Finding Aid to the Arthur Watterson Hoppe papers, 1870-2000 (bulk 1950-2000)

Finding Aid written by Lara Michels
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University of California, Berkeley
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Finding Aid to the Arthur Watterson Hoppe papers, 1870-2000 (bulk 1950-2000)

Collection Number: BANC MSS 85/124 c

The Bancroft Library



University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California
Finding Aid Written By:
Lara Michels
Date Completed:
March 2013
© 2013 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: Arthur Watterson Hoppe papers
Date (inclusive): 1870-2000
Date (bulk): (bulk 1950-2000)
Collection Number: BANC MSS 85/124 c
Creators :
Extent: Number of containers: 17 cartons, 3 boxes, 2 oversize boxes, 1 cardfile box, 1 volume (linear feet: 24.25)
Repository: The Bancroft Library
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California, 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
Abstract: The papers of Art Hoppe, long-time political columnist and satirist for the San Francisco Chronicle.
Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English
Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Information for Researchers

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.Materials in this collection may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley 94720-6000. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html .

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Arthur Watterson Hoppe papers, BANC MSS 85/124 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Alternate Forms Available

There are no alternate forms of this collection.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Hoppe, Arthur Watterson--Archives
San Francisco chronicle
Reporters and reporting--California--San Francisco
American newspapers--Sections, columns, etc.
Journalism--California--San Francisco

Administrative Information

Accruals

No additions are expected.

Processing Information

Processed by Lara Michels in 2013.

Biographical Information

Arthur Watterson (Art) Hoppe was a political columnist and satirist for the San Francisco Chronicle for 35 years. Born in Hawaii in 1925, Art Hoppe was raised in San Francisco and educated at Lowell High School and Harvard University. In 1949, Hoppe began working for the Chronicle as a copy boy and shortly thereafter became a reporter. For his first major story, published in 1952, Hoppe and photographer Ken McLaughlin became the first newsmen on the scence when they skied to the streamliner City of San Francisco, which was snowbound in the High Sierra for three days. Other early articles included a 1956 series on Skid Row in San Francisco and a 1959 series on African-American crime in San Francisco. In 1960, Hoppe was chosen to write a humorous column on city hall politics. Eventually, his column broadened to deal also with state and national politics and even to encompass social satire. Hoppe published eight books, including three anthologies of his columns, four novels, and a memoir. He also wrote numerous short stories and articles that appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, and other publications, as well as a few plays, some ow which were staged in San Francisco and Marin County. Hoppe was an avid yachtsmen and wrote many articles on the subject, including a 1948 account of ordering a 25-foot boat by mail from Japan (published in the New Yorker). Art Hoppe married Gloria Nichols in 1946. Together they had four children, Leslie, Andrea, Arthur, and Prentiss. He was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Society of Newspaper Columnists.

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection consists of writings, correspondence, personalia, subject files, and photographs. The writings include manuscripts and other materials relating to Hoppe's books, magazine and journal articles, newspaper articles and columns, and other writings. Among these are volumes of photocopies of Hoppe's Chronicle column from 1960 to 1985 and from 1997 to 2000. Correspondence consists mainly of letters to Hoppe from Richard Delgado as well as some family correspondence. Among the personalia are biographical materials, personal documents, Hoppe and Watterson family history, materials from Edward Sayle Watterson and his wife Mary Prentiss, certificates, press badges, articles on Hoppe and his work, tributes, and scrapbooks of his family, his work, and his memorial service. Subject files consist of materials collected by Hoppe on a range of political and social topics. Photographs include portraits of Hoppe as well as family photographs.

Container List

 

Series 1:  Writings. circa 1940-2000

Physical Description: Carton 1-7; carton 8, folder 1-8; carton 14-17; box 3; oversize box 1; oversize box 2, folder 1-8; volume 1
 

Subseries 1.1:  Books and plays.

Physical Description: Carton 1-3; Carton 4, folder 1-20

Scope and Content Note

Files may include manuscript drafts, correspondence, research materials, and reviews relating to Hoppe's published and unpublished books and plays.
Carton 1, Folder 1-4

