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Hopkins, Ernest Martin, 1877-1964



  • Existence: 1877 - 1964


Ernest Martin Hopkins was born on November 6, 1877 in Dunbarton, NH. He attended Worcester Academy before he matriculated at Dartmouth College with the class of 1901. After graduation, he served as private secretary to Dartmouth President William Jewett Tucker from 1901-1905 and as Secretary of the College from 1905-1910. Following six years in business working for Wm. Filene's Sons, the New England Telephone and Telegraph Company, Western Electric and Curtis Publishing, he was selected as Dartmouth's eleventh president in 1916 and served for 29 years until his retirement in 1945. After Dartmouth, he joined the National Life Insurance Company of Montpelier, VT, from 1948 to 1950, becoming chairman of the board in 1950. In 1962, Dartmouth dedicated the newly built Hopkins Center for the Arts to him. Hopkins died on August 13, 1964.

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Ernest M. Hopkins letter

Identifier: Mss 925623
Mss 925623
Date(s): 1925-11-23

Letter from Ernest M. Hopkins to Edward K. Hall regarding Dick's House gift.

Ernest Martin Hopkins papers

Identifier: MS-1359
Date(s): 1866 to 1971

Ernest Martin Hopkins (1877-1964), president of Dartmouth College (1916-1945) and graduate of the college with the Class of 1901. The collection contains professional and personal correspondence, manuscripts, articles, diaries, appointment books, clippings, reports, financial documents, ephemeral material and scrapbook pages. The papers chronicle Hopkins' professional life outside of Dartmouth.

Letter Draft of foreword.

Identifier: Mss 964375
Mss 964375
Date(s): 1964-06-25

Letter to an unknown recipient includes a forward written for the book Dr. Tucker's Dartmouth by Robert French Leavens and Arthur Hardy Lord.

Oral History Interview with Ernest Martin Hopkins.

Identifier: DOH-245
Date(s): 1958 to 1964
Scope and Contents 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...
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