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Peter Hopkins papers

Creator:
Hopkins, Peter, 1911-1999  Search this
Names:
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.) -- Faculty  Search this
Beach, Joseph  Search this
Hopkins, Charles  Search this
Extent:
2.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sketches
Drawings
Diaries
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Date:
1823-2001
bulk 1935-1994
Summary:
The Peter Hopkins papers measure 2.4 linear feet and date from 1823-2001, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1935-1994. Writings, letters and diaries make up most of the collection. Printed materials relate to exhibitions of Hopkins' artwork and theatrical performances of his wife, Gertrude Beach Hopkins. There also are writings by both Hopkins and his wife that appeared in the Christian Science Monitor. Of particular interest is a group of vintage family photographs and family papers dating from the 19th century, as well as diaries Hopkins kept while traveling and working in a mental hospital in inland China in the mid 1930s.
Scope and Content Note:
The Peter Hopkins papers measure 2.4 linear feet and date from 1823-2001, with the bulk of materials dating from 1935-1994. Writings, letters and diaries make up most of the collection. Printed materials relate to exhibitions of Hopkins' artwork and theatrical performances of his wife, Gertrude Beach Hopkins. There also are writings by both Hopkins and his wife that appeared in the Christian Science Monitor. Of particular interest is a group of vintage family photographs and family papers dating from the 19th century, as well as diaries Hopkins kept while traveling and working in a mental hospital in inland China in the mid 1930s.

Manuscripts by Hopkins include his theories on perspective (the subject of his lectures at The Art Students League of New York) and the artistic methods of great masters. Hopkins also wrote about his theories concerning anthropological matters, world politics, over population, and the meaning of life. Much of Hopkins' correspondence concerns his efforts to explore career opportunities and find audiences for his ideas and writings.

The collection contains one intact scrapbook consisting of materials spanning Hopkins' art career, a substantial quantity of photographs and slides of Hopkins' paintings, some drawings and sketches, and a few sound and video recordings. In addition, there are writings by fathers of the couple, Charles R. Hopkins and Joseph Beach.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 11 series. Records are generally arranged by material type and chronologiclly thereafter.

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1823-1995 (Box 1; 0.1 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1934-2001 (Box 1; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 3: Writings, 1908-1997 (Boxes 1-2; 0.7 linear feet)

Series 4: Diaries, 1945-1998 (Box 2; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 5: Subject Files, 1966-1990 (Box 2; 3 folders)

Series 6: Printed Material, 1945-1980 (Box 2; 2 folders)

Series 7: Scrapbook, 1949-1997 (Box 2; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 8: Artwork, 1943-circa 1980s (Box 2; 1 folder)

Series 9: Sketchbooks, 1963-1982 (Box 2; 2 folders)

Series 10: Photographic Materials, 1864-1990s (Box 3; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 11: Sound and Video Recordings, circa 1976-1977 (Box 3; 0.3 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Peter Hopkins (1911-1999) was an artist, educator and writer, who lived and worked in Greenwich Village in New York City.

Hopkins, the son of a theatrical producer, was educated at the prestigious Hotchkiss School. Despite limited formal education, he became a lecturer at the Art Students League of New York and an instructor at the New York Phoenix School of Design. Hopkins' paintings were exhibited in the 1950s-1960s. Hopkins wrote numerous unpublished manuscripts and was a columnist with the Christian Science Monitor in the 1970s. He was married to Gertrude Beach Hopkins (d.1997) an actress, who in later years was a poet.

Peter Hopkins (1911-1999) was an artist, educator and writer, who lived and worked in Greenwich Village in New York City.

Hopkins, the son of a theatrical producer, was educated at the prestigious Hotchkiss School. Despite limited formal education, he became a lecturer at the Art Students League of New York and an instructor at the New York Phoenix School of Design. Hopkins' paintings were exhibited in the 1950s-1960s. Hopkins wrote numerous unpublished manuscripts and was a columnist with the Christian Science Monitor in the 1970s. He was married to Gertrude Beach Hopkins (d.1997) an actress, who in later years was a poet.
Provenance:
The papers were donated to the Archives of American Art in 2009 by the artist's neighbor, James McGuane.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Topic:
Paianters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Educators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art -- Philosophy  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketches
Drawings
Diaries
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Citation:
Peter Hopkins papers, 1823-2001, bulk 1935-1994. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.hopkpete
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Peter Hopkins papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw964aa247a-4db5-4d65-ae97-35c4d4ecd37b
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hopkpete

