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Lila Hopkins papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS0172

Scope and Contents

Papers of a two-time winner of the Juvenile Literature Award presented annually by the North Carolina branch of the American Association of University Women. Includes manuscripts, correspondence, and clippings concerning her books, Eating Crow (1988) and Talking Turkey (1990).

Dates

  • 1986 - 1991

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright retained by donor.

Biographical / Historical

Lila Hopkins, born in 1925, grew up in New Mexico but spent much of her adult life in North Carolina. Hopkins grew up in the home of a Baptist pastor and married a Baptist minister while she was still a college student at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas. After graduation, she taught school in northern California while her husband continued his theological studies in Berkeley, California. The Hopkins moved to North Carolina in 1960 for Rev. Hopkins to intern at the Department of Pastoral Care at Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem. In 1961, he became chaplain at McCain Hospital, where he served for 29 years. Lila Hopkins taught school in Moore County, NC for 13 years and the experience was the basis of her two award winning juvenile books, Eating Crow and Talking Turkey (1988 and 1990). Both books won the North Carolina Juvenile Literature Award.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet (1 document box (shared))

Language

English

Overview

Papers of a two-time winner of the Juvenile Literature Award presented annually by the North Carolina branch of the American Association of University Women. Includes manuscripts, correspondence, and clippings concerning her books, Eating Crow (1988) and Talking Turkey (1990).

Arrangement

The collection is arranged into a single, alphabetical folder title series.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Lila Hopkins of Southern Pines, N.C., 1991.

Processing Information

Processed by Randy Penninger, June, 1992.
Title
Lila Hopkins papers
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid written by Randy Penninger.
Date
June 1992
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscript Collections, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository

Contact:
Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte 28223 United Stated