Collection consists of court proceedings in Yuma County, Arizona relating to the remains of W.C. Gilbert and charges against Rex Dalgish, Manuel Leobo, R. W. Wilson, and Andrew Chavez. In addition, there is a scrapbook documenting a trip along the Mississippi, Ohio, and Tennessee Rivers.
Scope and Contents:
Collection consists of material collected by Bogart in his role as a professional writer. It is arranged in two series. Series one is a scrapbook documenting a trip along the Mississippi, Ohio, and Tennessee Rivers. Series two is court proceedings in Yuma County, Arizona relating to the remains of W.C. Gilbert.
Collection is divided into two series.
Series 1: Frank E. Lark Scrapbook, 1914
Series 2: Court Proceedings, 1911-1927
Biographical / Historical:
Brad Bogart is a Michigan based writer. He acquired the court materials in this collection to write a novel and to pursue the possibility of his work becoming a movie. He was intrigued by the images in the scrapbook of stevedores working along the docks in different cities along the Mississippi, Ohio, and Tennessee Rivers. Bogart furthered researched and planned to build a monument dedicated to these workers in St. Louis, but there is no further evidence of his plans.
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.
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