Program for Memphis Bound

Written by:
Unidentified  Search this
Distributed by:
Colonial Theatre, American, founded 1900  Search this
Subject of:
Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, American, 1878 - 1949  Search this
Avon Long, American, 1910 - 1984  Search this
John J. Wildberg, American, 1902 - 1959  Search this
Vinton Freedley, American, 1891 - 1969  Search this
Sheila Guyse, American, 1925 - 2013  Search this
Ida James, American, 1920 - 1986  Search this
The Delta Rhythm Boys, American, 1934 - 1987  Search this
L.A.B. Amusement Corporation, American  Search this
W. S. Gilbert, British, 1836 - 1911  Search this
Arthur Sullivan, British, 1842 - 1900  Search this
Gilbert and Sullivan, British, 1871 - 1896  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper with metal
Type:
theater programs
Place used:
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Date:
May 1945
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
American South  Search this
Comedy  Search this
Musical Theatre  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2013.46.25.269
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
Rights assessment and proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
The Laura Cathrell Show-Down Magazine Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd57998ad33-ed88-405a-a992-a11205df88ba
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.46.25.269
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Folder 4 Hopkins, Charles C. - Hopkins, M. B.

Container:
Box 58 of 154
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Inquiries related to specimens should be directed to the appropriate museum registrar.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 189, Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary in charge of the United States National Museum, Correspondence and Memoranda
See more items in:
Correspondence and Memoranda
Correspondence and Memoranda / Box 58
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0189-refidd1e6110

Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974

Creator:
Jacques Seligmann & Co.  Search this
Subject:
Hauke, Cesar M. de (Cesar Mange)  Search this
Glaenzer, Eugene  Search this
Haardt, Georges  Search this
Seligman, Germain  Search this
Seligmann, Arnold  Search this
Parker, Theresa D.  Search this
Waegen, Rolf Hans  Search this
Trevor, Clyfford  Search this
Seligmann, René  Search this
Seligmann, Jacques  Search this
De Hauke & Co., Inc.  Search this
Jacques Seligmann & Co  Search this
Eugene Glaenzer & Co.  Search this
Germain Seligmann & Co.  Search this
Gersel  Search this
Type:
Gallery records
Citation:
Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Mackay, Clarence Hungerford, 1874-1938 -- Art collections  Search this
Schiff, Mortimer L. -- Art collections  Search this
Arenberg, duc d' -- Art collections  Search this
Liechtenstein, House of -- Art collections  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- France -- Paris  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Art and the war  Search this
La Fresnaye, Roger de, 1885-1925  Search this
Art, Renaissance  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Art treasures in war  Search this
Art, European  Search this
Theme:
Art Gallery Records  Search this
Art Market  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9936
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212486
AAA_collcode_jacqself
Theme:
Art Gallery Records
Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212486
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Online Media:

Peter Hopkins papers, 1823-2001, bulk 1935-1994

Creator:
Hopkins, Peter, 1911-1999  Search this
Subject:
Beach, Joseph  Search this
Hopkins, Charles  Search this
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Sketches
Drawings
Diaries
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Citation:
Peter Hopkins papers, 1823-2001, bulk 1935-1994. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Paianters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Educators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art -- Philosophy  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Theme:
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15740
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)286875
AAA_collcode_hopkpete
Theme:
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_286875
Online Media:

Charles D. Hopkins

Artist:
William Bache, 22 Dec 1771 - 09 Jul 1845  Search this
Sitter:
Charles D. Hopkins, ? - 1805  Search this
Medium:
Cut coated paper mounted on paper
Dimensions:
Image (approx): 7.9 × 7 cm (3 1/8 × 2 3/4")
Book closed: 47.3 × 34.9 × 4.8 cm (18 5/8 × 13 3/4 × 1 7/8")
Book open: 47.3 × 66.7 × 4.8 cm (18 5/8 × 26 1/4 × 1 7/8")
Type:
Silhouette
Date:
c. 1803-04
Topic:
Silhouette\Cut-out  Search this
Book\Album  Search this
Charles D. Hopkins: Male  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; partial gift of Sarah Bache Bloise
Object number:
S/NPG.2002.184.109
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4827cac01-becc-4c4c-93db-0a40b72f6be6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_S_NPG.2002.184.109

