Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Anna Hoppe Addie letters

Abstract

The Anna Hoppe Addie letters (dated 1912-1944, 1964-1969, undated; 0.21 cubic feet; 10 folders) comprise letters that document the lives of Anna, her husband Walter Addie, and their families in Kansas and Indiana in the twentieth century.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Anna Hoppe Addie letters
Creator
Addie, Anna Hoppe, 1897-1973
Extent
0.21 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Correspondence.
Courtship -- 1890-1930
Education
Family.
Friendship.
Health
Letters.
Man-woman relationships -- United States -- 20th century
Marriage
Moving, Household
Travel.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by subject. The Wade Hall Collection of American Letters has been processed into discrete collections based on provenance.
Finding Aid Author
Sarah Coblentz
Preferred Citation
2009ms132.0337: [identification of item], Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Anna Hoppe Addie letters, 1912-1944, 1964-1969, undated, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Anna Margaret Hoppe (1897-1973) was born in Gretna, Kansas to Friedrich Hoppe (1860-1943) and Agnes Gibson (1863-1926). She was one of eleven children, having seven brothers and three sisters. In 1916, Anna married Walter R. Addie (1894-1970) of Agra, Kansas. Together the couple had four children – Viola (1917-2007), L. Dee (1920-1984), E. Lee (1924-2003), and Andrew (1940-2016). In the mid-1920s, Anna and her family moved from Kansas to Bloomington, Indiana where the couple stayed for the remainder of their lives.
American Letters collector Wade Hall (1934-2015) was a native of Union Springs, Alabama. Starting in 1962, he lived in Louisville, where he taught English and chaired the English and Humanities/Arts programs at Kentucky Southern College and Bellarmine University. He also taught at the University of Illinois and the University of Florida. He held degrees from Troy State University (B.S.), the University of Alabama (M.A.), and the University of Illinois (Ph.D.). He served for two years in the U.S. Army in the mid-fifties. Dr. Hall was the author of books, monographs, articles, plays, and reviews relating to Kentucky, Alabama, and Southern history and literature. His most recent books include A Visit with Harlan Hubbard; High Upon a Hill: A History of Bellarmine College; A Song in Native Pastures: Randy Atcher's Life in Country Music; and Waters of Life from Conecuh Ridge.
Scope and Content
The Anna Hoppe Addie letters (dated1912-1944, 1964-1969, undated; 0.21 cubic feet; 10 folders) comprise letters that document the lives of Anna, her husband Walter Addie, and their families in Kansas and Indiana in the twentieth century. The majority of the letters are between Anna and Walter, prior to their marriage, and discuss seeing family and friends, visits from the other's family, attending social dances, participating in local clubs, inside jokes about grammar and typing, and their personal health. Anna receives letters from her sisters, sisters-in-law, and friends as well, discussing family gossip, personal health, social visits, employment, children, and education. The collection also includes two letters from Viola, Walter and Anna's daughter, to them after her marriage discussing having her parents stay for dinner when they are in town, work for her and her husband, and how her children are.
The Anna Hoppe Addie letters are part of the Wade Hall Collection of American letters, which includes correspondence and diaries from all over North America covering the time period of the Civil to Korean Wars. The materials were collected by Wade Hall and document everyday men and women.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Letters to Anna Hoppe Addie, 1912-1937

  • Box WH-13, folder 11
To top

Eloise Morgan to Anna Hoppe, 1912-1913

  • Box WH-13, folder 12
To top

Letters to Anna Hoppe Addie from siblings, 1913-1924, 1940-1943

  • Box WH-13, folder 13
To top

Walter Addie to Anna Hoppe Addie, 1914-1926, undated

  • Box WH-13, folder 14
To top

Eva Addie Rose to Anna Hoppe Addie, 1928-1935, 1964-1969

  • Box WH-13, folder 15
To top

Anna Hoppe to Walter Addie, 1914-1915

  • Box WH-13, folder 16
To top

Letters to Walter Addie, 1916-1944

  • Box WH-13, folder 17
To top

Letters to Walter and Anna Addie, 1916-1937

  • Box WH-13, folder 18
To top

Letter to Viola Addie, 1934 January 2

  • Box WH-13, folder 19
To top

Viola Addie to parents Anna and Walter Addie, 1939-1940

  • Box WH-13, folder 20
To top

Researchers are required to have an SCRC Researcher Account in order to request or order digital copies of materials. Research Account set-up and use instructions can be found at: http://libguides.uky.edu/SCRCaccount

If you are visiting the Breckinridge Research Room, please request materials at least 48 business hours in advance of your arrival.

For all other questions, contact us at: https://libraries.uky.edu/ContactSCRC.

Researchers are required to have an SCRC Researcher Account in order to request or order digital copies of materials. Research Account set-up and use instructions can be found at: http://libguides.uky.edu/SCRCaccount

If you are visiting the Breckinridge Research Room, please request materials at least 48 business hours in advance of your arrival.

For all other questions, contact us at: https://libraries.uky.edu/ContactSCRC.

Requests

No items have been requested.