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Guide to the Nicholas J. Hoff Papers
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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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This collection is open for research.