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Robert Hopkins papers

 Collection
Identifier: GTM-070402

Dates

  • 1913-2006
  • Majority of material found within 1940-2000

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.

Extent

14.3 Linear Feet (8 Hollinger Record Storage boxes, 2 drop front flat boxes 11x14", 4 3-ring album boxes)

Biographical note

Robert Hopkins (May 17, 1921 - December 29, 2006), son of Ethel Gross and Harry Lloyd Hopkins, is best known for his work as an U.S. Army Signal Corps photographer during World War II and as the president of the Harry Hopkins Public Service Institute. As an Army photographer, Hopkins was present at and recorded the four great conferences at Casablanca, Cairo, Teheran, and Yalta, producing the most widely known images of these events including the first meetings of the "Big Three."

After the war, Hopkins began a long career with the CIA during the Cold War, serving in Europe, South America, and Washington, DC, eventually retiring from Federal service in 1980. He is the author of two books: "Sean's Legacy: An Aids Awakening," the story of his son's life and death from AIDS related complications; "Witness to History: Recollections of a WWII Photographer," Hopkins' memoirs of his role as a combat photographer and documenter of the WWII conferences.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Robert Hopkins, circa 2007.
Title
Robert Hopkins papers
Status
completed
Author
Ted Jackson, Georgetown University Library Booth Family Center for Special Collections, Washington, D.C.
Date
2010
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

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