James Lowry Cogar papers

Abstract

The James Lowry Cogar papers (1920s-1983, undated; 25 cubic feet; 63 boxes) comprise the correspondence, publications, newspaper clippings, restoration files, education files, business and financial records, and personal papers.

Descriptive Summary

Title
James Lowry Cogar papers
Date
1920s-1983, undated (inclusive)
Extent
25 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Antiques
Education, Higher -- History.
Historic buildings -- Conservation and restoration
Historic buildings -- Conservation and restoration -- Kentucky
Historic farms -- Kentucky.
Travel.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by subject and formet in seven series: Correspondence, Newspaper clippings, Renovation and restoration files, Audiovisual materials, Education and personal records, Business and financial records, and Travel files.
Finding Aid Author
Ida Lucille Sell Mangum
Preferred Citation
2006ms001: [identification of item], James Lowry Cogar papers, 1856-1983, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
James Cogar, the son of William B. and Dora Davis Cogar, was born in Midway, Kentucky on February 2, 1906. He received an A.B. degree from the University of Kentucky in 1927 and an M.A. degree in history from Harvard University in 1929. From 1929-1930 he served as a History and Math teacher at the Brent School - an Episcopal preparatory institution in Baguio in the Philippine Islands. Upon his return, he attended Yale University where he studied architecture. He left his studies in 1931 after contracting tuberculosis. While recuperating in Colorado he learned of the restoration of Colonial Williamsburg by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Through one of his professors, he became associated with the work - an enterprise which by the 1940s eventually led to the restoration of sixty-six buildings, the rebuilding of eighty-four others on their foundations, the removal of four hundred fifty modern buildings, the relocation of two and a half miles of railroad track, and the diversion of a Federal highway. Cogar became the Curator at Colonial Williamsburg in 1931. His responsibilities included having charge of the furniture and furnishings in the exhibition buildings, consulting with architects, and the acquisition of objects to furnish the interiors of new restorations as they were completed. Cogar scoured North America and Europe for ordnance and weaponry, bottles and wine casks, furniture, kitchen utensils, cutlery, china and glasses, textiles, books, and artwork. His efforts helped equip the Governor's Palace, the George Wythe House, the Powder Magazine in Williamsburg's Market Square, the Williamsburg Inn, and many other edifices.
Beginning in 1933 Cogar lectured on 18th Century American Social History at the College of William and Mary - a post he filled for more than thirty years. He also authored numerous articles on Williamsburg and the Colonial period which were published in both scholarly journals and popular magazines in the United States and Great Britain. In 1939 he acquired and restored the Williamsburg home of wealthy merchant William Nicholson, a friend of George Washington. Built in 1730, the house was left unchanged because subsequent owners were too poor to add cupolas, porches, or other modern frills. After serving as a naval intelligence agent during WWII, Cogar resigned as Curator in 1948 to found Cogar, Lewis, and Geiger, a Williamsburg firm that specialized in English and American antiques. He was also in great demand as a consultant. He served in that capacity with the National Park Service on the preservation and restoration of historic sites, as a consultant with the Octogan, the Institute of American Architects in Washington, D.C., and eventually with several other organizations primarily in Virginia and Kentucky. In addition, his Williamsburg connections led to his involvement with numerous historic restoration and interior design projects including the Grove, the ancestral home of Richard Call and residence of Florida governor LeRoy Collins; on several homes owned by Vice President Nelson A. Rockefeller; and on the home and office of A.C. Long, chairman of the board of Texaco.
In 1961 Cogar returned to Fawn Leap, the family farm in Midway, Kentucky, to assist his mother who was in poor health. In 1962 he accepted the position of Executive Director of Shakertown at Pleasant Hill with the mission of restoring the former religious community to its nineteenth-century appearance. Pleasant Hill, which was an active Shaker community from 1805 to 1910, was a village of approximately thirty buildings in various states of disrepair. In 1968 he became the organization's first Executive Director - serving in that post until his resignation in 1974. In the 1960s he deeded Nicolson House to Colonial Williamsburg in trade for the historic home of Samuel Taylor near Pleasant Hill. Cogar restored the home, which was originally built in the early 1780s, and named it Bachelor's Barter. Following his retirement, Cogar continued to serve on the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of Shakertown and was also retained by Pleasant Hill as a consultant. He died on January 13, 1987.
Scope and Content
The James Lowry Cogar papers (1920s-1983, undated; 25 cubic feet; 63 boxes) comprise the correspondence, publications, newspaper clippings, restoration files, education files, business and financial records, and personal papers. The education files, 1928-1971, contain lecture and presentation notes, and grade books from Cogar's years as a student of history at Yale and as a teacher in the Philipines and the United States. The business and financial records investment statements for Cogar, Lewis, and Geiger company; Cogar's invoices; and agreements for his farms and homes at Fawn Leap and Bachelor's Barter. The personal papers pertain to Cogar's attempts to enter the military during WWII and also contain calendars, memorabilia, and calling cards. Highlights in the collection include diaries, scrapbooks, and photographs generated during Cogar's year at Brent School in the Philippines, 1929-1930; correspondence from persons of note including John D. and Nelson Rockefeller; photographs of Winston Churchill's visit to Colonial Williamsburg in 1946; and his notebook on the restoration of the Nicolson House, Colonial Williamsburg. Finally the audio-visual materials including more than 3,000 photographic images that document James Cogar's travels, restoration projects, teaching activities, and family life.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to researchers by appointment. Farm financial records in Box 33 are restricted.
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

