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James Roy and Edna Boies Hopkins papers, 1878-1977

Hopkins, James Roy, 1877-1969

Painter, Educator


Collection Information

Size: 140 Items (on partial microfilm reel)

Summary: 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 Note

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.


Loan of the brother of James Hopkins, 1979.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 1515 available at Archives of American Art offices; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

James Roy and Edna Boies Hopkins papers, 1878-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.