Guide to the Oral history interview with Ernest M. Hopkins, 1958 - 1964Manuscript DOH-245

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Title:

Guide to the Oral history interview with Ernest M. Hopkins, 1958 - 1964

Call Number:

Manuscript DOH-245

Collection Dates:

1958 - 1964

Size of Collection:

55 WAV files.; 88 sound tape reels 7"; 88 sound reels 10"; 108 Compact discs (54 use copies and 54 masters).; PDF transcript: 875 pages.

Abstract:

Ernest Martin Hopkins, eleventh president of Dartmouth College. Oral history interview documenting his career and presidency of Dartmouth College.

Access to Collection:

Unrestricted.

Use & Access

The materials represented in this guide may be accessed through the Rauner Special Collections Library at Dartmouth College. Rauner Library is located in Webster Hall. The materials must be used on-site and may not leave Rauner Library.

Rauner Special Collections Library is open to the public and in most cases no appointment is necessary. The exception is in the case of materials stored off site for which there may be a delay of up to 48 hours in retrieval. Please consult the Access to Collection statement below or contact Rauner Reference.

Access to Collection

Unrestricted.

Publication & Use

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Introduction to the Collection

The oral history interview of Ernest Martin Hopkins is comprised of reel-to-reel tapes, digital recordings and CDs. There is no paper transcript. The interview was conducted by Dean of Libraries and Librarian of the College Edward Connery Lathem over a period of years from 1958 to 1964 and took place in Hanover, NH and Manset, Southwest Harbor, Maine. The entire interview runs for approximately 45 hours and covers his childhood years, his career at Dartmouth as well as his service in Washington DC during both World Wars and includes multiple interview sessions reviewing scrapbooks compiled during his years as president of Dartmouth. Other occasional participants in the interviews include Professors Bradlee Watson, Francis Childs and Russell "Cotty" Larmon, Dean Albert Dickerson and Messrs. John R. McLane, Richard W. Morin and Robert Jackson.

Biography

Ernest Martin Hopkins was born on November 6, 1877 in Dunbarton, NH. After attending Worcester Academy, he matriculated at Dartmouth College with the class of 1901. Following his graduation, he served as private secretary to President William Jewett Tucker from 1901-1905 and as Secretary of the College (1905-10). Following six years in the business world, he was selected as Dartmouth's eleventh president in 1916 and served for 29 years, through two World Wars and the Great Depression. He died in Hanover in 1964.

Box & Folder List

Box: 1, Dates: 1958-64

CD # 1-18a MASTERS

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 2, Dates: 1958-64

CD # 18b-33b MASTERS

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 3, Dates: 1958-64

CD # 1-18a USE COPIES

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 4, Dates: 1958-64

CD # 18b-33b USE COPIES

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

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