Margaret Hogan (Bowler)

Physical description

This collection consists of one flat manuscript box containing four folders.

Biographical Sketch

Margaret M. Hogan (Bowler) was born on August 21,1908 in Worcester, daughter of Michael and Ann (Davoren) Hogan, and lived in Worcester most of her life. She attended the New England Conservatory beginning in 1925 and earned her diploma in voice as a teacher in June 1929.

Mrs. Bowler was a charter member and past-president of the New England Conservatory Alumni Club of Worcester County. She was a member of Blessed Sacrament Church and president of its Women's Guild. She was president of the Friday Afternoon Club of Worcester, a member of the Children's Fund Players, a member of the Worcester Women's Club, the Worcester Music Guild, and a volunteer at Assumption College. She enjoyed music, traveling, and playing bridge.

Margaret Hogan Bowler passed away on October 10, 2002 at the age of 94. She leaves behind a son, William F. Bowler of Hamilton; and a granddaughter, Caitlin Bower of Hamilton. Her husband, Francis Bowler, pre-deceased her in 1980.

Source: Obituary from the Rice Funeral Home website,  Accessed: May 6, 2020.


Margaret Hogan Bowler’s papers w re donated to the NEC Archives by her son, William F. Bowler Esq., in February 2013, through NEC faculty member Gregory Smith.


Access to this collection is arranged by making an appointment with the NEC Archivist. There are no restrictions pertaining to this collection.


Please contact the NEC Archivist for publication permissions. Citation should read: NECA 18.15 Margaret Hogan (Bowler) Papers, New England Conservatory Archives, Boston, MA.

Scope and Content

This collection, which includes items from 1927-1932, consists of two series: Programs and Publications. 

Series 1: Programs: 

NEC Programs
November 10, 1927
June 7, 1928
June 20, 1929 (3 copies)
June 21, 1929
June 25, 1929 – Commencement
May 9, 1930
November 24, 1930 (2 copies)
Boston Opera House
The Desert Song -May 2, 1932
The New Moon, April 11, 1932

Series 2: Publications

The New England Conservatory Bulletin, v. 11 no. 6 (July 1929)
The New England Conservatory Student’s Record Book