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Hospers (John Johannes “Jack”) Personal Papers
SDASM.SC.10076  
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Description
John Johannes “Jack” Hospers was a representative for the Chance Vought and Sikorsky divisions of UAC, and by 1945, was the company’s vice president.
Background
John Johannes Hospers was born October 5, 1901 in Ommen, Netherlands and became a naturalized citizen of the United States on January 4, 1926. He was married to Sally Ann Kata of Oswego, New York, and had one daughter. He attended the college at the Graduate Aviation Engineering School in New York City and in 1922, joined the Merchant Marine. After leaving the Merchant Marine, he worked briefly at a flying school in New York, and then joined the United Aircraft Corporation. In 1928, he became a field representative for the Chance Vought and Sikorsky divisions of UAC, and by 1945, was the company’s vice president.
Extent
.4 Cubic Feet The collection is housed in three boxes (2 measuring 12.5”x10.5”x2.5”, 1 measuring 12.5”x10.5”x5”) and contains nineteen files.
Restrictions
For copyright and use restrictions please consult the library director.
Availability
This collection is open to the public by appointment