El Nido in Santa Barbara, California: Grevillea, variety Thelemanniana

Former owner:
Hopkins, Charles H.  Search this
Hopkins, Mary  Search this
Hopkins, Prynce  Search this
Collection Creator:
McFarland, J. Horace (John Horace), 1859-1948  Search this
American Rose Society  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print ((mounted on cardboard), black and white, mount 8.5 x 10.5 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Place:
El Nido (Santa Barbara, California)
United States of America -- California -- Santa Barbara County -- Santa Barbara
Date:
04/14/1911
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Hedges  Search this
Stairs  Search this
Curbs  Search this
Houses  Search this
Walls, stone  Search this
Sidewalks  Search this
Gardens -- California -- Santa Barbara  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, J. Horace McFarland Company Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MCF, Item CA517001
See more items in:
J. Horace McFarland Company collection
J. Horace McFarland Company collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States / California / CA097: Santa Barbara -- Miscellaneous Sites in Santa Barbara, California
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6bf688d77-daec-4a12-9fd2-d690f9514df5
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-mcf-ref7423
Online Media:

Mr. Chas. Hopkins [from negative] [black-and-white cellulose acetate photonegative]

Photographer:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Creator:
Defender (film manufacturer)  Search this
Names:
Hopkins, Charles  Search this
Subseries Creator:
Custom Craft  Search this
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Scurlock, Addison N., 1883-1964  Search this
Scurlock, George H. (Hardison), 1919-2005  Search this
Scurlock, Robert S. (Saunders), 1917-1994  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet., 5" x 7".)
Container:
Box 312
Culture:
African Americans -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Portraits
Photographs
Place:
Washington (D.C.) -- African Americans
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Job Number: 40216
Two portrait of a young African American man wearing a sweater. Retouching pencil and ink on negative: 40216 Mr. Chas. Hopkins. Defender Safety Base edge imprint.
Subseries Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.

Series 8: Business Records, Subseries 8.1: Studio Session Registers are restricted. Digital copies available for research. See repository for details.

Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives. Special arrangements required to view negatives due to cold storage. Using negatives requires a three hour waiting period. Contact the Archives Center at 202-633-3270.
Subseries Rights:
When the Museum purchased the collection from the Estate of Robert S. Scurlock, it obtained all rights, including copyright. The earliest photographs in the collection are in the public domain because their term of copyright has expired. The Archives Center will control copyright and the use of the collection for reproduction purposes, which will be handled in accordance with its standard reproduction policy guidelines. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Genre/Form:
Portraits -- African American men
Photographs -- 1930-1960 -- Black-and-white negatives -- Acetate film
Subseries Citation:
Scurlock Studio Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Scurlock Studio Records, Subseries 4.5: Black and white negatives in cold storage arranged by job number
Scurlock Studio Records, Subseries 4.5: Black and white negatives in cold storage arranged by job number / Scurlock client negatives: H - Hztech
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep897fbf541-fe68-4cfe-9025-adcfc45fd7f9
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0618-s04-05-ref32226

Charles Benjamin Hopkins, b. 1882 [Folder]

Contents:
Folder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Location:
Art & Artist files at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/ National Portrait Gallery Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_57713

Charles Jackson Hopkins

Artist:
George Washington Conarroe, 1802/3 - 1882/4  Search this
Sitter:
Charles Jackson Hopkins, 1800 - 1863  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
66.5cm x 56cm (26 3/16" x 22 1/16"), Accurate
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1830
Topic:
Charles Jackson Hopkins: Male  Search this
Charles Jackson Hopkins: Religion and Spirituality\Clergy  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Smith College Museum of Art
Object number:
1951:268
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm40c351f39-278e-4ed4-9418-94664c193caf
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_1951_268

Moonlight, (painting)

Painter:
Hopkins, Charles Benjamin b. 1882  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art 151 Third Street San Francisco California 94103 Accession Number: 43.4357
Topic:
Landscape--Coast  Search this
Landscape--Celestial--Moon  Search this
Control number:
IAP 04280048
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_405596

SAC tanker operations in the Southeast Asia War / by Charles K. Hopkins

Author:
Hopkins, Charles K  Search this
Physical description:
x, 153 p. : ill. ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1979
Topic:
Airplanes--Air refueling  Search this
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Aerial operations, American  Search this
Call number:
UG1242.T36 H793
UG1242.T36H793
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_127013

Reverend Charles Jackson Hopkins (1800-1863), (painting)

Title:
Reverend Charles J. Hopkins, (painting)
Painter:
Conarroe, George Washington 1801-1882  Search this
Subject:
Hopkins, Charles Jackson  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Smith College Smith College Museum of Art Elm Street at Bedford Terrace Northampton Massachusetts 01063 Accession Number: 1951:268
Date:
Ca. 1825-1830
Topic:
Portrait male--Bust  Search this
Occupation--Religion--Clergy  Search this
Control number:
IAP 22280088
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_268536

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