Correspondence, 1925-1983, undated

University of Kentucky yearbooks and contents, 1925

  • Box 1, folder 1
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1929

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1930

  • Box 1, folder 3
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1931

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1932

  • Box 1, folder 5
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1934

  • Box 1, folder 6
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1939-1940

  • Box 1, folder 7
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1942

  • Box 1, folder 8
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1943

  • Box 1, folder 9
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1945

  • Box 1, folder 10
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1946

  • Box 1, folder 11
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1947

  • Box 1, folder 12
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1948

  • Box 2, folder 1
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1949

  • Box 2, folder 2
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1950

  • Box 2, folder 3
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1951

  • Box 2, folder 4
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1952

  • Box 2, folder 5
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1953

  • Box 2, folder 6
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1955

  • Box 2, folder 7
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1957

  • Box 2, folder 8
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1958

  • Box 2, folder 9
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1959

  • Box 2, folder 10
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1960

  • Box 2, folder 11
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1961

  • Box 2, folder 12
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1962

  • Box 2, folder 13
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1963

  • Box 3, folder 1
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1964

  • Box 3, folder 2
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1965

  • Box 3, folder 3
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1966 January-May

  • Box 3, folder 4
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1966 June 7-8

  • Box 3, folder 5
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1966 June 9-12

  • Box 3, folder 6
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1966 June 13-19

  • Box 4, folder 1
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1966 June 20-29

  • Box 4, folder 2
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1966 July-December

  • Box 4, folder 3
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1967

  • Box 4, folder 4
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1968

  • Box 4, folder 5
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1969

  • Box 4, folder 6
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1970

  • Box 4, folder 7
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1971

  • Box 4, folder 8
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1972

  • Box 4, folder 9
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1973

  • Box 5, folder 1
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1974

  • Box 5, folder 2
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1975

  • Box 5, folder 3
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1976 January-June

  • Box 5, folder 4
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1976 July-December

  • Box 5, folder 5
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1977 January-June

  • Box 5, folder 6
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1977 July-December

  • Box 5, folder 7
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1978

  • Box 6, folder 1
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1979

  • Box 6, folder 2
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1980

  • Box 6, folder 3
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1981

  • Box 6, folder 4
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1982

  • Box 6, folder 5
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1983

  • Box 6, folder 6
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Undated

  • Box 6, folder 7
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Foster Parents Plan, Inc., Victorio Suarez, Manila, Philippines, 1961-1968

  • Box 6, folder 8
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Mount Vernon Ladies Association, 1976-1978

  • Box 6, folder 9
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R. William Oster Correspondence, 1965-1969

  • Box 6, folder 10
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Newspaper clippings, 1930-1983

1930-1939

  • Box 7, folder 1
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1940

  • Box 7, folder 2
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1941-1949

  • Box 7, folder 3
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1950-1959

  • Box 7, folder 4
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1960

  • Box 7, folder 5
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1961-1969

  • Box 7, folder 6
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1970-1979

  • Box 7, folder 7
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1980-1983

  • Box 7, folder 8
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Ashton, Betty Parker. "25 Structures to Be Restored At Shakertown," Richmond Times-Dispatch, newspaper article quoting James Cogar., 1965 February 3

  • Box 46, folder 1
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"Cogar to Tell of Restoration," The News Leader, Richmond, 1965 April 13

  • Box 46, folder 2
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Renovation and restoration files, 1959-1974, undated

Decorating specifications: textile samples (upholstery, curtains, etc.), woodwork and paint samples, undated

Governor and Mrs. LeRoy Collins, Tallahassee, Florida: Governor's Mansion, undated

