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Finding aid for the Harold von Hofe papers 0390
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Description
The collection comprises materials related to von Hofe's tenure as a librarian at USC as well as manuscripts, research notes, articles, and correspondence. Most materials are related to Lion and Marta Feuchtwanger as well as other German-speaking exiles.
Background
The son of German musicians who immigrated to the United States at the turn of the 20th century, Harold von Hofe was born in Plainsfield, N.J., on April 23, 1912. In 1939, after earning a bachelor's degree from New York University and a doctorate from Northwestern University, von Hofe relocated to Los Angeles and took a job teaching German at USC. He became a professor and served as chair of USC's German department from 1945-1956 (as well as from 1963-68 and 1971-74). Von Hofe's scholarly work focused largely on the work of writers who fled Germany for Southern California during the Holocaust. An eminent scholar in the field of German exile studies, Von Hofe's expertise was built on the relationships he developed with members of the German émigré community in Los Angeles during World War II. From 1959 to 1963, von Hofe served as chair of the USC Division of Humanities.
Extent
12.0 Linear feet 33 boxes
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.