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Howard Hoffman Second World War correspondence

 Collection — Box: WWII 14, Folder: 14
Identifier: 2017-680-wc-r

Scope and Contents

This collection contains letters from Private Howard Hoffman, US Army, to his family during the Second World War. Many of the letters contain detailed descriptions of his daily life. He saved menus and cards, which are included with his letters.


  • Majority of material found within 1935 October 25-1945 December 25

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

Howard Hoffman was born and raised in Bloomfield, New Jersey, until moving to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at 55. He attended Berkeley School, South Jr. High School, and Bloomfield High School. Hoffman worked for Westing House for 30 years. He was married to his wife Dolores until his death. They raised four children, one son and three daughters. Hoffman retired to Ortley Beach, New Jersey, later returning to Pennsylvania.


.08 Linear feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection contains written correspondence and ephemera from Pvt. Howard Hoffman, USA, during the Second World War.


This collection is arranged by material type, author, and date.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Marsha Singer.

Legal Status

Donor irrevocably transfers, conveys, and assigns to Chapman University all Intellectual Property Rights for the Donated Materials. For more information, consult original donation form.
Finding Aid for the Howard Hoffman Second World War correspondence
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Repository Details

Part of the Center for American War Letters Archives Repository

Leatherby Libraries
Chapman University
Orange CA 92866 United States