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Hoffman (Ruth) Second World War Correspondence
2015.086.w.r  
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Arrangement
  • Biographical / Historical
  • Preferred Citation
  • Content Description
  • Conditions Governing Use

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Center for American War Letters Archives
    Title: Ruth Hoffman Second World War correspondence
    source: Nardone, Sharon S.
    Identifier/Call Number: 2015.086.w.r
    Physical Description: 2.5 Linear Feet (2 cartons, 1 document-box)
    Date (inclusive): 1939-02-1946-02
    Abstract: This collection contains correspondence written by numerous authors sent to Ruth Hoffman during the Second World War. Also included are photos and other documents.
    Physical Location: Leatherby Libraries.
    Container: 1-2
    Container: 3

    Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Sharon S. Nardone.

    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

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Item title], Ruth Hoffman Second World War correspondence (2015.086.w.r), Center for American War Letters Archives, Chapman University, CA.

    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

    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.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    World War, 1939-1945
    Correspondence -- World War, 1939-1945
    World War II
    World War, 1939-1945 -- Homefront
    Nardone, Sharon S.
    Hoffman, Ruth