John S. Bugas Papers, 1930-1960

Overview of the Collection

Bugas, John S. (John Stephen), 1908-
John S. Bugas Papers
1930-1960 (inclusive)
1.38 cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection Number
American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
American Heritage Center
University of Wyoming
1000 E. University Ave.
Dept. 3924
Laramie, WY
Telephone: 3077663756
Access Restrictions
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There are no access restrictions on the materials for research purposes, and the collection is open to the public.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

John Stephen Bugas (1908-1982) was a special agent for the FBI and a vice president of Ford Motor Company. Bugas was born in Rock Springs, Wyoming, and graduated from the University of Wyoming (1934). During his time with the FBI (1935-1944), he was based in Detroit. He investigated crime in that city and broke up wartime Nazi spy rings. He became vice president of Industrial Relations at Ford under the chairmanship of Henry Ford II in 1945.

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The collection contains notebooks from Bugas's years with the FBI and files from his time with Ford. The files include information on Harry Bennett (Bugas's predecessor in industrial relations), George Helliker, Walter Short's Pearl Harbor Testimony, the Atomic Energy Commission, and the Republican Party. There are also newspaper clippings about Bugas and Ford Motor Company. In addition, there is an account by A.P. Bugas (Bugas's father) of the massacre of Chinese in Rock Springs, Wyoming, in 1885.

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Preferred Citation

Preferred Citation

Item Description, Box Number, Folder Number, Collection Name, Collection Number, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming.

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Related Materials

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There are no known other archival collections created by John S. Bugas at the date of processing.

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Industrial relations.
  • Rock Springs Massacre, Rock Springs, Wyo., 1885.

Corporate Names

  • Ford Motor Company.
  • United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Geographical Names

  • Wyoming -- History -- To 1889.