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Joseph G. E. Hopkins papers

 Collection
Identifier: GTM-GAMMS171

Collection-level Scope and Content Note

The Joseph G. E. Hopkins Papers consist primarily of correspondence, manuscripts, and pamphlets. The papers comprise 3.25 linear feet of material arranged in 154 folders in 3 boxes (two 1.5 foot boxes and one .25 foot box). The correspondence in the collection is between Hopkins and various colleagues in the fields of publishing and American history and includes signed pamphlets by colleagues and manuscripts by Hopkins. Among the correspondents and pamphlet authors are Wayne Andrews, Cynthia Asquith, Dee Brown, John Brunini, Roger Burlingame, Thomas F. Burns, John Deedy, Michael Glazier, Rev. John LaFarge, S.J., John J. Meng, Allan Nevins, and Martin S. Quigley. More information about Joseph G. E. Hopkins and his works can be found in Contemporary Authors.

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Processed by: Michael J. North Date: October 13, 1992

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Abbreviations

ALS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Autograph Letter Signed

JGEH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joseph G. E. Hopkins

TLS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Typed Letter Signed

TMs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Typed Manuscript

Dates

  • 1939-1987
  • Majority of material found within 1957-1980

Collection-level Access Restrictions

Most manuscripts collections at the Georgetown University Booth Family Center for Special Collections are open to researchers; however, restrictions may apply to some collections. Collections stored off site require a minimum of three days for retrieval. For use of all manuscripts collections, researchers are advised to contact the Booth Family Center for Special Collections in advance of any visit.

Conditions Governing Use

Researchers are solely responsible for determining the copyright status of the materials being used, establishing who the copyright owner is, locating the copyright owner, and obtaining permission for intended use.

Biographical note

Joseph Gerard Edward Hopkins was born on September 12, 1909, in Brooklyn, New York. He attended Fordham University, where he received an A.B. in 1929, and performed graduate work there in 1930-31. He later attended Columbia University, from which he received an M.A. in 1939. After leaving Fordham in 1931, Hopkins was a teacher at preparatory schools and colleges in New York until 1942. From 1943 to 1945, he served in the U.S. Merchant Marine. In 1946, Hopkins began a long career at Charles Scribner's Sons Publishers as editor in charge of standard reference works, including Album of American History, Dictionary of American History, and Dictionary of American Biography. He retired from Scribner's in 1975 and lives in Larchmont, NY. Soon after he began work at Scribner's, Hopkins began a writing career on American history which was to span nearly three decades. In 1948 he produced the Album of American History, Volume IV, which was later followed by Volume V in 1960. In 1953 Hopkins was editor of Scribner's Treasury. Hopkins wrote a number of historical novels on the American Colonial period, many of which were aimed at young audiences. Hopkins' works include Colonial Governor (1957); Blackrobe Peacemaker (1958); Patriot's Progress (1961); Retreat and Recall (1966); and The Price of Liberty (1976).

Extent

3.2 Linear Feet (2 Hollinger Record Storage boxes, 1 drop front flat 11x14")

Language of Materials

English

Title
Joseph G. E. Hopkins papers
Status
Completed
Author
Michael J. North, Georgetown University Library Booth Family Center for Special Collections, Washington, D.C.
Date
1992
Description rules
Local Practice
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

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