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Finding Aid for the Syd Hoff Papers, 1960-1972
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Syd Hoff Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1960-1972
    Collection number: 984
    Creator: Hoff, Syd, 1912-
    Extent: 3 oversize boxes
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Syd Hoff (1912- ) contributed cartoons to The New Yorker, Esquire, Look, and the Saturday evening post. He also drew the syndicated cartoon, Laugh it off, wrote and illustrated books, and has published compilations of his cartoons. The collection consists of some 600 original drawings by Hoff.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Syd Hoff, 1967-72.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Syd Hoff Papers (Collection 984). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    Syd Hoff was born in New York City, New York in 1912; he studied art at the National Academy of Design; contributed cartoons to The New Yorker, Esquire, Look, and the Saturday evening post; he also drew the syndicated cartoon, Laugh it off; illustrated books, some of which he also wrote; most of these were written for children, including Danny and the dinosaur (1958), Sammy the seal (1959), Julius (1958), and Lengthy (1963); he has also published compilations of his cartoons.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of some 600 original drawings by artist and author Syd Hoff. Includes 45 drawings for Hello, mudder, hello, fadder and I can't dance (both written by Allan Sherman), as well as illustrations for The Homework Caper (1966) by Joan M. Lexau and Lengthy (1963), written by Hoff. Also includes original drawings for Baseball mouse (1969), written and illustrated by Hoff, his drawings for The litter knight (1970) and Ida the bareback rider (1972), and original cartoons for daily newspapers (1964-65).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Hoff, Syd, 1912- --Archives.
    Illustrators--United States--Archival resources.
    Cartoons (humorous images).
    Illustrations.