Guide to the Ray Hogan Papers

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Hogan, Ray, 1908-1998
Title: Ray Hogan papers
Dates: 1964-1987 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 7.0 linear feet (6 containers)
Collection Number: Ax 838
Summary: 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.
Repository: Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon, 97403-1299
(541) 346-3068

Languages: Collection materials are in English. 
Sponsor: Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Historical Note

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.

Content Description

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.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.

Preferred Citation :  

[Identification of item], Ray Hogan papers, Ax 838, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Restrictions on Use :  

Property rights reside with Special Collections & 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 & University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Archival material may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws and other regulations.

Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g. a cause of action for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Oregon assumes no responsibility.

If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Collection is organized into the following series Correspondence and Manuscripts.

Additional Reference Guides :  

Paper finding aid with additional information is available in Special Collections & University Archives.

Processing Note :  

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.


  • Personal Names :
  • Hogan, Ray, 1908-1998--Correspondence
  • Hogan, Ray, 1908-1998--Manuscripts
  • Geographical Names :
  • West (U.S.)--In literature
  • Subject Terms :
  • Authors, American--20th century
  • Western stories--Authorship
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Correspondence
    • Manuscripts for publication
    • Western stories

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