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MC87. George C. Hoffmann Papers, 1960-1991

Identifier: MC-87

Scope and Contents

Springfield lawyer beginning practice in 1928; Chairman of the Springfield Committee for Higher Education (1960-1967); attorney for Sangamon State University on a retainer basis; and Springfield civic leader.

Correspondence, memos, news clippings, reports, receipts, contracts, maps, and studies, chiefly 1965-1975, documenting the struggle to establish Sangamon State University and the university's legal transactions. The substance of the collection concerns higher education in Springfield, the acquisition of land for the campus, university governance, the physical development of the campus, and other university legal matters.

Includes reports, correspondence, minutes and agendas of the Springfield Committee for Higher Education, a committee of business and professional figures who lobbied the State of Illinois for the establishment of a public, four-year college in Springfield (1960-1968); records regarding the acquisition and operation of the Clayville Rural Life Center (1972-1984); correspondence, reports, minutes and agendas of the SSU Foundation (1970-1989); programs, memos, minutes and agendas relating to CONVOCOM (an educational television service) and the development of its satellite technology (1970-1990);  correspondence and records regarding building contractors and the Gerald Schaflander case; correspondence, deeds, and maps regarding the purchase of lands for the SSU campus (1968-1983); and and news clippings, correspondence, and plans for the development of student housing (1970-1980).


  • Created: 1960 - 1991


Conditions Governing Access



15.20 Cubic Feet



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Source of Acquisition

Series I was a gift from John Hoffmann on 7/16/1998.  Series II was a gift from Fred Hoffmann on 5/27/1998.

Related Materials

SEE ALSO: Oral History Collection: H675I Ines C. Hoffmann Memoir (Mrs. George Hoffmann)

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Repository Details

Part of the UIS Archives/Special Collections Repository

Archives/Special Collections LIB 144
One University Plaza, MS BRK 140
Springfield IL 62703-5407 US