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Guide to the Claire Giannini Hoffman Papers, 1887-1997
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Ctn. 1, folders 1-28

SERIES 1: Correspondence, 1937-1997


Divided into incoming and outgoing correspondence.

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence with friends and colleagues.
Ctn. 1, folders 1-27

Incoming correspondence, 1937-1997


Arranged alphabetically by name of writer or company. Each folder is then arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Though one incoming letter is dated 1927 and some date from the 1980's, most letters date between 1949 and the 1970's, or 1994-1997. There is a small amount of correspondence from Presidents Nixon and Reagan. Some are copies of letters not directly addressed to Hoffman.
carton 1, folder 1

A, 1954-1970

carton 1, folder 2-3

B, 1951-1996

carton 1, folder 4

C, 1949-1996

carton 1, folder 5

D, 1952-1994

carton 1, folder 6

E, 1952-1968

carton 1, folder 7

F, 1952-1996

carton 1, folder 8

G, 1953-1996

carton 1, folder 9

H, 1952-1995

carton 1, folder 10

I, 1951-1969

carton 1, folder 11

J, 1952-1990

carton 1, folder 12

K, 1956-1996

carton 1, folder 13

L, 1950-1995

carton 1, folder 14

M, 1927-1995

carton 1, folder 15

N, 1957-1973

carton 1, folder 16

O, 1958-1962

carton 1, folder 17

P, 1951-1970

carton 1, folder 18

Q, 1966

carton 1, folder 19

R, 1952-1983

carton 1, folder 20-21

S, 1937-1997

carton 1, folder 22

T, 1950-1970

carton 1, folder 23

U-V, 1951-1986

carton 1, folder 24-25

W, 1949-1995

carton 1, folder 26

X-Y-Z, 1956-1981

carton 1, folder 27

Unidentified correspondence, n.d.

Ctn. 1, folder 28

Outgoing correspondence, 1954-1996


Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Includes fourteen letters, including some addressed to presidents Eisenhower and Reagan, and to the board of directors of the Bank of America.
carton 1, folder 25

Outgoing, 1954-1996

Ctn. 1, folders 29-39

SERIES 2: Biographical Materials, n.d.


Arranged chronologically.
Ctn. 1, folders 29-30

Writings, ca. 1970-1985


Divided into two subject folders: Writings by Hoffman and writings about Hoffman. Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Includes the press release upon Hoffman's resignation from Bank of America, a speech about World Bank and International Monetary Fund, and about her father, A. P. Giannini.
carton 1, folder 29

Writings by Hoffman, ca. 1970's-1980's

carton 1, folder 30

Writings about Hoffman, n.d.

Ctn. 1, folders 31-37, oversize box 1

Clippings, n.d.


Subdivided into: About Claire Giannini Hoffman, About Bank of America, and Legislation. Each sub-sub series is arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Includes a scrapbook of clippings and loose clippings regarding Claire Giannini-Hoffman; the Bank of America; and two subject folders on economic legislation. The scrapbook of clippings relate to Hoffman's election to the board of directors of Sears, Roebuck & Co. in 1963. After this, most of the clippings date 1963-1975 (and especially 1970-1971). None of the articles date from the eighties and only one is dated 1991. Most of the articles are concerned with Hoffmans' business travel, her various awards and elections, her opinions about economic issues, meetings and social events, and her father A.P. Giannini. Some articles are written in Spanish or Italian. A small amount of U.S. Congress bills, clippings about bank holding companies and booklets about gold show Hoffman's interest in economic legislation.
Ctn. 1, folders 31-33, oversize box 1

About Claire Giannini Hoffman, n.d.


Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings about Claire Giannini Hoffman's position as a director of Bank of America and her social activities.
othertype OS Box 1

Scrapbook: Election to Board of Directors of Sears, Roebuck and Co., 1963

carton 1, folder 31-33

Clippings about Hoffman, n.d.

Ctn. 1, folders 34-35

About Bank of America, 1969-1990


Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Includes publicity booklets about Bank of America, and clippings regarding Bank of America issues as well as Claire Giannini's disagreements with bank policy.
carton 1, folder 34

Clippings about Bank of America, 1982-1990

carton 1, folder 35

Publicity Booklets, 1969-1989

Ctn. 1, folders 36-37

Legislation, 1955-1973


Divided into Legislation and Clippings about Legislation. Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Includes reprinted government legislation and clippings regarding specific legislation.
carton 1, folder 36

Legislation, 1955-1958

carton 1, folder 37

Clippings about legislation, 1955-1973

Ctn. 1, folders 38-39

Miscellaneous Biographical Materials, 1904-1993


Arranged chronologically.
carton 1, folder 38-39

Miscellaneous biographical materials, 1904-1993

Scope and Content Note

Copy of birth certificate (1904), marriage license (1930); awards; pedigree of Hoffman's dog; minutes from the Sixteen Club (1959-1969), booklet on the Francisca Club; inventory of jewelry and coins.
Ctn. 2

SERIES 3: Family Papers


The Family Papers are divided into three sub-series: A.P. Giannini, Clorinda "Clara" Cuneo, and miscellaneous family papers.

Scope and Content Note

The materials about A.P. Giannini, Hoffman's father, consist mostly of clippings about Giannini; a small amount of correspondence; and materials relating to A.P. Giannini commemorative programs and the A.P. Giannini stamp. The materials relating to Hoffman's mother, Clorinda Agnes Cuneo Giannini (also called "Clara" Cuneo) include a book of school work completed as a student at Notre Dame College; a book of autographs and texts written by friends; and a memoriam commemorating her death. There are some miscellaneous materials relating to other family members such as Anne Giannini, granddaughter of A.P. Giannini, and Clifford P. Hoffman, Claire Giannini Hoffman's husband.
Ctn. 2, folders 1-7

A.P. Giannini, 1916-1994


Each folder is divided according to subject, then arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Includes clippings about A.P. Giannini; a small amount of correspondence; and materials relating to commemorative programs and the A.P. Giannini postal stamp.
carton 2, folder 1

Correspondence, 1916, n.d.

carton 2, folder 2-4

Clippings, 1924-1994

carton 2, folder 5

Miscellaneous biographical materials, 1930-1949

carton 2, folder 6

A.P. Giannini commemorative program, 1983

carton 2, folder 7

A.P. Giannini postage stamp, 1973

Ctn. 2, folders 8-10

Clorinda Agnes Cuneo Giannini (also called "Clara Cuneo"), ca. 1895-1941


Divided by subject, then arranged chronologically.
carton 2, folder 8

School work by Clorinda Cuneo, ca. 1895

carton 2, folder 9

Autograph book, 1887-1891

carton 2, folder 10

Memoriam for Clorinda A. Giannini, 1941

Ctn. 2, folder 11

Miscellaneous family papers, 1916-1989


Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Materials relating to Anne Giannini and Clifford P. Hoffman.
carton 2, folder 11

Miscellaneous, 1916-1989