  • Box 8, folder 1
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Governor and Mrs. LeRoy Collins, Tallahassee, Florida: The Grove, undated

  • Box 8, folder 2
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Governor and Mrs. LeRoy Collins, Tallahassee, Florida: The Capitol, undated

  • Box 8, folder 3
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Equitable Life Insurance company, undated

  • Box 8, folder 4
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Mr. and Mrs. A.C. Long, undated

  • Box 8, folder 5
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Mr. and Mrs. R.S. Bares, undated

  • Box 8, folder 6
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Governor and Mrs. Nelson Rockefeller, undated

  • Box 8, folder 7
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The Texas Company, undated

  • Box 8, folder 8
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Mrs. James H. Parsons, undated

  • Box 8, folder 9-10
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Restoration Files, 1959-1974, undated

The Grove, Tallahassee, Florida, 1959-1962, undated

Brochure, circa 1962

  • Box 9, folder 1
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Drawings, undated

  • Box 9, folder 2
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Letters and receipts, 1959-1960

  • Box 9, folder 3
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Publications, drawings, inventory of contents of home, and accompanying correspondence, undated

  • Box 9, folder 4
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Governor's Mansion, Tallahassee, Florida, furnishings' plan, undated

  • Box 9, folder 5
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Texaco Projects, New York, N.Y., 1959-1974, undated

Correspondence, 1960-1961

  • Box 9, folder 6
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Receipts, liquidation inventory list, and accounts, 1963-1965

  • Box 9, folder 7
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Plans, undated

  • Box 9, folder 8
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Accounting records and correspondence, 1959-1960

  • Box 9, folder 9
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Correspondence, receipts and bills, 1960-1962, 1974

  • Box 9, folder 10
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Audiovisual materials, 1920s-1980s

Photographs and negatives

James Cogar black and white portraits (5 images), circa 1930-1980

  • Box 12, folder 1
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Scenes from plays, black and white photographs (7 images), 1920s

  • Box 12, folder 2
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Prints of year in the Philippines, black and white photographs (87 images), 1929-1930

  • Box 12, folder 3
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Brent School, Philippines, black and white snapshot negatives (20 images), 1929-1930

  • Box 12, folder 4
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Brent School, Baguio, Philippines black and white negatives 1-7: Stotsenburg, Packdal Ridge, 1929-1930

  • Box 12, folder 5
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Brent School, Baguio, Philippines black and white negatives: 8-50 Southern Island, 1929-1930

  • Box 12, folder 5
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Brent School, Baguio, Philippines black and white negatives: 51-62 Hot Springs, 1929-1930

  • Box 12, folder 5
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Brent School, Baguio, Philippines black and white negatives: 72-121 Northern Hike, 1930 March 29-April 8

  • Box 12, folder 5
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Scenes on homeward bound trip, taken in North Africa, Greece, Turkey, Jerusalem, Egypt, etc. and images of architecture, Furnishings, Gratz Park and other central Kentucky locations black and white snapshot negatives (99 images), 1930

  • Box 12, folder 6
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Homes and other edifices in Adair, Casey, Fayette, Green, and Woodford Counties, black and white prints (34 images), 1930s

  • Box 12, folder 7
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Unidentified interiors, black and white prints (12 images), 1930s

  • Box 12, folder 8
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Interior of Lindsley House, Colonial Williamsburg, black and white 8x10 prints, 1920s

  • Box 13, folder 9
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Furniture and other antiques and furniture Portfolio from Antique Galleries, Boston, Massachusetts, black and white 8x10 prints, 1920s-1930s

  • Box 13, folder 10
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Sun dial stone above Samuel Taylor's door, black and white snapshot print, 1930s

  • Box 13, folder 11
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Series of illustrations including black and white 8x10 prints depicting furniture (31 images), 1930s

  • Box 13, folder 12
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Antiques offered for sale, black and white photographs (25 images), 1930s

  • Box 13, folder 13
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Furniture and interiors, black and white snapshot prints, 1930s

  • Box 13, folder 14
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Governor's Palace and other scenes and poses at Colonial Williamsburg, black and white 8x10 photographs (20 images), 1930s

  • Box 13, folder 15
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Interior and exterior shots of Colonial Williamsburg buildings, black and white 8x10 photographs, 1930s-1950s

  • Box 13, folder 16
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Cogar and others, black and white 8x10 photographs, 1930s-1950s

  • Box 13, folder 17
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Accessions (objects), Colonial Williamsburg black and white 8x10 prints, 1940s

