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Ruth Hoffman Second World War correspondence

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2015-086-w-r

Content Description

This collection contains correspondence written by numerous authors sent to Ruth Hoffman during the Second World War. Also included are photos and other documents. Inventory:

954 correspondence

1 Valentine's Day card

53 photographs

48 souvenir postcards

3 souvenir postcard booklets

1 manual, War Department Technical Manual, Bombs for Aircraft

1 program, Easter Church Service

1 pamphlet, sing along book

1 pamphlet, Scottish National War Memorial guidebook

1 pamphlet, Around Bedfordshire with a camera

8 newspapers

1 clipping

Dates

  • 1939-02 - 1946-02

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this material except where previously copyrighted material is concerned. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all permissions. For further copyright information, please contact the archivist.

Biographical / Historical

Ruth Hoffman was born January 2, 1922 in Baltimore, Maryland. She passed away on October 18, 2013. She was married to Clifford Earl Stanley on December 16, 1945. There are photographs of Clifford in the collection but no letters saved by Ruth. They had three girls, Sharon (donor), Milanie, and Stephanie.

Clifford Earl Stanley was born June 8, 1920 in El Paso, Illinois. According to the donor, he spent the Second World War in England in a munitions unit, though there is no information on his specific unit or rank.

Extent

2.5 Linear Feet (2 cartons, 1 document-box)

Overview

This collection contains correspondence written by numerous authors sent to Ruth Hoffman during the Second World War. Also included are photos and other documents.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged by material type and author: Series 1: Correspondence to Ruth Hoffman--Series 2: Valentine's Day card--Series 3: Photographs--Series 4: Souvenir postcards--Series 5: Manual--Series 6: Pamphlets and ephemera--Series 7: Newspapers

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Sharon S. Nardone.
Title
finding aid for the Ruth Hoffman Second World War correspondence
Status
Completed
Author
Andrew Harman
Date
6/16/2016
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Center for American War Letters Archives Repository

Contact:
Leatherby Libraries
Chapman University
Orange CA 92866 United States