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Collection Number: 04117

Collection Title: Joseph E. Pogue Papers, 1905-1972

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This collection was rehoused under the sponsorship of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Preservation, Washington, D.C., 1990-1992.

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Size 2.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 3500 items)
Abstract Joseph Ezekiel Pogue, born in Raleigh, N.C., 1906 graduate of the University of North Carolina, was a geologist with particular interest in the petroleum industry, and a banker, serving, 1936-1949, as vice- president of the Chase Manhattan Bank. Pogue and his wife, Grace Needham Pogue (1889- ), whom he married in 1919, were also philanthropists, dispensing funds to various organizations, particularly educational institutions, from the sizeable trusts they held. Correspondence, financial and legal materials, reports, photographs, and other materials chiefly relating to the personal lives of Joseph and Grace Pogue. Most items document the financial side of their lives, including records of the trusts they administered and investments they made in such areas as Venezuelan oil, but there are also many folders containing routine products of daily living--instructions to gardeners and other workers at their residences, particularly in Mountain Lake community in Lake Wales, Fla.; inquiries about social security payments; health concerns; and other personal issues. In addition, there are a few documents relating Joseph Pogue's interest in the petroleum industry and its impact on the general business climate. Among these materials are several reports Pogue wrote, some of them dating from World War II when he served on the Petroleum Industry War Council and others from the 1950s, about the industry in the Middle East.
Creator Pogue, Joseph E. (Joseph Ezekiel), b. 1887.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Joseph E. Pogue papers #4117, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from the estate of Joseph and Grace Pogue in 1976 and 1977 (Acc. 76167, 77064), transferred from the Property Office of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in July 1988 (Acc. 88076), and transferred from the Historic Properties Office of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in September 2000 (Acc. 98743).
Sensitive Materials Statement
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Joseph Ezekiel Pogue, born in Raleigh, N.C., 1906 graduate of the University of North Carolina, was a geologist with particular interest in the petroleum industry, and a banker, serving, 1936-1949, as vice- president of the Chase Manhattan Bank. Pogue and his wife, Grace Needham Pogue (1889- ), whom he married in 1919, were also philanthropists, dispensing funds to various organizations, particularly educational institutions, from the sizeable trusts they held.

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Note that original folder titles have, for the most part, been retained.

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Contents list

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Folder 1

Account summaries, 1960s-1970s. Summary sheets of activity on various personal and trust accounts. See also: Banks; Custodial accounts; Trusts. #04117, Series: "Joseph E. Pogue Papers, 1905-1972." Folder 1

Folder 2

Awards and certificates, 1905-1960s. Awards from banks and other companies to Joseph Pogue; 1963 honorary doctorate from the University of North Carolina. See also: University of North Carolina. #04117, Series: "Joseph E. Pogue Papers, 1905-1972." Folder 2

Folder 3

Banks, 1950s-1970s. Correspondence and other materials relating to the various banks where the Pogues maintained accounts. See also: Account summaries; Custodial accounts; First National Bank of Lake Wales; First National City Bank; Lake Wales Bank and Trust Company; Trusts. #04117, Series: "Joseph E. Pogue Papers, 1905-1972." Folder 3

Folder 4

Biographical materials. Clippings and other items. #04117, Series: "Joseph E. Pogue Papers, 1905-1972." Folder 4

Folder 5

Bonds. Correspondence and accounts relating to bonds held by the Pogues. See also: Stocks. #04117, Series: "Joseph E. Pogue Papers, 1905-1972." Folder 5

Folder 6

Boylan, Andrew, 1970. Correspondence and other items relating to the Pogues's dealings with lawyer Boylan of Boylan & Riley, Port Jefferson, N.Y., particularly about the sale of their Port Jefferson property. See also: Residences. #04117, Series: "Joseph E. Pogue Papers, 1905-1972." Folder 6

Folder 7

Clubs, 1960s-1970s. #04117, Series: "Joseph E. Pogue Papers, 1905-1972." Folder 7

