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Guide to the Gerald Bogan Papers

Collection Overview

Date Span: 1947-1986
Creator: Bogan, Gerald (1912-1986)
Extent: 7.00 linear feet.
Collection Number: MSC0352
Repository: University of Iowa Special Collections
Summary: Public affairs consultant. Subject files and correspondence relating to his activities inIowa politics, elections, and the Republican Party. Topics include annual legislative sessions, reapportionment, Iowans for Right to Work, and Iowa Good Roads Association.

Alternate Extent Statement: Photographs Box 2, 14

Access: This collection is open for research.

Use: Copyright restrictions may apply; please consult Special Collections staff for further information.

Acquisition: These papers were donated to the University of Iowa Libraries by Gerald Bogan.

Preferred Citation: Gerald Bogan Papers, The University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City, Iowa.

Repository: University of Iowa Special Collections
Address: Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-335-5921
Curator: Greg Prickman
Email: lib-spec@uiowa.edu
Website: http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/sc

Gerald Leroy Bogan was born on April 19, 1912, in Clarinda, Iowa. He graduated from Clarinda High School and attended junior college there. He also attended the Institute for Association Management at Michigan State University. Bogan's career started on his hometown newspaper where he worked as a reporter and editor. In 1941, he joined United Press in Des Moines and became its Iowa manager. From 1947 to 1948, he worked as the news director for the Iowa Daily Press Association. An active Republican, Bogan became the publicity director for the Iowa Republican Party in 1949.

His career as a lobbyist began with the Good Road Association. This group lobbied for road improvements in Iowa and Bogan served as the executive secretary from 1953 to 1960. He joined Senator Bourke B. Hickenlooper's staff in 1960, and worked as his legislative assistant in Washington, D.C. Returning to Iowa, Bogan formed a public relations firm called Public Affairs Consultants. In 1965, he became the first manager of lowans for Right to Work. He was executive secretary of this group and remained with them until his retirement in April 1986. Four months later, Gerald L. Bogan died of cancer.

The papers of Gerald L. Bogan date from 1947 to 1986 and measure seven linear feet. Mr. Bogan gave his papers to the University of Iowa Libraries over a period of years and each year's addition is arranged alphabetically. The papers reflect Bogan's involvement in Iowa politics with folders about specific candidates, their campaigns, and Republican party platforms together with issues ranging from annual legislative sessions to reapportionment. His lobbying and consulting careers are represented with materials such as those regarding the Iowa Good Roads Association and lowans for Right to Work. Correspondence files include letters from Robert K. Beck, Terry E. Branstad, Charles Grassley, Bourke B. Hickenlooper, Roger Jepsen, Robert D. Ray, Mary Louise Smith, Neal Smith, and Tom Tauke.

Browse by Series:
Series 1: GENERAL
Series 2: 1979 ADDITION
Series 3: 1980 ADDITION
Series 4: 1982 ADDITION
Series 5: 1986 ADDITION