  • Box 13, folder 18
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Evelyn Byrd portrait, color 4x5 negative, 1945

  • Box 13, folder 19
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Cogar, Clementine and Winston Churchill, and Mamie and Dwight Eisenhower during Churchill's visit to Colonial Williamsburg, black and white photographs (3 images), 1946 March

  • Box 13, folder 20
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Cogar at meeting, shown shaking hands with Kenneth Chorley, President of Colonial Williamsburg, black and white 8x10 prints (1935-1958) (2 images), late 1950s

  • Box 13, folder 21
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Nicolson House restoration, Williamsburg, Virginia, black and white snapshot prints (34 images), 1930s

  • Box 14, folder 1
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Nicolson House restoration, Williamsburg, Virginia, black and white proofs (120 images), 1930s

  • Box 14, folder 2
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Nicolson House front door and porch including Cogar and unidentified persons, black and white photographs (2 images), 1930s

  • Box 14, folder 3
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Nicolson House restoration and Cogar family, Williamsburg, Virginia, black and white snapshot prints (31 images), 1930s-1940s

  • Box 14, folder 4
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Nicolson House, Williamsburg, Virginia, black and white 8x10 prints, 1940s-1950s

  • Box 14, folder 5
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Cogar's trip to England, black and white snapshot prints, images 1-75, 1947

  • Box 14, folder 6
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Cogar's trip to England, black and white snapshot prints, images 76-150, 1947

  • Box 15, folder 1
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Cogar's trip to England, black and white snapshot prints, images 151-201, 1947

  • Box 15, folder 2
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Construction site, black and white 4x5 photographs, 1940s

  • Box 15, folder 3
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Cogar and friends camping/swimming, black and white snapshot prints (6 images), 1940s

  • Box 15, folder 4
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Three Kentucky antebellum homes, black and white photographs (14 images), 1955 March

  • Box 15, folder 5
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Grove, Tallahassee, Florida, ancestral home of the Call Family and current home of the Collins family, black and white 8x10 prints, color postcards, color snapshot prints, and 4x5 color negative (57 images), 1960s

  • Box 15, folder 6
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Brent School, Philippines, color snapshot photographs (5 images), 1960s

  • Box 16, folder 1
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Williamsburg, Virginia of Cogar and friends, black and white snapshot prints (15 images), circa 1960-1963

  • Box 16, folder 2
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Cogar and friends, black and white snapshot prints (6 images), 1960s-1970s

  • Box 16, folder 3
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Great Britain trip with Jim Thomas, color snapshot prints (59 images), circa 1970

  • Box 16, folder 4
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Bachelor's Barter, black and white 5 ½x8 prints (5 images), 1960s

  • Box 16, folder 5
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Bachelor's Barter, color 5x7 print, 1970s

  • Box 16, folder 6
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Bachelor's Barter, color snapshot prints of (3 images), circa 1970

  • Box 16, folder 7
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Bachelor's Barter, color snapshot prints (7 images), circa 1974

  • Box 16, folder 8
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Interior of Bachelor's Barter, black and white Polaroid prints (9 minutes), 1960s-1970s

  • Box 16, folder 9
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Bachelor's Barter, color snapshot prints (12 images), 1970s

  • Box 16, folder 10
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Greeting cards depicting photographs and snapshots or other images from family and friends, 1960s-1980s

  • Box 16, folder 11
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Winter scenes at Shakertown at Pleasant Hill, 4 ½x3 color prints (3 images), 1972 October

  • Box 16, folder 12
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Cogar on stern of boat, color snapshot photograph, circa 1980

  • Box 16, folder 13
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Cogar with Mary Lou Whitney, 5x7 color print, circa 1980

  • Box 16, folder 14
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Print of the Ashington Family by Edward Savage, 1796, by Mount Vernon Ladies Association, 1938

  • Box 16, folder 15
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Thorne Thomas, prints depicting series of buildings and scenes on the campus of the College of William and Mary (10 prints), 1944

  • Box 16, folder 16
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Collins, Harold, print of My Old Kentucky Home, Bardstown, 1940s

  • Box 16, folder 17
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Photo album containing more than 300 B & W snapshot images of Cogar's year as a missionary at the Brent School, Baguio, Philippines, 1929-1930

  • Box 17, folder 1
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Slides: Great Britain and North America (160 images), 1940s

  • Box 18, folder 1
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Slides: vacations with family and friends (75 images), undated

  • Box 19, folder 1
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Slides: vacations with family and friends (120 images), undated

  • Box 20, folder 1
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Slides: Nicholson House (140 images), undated