Folder 8

Conference of Business Economists, 1958-1971. Includes Pogue's notes on the 1958 meeting. #04117, Series: "Joseph E. Pogue Papers, 1905-1972." Folder 8

Folder 9-10

Folder 9

Folder 10

Correspondence, 1960s-1971. General correspondence of Joseph and Grace Pogue and various business associates and friends. Included are a few letters of condolence to Grace Pogue upon Joseph's death in 1971. #04117, Series: "Joseph E. Pogue Papers, 1905-1972." Folder 9-10

Folder 11

Correspondence and related materials, 1919-1920. Letters and other material sent to Grace by Joseph Pogue while traveling on business before and immediately after their April 1919 marriage. #04117, Series: "Joseph E. Pogue Papers, 1905-1972." Folder 11

Folder 12

Cost inventory. Lists of possessions and their values. #04117, Series: "Joseph E. Pogue Papers, 1905-1972." Folder 12

Folder 13

Curtin, Thomas, 1971-1972. Correspondence and other materials relating to Curtin, trust officer at the Chase Manhattan Bank. See also: Trusts. #04117, Series: "Joseph E. Pogue Papers, 1905-1972." Folder 13

Folder 14

Custodial accounts, 1966-1968. #04117, Series: "Joseph E. Pogue Papers, 1905-1972." Folder 14

Folder 15

Fees, 1950s-1960s. Records of fees charged by Pogue, chiefly for trustee work. See also: Rockefeller Trust. #04117, Series: "Joseph E. Pogue Papers, 1905-1972." Folder 15

Folder 16

First National Bank of Lake Wales, 1961-1963. #04117, Series: "Joseph E. Pogue Papers, 1905-1972." Folder 16

Folder 17

First National City Bank, 1960s-1970s. #04117, Series: "Joseph E. Pogue Papers, 1905-1972." Folder 17

Folder 18

Health. Reports on the health of both Pogues. Also included is a diet devised for Joseph Pogue. #04117, Series: "Joseph E. Pogue Papers, 1905-1972." Folder 18

Folder 19-20

Folder 19

Folder 20

Insurance. #04117, Series: "Joseph E. Pogue Papers, 1905-1972." Folder 19-20

Folder 21

Lake Wales Bank and Trust Company, 1960s. #04117, Series: "Joseph E. Pogue Papers, 1905-1972." Folder 21

Folder 22

Landscaping, 1960s-1970s. Chiefly instructions to landscape engineers for work to be done at various Pogue residences. See also: Residences. #04117, Series: "Joseph E. Pogue Papers, 1905-1972." Folder 22

Folder 23

Manor, Blanche B., 1965-1966. Correspondence and other materials relating to the estate of Blanche B. Manor, apparently a relative of the Pogues. #04117, Series: "Joseph E. Pogue Papers, 1905-1972." Folder 23

Folder 24-25

Folder 24

Folder 25

Mountain Lake Corporation, 1958-1971. Correspondence and other materials relating to the Mountain Lake community in Lake Wales, Fla., where the Pogues owned residential and citrus grove property. See also: Phosphate industry; Residences. #04117, Series: "Joseph E. Pogue Papers, 1905-1972." Folder 24-25

Folder 26

Moynihan, Richard J., 1960s-1971. Correspondence and other materials relating to Moynihan, trust officer at the Chase Manhattan Bank. See also: Trusts. #04117, Series: "Joseph E. Pogue Papers, 1905-1972." Folder 26

Folder 27

Petroleum industry, 1940s-1970s. Correspondence, notes, and other materials. #04117, Series: "Joseph E. Pogue Papers, 1905-1972." Folder 27

Folder 28-30

Folder 28

Folder 29

Folder 30

Reports. #04117, Series: "Joseph E. Pogue Papers, 1905-1972." Folder 28-30

Folder 31

Philanthropy, 1960s. Chiefly acknowledgments from some of the beneficiaries of the Pogues's generosity. #04117, Series: "Joseph E. Pogue Papers, 1905-1972." Folder 31

