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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the R. L. "Hoppy" Hopson Papers, 1941-1945



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Hopson, R. L.
Title: Hopson, R. L. "Hoppy", Papers
Dates: 1941-1945
Abstract: Consisting of diaries, photographs, and printed materials, the R. L. “Hoppy” Hopson Papers, 1941-1945, document Hopson’s service in the U. S. Navy during World War II.
Accession No.: 2012-149
Extent: 5 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Born in Gatesville, Texas, in 1915, R. L. “Hoppy” Hopson joined the U. S. Navy two weeks after the attack on Pearl Harbor as a specialist with the V-Mail program. He served in North Africa, Italy, and the Pacific, and then studied photography before being discharged at war’s end.

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Scope and Contents

Consisting of diaries, photographs, and printed materials, the R. L. “Hoppy” Hopson Papers, 1941-1945, document Hopson’s service in the U. S. Navy during World War II. Diaries cover Hopson’s life in 1943 and 1944, while printed materials include a Navy seaman’s manual, a promotional manual for the Navy, a map of North Africa as well as a mechanical guide to flag signals. Photographs show Hopson’s time in Algeria and Italy.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Hopson, R. L. "Hoppy" -- Archives.
United States. Navy -- Archives.
Subjects
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American.
Places
Algeria
Italy

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Related Material

Forms part of the Institute for Studies in Military History.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

R. L. "Hoppy" Hopson Papers, 1941-1945, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Ryder Kouba, May 2012.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

box
2.325/M54 U. S. Navy career summary
The Bluejackets' Manual, 1940
Navy promotional booklet
Hopson's diaries, 1943-1944
Newspapers
Map of North Africa
Fastfinder Mechanical Aide and Information Chart for the Navy
Discharge Form, 1945
Photographs

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