The Love Everybody Crusade, circa 1963

Carton 1, Folder 5-12

Dreamboat, circa 1964

Carton 1, Folder 13-18

The World of Arthur Hoppe, circa 1970

Carton 1, Folder 19

Mr. Nixon and My Other Problems, circa 1971

Carton 1, Folder 20-24

Miss Lollipop and the Doom Machine, circa 1973

Carton 1, Folder 25-27, Carton 2, Folder 1-5

The Tiddling Tennis Theorem, circa 1975-1976

Carton 2, Folder 6-21

The Ugulaps, circa 1976-1983

Carton 2, Folder 22-32, Carton 3, Folder 1-2

The Marital Arts, circa 1985

Carton 3, Folder 3-5

Mr. Nice Guy, circa 1991

Carton 3, Folder 6

Shaw of New York, undated

Carton 3, Folder 7-8

Having a Wonderful Time, circa 1995

Carton 3, Folder 9-12

Newspapering: A Lackadaisical History of the Past Half-Century (memoir), undated

Carton 3, Folder 13-15

Perfect Solution to Absolutely Everything, circa 1968

Carton 3, Folder 16-22, Carton 4, Folder 1-6

The Perfect Sex Life in One Easy Step, circa 1978-1980

Carton 4, Folder 7-8

The History of the World in a Nutshell, undated

Carton 4, Folder 9-10

Our Times, undated

Carton 4, Folder 11

Unidentified novel, undated

Carton 4, Folder 12

Sean (unfinished play), undated

Carton 4, Folder 13

Booklet on the U.S.S. Bache, 1980

Carton 4, Folder 14-15

David (play), circa 1977

Carton 4, Folder 16-17

Jimmy Valentine (play), undated

Carton 4, Folder 18

The Sea Lion who Saved San Francisco (children's picture book), circa 1995

Carton 4, Folder 19

Glen Canyon Crossing (play), undated

Carton 4, Folder 20

Unpublished poetry (by Hoppe), undated

 

Subseries 1.2:  Magazines, newspapers, radio and television, and speeches.

Physical Description: Carton 4, folder 21-24; carton 5-7; carton 8, folder 1-2; carton 14-17; Box 3; cardfile box 1; oversize box 2, folder 1-8; volume 1
Carton 4, Folder 21-24, Carton 5, Folder 1-4

Magazine articles by Hoppe, circa 1955-1990

Carton 5, Folder 5-7

Journal articles by Hoppe, circa 1955-1990

Carton 5, Folder 8-11

Articles in Learning Magazine, circa 1970-1990

Carton 5, Folder 12

Articles in Inquiry Magazine, circa 1970-1980

Carton 5, Folder 13

Articles in Mole Magazine, circa 1982

Carton 5, Folder 15

Articles in Esquire Magazine, circa 1975

Carton 5, Folder 16

Articles in Cosmopolitan Magazine, circa 1975

Carton 5, Folder 17

Articles in Harper's Magazine, circa 1975

Carton 5, Folder 18

Articles in Travel and Leisure Magazine, circa 1974-1975

Carton 5, Folder 19

Articles in Readers Digest Magazine, circa 1982-1987

Carton 5, Folder 20

Articles in Rolling Stone Magazine, circa 1978

Carton 5, Folder 21

Articles in Show Magazine, undated

Carton 5, Folder 22

Rejected manuscripts, circa 1965-1985

Carton 5, Folder 23-24

Assorted and miscellaneous writings, circa 1965-1985

Carton 6, Folder 1

The Self-Consciousness Revolution, circa 1977

Carton 6, Folder 2

From Sea to Shining Sea (radio mss), undated

Carton 6, Folder 3

Mighty Minutes, 1982

Carton 6, Folder 4

Voices West, 1977

Carton 6, Folder 5-6

Miscellaneous television and radio, circa 1965-1977

Carton 6, Folder 7

Skits, unused, undated

Carton 6, Folder 8

Seaborn speech, 1995

Carton 6, Folder 9

Speeches/interviews (done), circa 1969-1976

Carton 6, Folder 10-12

Speeches, circa 1969-1977

Carton 6, Folder 13

Commencement speech, 1970

Carton 6, Folder 14

Buchwald, undated

Carton 6, Folder 15, Oversize Box 2, Folder 1-8

Clippings of early newspaper stories, circa 1952-1959

Carton 6, Folder 16

Skid Row newspapers stories, 1956

Carton 6, Folder 17

Cash or Clobber Trial newspaper stories, 1953

Carton 6, Folder 18-19

Clippings of newspaper stories, 1960-1969

Carton 6, Folder 20-24

Quake (newspaper serial), circa 1978

Carton 6, Folder 25

Article on Dick Tuck, undated

Carton 6, Folder 26

Article on Cronkite, circa 1977

Carton 6, Folder 27

Article on execution/San Quentin, circa 1955

Carton 6, Folder 28

Assorted freelance newspaper pieces, undated

Carton 14

Columns (chronological file of column photocopies), 1960-1967

Carton 15

Columns (chronological file of column photocopies), 1968-1976

Carton 16

Columns (chronological file of column photocopies), 1977-1985

Carton 17

Columns (chronological file of column photocopies), 1986-1996

Box 3

Columns (chronological file of column photocopies), 1997-2000

Cardfile Box 1

Index of columns, circa 1960-1985

Volume 1

Scrapbook of Hoppe's coverage of the 1960 presidential campaign, 1960

Carton 7, Folder 1-2

Columns on Washington D.C., undated

Carton 7, Folder 3

Graded columns from Bill German, circa 1999

Carton 7, Folder 4

Landlord columns, circa 1965-1978

Carton 7, Folder 5

Favorite columns of 1993, 1993

Carton 7, Folder 6

Unruh columns, 1961

Carton 7, Folder 7

New York Times columns, circa 1977

Carton 7, Folder 8

Golf columns, undated

Carton 7, Folder 9

Vacation columns, circa 1980-1988

Carton 7, Folder 10-13

Miscellaneous stories, finished and unfinished, circa 1965-1980

Carton 7, Folder 14-17

Article ideas, circa 1960-1985

Carton 7, Folder 18

Articles, reference materials, circa 1965-1990

Carton 7, Folder 19-23, Carton 8, Folder 1-2

Dailies, 1981-1986

 

Subseries 1.3:  Early writings and notebooks.

