Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Warren and Eve Cogan travel diaries

Abstract

The Warren and Eve Cogan travel diaries (dated 1955-1974; 0.84 cubic feet; 1 box, 1 item) comprise travel diaries and one scrapbook that document the various international vacations taken by the Cogan's, the people they encountered, and their experiences in each city.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Warren and Eve Cogan travel diaries
Creator
Cogan, Eve
Extent
0.84 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by subject. The Wade Hall Collection of American Letters has been processed into discrete collections based on provenance.
Finding Aid Author
Sarah Coblentz
Preferred Citation
2009ms132.0075: [identification of item], Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Warren and Eve Cogan travel diaries, 1955-1974, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Ralph William (Warren) Pete Cogan (1902-1981) was born in Canton, Ohio to Jay M. (1865-1946) and Loretta M. Cogan (1867-1940). In June of 1934, Cogan married Eva Louise Reemsnyder (1901-1994). Later in life, Cogan owned a lumber business in Canton, Ohio.
American Letters collector Wade Hall (1934-2015) was a native of Union Springs, Alabama. Starting in 1962, he lived in Louisville, where he taught English and chaired the English and Humanities/Arts programs at Kentucky Southern College and Bellarmine University. He also taught at the University of Illinois and the University of Florida. He held degrees from Troy State University (B.S.), the University of Alabama (M.A.), and the University of Illinois (Ph.D.). He served for two years in the U.S. Army in the mid-fifties. Dr. Hall was the author of books, monographs, articles, plays, and reviews relating to Kentucky, Alabama, and Southern history and literature. His most recent books include A Visit with Harlan Hubbard; High Upon a Hill: A History of Bellarmine College; A Song in Native Pastures: Randy Atcher's Life in Country Music; and Waters of Life from Conecuh Ridge.
Scope and Content
The Warren and Eve Cogan travel diaries (dated 1955-1974; 0.84 cubic feet; 1 box, 1 item) comprise travel diaries and one scrapbook that document the various international vacations taken by the Cogan's, the people they encountered, and their experiences in each city. The daily entries detail economic, social, and cultural conditions, as well as the weather, meals enjoyed, and life aboard a cargo vessel. This collection also contains a travel diary ca. 1955 that was kept by a couple identified only as Nina M. and Nels (last name unknown) and sent to the Cogans, whom they had travelled with on at least one occasion. The travel scrapbook details the Cogan's travels to China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam in 1963 through pamphlets, clippings, newspapers, and photographs.
The Warren and Eve Cogan travel diaries are part of the Wade Hall Collection of American letters, which includes correspondence and diaries from all over North America covering the time period of the Civil to Korean Wars. The materials were collected by Wade Hall and document everyday men and women.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access The collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Travel diaries, 1965-1968

  • Box 42, folder 1
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Travel diary, 1974

  • Box 42, folder 2
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Nina M. and Nels travel diary, circa 1955

  • Box 42, folder 3
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Travel scrapbook, 1963

  • Item 1
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