Personal papers of Helen R. Hoopes
Hoopes taught rhetoric and English at the University of Kansas from 1914-1947. This collection contains scrapbooks, poetry, clippings, correspondence and a copy of her graduate thesis.
- 1829 - 1973
- Hoopes, Helen Rhoda, 1878-1973 (Person)
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Biography of Helen R. Hoopes (1878-1973)
Helen Rhoda Hoopes received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Kansas (KU) in 1913. While an undergraduate student, Hoopes became the first woman to edit the University Daily Kansan, though her name never appeared as editor.
Hoopes went on to receive a master's degree in English from KU in 1914. Later that year, she became a faculty member at KU and taught Rhetoric and, starting in 1925, English until her retirement in 1947. During her time at KU, Hoopes helped establish the Gamma Phi Beta sorority chapter; KU Quill Club; Pi Lambda Theta; and Theta Sigma Phi, a women's journalism society.
Hoopes edited Contemporary Kansas Poetry in 1927 and her work has been featured in Kansas Magazine, The Harp, Jayhawk, The Troubadour, American Poetry Magazine, Bozart, Lyric West, Contemporary Verse, Youth’s Companion, The Wichita Eagle, Christian Century, University Review, and in the Kansas City Star.
9.5 Linear Feet (10 boxes)
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift, Marla J. Hefty for David Paul Howard, 2012.
Gold locket removed to Archives Artifacts 41/ Helen R. Hoopes.
- Guide to the Helen R. Hoopes Collection
- Personal papers of Helen R. Hoopes
- Finding aid prepared by ad, 2005. Finding aid encoded by ad, 2005. Finding aid revised by sda, 2012; mwh, 2021.
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- Finding aid written in English.
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- Preferred citation
Personal papers of Helen R. Hoopes, University Archives, PP 26, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas