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Guide to the Nicholas J. Hoff Papers
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  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical/Historical Sketch
  • Description of the Collection
  • Access Terms

  • Overview

    Call Number: SC0883
    Creator: Hoff, Nicholas J. (Nicholas John), 1906-
    Title: Nicholas J. Hoff papers
    Dates: 1903-1997
    Bulk Dates: 1940-1997
    Physical Description: 5 Linear feet
    Summary: 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.
    Language(s): The materials are in English.
    Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Stanford University Libraries
    557 Escondido Mall
    Stanford, CA 94305-6064
    Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
    Phone: (650) 725-1022
    URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/spc.html

    Administrative Information

    Information about Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Ownership & Copyright

    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
    Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Cite As

    Nicholas J. Hoff Papers (SC0883). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Biographical/Historical Sketch

    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.

    Description of the Collection

    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.

    Access Terms

    Hoff, Nicholas J. (Nicholas John), 1906-
    Stanford University--Faculty.
    Aeronautics.
    Airframes.
    Airplanes--Design and construction.