Collection includes articles and papers by Hoff on aircraft structures and other matters, 1944-1981; diplomas, awards and
other biographical materials, 1928-1997; and materials he collected on the history of aviation including articles, reports,
and photographs, 1903-1958.
Nicholas J. Hoff was a professor emeritus of aeronautics and astronautics at Stanford University at the time of his death
in 1997. Born on Jan. 3, 1906 in the small town of Magyarovar in western Hungary, he came to Stanford in 1939 for graduate
work and earned his Ph.D. in 1942. He taught at the Polytechnic Institute in Brooklyn before returning to Stanford in 1957
to start an independent department of aeronautical engineering. In 1965 he published a famous textbook titled "The Analysis
of Structures." Although his focus was primarily on aeronautical structures, much of his work was extremely general and has
been applied in a number of different fields.
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