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THE JOSEPH G. E. HOPKINS PAPERS

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).

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).

The Joseph G. E. Hopkins Papers primarily consist of correspondence 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

ACCESSION DATA: Gift of Joseph G. E. Hopkins, 1988.
BULK DATES: 1957 - 1980
SPAN DATES: 1939 - 1987 EXTENT: 3 boxes

SERIES


SERIES: 1. Individuals Correspondence Series


SERIES DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to and from J. G. E. Hopkins.

SERIES: 2. Manuscripts Series


SERIES DESCRIPTION: Manuscripts and related materials.

SERIES: 3. Printed Materials Series


SERIES DESCRIPTION: Signed pamphlets collected by JGEH, arranged alphabetically according to author.

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