  • Series 1: GENERAL
  • Box 1:
  • Annual sessions correspondence - 1967-1968
    including material on "Iowans Opposed to Unlimited Annual Sessions"
  • General Election materials - 1966
  • Robert K. Beck campaign for governor correspondence - 1965
  • Special reports - 1967-1976
  • Series 2: 1979 ADDITION
  • Box 2:
  • Amish School Case: Newspaper clippings - 1965-1966
  • Heartland Productions, Inc.: Correspondence and publicity - 1965-1966
  • Heartland Productions, Inc.: Newspaper clippings - 1965-1966
  • Heartland Productions, Inc.: Photographs - 1965-1966
  • Iowa Association of Independent Insurance Agents - 1965-1966
  • Iowa Roofing Contractors Association - 1966
  • Iowans for Goldwater - 1962-1964
    including letters from Barry Goldwater (2 folders)
  • Iowans Opposed to Unlimited Annual Sessions - 1968
  • Juliana Project - 1964-1965
  • Box 3:
  • Kiwanis Club - 1961-1966
    (3 folders)
  • National Institute for Organization Management - 1947-1960
    (2 folders)
  • Nelson, H. H. "Red" - 1964
  • Political Analysis - 1966
  • Private Business Schools - 1964-1966
  • Reapportionment - 1964-1966
    (2 folders)
  • Box 4:
  • Republican Conventions - 1964
    including letters from B. B. Hickenlooper and Charles E. Wittenmeyer
  • Sokol, Howard W.: congressional campaign - 1964
  • Special Reports - 1966-1978
  • Wearin, Ed: Senatorial campaign - 1964
  • Webster City Gas Bill - 1964-1965
  • Series 3: 1980 ADDITION
  • Box 5:
  • Annual Sessions correspondence - 1961-1976
    including material on "Iowans Opposed to Unlimited Annual Sessions" (2 folders)
  • Annual Sessions: clippings - 1967-1976
  • Beck, Robert K.: campaign - 1964-1968
    including letters from Robert K. Beck
  • Correspondence - 1950-1971
    including letters from Jack Miller, Robert K. Beck, H.R.
  • Gross, Lucas J. DeKoster, and Robert D. Ray
  • Court Reporter's Pay Raise Bill - 1969-1973
  • Court Reporter's Pay Raise Bill - 1974-1978
    including a letter from Charles E. Grassley
  • Court Reporter's Pay Raise Bill: undated, miscellaneous material
  • Box 6:
  • Delavan Labor Dispute - 1978
  • Elections - 1956-1964
  • Gulf Central Pipeline Company - 1968-1976
    (2 folders)
  • Gulf Central Pipeline Company: clippings - 1969-1970
  • Iowa Association of Independent Insurance Agents - 1963-1965
  • Iowa Good Roads Association - 1971-1975
    (3 folders)
  • Box 7:
  • Iowa Good Roads Association, undated
  • Iowa Good Roads Association: clippings - 1971-1975
  • Iowa Telephone Association - 1969
  • Jepsen, Roger: campaign - 1978
    including a letter from Roger Jepsen
  • Juvenile Probation Officers - 1971-1974
  • Legislative Council - 1975-1978
  • Legislative Processes Study Committee, minutes - 1967-1968
    (3 folders)
  • Lobbying Reports - 1973-1974
  • Box 8:
  • Lobbying Reports: clippings - 1973-1974
  • Mills, Max Milo: campaign - 1966
  • Miscellaneous - 1962-1965
  • Northern Natural Gas Company, undated
  • Page By Page (Page County Political Participation Program) - 1960
  • Political Action Committee - 1973, 1978
  • Political Action Course - 1958-1966
  • Political Action Course: clippings - 1962-1966
  • Political Party Platforms - 1968-1972
  • Property Tax Study - 1975-1976
  • Public Records Search - 1976-1979
  • Ray, Robert D.: campaign - 1968-1969
    including letters from Robert D. Ray
  • Box 9:
  • Republican Party Material - 1962-1967
    including letters from Robert D. Ray
  • Right to Work - 1966-1973
    including letters from Robert D. Ray and Arthur A. Neu
  • Right to Work - 1974
  • Right to Work: clippings - 1968-1974
  • Sokol, Howard: campaign - 1964
  • Tax Task Force - 1976
  • Unclaimed Property Act - 1954, 1966-1967
  • Union Dues Check-Off Case - 1971
  • Series 4: 1982 ADDITION
  • Box 10:
