Guide to the Brad Bogart Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0128
Creators:
Bogart, Brad J.
Lark, Frank E.
Dates:
1911-1927
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1 Cubic foot
2 boxes
Repository:
Yuma County, Arizona court proceedings relating to the remains of W.C. Gilbert and other court charges against Rex Dalgish, Manuel Leobo, R. W. Wilson, and Andrew Chavez. There is also a scrapbook of Frank E. Lark documenting a trip along the Mississippi, Ohio, and Tennessee Rivers.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection has two series with the content not being related.
Series 1, Court Proceedings, 1911-1927, consists of three pages (1911, 1912, 1927) of court record proceedings from the territory of Arizona, Justice's Court of Swansea, Yuma County. One page concerns an inquest over the remains of W. C. Gilbert, found dead on the Colorado River Indian Reservation, 15 miles from Parker, Arizona. The other court proceedings have detailed information about a felony charge against Rex Dalgish and misdemeanor charges against Manuel Leobo, R. W. Wilson, and Andrew Chavez. The court proceedings are hand written in ink.
Series 2, Frank E. Lark Scrapbook, 1914, consists of a 1913 Crane Company desk diary containing 61 photographs by Frank E. Lark documenting a trip on the Mississippi, Ohio, and Tennessee Rivers, June 1914. The snapshots include people traveling with Bogart, scenes of the rivers, workers along boats and docks, and several have captions with names and locations within cities. The scrapbook photographs varies in sizes that range from 2.5 by 4.5 inches to 3.5 by 5.5 inches.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Collection is divided into two series.
Series 1, Court Proceedings, 1911-1927
Series 2, Frank E. Lark scrapbook, 1914

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Brad Bogart accquired the items in this collection with intentions to create a novel and erect a monument from the snapshots in the scrapbook. Brad Bogart a writer from Michigan was inspired by the scrapbook to write a novel and pursue the possibility of his work becoming a movie. He was also intrigued by the scenes of stevedores working along the docks in different cities along the Mississippi, Ohio, and Tennessee Rivers. Bogart researched and planned to build a monument dedicated to these workers in St. Louis, but there is no further evidence of his plans.
Frank E. Lark created the scrapobook by placing 60 photgraphs inside of a 1913 Crane and Company desk diary with his name written on the front. Bogart reported that Frank E. Lark died in the 1960s and is buried in Sturgis, Michigan along with his wife Bertha Lark.

Administration
Processing Information
Processed by Amber Covington (intern), March, 2011; supervised by Vanessa Broussard Simmons, archivist.
Author
Amber Covington.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Collection donated by Brad J. Bogart on November 12, 1984. Bogart acquired the scrapbook at a flea market in Montague, Michigan and the owner purchased it in Sturgis, Michigan. The immediate source of the court proceedings is unknown.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Title and date of title, Brad J. Bogart Collection, 1911-1927, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright held by the Smithsonian Institution. Collection items available for reproducution, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Reproduction permission from Archives: fees for commercial use.
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research use.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Arizona -- 1910-1930 Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Colorado River Indian Reservation (Ariz. and Calif.) -- 1910-1930 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Coronors -- 1910-1930 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Court records -- 1910-1930 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Death -- Causes -- 1910-1930 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mississippi River -- 1910-1920 Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ohio River -- 1910-1920 Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- 1910-1930 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scrapbooks -- 1900-1950 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tennessee River -- 1910-1920 Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Travel photography -- 1900-1950 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Travel -- 1910-1920 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Diaries -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wilson, R.W. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dalgish, Rex Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chavez, Andrew Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Leobo, Manuel Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gilbert, W. C. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives