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Charles H. Hoffman documents, 1937-1940

 Collection
Identifier: SC MS 0170
Official documents such as freshman orientation schedule, degree transcript and form letter invitations to honors societies for Charles H. Hoffman from his undergraduate years at Lehigh and graduate years at MIT.

Dates

  • 1934-1940

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection housed remotely. Users need to contact 24 hours in advance.

Conditions Governing Use

Collection is open for research.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet (1 manuscript box)

Overview

Collection of official documents such as freshman orientation schedule, degree transcript and form letter invitations to honors societies for Charles H. Hoffman from his undergraduate years at Lehigh studying electrical engineering, 1934-38, and graduate years at MIT, 1939-40.

Biographical / Historical

Charles Hoffman was born in the early 1900’s. He lived in Allentown, Pennsylvania and attended Allentown High School. He then enrolled to Lehigh University in 1934 and received a BS in electrical engineering in 1938. The documents showed that Hoffman was active on campus, involved in several honors societies and fraternities. He was president of the Ernest W. Brown Astronomical Society in 1935, and secretary in ‘36. He was also president of Pi Mu Epsilon Mathematic society, and of the Newtonian Society. He was a member of Phi Eta Sigma honors fraternity, Tau Beta Pi honors fraternity, Eta Kappa Nu honors electrical engineering fraternity, the Electrical Engineering Society and Theta Xi social fraternity. He received freshman and sophomore honors, the Wilbur Scholarship, and the Alumni Junior Engineering Prize. After Lehigh, Hoffman attended MIT in 1939-1940 and received his Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering. At MIT he was a member of Sigma Xi, scientific research society.

According to the Lehigh Alumni Directories, in 1947 he was Assistant Engineer at Public Service Electric & Gas Co. in Newark, NJ; in 1956 he was Senior Engineer. He lived in Sea Girt, NJ. In 1976 he was Senior Vice President of Energy Pooling Public Service Electric &Gas Co. He retired in the late 70’s/early 80’s. He was married to Louise W. They had children, Christopher, Jennifer, and Emily.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically, then by format. First four folders are related to Lehigh and the number five is to MIT.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, March 2010.

Related Materials

Pi Mu Epsilon Journal Phi Eta Sigma (Lehigh Collection Vertical File) Tau Beta Pi (Lehigh Collection Vertical File) Theta Xi (Lehigh Collection Vertical File) Sigma Xi (Lehigh Collection Vertical File)
Title
Charles H. Hoffman documents, 1937-1940
Status
completed
Author
Alexandria Kennedy
Date
2013-02-26
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Revision Statements

  • 2013-03-04: Finding aid information revised
  • 2017-03-23: Added to ArchivesSpace

Repository Details

Part of the Lehigh University Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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