James Harold Hopkins Collection

Section: University Related

Accession Number: Legacy collection

Date Finding Aid Created/Updated: November 2004

Title: James Harold Hopkins Collection, 1891-1967

Inclusive Dates: 1891-1967, bulk 1912-1924, bulk photos 1938-1960

Creator: James Harold Hopkins

Extent: .5 linear feet, 1 box, 1 separate

Section: University Related

Record Group: Hopkins

Box Codes: Hopkins 1

Shelf: 10

Edinboro University Archives
200 Tartan Rd.
Baron-Forness Library
Edinboro University
Edinboro, PA 16444

Prefered Citation:
James Harold Hopkins Collection, 1891-1967
Edinboro University Archives

Abstract: This collection is the creation of J. Harold Hopkins, a 1919 graduate of Edinboro State Normal School. It contains documents typical of what a student would have possessed and other materials reflective of the Hopkins downtown Edinboro business. Thus it is a town and gown collection.

Acquisition Information: This is a legacy collection. The original donation is not documented.

Copyright: Edinboro University Archives

Biography: J. Harold Hopkins, as he was usually refered to, attended Edinboro State Normal school from 1916 to 1919. In the 1916 yearbook, Harold Hopkins was listed as a member of the Philo Literary Society. In 1920 he was listed as the sole "graduate" student, an unusual designation for the time. He was part of the Hopkins family that owned businesses in downtown Edinboro. One, a dry goods store, often advertised in school publications such as the yearbook. The collection also has a photograph of a Hopkins Insurance and Real Estate store on Meadville St.

Scope and Content: The collection is well thought of as a town and gown collection. It includes materials from Hopkin's years as a student and reflects his and his family's role in the Edinboro community. There are rare items in the collection that would have been typical of what a student would accumulate during their years at Edinboro State Normal School. These include a student membership card, programs for student activities and by-laws for student organizations. There are also photographs of the campus, including some rare panoramic and aerial photographs.

The town content of the collection is richest in advertisements and photographs. The bulk of these are dated in the 1930's to 1950's.

Controlled Access Terms:
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Edinboro State Normal School
Edinboro State Normal School- songs and music
Edinboro- Erie County- Pennsylvania
Students songs
Teachers college students
Teachers colleges

Organization of the Collection: The collection is not large and is simply separated between photographs and printed material.


Box: Hopkins 1
Shelf: 10

By-laws Edinboro student groups, 1914, 1915, 1935
Commencement programs, 1891, 1886, 1878, 1917, 1919
Edinboro life booklet, ca. 1919
Edinboro concerts and plays, 1916-21
Edinboro merchants advertisements, 1919- ca. 1922
Edinboro quarterly, 1918, 1919, 1924
Edinboro state college, presidents newsletter, 1967
Edinboro vacation advertisment booklet, ca. 1938
Edinboro's second annual chautauqua, 1912
Erie county souvenier booklet, 1937
Erie county teacher's institute, 1913, 1916, 1917, 1930
Hopkins store advertisment, 1932
Manual, U.S. school garden army, 1918
Report to Edinboro PA lakeside Assoc., 1945
Songs of edinboro, ca. 1915
State board examinations, 1919
Student ephemera, 1917-19
Track and field awards, 1919
Photos, panoramic(6 total)
  Outdoor Exercises
Photos, Edinboro bourough(69 total)
  Downtown Fountain
  Hopkins Store
  Edinboro Lake
Photos, Edinboro school(17 total)
  Normal Hall
  Aerial View

Shelf: 10
Folder with map of Edinboro Lakeside plot plan

Created on ... November 08, 2004