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Ted Bogacz Papers, 1958-1991 (bulk 1965-1991): Finding Aid

Published in March 2018

Summary Information

  • Publisher: United States Naval Academy. Special Collections & Archives.
  • Publisher Address:
    589 McNair Road
    Annapolis, Maryland 21402-5029, USA
    Phone: 410-293-6917
    https://www.usna.edu/Library/sca/index.php
  • Call number: MS 461
  • Location: Special Collections & Archives Department - Manuscripts
  • Title: Ted Bogacz Papers
  • Dates: 1958-1991
  • Bulk Dates: 1965-1991
  • Size: 3.34 linear feet (8 manuscript boxes)
  • Creator: Bogacz, Theodore W.
  • Language(s) of material: English
  • Abstract: Ted Bogacz was a historian and professor of history at the United States Naval Academy. The Ted Bogacz Papers span from 1958 until 1991, with a majority of the documentation created between 1965 and 1991. Spanning the entirety of Bogacz's career as a historian and history professor, the papers focus on Bogacz's research and writings on the cultural and psychological impact of World War I on Great Britain, as well as his teaching at the United States Naval Academy.

Biography of Ted Bogacz

Ted Bogacz was a historian and professor of history at the United States Naval Academy. Originally from Chicago, Bogacz received his bachelor of arts from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1965 before studying in West Germany at Freiburg University in 1966 and Gottingen University in 1967 and 1968. While in West Germany, Bogacz also taught English in German secondary schools in Northeim and Gottingen. In 1974, he received his doctorate in modern British history from the University at California at Berkeley. His dissertation, "Sassoon and Company: Siegfried Sassoon's Journey to Modernity in the Great War," started a lifetime of study into the effects of World War I on culture and society.

While still at the University of California, Bogacz began assisting Reinhard Bendix in his study of German and Russian social history as a Postgraduate Research Historian. In 1976 and 1977, Bogacz taught history courses aboard U.S.S. Kiska and at Alameda Naval Air Station through a program at Chapman College. This was followed by ten months as Assistant Editor at the University of California's Institute of Transportation Studies. In November 1978, he returned to West Germany where he worked as a research assistant at the University of Konstanz.

In 1985, Bogacz joined the faculty of the History Department at the United States Naval Academy, where he continued to publish on the impact of shell shock and the influence of World War I on British language, art, and music. While at the Naval Academy, he also served as a tutor at St. John's College and as an exchange professor at the British Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst.

Ted Bogacz died at the age of forty-nine on September 18, 1992 in Annapolis, Maryland.

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Description of Contents

The Ted Bogacz Papers, comprising 3.34 linear feet of documentation, span from 1958 until 1991, with a majority of the documentation created between 1965 and 1991. Spanning the entirety of Bogacz's career as a historian and history professor, the papers focus on Bogacz's research and writings on the cultural and psychological impact of World War I on Great Britain, as well as his teaching at the United States Naval Academy.

Included in the collection are notes, note cards, drafts, correspondence, syllabi, examinations, and reading lists.

The Bogacz Papers are organized into three series according to aspects of Bogacz's career. Series 1: Writings and Research documents Bogacz's work performing original research into World War I and its effect on British culture, as well as the effects and perceptions of shell-shock. Much of the series centers on Bogacz's Ph.D. dissertation "Sassoon and Company: Siegfried Sassoon's Journey to Modernity in the Great War," while also documenting Bogacz's later publications on the effects of World War I on English art and music, the notion of anti-modernism in England, and the War Office Committee of Enquiry into Shell-Shock. Series 2: Course and Teaching Files documents Bogacz's work as an instructor of history at multiple institutions, most notably the United States Naval Academy. Series 3: College and University Files documents Bogacz's Ph.D. coursework and his work as a Research Assistant at both the University of Konstanz and for Reinhard Bendix at the University of California.

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Arrangement

The Ted Bogacz Papers are organized into the following three series:

  • Series 1: Writings and Research Files, 1958-1991
  • Series 2: Series 2: Course and Teaching Files, 1970-1991
  • Series 3: College and University Files, 1965-1979
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Access and Use

Access

Access is unrestricted.

Copyright and Permission

The Ted Bogacz Papers are the physical property of Nimitz Library. Copyright belongs to the authors or creators of the works, or their legal representatives. For further information, consult the Head, Special Collections & Archives.

It is the responsibility of the researcher to secure written permission to publish, reprint, or reproduce material from Special Collections & Archives. The researcher assumes responsibility for infringement of copyright or literary or publication rights. Please contact the Head, Special Collections & Archives for permission to publish and for further information.

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Acquisition and Appraisal

Provenance and Acquisition

Gift of Mrs. Ted Bogacz in March 1996. Accession No. 96-14.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Material

Additional writings produced by Bogacz are available in the Theodore W. Bogacz Writings at the Hoover Institution.

Materials Cataloged Separately

No materials have been removed from this collection and cataloged separately.

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Processing and Other Information

Where possible, the collection creator's folder titles have been retained.

Preferred Citation

Ted Bogacz Papers, MS 461

Special Collections & Archives Department

Nimitz Library

United States Naval Academy

Selected Bibliography

The following sources were consulted during preparation of the biographical note:

Masterson, Daniel M. "Ted Bogacz." Perspectives on History (April 1994).

Processing Information

This collection was processed by David D'Onofrio in March 2018. Finding aid written by David D'Onofrio in March 2018.

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Subject Headings

These materials have been indexed in the Naval Academy Library online catalog using the following terms. Those seeking related materials should search under these terms.

Name and Subject Terms

  • Bogacz, Theodore W.
  • Sassoon, Siegfried, 1886-1967
  • United States Naval Academy -- Curricula
  • United States Naval Academy. Department of History
  • War neuroses -- Great Britain
  • World War, 1914-1918 -- Social aspects -- Great Britain

Genre Terms

  • Correspondence
  • Examinations (documents)
  • Faculty papers
  • Manuscripts
  • Notes
  • Syllabi
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Contents List

Series 1: Writings and Research Files, 1958-1991 Boxes 1-7

Series Description

Documentation pertaining to Bogacz's research and writings on the topics of World War I and shell-shock, and their effect on British culture, literature, art, and music. Specifically, the materials pertain to Bogacz's dissertation entitled "Sassoon and Company: Siegfried Sassoon's Journey to Modernity in the Great War," as well as journal articles entitled "English Painters at War: Traditionalists, Visionaries, and the Avant-Garde, 1914-1932" (alternatively titled "English Painters at War: Visionaries, Academics, and the Avant-Garde, 1914-1932"), "Escape from Mortmere: The Left-Wing Writers of the 1930s and the Public School System," "A Tyranny of Words: Language, Poetry, and Antimodernism in England in the First World War" (alternatively titled "Language, Poetry and Anti-Modernism in the First World War: The English Case" and "Restoring the Aura: Language and Anti-Modernism in England in the First World War"), and "War Neurosis and Cultural Change in England: the Work of the War Office Committee of Enquiry into 'Shell-Shock'" (originally entitled "Mental Illness and the 'Moral Code' in England, 1914-1922: The Report of the 'Shell-Shock' Committee"). Included in the series are notes, article and dissertation drafts, conference papers, correspondence, and a limited number of copies of source material.

Earlier work by Bogacz on Siegfried Sassoon can be found in Series 3.

Series Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by document type, topic, and title.

Box 1 Folder 1

Book Reviews, 1986

Box 1 Folder 2

Conference Papers - Commentary, 1989-1990, undated

Box 1 Folder 3

Conference Papers - Proposals, 1979-1982

Box 1 Folder 4

Correspondence - Miscellaneous, 1978-1991

Box 1 Folder 5-7

English Painting and the War, 1910-1923, 1978-1987, undated

Research notes for Bogacz's paper on English painting and larger unfinished work on English culture.

Box 1 Folder 8-9

"English Painters at War: Traditionalists, Visionaries, and the Avant-Garde, 1914-1932", 1990, undated

Drafts and review copies.

Box 1 Folder 10

"Escape from Mortmere: The Left-Wing Writers of the 1930s and the Public School System", 1976, undated

Drafts of an American Historical Association conference paper.

Box 2 Folder 1

"The Historian and the Imaginative Literature of the Great War", 1980-1984

Drafts of a paper presented to the King's College Department of War Studies.

