Skip to main content

Hugh Oliver Argraves papers

 Collection — Box: 2
Identifier: MS-SC37

Scope and Contents

Consists of typescripts and drafts of 4 plays and 44 poems written by Hugh O. Argraves of Rockford, Illinois. Many poems concern his service during World War II.


  • Created: 1940-1965


Biographical / Historical

Hugh "Red" O. Argraves (1922-2010) was born in Decatur, Illinois, and briefly worked in California as an extra in several films. He served as a Private First Class in the U.S. Army during World War II. After returning home Argraves worked in several theaters in Rockford, Illinois, including the New State Theater, Rockford, Illinois and wrote poetry and plays.


1 folder (1 folder: .5 linear inches (.042 linear feet)) : 48 items

Language of Materials