Papers of Helen Hopekirk, 1880-1945.


Papers of Helen Hopekirk, 1880-1945.

This collection consists primarily of approximately 250 letters received by Hopekirk from a variety of friends and admirers. Most of the letters are in English, some are in French or German. Among these letters are a number of letters from artists Hopekirk studied with, including American composer George Whitefield Chadwick, and E.F. Richter. Many of the letters are regarding Hopekirk's compositions, performances and rehearsals, as well as her travels in Europe and the United States. Included is a letter from Booker T. Washington, in which he thanks her for the books she sent to the Tuskegee Institute. Also within the collection is a folder of miscellaneous materials. These materials include: press notices, invitations, a performance program, and a certificate from the Library of Congress regarding the donation of autographed scores.

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Richter, E. F. (Ernst Friedrich), 1808-1879 (person)

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Chadwick, George Whitefield (person)

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