Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Cauger, Richard E. mss., ca. 1923-1997, consist of the research notes and note cards, slides, documents, articles, books, correspondence and the long draft typescript manuscript (missing pages 495-518) of a planned biography of Mary Donovan Hapgood written by Cauger. Also included are copies of Mary Hapgood materials held by the Lilly Library.

Cauger, a member of the English faculty at Butler University, met Mrs. Hapgood while working for Sen. Eugene McCarthy's 1967-68 presidential campaign. They remained in contact for many years and eventually Mrs. Hapgood requested that Cauger write her biography. However, his untimely death at the age of forty-one did not allow him time to complete the project.

Acquired: 2011

Collection size: 1500 items

Related manuscripts: Hapgood - Sacco-Vanzetti mss.

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