Box 2 Folder 2-3

Music in England, 1910-1922, 1987-1990, undated

Includes Bogacz's talk entitled "Tradition, Modernity, and the Great War in the Paintings and Music of Stanley Spencer and Ralph Vaughan Williams," as well as notes on George Butterworth and an interview with Ursula Vaughan Williams.

Box 2 Folder 4

Notebooks - General, 1980, undated

Box 2 Folder 5

Notes - General, undated

Box 2 Folder 6

"Sassoon and Company: Siegfried Sassoon's Journey to Modernity in the Great War" - Chapter 1, undated

Drafts and corrections.

Box 2 Folder 7

"Sassoon and Company: Siegfried Sassoon's Journey to Modernity in the Great War" - Chapter 2, undated

Drafts and corrections.

Box 2 Folder 8

"Sassoon and Company: Siegfried Sassoon's Journey to Modernity in the Great War" - Chapter 3, undated

Drafts and corrections.

Box 2 Folder 9

"Sassoon and Company: Siegfried Sassoon's Journey to Modernity in the Great War" - Chapter 4, undated

Drafts and corrections.

Box 2 Folder 10

"Sassoon and Company: Siegfried Sassoon's Journey to Modernity in the Great War" - Chapter 5, undated

Drafts and corrections.

Box 2 Folder 11

"Sassoon and Company: Siegfried Sassoon's Journey to Modernity in the Great War" - Chapter 6, undated

Drafts and corrections.

Box 3 Folder 1

"Sassoon and Company: Siegfried Sassoon's Journey to Modernity in the Great War" - Chapter 7, undated

Drafts and corrections.

Box 3 Folder 2

"Sassoon and Company: Siegfried Sassoon's Journey to Modernity in the Great War" - Footnotes and Unidentified Chapters, undated

Drafts and corrections.

Box 3 Folder 3-7

Sassoon Note Cards, undated

Box 3 Folder 8

Sassoon Note Cards - Bodleian-Oxford, undated

Box 3 Folder 9

Sassoon Note Cards - British Museum, undated

Box 3 Folder 10

Sassoon Note Cards - Collected Letters of Wilfred Owen, undated

Box 4 Folder 1

Sassoon Note Cards - Collected Letters of Wilfred Owen, undated

Box 4 Folder 2-3

Sassoon Note Cards - College of Arms, undated

Box 4 Folder 4

Sassoon Note Cards - Eton, undated

Box 4 Folder 5

Sassoon Note Cards - German Students' War Letters, undated

Box 4 Folder 6

Sassoon Note Cards - Hamilton, undated

Box 4 Folder 7

Sassoon Note Cards - Hardy Dorset Museum, undated

Box 4 Folder 8-9

Sassoon Note Cards - Humanities Research Center-Texas, undated

Box 4 Folder 10

Sassoon Note Cards - Imperial War Museum, undated

Box 4 Folder 11

Sassoon Note Cards - King's College-Liddell Hart Centre, undated

Box 4 Folder 12

Sassoon Note Cards - Leeds, undated

Box 4 Folder 13

Sassoon Note Cards - New York Public Library-Berg Collection, undated

Box 5 Folder 1

Sassoon Note Cards - New York Public Library-Berg Collection, undated

Box 5 Folder 2

Sassoon Note Cards - Newspapers, undated

Box 5 Folder 3

Sassoon Note Cards - Royal Welch Fusiliers, undated

Box 5 Folder 4

Sassoon Note Cards - Sorley, undated

Box 5 Folder 5

Sassoon Note Cards - Southern Illinois University-Robert Graves Collection, undated

Box 5 Folder 6

Sassoon Note Cards - University of San Francisco, undated

Box 5 Folder 7

Sassoon Note Cards - War Letters of Fall Englishmen, undated

Box 5 Folder 8

Sassoon Notes and Correspondence - British Library, 1987-1988, undated

Box 5 Folder 9-12

Sassoon Notes and Correspondence - General, 1975-1978, undated

Box 6 Folder 1

Sassoon Notes and Correspondence - Mabelle McLeod Lewis Memorial Fund, 1978

Box 6 Folder 2

Sassoon Notes and Correspondence - Publications, 1958-1974, undated

Box 6 Folder 3

Sassoon Notes and Correspondence - Sassoon and Graves, 1975-1977, undated

Box 6 Folder 4-6

"A Tyranny of Words: Language, Poetry, and Antimodernism in England in the First World War", 1984-1986, undated

Drafts, review copies, and notes.

