Finding Aid for the Syd Hoff Papers, 1960-1972

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UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
© 2002
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the Syd Hoff Papers, 1960-1972

Collection number: 984

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts 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
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
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Manuscripts Division staff
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Alight Tsai
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Caroline Cubé
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Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, March 2003
© 2002 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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.


Container List

Box 3

Hoff, Sydney, 1912- . Original illustrations for Joan Lexau's The Rooftop Mystery. New York: Harper & Row, 1968.

Physical Description: 2 sets (one in color and the other in black and white). 103 drawings in all.
Box 3

--- Hello Mudder, Hello Fadder, by Allan Sherman, illustrated by Syd Hoff. New York: Harper & Row, 1964.

Physical Description: Original drawings only on acetate. 23 items.
Box 3

--- I Can't Dance, by Allan Sherman, illustrated by Syd Hoff. New York: Harper & Row, 1964.

Physical Description: Original drawings only on acetate. 22 items.
Box 3

--- Original cartoons for daily newspapers, published by King Features Syndicate, 1964-1965.

Physical Description: 114 items.
Box 1

--- The litter knight, written and illustrated by Syd Hoff. New York: McGraw Hill, 1970.

Physical Description: Original drawings, each with two overlays of parchment paper showing color separations, with proof copy of the book printed in blue. 38 items.
Box 1

--- Ida the bareback rider, written and illustrated by Syd Hoff. New York: Putnam, 1972.

Physical Description: 25 preliminary drawings colored with crayon and water color, and 17 original drawings, each with two overlays of acetate showing color separations. 42 drawings in all.
 

Baseball Mouse

Box 3

Baseball mouse, written and illustrated by Syd Hoff. New York: G.P. Putnam, 1969.

Physical Description: Original drawings in water colors. No text. 45 items.
Box 3

Original drawings in pen and ink. No text.

Physical Description: 45 items.
 

Lengthy

Box 1

Lengthy, written and illustrated by Syd Hoff. New York: G.P. Putnam, 1963.

Physical Description: Original colored drawings with text. 48pp.
Box 2

Transparencies.

Physical Description: (Drawings on acetate).
Box 1

Original drawings and transparencies for dust jacket.

 

The Homework Caper

Box 1

The homework caper, by Joan M. Lexau, illustrated by Syd Hoff. New York: Harper & Row, 1966.

Physical Description: Original colored pencil drawings only. 49 items.
Box 1

Original black and white drawings with text.

Physical Description: 111 items.