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The University of Toledo Archives
Manuscript Collection

 

Finding Aid

Anton Hogstad, Jr. Papers, 1945

UM-103

Size: .5 linear feet


Provenance: Department of English

Access: Open

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Processing Note:

Condition: Poor

Copyright: The literary rights to this collection are assumed to rest with the person(s) responsible for the production of the particular items within the collection, or with their heirs or assigns.  Researchers bear full legal responsibility for the acquisition to publish from any part of said collection per Title 17, United States Code.  The Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections may reserve the right to intervene as intermediary at its own discretion.

Completed by: Barbara Floyd, April 28, 2000

Biographical Sketch

Anton Hogstad Jr. received a degree in pharmacy and science from Philadelphia College in 1911, a bachelor of science in chemistry from South Dakota State College in 1919, and a Master of Science degree from South Dakota State College in 1921. He taught at the University of Grand Rapids, Ferris Institute, St. Louis College of Pharmacy, and the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science. From 1931 to 1937, he was a special assistant to the president of Merck and Co, Inc.

He joined the faculty of the University of Toledo College of pharmacy in 1946, became an assistant professor in 1947, an associate professor of pharmacognosy and pharmacy administration in 1948, and a professor of pharmacy administration in 1955. Mr. Hogstad dies in his campus apartment on Campus Rd. on November 28, 1958, at the age of 65. The cause of death was suicide.


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of two book-length manuscripts, “Empty Gods”, written in 1945, and “The Betrayal”, written before 1945. While “The Betrayal” indicates it was written by William Glen Edrich, both manuscripts appear to have been written by Anton Hogstad Jr.

The manuscript of “Empty Gods” appears to be complete, but that of the “Betrayal” is incomplete. According to correspondence included in the collection, Hogstad submitted “The Betrayal” to A.L. Fierst, literacy agent, prior to 1945. At the suggestion of the editors, it was extensively edited by Hogstad from 140,000 words to 65,000 words. The manuscript was submitted again in 1945 as “Empty Gods”. There is no correspondence indicating that either of Hogstad’s manuscripts were ever published.

Both manuscripts concern events in a western mining town called Kentville, and Blainwell College, located in the town.

 

Folder List

Box

Folder

Item Description

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1

Correspondence, 1945

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2

Manuscript, “Empty Gods” pp. 1-100

1

3

Manuscript, “Empty Gods” pp. 101-200

1

4

Manuscript, “Empty Gods” pp. 201-300

1

5

Manuscript, “Empty Gods” pp. 301-400

1

6

Manuscript, “Empty Gods” pp. 401-451

1

7

Manuscript, “The Betrayal” pp. 46-150

1

8

Manuscript, “The Betrayal” pp. 151-250

1

9

Manuscript, “The Betrayal” pp. 251-355

1

10

Manuscript, “The Betrayal” pp. 19-87 (incomplete)

1

11

Manuscript, “The Betrayal” pp. 88-182 (incomplete)

1

12

Manuscript, “The Betrayal” pp.281-355 (incomplete)

1

13

Manuscript, “The Betrayal” pp. miscellaneous pages

 

 

Last Updated: 6/9/16