  • Box 21, folder 1
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Slides: Colonial Williamsburg and William and Mary (130 images), undated

  • Box 22, folder 1
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Glass slides to accompany lectures (480 images), undated

  • Box 23, folder 1
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Film

35mm film in cans marked: costume, Williamsburg Eastern Shore, Va-Md, Shop 137 York Street, Aboard SS. Southport 1948, SS Markhor Cambridge, Cambridge Paris, England, Eire Northern Ireland, London New York, Scotland, and Nicolson House., 1948, undated

  • Box 24, item 1
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Five packs of unused 35mm film, undated

  • Box 24, item 2
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Video James Lowry Cogar: A Living Tribute, undated

  • Box 24, item 3
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Northern trip Philippines 16mm films, circa 1930

  • Box 25, item 1
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South Islands Philippines 16mm films, circa 1930

  • Box 25, item 2
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Trip to Manilla Philippines 16mm films, circa 1930

  • Box 25, item 3
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Baguio to Africa Philippines 16mm films, circa 1930

  • Box 25, item 4
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Africa to Europe Philippines 16mm films, circa 1930

  • Box 25, item 5
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Education and personal records, 1928-1980, undated

Education files, 1928-1980, undated

Harvard University Calendar, contains a few entries and some addresses and accounts, 1928

  • Box 26, folder 1
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James Cogar diary, 1928 January-December

  • Box 26, folder 2
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Student cards, 1928-1929

  • Box 26, folder 3
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Cogar class notes for History 55, taught by Arthur Schlesinger, Sr., Fall, 1929

  • Box 26, folder 4
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History 55 blue books (4), 1929

  • Box 26, folder 5
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Class notes, fall, 1930

  • Box 26, folder 6
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Cogar class notes for History 55, 2nd semester, Spring, 1930

  • Box 26, folder 7
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Certificate of membership, Omicron Delta Kappa Society, Etta Circle at the College of William and Mary, 1942 April 29

  • Box 26, folder 8
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University of Kentucky Alumni Association file, 1963-1977

  • Box 26, folder 9
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University of Kentucky Commencement Program Master of Arts: Cogar, William Bennett, Lexington, 1975 May 10

  • Box 26, folder 10
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Transylvania University certificate of appreciation for "outstanding contribution to Transylvania University's Bicentennial Celebration", 1980 June 18

  • Box 26, folder 11
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Article: Mrs. W.T. Lafferty and James L. Cogar,Seven Kentucky Types of the American Home, two copies. Typed and mimeographed drafts, undated and outline of Life in Kentucky, prior to 1800 with blueprint illustrations attached., undated

  • Box 27, folder 1
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Student papers on 18th century furniture, University of Kentucky Extension Course, 1928

  • Box 27, folder 2-3
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Notes for Art 34b, History of the Graphic Arts, Professor Sizer, Yale University, 1931

  • Box 27, folder 4
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Lecture/syllabus and vita for History 412, American Social History of the 18th Century College of William and Mary, 1933

  • Box 27, folder 5
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Lecture notes for History 413, College of William and Mary, 1933

  • Box 27, folder 6-9
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Lecture notes on 18th century architecture, 1930s

  • Box 28, folder 1
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Lecture notes on 18th century settlers, 1930s

  • Box 28, folder 2
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Lecture notes on 18th century history and culture, 1930s

  • Box 28, folder 3
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Lecture notes, College of William and Mary, 1933-1934

  • Box 28, folder 4
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Research and publications relevant to research for course content, 1927-1949

  • Box 28, folder 5
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Two fashion plates from 1840s women's' magazine, undated

  • Box 28, folder 6
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History 413R deferred examination, 1947 September

  • Box 28, folder 7
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Student term paper and letter of appreciation, 1951-1952

  • Box 28, folder 8
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Correspondence, College of William and Mary, appointments as a lecturer, 1950-1962

  • Box 28, folder 9
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Grade sheet and evaluation for class taught, 1951

  • Box 28, folder 10
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Class rolls, grade sheets, lecture questions, registrar information, student blue book exam, tests, etc. for History 413, 18th Century Social History, 1950-1959

  • Box 29, folder 1
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Cogar grade book, undated

  • Box 29, folder 2
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Exam questions, History 413-R, Social History of the Eighteenth Century, 1933-1939

  • Box 29, folder 3
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Notes for lectures given to various groups, 1930s

  • Box 29, folder 4
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Cogar lectures, talks, and presentations, 1930s-1950s

