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Frank Snowden Hopkins papers

Identifier: MS 00377

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Scope and Contents

Written works, published and unpublished, of Frank Snowden Hopkins, journalist, diplomat, and vice-president of the World Future Society. The collection contains articles written about the Foreign Service, policy papers written for the United States State Department, articles written for the World Future Society, family histories and biographies, a reminiscence of the College of William and Mary in the 1920's, and an unpublished manuscript of a novel promoting the goals and principles of the World Future Society.

The Finding Aid/Inventory contains brief descriptions of each accession.  The contents list is a folder by folder inventory of the first accession.


  • Creation: 1905-1995

Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use:

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Biographical Information:

Frank Snowden Hopkins was born 8 March 1908 in Gloucester County, Virginia, the son of Nicholas Snowden Hopkins and Selina Lloyd (Hepburn) Hopkins. He graduated with an B. A. from the College of William and Mary and received his M. A. from Columbia University. Hopkins worked for newspapers as a reporter, personnel and labor relations director and for the Maryland Drydock Company. Hopkins entered the U. S. State Department in 1945. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .


5.00 Linear Feet (9 boxes)



Arrangement of Materials:

Organization: This collection is organized into eleven series. Series 1 contains family histories and biographies; Series 2 contains speeches by Hopkins; Series 3 contains essays prepared for U.S. State Department; Series 4 contains articles by Hopkins pertaining to the foreign service; Series 5 contains articles by Hopkings pertaining to the World Future Society; and Series 6-12 contain additions to the collection. Arrangement: The collection is organized by subject.

Acquisition Information:

Acc. No. 84-36; Gift: 25 items, July 1984.Acc. No. 86-15; Gift: 1 item, April 1986.Acc. No. 89-38; Gift: 1 item, September 1989.Acc. No. 89.55; Gift: 1 item, 29 November 1989.Acc. No. 1993.48; Gift: 1 item, 19 July 1993.Acc. No. 1994.64A; Gift: ca. 100 items, 22 August 1994.Acc. No. 2000.23; Gift: 1,376 items, 3 June 2000. Accession 2023.072 donated by Richard S. Hopkins.


Collection formerly identified as Mss. 84 H77.

Processing Information:

Processed by Tom Scott in 1987.

Guide to the Frank Snowden Hopkins papers
Tom Scott
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Language of description note
The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository