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History Department Reprints

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1387

These reprints, collected by Dr. J. Wesley Hoffmann of the UT History Department, document important scholarship in the fields of History, Classics, English, and Education. Among the major authors represented are John L. Snell, Leo Loubire, and Robert D. Warth. The reprints are arranged alphabetically by author and then by title.

Dates

  • 1932-1963

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

1 Linear Feet

Abstract

These reprints, collected by Dr. J. Wesley Hoffmann of the UT History Department, document important scholarship in the fields of History, Classics, English, and Education. Among the major authors represented are John L. Snell, Leo Loubire, and Robert D. Warth. The reprints are arranged alphabetically by author and then by title.

Biographical/Historical Note

J. Wesley Hoffman was born on August 26,1895 in Maplegrove, Minnesota. He earned his AB from the University of Minnesota in 1918, his AM from the University of Chicago in 1922, and his PhD from the University of Chicago in 1937. After serving in the U. S. Navy during World War I, Hoffmann worked as an instructor in history at John Fletcher College (1919-1920), an assistant professor at Morningside College (1922-1924), an instructor at the State University of Iowa (1925-1926), an instructor at the University of Chicago (1927-1928), a professor and department head at Morningside College (1928-1934), and an assistant professor at Montana State College (1934-1937). Hoffmann came to the University of Tennessee as a professor of history in 1937, and was promoted to department head in 1944. While at UT, Hoffmann was instrumental in organizing the Faculty Club, reviving the local chapter of the American Association of University Professors, and creating the Faculty Senate. He also helped to operate the Army Air Corps Program at UT during World War II. In 1965, Hoffmann left UT to take a position as a professor of History at Maryville College. He died of leukemia on February 21, 1978.

J. Wesley Hoffmann married Gertrude J. Glesen (1896-1991) on June 25, 1927, and the couple had two children.

Arrangement

Collection consists of one box.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480