Archives of American Art

James Roy and Edna Boies Hopkins papers

Collection ID:
Hopkins, James Roy, 1877-1969
Hopkins, Edna Boies, 1872-1937
Physical Description:
140 Items
(on partial microfilm reel)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Several letters; a brief biographical sketch; a passport, registration cards, awards, citations and other personal documents; a drawing; photographs of James Hopkins and of his work; exhibition catalogs; clippings; magazine articles; and miscellany. Edna Hopkins material includes exhibition catalogs, 1914-1915 and an article, 1930, about her work. Also included are 20 letters of condolence to James Hopkins' brother, Harold, upon the former's death.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
James Hopkins (1877-1969) was a painter and educator, best known for his portraits of Cumberland Mountain people; his wife Edna Boies (1872-1937) was a block printer and teacher. From 1914 to 1920, Edna Boies Hopkins was involved with the Provincetown Printers. They were married in 1904 and lived in Ohio.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 1515 available at Archives of American Art offices; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and through interlibrary loan.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Loan of the brother of James Hopkins, 1979.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

Keywords table of terms and types.
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Repository Contact
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