  • Box 29, folder 5
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Bluegrass Preservation Short Course, sponsored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Foundation for the Preservation of Historic Lexington, James Cogar, presenter, 1957 July

  • Box 29, folder 6
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Program for 13th Annual Alexandria Forum, James Cogar presenter on "High Styles in a Shaker Community," also includes notes on the Shakers and slavery., 1971 October 8

  • Box 29, folder 7
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Personal papers, 1941-1958, undated

World War II correspondence, 1941-1942

  • Box 30, folder 1
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World War II correspondence, 1943-1947

  • Box 30, folder 2
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World War II training materials, circa 1943

  • Box 30, folder 3
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World War II materials (Cogar birth record, application materials, information on Army Specialist Corps, etc.), 1941-1943

  • Box 30, folder 4
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World War II, ration books and tire certificates, circa 1943

  • Box 30, folder 5
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Medical Records, 1950-1958

  • Box 30, folder 6
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European addresses: one sheet, undated

  • Box 46, folder 3
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Calling card for Cogar, Lewis, & Geiger, Inc., undated

  • Box 46, folder 4
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Biographical information on Cogar., undated

  • Box 46, folder 5
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Cogar interior plans, undated

  • Box 47, folder 3
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Eight metal cuts including James Cogar's signature, Christmas motifs, and designs incorporating Colonial Williamsburg themes, undated

  • Box 50, folder 1
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Business and financial records, 1962-1983, undated

Farm records, 1962-1979, undated

Correspondence re: Fawn Leap, 1962-1963

  • Box 31, folder 1
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Bachelor's Barter inventory of household goods shipped from Williamsburg, 1964

  • Box 31, folder 2
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Fawn Leap miscellaneous receipts and receipts for lumber yard, 1964

  • Box 31, folder 3
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Bachelor's Barter lumber yard and hardware receipts, 1964

  • Box 31, folder 4
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Burley Tobacco Grower's Co-Op Association Participation Certificate and U.S. government notice of acreage allotment, undated

  • Box 31, folder 5
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Fawn Leap farm residence related receipts and bill stubs, 1965

  • Box 31, folder 6
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Bachelor's Barter farm and residence related receipts and bill stubs, 1965

  • Box 31, folder 7
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Fawn Leap receipts, 1966

  • Box 31, folder 8
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Bachelor's Barter receipts, 1966

  • Box 31, folder 9
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Correspondence re: Cogar farm partnerships, 1964-1966

  • Box 32, folder 1
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Records of Cogar, Cox, and Oster farm partnership, King Farm, 1964-1966

  • Box 32, folder 2
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Records of Cogar, Oster, and Riepe farm partnership, Jenkins Farm, etc., 1966

  • Box 32, folder 3
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Records of Cogar, Oster, and Riepe farm partnership, Jenkins Farm, etc., 1967

  • Box 32, folder 4
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Records of Cogar, Cox, and Oster farm partnership, King Farm, etc., 1967

  • Box 32, folder 5
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Receipts for Fawn Leap, 1967

  • Box 32, folder 6
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Receipts (feed, grain and wheat program, stockyard, and tobacco) for Bachelor's Barter, 1967

  • Box 32, folder 7
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Receipts (miscellaneous) for Bachelor's Barter, 1967

  • Box 32, folder 8
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Insurance records of Cogar, Oster, and Riepe farm partnership, 1967

  • Box 32, folder 9
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Records of Cogar, Oster, and Riepe farm partnership, 1967-1968

  • Box 32, folder 10
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Records, including tax records, of Cogar, Oster, and Riepe farm partnership, King Farm, 1968

  • Box 32, folder 11
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Records of Cogar, Oster, Riepe farm partnership, 1968-1969

  • Box 32, folder 12
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Restricted farm records

Records of Cogar, Oster, and Riepe farm partnership, 1972

  • Box 34, folder 1
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Records of Cogar, Cox, and Oster farm partnership, 1973-1974

  • Box 34, folder 2
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Records and correspondence re: Cogar, Oster, and Riepe farm partnership, 1973

  • Box 34, folder 3
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Records of Cogar, Cox, and Oster farm partnership, 1975-1976

  • Box 34, folder 4
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Correspondence re: legal action connected to sale of Jenkins Farm by Cogar, Oster, and Riepe partnership, 1976-1977

  • Box 34, folder 5
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Records of Cogar, Oster, and Riepe farm partnership, 1971-1979

  • Box 34, folder 6
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Records of Cogar, Cox, and Oster farm partnership, 1969-1979

  • Box 34, folder 7
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Farm directories for Mercer and Woodford Counties, Kentucky, undated