Physical Description: Carton 8, folder 3-8
Carton 8, Folder 3

High school and Navy writings, circa 1940-1945

Carton 8, Folder 4-5

Harvard writings, circa 1949

Carton 8, Folder 6-8

Notebooks, undated

 

Series 2:  Correspondence. 1925-2000

Physical Description: carton 8 folder 9-20; carton 9, folder 1-29
Carton 8, Folder 9-10

Letters from readers, 1999

Carton 8, Folder 11

Critical letters from reader, 1993

Carton 8, Folder 12-13

50th anniversary letters of congratulations, 1999

Carton 8, Folder 14-20, Carton 9, Folder 1-8

Richard Delgado (incoming), 1990-2000

Carton 9, Folder 9

Sol Linowitz, 1992

Carton 9, Folder 10

Tania Carleton, 1991

Carton 9, Folder 11

Brooke Biggs, >1991-1992

Carton 9, Folder 12

Project Rach Gia Funds, circa 1968

Carton 9, Folder 13

Okamoto and Son Boat Yard, circa 1956

Carton 9, Folder 14

Editors of New Yorker, 1958

Carton 9, Folder 15-16

Rachelle Marshall, 1988-1995

Carton 9, Folder 17

Leah Garchik and Carole Vernier, 1979

Carton 9, Folder 18

Rejection letters, circa 1950-1962

Carton 9, Folder 19-20

Letters to Art Hoppe from Peggy Gravett (mother) during World War II, 1943

Carton 9, Folder 21-24

Correspondence between Art and Gloria Hoppe (wife), circa 1945-1999

Carton 9, Folder 25

Correspondence from other family members, circa 1943-1995

Carton 9, Folder 26

Correspondence from Charles Edward Watterson (grandfather), circa 1925-1932

Carton 9, Folder 27-29

Assorted correspondence, circa 1925-1932

 

Series 3:  Personalia. circa 1870-2001

Physical Description: carton 9, folder 30-31; carton 10-11; oversize box 2, folder 9
Carton 9, Folder 30-31

Biographical, circa 1965-1990

Carton 10, Folder 1

Personal documents, circa 1931-1995

Carton 10, Folder 2-4

Hoppe and Watterson family history and scrapbooks, undated

Carton 10, Folder 5

Edward Sayle Watterson materials, circa 1870

Carton 10, Folder 6

Contents of Edward Sayle Watterson's wallet, 1872-1873

Carton 10, Folder 7

Scrapbook of Mary Prentiss (wife of Edward Sayle Watterson), circa 1860-1870

Carton 10, Folder 8, Oversize Box 2, Folder 9

Certificates and awards, circa 1937-1999

Carton 10, Folder 9

Press badges, circa 1960-1968

Carton 10, Folder 10

Hoppe's thesis (Bachelor's Degree), 1949

Carton 10, Folder 11-13

Magazine articles on Hoppe, circa 1968-1988

Carton 10, Folder 14-15

Clippings on Hoppe, circa 1968-1988

Carton 10, Folder 16

Obituary clippings, 2000

Carton 10, Folder 17

Tributes, circa 1999-2000

Carton 10, Folder 18

Jack Kent, blueline and illustration, 1962

Carton 10, Folder 19

Publicity, circa 1969

Carton 10, Folder 20, Oversize Box 2, Folder 9

Brochures and event flyers, circa 1965-1995

Carton 10, Folder 21

Reviews, circa 1973-1977

Carton 10, Folder 22-24

Guest books for Hoppe bench dedication at Crissy Field, circa 2001

Carton 10, Folder 25-16

Scrapbooks for Hoppe's memorial, 2000

Carton 11, Folder 1

Scrapbook (grandchildren), undated

Carton 11, Folder 2

Scrapbook and photo album (Crissy Field bench dedication), circa 2001

Carton 11, Folder 3

Family scrapbook and photo album, circa 1945-1990

Carton 11, Folder 4

Nobody for President and Somebody for President and Harvard Alumni buttons, undated

Carton 11, Folder 5

Leslie's journals, undated

Carton 11, Folder 6

Margaret Gravett's writings, undated

Carton 11, Folder 7-8

Miscellaneous, undated

 

Series 4:  Subject files. circa 1965-1995

Physical Description: carton 12-13; box 1
Carton 12

Agents-Humor Academy, circa 1965-1995

Carton 13

Humor Academy-Steven Johnson, circa 1965-1995

Box 1

Steven Johnson-Yeltsin, circa 1965-1995

Carton 11, Folder 9-13, Box 2, Oversize Box 2, Folder 9, Oversize Box 1

Series 5:  Photographs, audio-visual, and object (baseball cap). circa 1930-2000