  • Branstad vs. Conlin - 1981-1982
  • Branstad vs. Conlin: newspaper clippings - 1982
    (2 folders)
  • Correspondence - 1961-1979
    including letters from Frank T. Nye, Bourke B. Hickenlooper, Barry Goldwater, Jack Miller, Terry E. Branstad, Charles E. Grassley, Roger W. Jepsen, and John Culver
  • Correspondence - 1980-1982
    including letters from John M. Henry, Charles E. Grassley, Terry E. Branstad, Tom Tauke, Rolf V. Craft, Lew Warren, Neal Smith, Roger W. Jepsen, Howard H. Baker, Mary Louise Smith, Dave Nagle, Paul Norris, James Flansburg, Frank T. Nye, and Dave Yepsen
  • Delavan labor dispute - 1977-1978
  • Election materials, miscellaneous - 1962-1982
  • Grassley for Senate - 1979-1980
  • Independent Garage Owners of Iowa - 1965-1966
  • Box 11:
  • Legislative Council - 1970
  • Memos - 1970
  • Miscellaneous - 1962-1982
  • Pipeline bills - 1977
  • The Political Junkie - 1980
  • Quinn Wire and Iron Works, Inc. - 1963-1964
  • Resume: Gerald Bogan - 1978, 1981
  • Special Reports - 1970, 1974, 1978
  • Series 5: 1986 ADDITION
  • Box 12:
  • Basic Action Course in Practical Politics, undated
  • Citizen's for Public Rights - Collective Bargaining/Right to Work - 1947, 1972-1973, 1978
  • Citizen's for Public Rights - Collective Bargaining/Right to Work: Clippings - 1970-1973
  • Conference on Legislative Efficiency - 1976
  • Correspondence - 1960-1968
    including a letter from Robert D. Ray
  • Correspondence - 1969-1970
  • Correspondence - 1971-1979
    including letters from Maurice Van Nostrand, Robert K. Beck, Charles E. Grassley, and John C. Culver
  • Correspondence - 1980-1983
    including letters from Charles E. Grassley, John C. Culver, Berkley Bedell, Tom Tauke, Roger Jepsen, Terry E. Branstad, Robert R. Rigler, Tom Harkin, James Gannon, Neal Smith, Mary Louise Smith, Howard H. Baker, Jr., and Jim Leach
  • Correspondence - 1984-1985
    including letters from Mary Louise Smith, Charles E. Grassley, Gary G. Gerlach, Roger Jepsen, Neal Smith, James S. Flansburg, Tom Tauke, Tom Harkin, Terry E. Branstad, Berkley Bedell, and Robert MacNeil
  • Elections - 1964-1983
  • Box 13:
  • Elections: Newspaper clippings - 1964-1983
  • Gas Tap Bill - Webster City, Iowa - 1965
  • Governor's Day - 1962-1977
  • Grassley, Charles E. - 1979-1980
  • Iowa Collectors Association - 1976-1977
  • Jepsen, Roger vs. Harkin, Tom - 1983-1984
  • Johnson, Donald E. and Etherton, Jon - Travel Report on Central America, undated
  • Lobbyists Registered for the House of Representatives - 1980
  • Northern Natural Gas Company: Lobbying information - 1967-1969
  • Northern Natural Gas Company, undated
  • Northern Natural Gas Company: Clippings - 1969-1974
  • Republican Legislative Leadership and Reports - 1964
  • Speech Materials - 1960-1966
  • Box 14:
  • All Iowa Days - 1966-1971
  • "The Anatomy of an Election"
  • Biographical Material including Mr. Brogan's obituary
  • Correspondence - 1956-1969
    including letters from Norman A. Erbe, Jack Miller, W. Earl Hall, Fred Schwengel, Marvin W. Smith, and Robert D. Ray
  • Correspondence - 1970-1979
    including letters from Tom Tauke and Roger W. Jepsen
  • Correspondence - 1980-1983
    including letters from Roger W. Jepsen, Charles E. Grassley, Terry E. Branstad, Tom Tauke, George Bush and Neal Smith
  • Correspondence - 1984-1986
    including letters from Charles E. Grassley, Terry E. Branstad, Robert K. Beck and Tom Miller
  • Correspondence, undated
  • Governor's Days - 1965-1977
  • Iowa Legislative Make-up and Status of Bills - 1971-1976
  • Iowa Association Executives - 1961
  • Iowans for Right to Work - 1972-1973
  • Lobbyist Activities Declarations - 1973
  • Photographs including photos of Harold Hughes
  • "Political Organization, Structure and Characteristics"
  • Speech Materials - 1960-1962