Box 6 Folder 7

"A Very Strong Anti-War Complex: Siegfried Sassoon, W.H.R. Rivers and the Crisis of Shell-shock in World War I", undated

Draft of a speech by Bogacz.

Box 6 Folder 8-9

"War Neurosis and Cultural Change in England: the Work of the War Office Committee of Enquiry into 'Shell-Shock'", 1985-1989

Drafts and review copies.

Box 7 Folder 1-2

"War Neurosis and Cultural Change in England: the Work of the War Office Committee of Enquiry into 'Shell-Shock'", 1985-1989

Drafts and review copies.

Box 7 Folder 3

War Neurosis (Shell Shock) - Battlefield Stress Anthology, 1982-1987

Includes material on battle stress in the Falklands War and the 1985 American Historical Association conference.

Box 7 Folder 4

War Neurosis (Shell Shock) - British Film Institute, 1988

Box 7 Folder 5

War Neurosis (Shell Shock) - Johns Hopkins Notes, 1990-1991

Box 7 Folder 6

War Neurosis (Shell Shock) - National Archives Notes, 1986, undated

Box 7 Folder 7-10

War Neurosis (Shell Shock) - Notes and Correspondence, 1978-1988, undated

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Series 2: Course and Teaching Files, 1970-1991 Box 8

Series Description

Documentation of Bogacz's teaching activities as a history professor at the United States Naval Academy, Chapman College, St. John's College, and University of California (Berkeley). Naval Academy history courses represented in the documentation include Western Civilization and the Atlantic Community since 1776 and Western Cultural History. Included in the series are syllabi, memos, lecture, notes, examinations, and slides.

Also included in the series are copies of Bogacz's resume, as well as limited documentation pertaining to Naval Academy History Department operations.

Series Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by document type.

Box 8 Folder 1

Examinations - United States Naval Academy, 1981-1986, undated

Box 8 Folder 2

Examinations - University of California, 1971

Box 8 Folder 3

Handouts, 1979, undated

Box 8 Folder 4

Lectures, undated

Lectures on Rousseau and the French Enlightenment.

Box 8 Folder 5

Logic Manual, 1985

Box 8 Folder 6

Memos and Correspondence - St. John's, 1991

Box 8 Folder 7

Memos and Correspondence - United States Naval Academy, 1985-1988, undated

Box 8 Folder 8

Resume, undated

Box 8 Folder 9

Slides, undated

Includes World War II Nazi propaganda, photographs of Hitler, and artwork.

Box 8 Folder 10

Syllabi and Lesson Plans - Chapman College, undated

Box 8 Folder 11

Syllabi and Lesson Plans - United States Naval Academy, 1982-1984, undated

Includes term paper assignments.

Box 8 Folder 12

Syllabi and Lesson Plans - University of California, 1970-1974

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Series 3: College and University Files, 1965-1979 Box 8

Series Description

Documentation of Bogacz's studies in history at the University of California and research work at the University of Konstanz and the University of California, Berkeley. Specifically, the materials pertain to Bogacz's Ph.D. coursework and examinations, as well as and his work with Professor Reinhard Bendix on his research relating to German and Russian social history. Included in the series are notes, syllabi, writing assignments, and reading lists.

Included in the series is a paper entitled "Gentlemen in the Trenches: Graves, Sassoon, Junger," presumably Bogacz's earliest work on Siegfried Sassoon. Bogacz's additional work on Sassoon can be found in Series 1.

Series Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by document type.

Box 8 Folder 13

Notebooks, undated

Box 8 Folder 14

Notes - Bendix Research Project, 1974, undated

Box 8 Folder 15

Notes - General, 1968, undated

Box 8 Folder 16-17

Papers and Writing Assignments, 1969, undated

Includes papers entitled "Gentlemen in the Trenches: Graves, Sassoon, Junger," and "Literature and the Proletariat: The Making of an Industrial Workforce in Germany as Depicted by German Novelists During the Periods 1878-1900 and 1918-1933."

Box 8 Folder 18-19

Syllabi and Reading Lists, 1965-1972

Includes examinations and Ph.D. oral examination reading lists.

Box 8 Folder 20

University of Konstanz Files, 1979, undated

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