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Hogins Family Collection

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Identifier: CSWS-0016

This collection consists of correspondence, photographs, press clippings, recollections, and ephemera collected by Evelyn Hogins - including ration books and church bulletins - concerning World War II. It also includes material concerning Evelyn's mother, Annie Hogins, and Evelyn's brothers: Wayne Clifford, Lawrence "Buster", and Marshall Hogins. The brothers all served in the U.S. military. A significant portion of the collection is comprised of photocopies.

The collection consists of 12 folders, arranged by family member.

Dates

  • 1942-1945, 1966, 1984-1991

Language

The material in this collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Manuscript and University Archives collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 24 hours is needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet (2 quarter boxes)

Abstract

This collection consists of correspondence, photographs, press clippings, recollections, and ephemera collected by Evelyn Hogins concerning World War II. It also includes material concerning Evelyn's mother, Annie Hogins, and Evelyn's brothers: Clifford, Lawrence "Buster", and Marshall Hogins. The brothers all served in the U.S. military. A significant portion of the collection is comprised of photocopies.

Biographical/Historical Note

William Rufus Hogins and Annie Ford Ferguson (1890-1983) married December 26, 1912 and together they had eight children. Following Rufus's death in 1936, Annie Hogins moved her children to Woodland Mills, Tenn.

Marshall Augustus Hogins was born on April 2, 1915. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II as a tech sergeant in Company K of the 117th Infantry Regiment 30th Infantry Division. He was killed in action on September 11, 1944 in Belgium. He was posthumously awarded the Silver Star for his service to his country.

Lawrence "Buster" Hogins was born November 29, 1920. He served in the military during World War II in the Pacific Theater. He died on October 14, 1973.

Clifford Hogins set his education aside to join the U.S. Navy during World War II. He completed training in San Diego as a Radioman. Hogins was sent overseas for three years in the Pacific Theater and was on the U.S.S. Bataan in Tokyo when V-Day was declared. After the war, he joined the U.S. Air Force and served in Vietnam. He was discharged in 1967 due to health reasons. He died in January 1978.

Evelyn Hogins, Annie and Rufus's daughter, was employed in the Selective Service during the war.

Previous Citation

This collection was originally listed as MS.1764, MS.2599, and MS.1881. It was then listed as CSWS.WWII.1.0016 until receiving its current number.

Acquisition Note

This collection was donated through the University of Tennessee's Center for the Study of War and Society.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480