Folder 32

Phosphate industry, 1963-1964. Chiefly materials relating to Pogue's proposal that the Mountain Lake community become involved in the fertilizer industry. #04117, Series: "Joseph E. Pogue Papers, 1905-1972." Folder 32

Folder 33

Photographs. Two undated passport-style photographs of Joseph Pogue and three of Grace Pogue. Two color slides, probably taken at Mountain Lake. Ten oversize pictures include one of Joseph Ezekiel Pogue, Sr.; eight of Joseph Ezekiel Pogue, Jr.; and one mounted poster of the Old Well, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, given "with appreciation for ten years in support of the alumni annual giving program," March 1963. #04117, Series: "Joseph E. Pogue Papers, 1905-1972." Folder 33

Folder 34-36

Folder 34

Folder 35

Folder 36

Residences, 1950s-1970s. See also: Mountain Lake. #04117, Series: "Joseph E. Pogue Papers, 1905-1972." Folder 34-36

Folder 37

Rockefeller Trust, 1957-1959. Materials relating to Joseph Pogue's activities as trustee for the Rockefeller Trust. #04117, Series: "Joseph E. Pogue Papers, 1905-1972." Folder 37

Folder 38

Social Security, 1950s-1971. Correspondence and accounts relating to payment of social security taxes for the Pogues's domestic employees and the collection of social security payments by Grace Pogue. #04117, Series: "Joseph E. Pogue Papers, 1905-1972." Folder 38

Folder 39

Stocks, 1960s-1971. Correspondence and other materials chiefly relating to the buying and selling of stocks. #04117, Series: "Joseph E. Pogue Papers, 1905-1972." Folder 39

Folder 40

Story, Bradford F., 1962-1972. Business and personal correspondence between the Pogues and Story of Brundage, Story, and Rose, N.Y., N.Y., investment counsellors. #04117, Series: "Joseph E. Pogue Papers, 1905-1972." Folder 40

Folder 41

Tax reform, 1960s-1970s. Materials about the impact of changes in tax law on the Pogues's tax liability. #04117, Series: "Joseph E. Pogue Papers, 1905-1972." Folder 41

Folder 42-44

Folder 42

Folder 43

Folder 44

Taxes, 1950s-1960s. Chiefly correspondence and accounts relating to personal income taxes paid by the Pogues. #04117, Series: "Joseph E. Pogue Papers, 1905-1972." Folder 42-44

Folder 45-46

Folder 45

Folder 46

Trust funds. Chiefly account statements from the Joseph E. Pogue Trust and the Grace N. Pogue Trust on deposit at the Chase Manhattan Bank. #04117, Series: "Joseph E. Pogue Papers, 1905-1972." Folder 45-46

Folder 47

University of North Carolina, 1963-1970. Correspondence and other materials relating to alumni affairs and awards bestowed upon Joseph Pogue. See also: Awards and certificates. #04117, Series: "Joseph E. Pogue Papers, 1905-1972." Folder 47

Folder 48

Venezuelan oil royalties, 1950s-1960s. Chiefly accounts relating to the Pogues's investments in the Venezuelan petroleum industry. #04117, Series: "Joseph E. Pogue Papers, 1905-1972." Folder 48

Folder 49

Warshaw, David, 1967-1971. Chiefly correspondence between the Pogues and lawyer Warshaw of Warshaw, Sylvester, Burstein, Franks & Lebow, N.Y., N.Y., about taxes owed by the Pogues. #04117, Series: "Joseph E. Pogue Papers, 1905-1972." Folder 49

Photograph Album PA-4117/1

Photograph album containing photographs of an unknown Latin or South American town and surrounding countryside, undated. #04117, Series: "Joseph E. Pogue Papers, 1905-1972." PA-4117/1

Photograph Album PA-4117/2

Photograph album titled "Caribbean Inspection Trip, 1939." #04117, Series: "Joseph E. Pogue Papers, 1905-1972." PA-4117/2

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Processing Information

Processed by: Roslyn Holdzkom, February 1992 with subsequent additions

Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008

This collection was rehoused under the sponsorship of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Preservation, Washington, D.C., 1990-1992.

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