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Charles Pinckney Hogarth Presidential Papers

Identifier: UR-001-04

Scope and Contents

The collection includes correspondence, reports, budgets, annual reports to the board, minutes, and personnel information. It also includes some records of a more personal nature, such as Christmas cards and invitations. It is suspected that the records of some other offices with which Dr. Hogarth was in contact have been mistakenly ascribed to the Hogarth record group.

Accession #2017-222: This collection includes family photographs, which are kept in either select folders or the Special Collection Map drawer. The other contents include papers and documents from his time before coming to the MUW, namely college and other instuites. There are also personal contents included in this collection, everything from students letters to simple invitations to events on campus. Hogarth's regalia was also included in the donation, and that now resides in its own box for preservation.


  • Creation: 1918 - 2007
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1952 - 1977

Conditions Governing Access

Most of this collection is open for research. There are a small number of materials that are restricted due to the existence of confidential student information.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

All unpublished materials are protected by copyright held by Mississippi University for Women. Permission to publish or reproduce must be requested in writing to the University Archivist. Published materials may also be protected by copyright, and the user must locate and request permission from copyright holder to publish or reproduce.

Biographical / Historical

Charles Pinckney Hogarth was born Brunson, South Carolina in 1911. He received his B.S. from Clemson, Bachelor of Divinity from Yale in 1935, M.A. from Yale in 1939, and Ph.D. from George Peabody College for Teachers in 1947. Before coming to MSCW, he was president of Gulf Park College, a small women's college in Gulfport, MS. He then served as president of MSCW/MUW from 1952-1977.

Dr. Hogarth presided over an unprecedented period of growth in enrollment, staffing, and campus footprint. The number of buildings increased from 26 in 1952 to 61 in 1977, full-time employees from 257 to 558, and enrollment from 770 to 3,182. Degree programs introduced during his time include Bachelor of Fine Arts, B.M. in sacred music, B.S. in preschool and primary education, B.S. in business, B.S. in speech, and B.S. in applied design. He also established the Graduate School in 1966 and the School of Nursing in 1971.

In 1966, Dr. Hogarth initiated the desegregation of the university, admitting three African American undergraduates and three African American graduate students. In 1969, a Civil Rights committee was established to address grievances relating to treatment of minority students. Dr. Hogarth also explored the possibility of moving to co-education, but ultimately dropped the question. In 1974, he presided over the granting of university status and name change to Mississippi University for Women. He married Nancy Wells Harris in 1940. Charles and Nancy had two children, Charles Hogarth, Jr. (Chuck) and Nancy Hogarth McClanahan (Eva).


134 Linear Feet

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The collection exists in two parts. The first part appears to have been arranged by the archives in the 1980s, and is described to folder or item level in the accession records. Its system of arrangement is unclear. The second, larger part has not been arranged by the archives. It was arranged by the originating office largely chronologically, though there are sections where material on an individual office spanning many years is kept together.

Accession #2017-222: With the exception of the large photographs, everything was kept in as close to original order as possible.


This collection is slated for permanent retention.

Related Materials

Some records pulled from this collection into the James Strobel records. Some of the records in this collection were apparently pulled from the B. L. Parkinson records.


Neilson, Sarah. The History of Mississippi State College for Women. Unpublished, 1953.

Pieschel, Bridget Smith, and Stephen Robert Pieschel. Loyal Daughters: One Hundred Years at MUW 1884-1984. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1984.

Charles Pinckney Hogarth Presidential Records
Derek Webb
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Repository Details

Part of the Beulah Culbertson Archives & Special Collections Repository

Fant Memorial Library
1100 College Ave, MUW-1625
Columbus Mississippi 39701