, District Attorney's Office, New York County

Box 27 Inscribed books

Box 43 Books from the Library of Frank S. Hogan

Box 44 Books from the Library of Frank S. Hogan

Box 45 Books from the Library of Frank S. Hogan

Series VI: Datebooks and Diaries


Box 29 1933-1937

Box 30 1938-1941

Box 31 1942-1950

Box 32 1951-1959

Box 33 1960-1969

Box 34 1970-1973


Box 35 1932-1947

Box 36 1948-1953

Box 37 1954-1958

Box 38 1959-1966

Box 39 1967-1970

Series VII: Memorabilia

Box 28 Small plaques

Box 40 Awards, plaques and medals

Box 41 Awards

Box 42 Plates and personal items