  • Box 34, folder 8
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Tax records, 1961-1973, 1983

1961

  • Box 35, folder 1
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1962

  • Box 35, folder 2
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1963

  • Box 35, folder 3
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1964

  • Box 35, folder 4
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1965

  • Box 35, folder 5
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1966

  • Box 35, folder 6
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1967

  • Box 35, folder 7
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1968

  • Box 35, folder 8
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1969

  • Box 35, folder 9
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1970

  • Box 35, folder 10
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1971

  • Box 35, folder 11
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1972

  • Box 35, folder 12
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1973

  • Box 35, folder 13
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1983

  • Box 35, folder 14
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Cogar, Lewis and Geiger business records, 1948-1962

Duplicate book of purchases in Great Britain, 1948-1949

  • Box 36, folder 1
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Inventory, expenses trip to Great Britain, circa 1950

  • Box 36, folder 2
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Duplicate book of antique purchases, trip to Great Britain, 1950

  • Box 36, folder 3
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Receipts, 1954

  • Box 36, folder 4
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Bank book with Peninsula Bank & Trust Company, Williamsburg, Va., 1955-1962

  • Box 36, folder 5
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Business records, 1960-1972

Account with Texaco, 1960-1964

  • Box 36, folder 6
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Account with J. Frank Jones and Company, Interior Designers, 1966-1972

  • Box 36, folder 7
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Account with Nelson Rockefeller, 1965-1967

  • Box 36, folder 8
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Financial records, 1927-1983, undated

Checkbook and cancelled checks, 1927-1930

  • Box 37, folder 1
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Bankbook, Peninsula Bank and Trust Company, Williamsburg, 1940-1949

  • Box 37, folder 2
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1961

  • Box 37, folder 3
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1962

  • Box 37, folder 4
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Check book, 1962-1967

  • Box 37, folder 5
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Cancelled checks, 1963-1965

  • Box 37, folder 6
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1964

  • Box 37, folder 7
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1965

  • Box 37, folder 8
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1966

  • Box 37, folder 9
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1967

  • Box 37, folder 10
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1968

  • Box 38, folder 1
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1969

  • Box 38, folder 2
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1970

  • Box 38, folder 3
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1971

  • Box 38, folder 4
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1972

  • Box 38, folder 5
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1983

  • Box 38, folder 6
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Cancelled checks and account statements with Mercer County National Bank, 1964-1965

  • Box 39, folder 1
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Cancelled checks and account statements with United Bank and Trust Company, Midway, Kentucky, 1965-1966

  • Box 39, folder 2
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Cancelled checks and account statements with United Bank and Trust Company, 1966-1967

  • Box 39, folder 3
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Cancelled checks and account statements with Mercer County National Bank, 1967-1968

  • Box 39, folder 4
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Investments, 1973-1981

  • Box 39, folder 5
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Cancelled checks and account statements with United Bank and Trust Company, Midway, Kentucky for Cogar, Cox, and Oster, 1964-1972

  • Box 40, folder 1
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Cancelled checks and account statements with United Bank and Trust Company, Midway, Kentucky for Fawn Leap Farm, 1968

  • Box 40, folder 2
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Cancelled checks and account statements with Mercer County National Bank, 1969

  • Box 40, folder 3
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Insurance policies, 1971-1979

  • Box 40, folder 4
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Cancelled checks and account statements with Citizens Bank and Trust Company, Burgin, Kentucky for estate of Joseph Cogar, 1968-1972

  • Box 40, folder 5
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Financial records for Cogar, Oster, and Reipe, 1971

  • Box 40, folder 6
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Financial records for Cogar, Oster, and Reipe, 1972

  • Box 40, folder 7
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Cancelled checks and account statements with Mercer County National Bank, 1970

  • Box 41, folder 1
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Cancelled checks and account statements with Mercer County National Bank, 1971

  • Box 41, folder 2
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Charity files, 1954-1982

  • Box 41, folder 3
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Church support, 1954-1967

  • Box 41, folder 4
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Medical Bills, 1954-1971

  • Box 41, folder 5
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Miscellaneous expenses and receipts, 1954-1972

  • Box 41, folder 6
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Financial, legal, property, insurance, social security, and tax records, ca., undated

  • Box 47, folder 1
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Legal documents, 1966-1967

Records and legal documents pertaining to the estate of Joseph Cogar, 1966-1967

  • Box 41, folder 7
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James Cogar's last will and testament, 1966

  • Box 41, folder 8
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Travel files, 1929-1970s, undated

Correspondence from James Cogar to Mrs. William B. Cogar, re: Brent School, Baguio Philippines and his travels, 1930-1931

  • Box 42, folder 1
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Philippines, Journal of northern trip, 1930 March 29-September 2

  • Box 42, folder 2
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Cogar travel diary documenting trip from Philippines to Europe, 1930 June 26-August 9

  • Box 42, folder 3
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Memorabilia (menus, passenger lists, receipts for baggage, etc.) from Philippines trip, undated

  • Box 42, folder 4
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Faculty list, Brent School, 1929-1930

  • Box 42, folder 5
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Four issues of The Toddler, a magazine published by the students at Brent School, 1933-1934

  • Box 42, folder 6
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Booklet: Harvey Exposure Meters (instructions for use with cameras), undated

  • Box 42, folder 7
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Note from W.E. Risque, M.D., Midway, Kentucky that Cogar has received typhoid and smallpox vaccinations, 1929 July 27

  • Box 42, folder 8
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Map of the Philippines, 1929

  • Box 42, folder 9
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Messageries guidebooks for Beirut, Alexandria, Djibouti, Saigon, Naples, Port Said, Constantinople, Colombo, Singapore, Japan, Shanghai, and Hong Kong, 1930

  • Box 42, folder 10
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Map of Saigon, Cook's Map of Central Europe, and Salzburg guide, 1928

  • Box 42, folder 11
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Correspondence to Cogar from friends traveling abroad, 1932-1933

  • Box 43, folder 1
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Journal of trip to Europe, 1936

  • Box 43, folder 2
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Memorabilia, European trip (menus, maps, baggage tags, etc.), 1936

  • Box 43, folder 3
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Bavarian tourist guide, and Berlin theater guide, undated

  • Box 43, folder 4
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Pamphlet: State Historical Markers of Virginia, 1937

  • Box 43, folder 5
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Journal of trip to England, including expenses and furniture sketches, 1938

  • Box 43, folder 6
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Mexico, 1938-1939

  • Box 43, folder 7
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Journal of trip to Great Britain, 1947

  • Box 44, folder 1
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Journal of trip to England (transcription), 1947

  • Box 44, folder 2-3
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Passenger list for the Queen Mary and menu, 1947 October

  • Box 44, folder 4
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Radiogram, 1947

  • Box 44, folder 5
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Journal/Notebook: (1) Cogar, Lewis and Geiger expenses, Great Britain trip; (2) Journals of trips, 1948-1960

  • Box 44, folder 6
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Passenger list, S.S. Washington, 1948 July 9

  • Box 44, folder 7
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Car receipt, England trip, 1949

  • Box 44, folder 8
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Passenger list for the R.M.S. Media, 1950 July 22

  • Box 45, folder 1
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Correspondence re: acquisitions, trip, 1950

  • Box 45, folder 2
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Mikes, George. How to be an Alien, London: Wingate, 1950

  • Box 45, folder 3
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Passenger list (Oct. 23, 1953), stationery, and program of events (August 14, 1953) for M.V. Britannic, 1953

  • Box 45, folder 4
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Journal of trip to England, combined with notes on The Grove/Collins Family restoration project, 1958 April

  • Box 45, folder 5
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Passenger list, M.V. "Britannic", 1958 May 30

  • Box 45, folder 6
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Journal of trip to England and the continent, 1961 July

  • Box 45, folder 7
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Cunard ticket, car receipt, 1967

  • Box 45, folder 8
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Miscellaneous receipts, vaccination, and driver's permits, etc., 1950s-1970s

  • Box 45, folder 9
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Cogar passports, undated

  • Box 45, folder 10
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Traveler's menu-passport for Europe with common foods listed in each language, undated

  • Box 45, folder 11
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Scrapbook re: James Cogar's trips to and from the Philippines and his tenure as a master teaching History and Mathematics and as Director of Dramatics at the Brent School, Baguio, Philippines, 1929-1930. Includes menus, ticket receipts, programs, letters, photographs, lists of students, a grade book, and programs for the Brent Follies and commencement from Brent School, Calling cards, receipts, used postage stamps, telegrams, clippings, etc., 1929-1930

  • Box 48, folder 1
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Diary of trip from the Philippines to Greece via the ship President, Cleveland. Ports of call or cities visited on this leg of his trip included Saigon, Hong Kong, Singapore, Columbo, Djibouti, Cairo, Jerusalem, Beirut, Damascus, Constantinople, and Athens. 48 p., 1930 June 26-August 9

  • Box 49, folder 1
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