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Irma Helen Hopkins was born in Horatio, Arkansas, May 15, 1930. As a student at Ouachita College, she began studying journalism major and won awards for her writing, but then pursued music. She graduated from Ouachita Baptist College in 1952 with a B.A. in violin and speech; Southwestern Seminary with a B.M.S. in voice and choral conducting; M.M. in voice from George Peabody College in Nashville, and earned a doctorate in musical arts at Temple University. She taught at Mars Hill College, George Peabody College, West Virginia Wesleyan College, the University of Pittsburgh, and then at Murray State University. She served at Murray State seventeen years prior to retirement.

This collection contains materials belonging and pertaining to Irma Helen Hopkins Collins throughout her life as a college student, teacher, and musician. It consists of yearbooks, photographs, correspondence, newsclippings, and other memorabilia.


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