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Nelson and Florence Hoffman Cincinnati Postcard Collection

 Collection
Identifier: US-12-03

Scope and Content

The folders in the Nelson and Florence Hoffmann Cincinnati Postcard Collection document the myriad research Nelson Hoffman conducted throughout his life. They encompass everything from Cincinnati businesses, towns, and architecture to church histories and local biographies. Along with corresponding research, most folders contain a brief newspaper article written by Nelson on the headlined topic.

The binders in the collection contain over 1,600 postcards aquired by Nelson Hoffmann over several decades, documenting Cincinnati's history and culture from the late 1800s through the late 1900s. All of the postcards in each binder have been individually cataloged according to their descriptive title, date, manufacturer's number, ARB catalog number, and binder/box number. A finding aid for the individual postcards is available in the Archives and Rare Books Library.

Dates

  • 1788-2010

Creator

Language of Materials

The records are in English

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research.

Extent

8.75 Linear Feet (7 boxes)

Abstract

The collection consists of research folders of Nelson Hoffman and over 1,600 postcards aquired by Nelson Hoffmann over several decades, documenting Cincinnati's history and culture from the late 1800s through the late 1900s.

Statement of Arrangement

The folders in the Nelson and Florence Hoffmann Cincinnati Postcard Collection are arranged alphabetically by topic, with A-K in Box 1, L-R in Box 2, and S-Z in Box 3. Sometimes the folder title does not start with the letter by which it is alphabetized, i.e. "A Devastating Flood" is alphabetized under F for "Flood," the main topic. Some folder dates refer to the dates covered under Nelson Hoffman's research and others refer to the actual date Hoffmann was doing research. In either context, researchers can find information about the headlined item within the dates provided. The binders in the collection have been catalogd according to Hoffmann's original organizational scheme. His original headings have been used unless otherwise noted.

Physical Location

Archives and Rare Books Library

Other Finding Aid

A listing of the individual postcards in the collection is available in the Archives and Rare Books Library.

Title
Finding aid for the Nelson and Florence Hoffman Cincinnati Postcard Collection
Status
Edited Full Draft
Author
Finding aid prepared by Lauren Fink
Date
2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Rare Books Library Repository

Contact:
8th Floor Blegen Library
2602 University Circle
P.O. Box 210113
Cincinnati Ohio 45221-0113
513-556-1959