Peter Hoffman Papers, 1962-1968

Collection Overview

Title: Peter Hoffman Papers, 1962-1968

Record Series: MsC-22

Record Group:


Creator: Peter Hoffman

Date: 1962-1968

Extent: 1 box (0.63 linear feet)

Repository: Special Collections and Uinversity Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

Language: Materials are in German.

Information for Users

Accessing the Collection:

No restrictions. Materials are open for research.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Collection material was donated in 1970 by Peter Hoffmann.

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Preferred Citation: [Identification of item] in the Peter Hoffman Papers, 1962-1968, [folder number], University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

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Scope and Content

This collection consists of a copy of Peter Hoffman's Widerstand, Staatsstreich, Attentat; der Kampf der Opposition gegen Hitler (Piper: München, 1969) and a heavily corrected four-volume typescript of the book. Hoffman (b. 1930) did much of the work on this book during his years (1965-1970) in the UNI history department. The English translation, The History of the German Resistance (Macdonald and Jane's: London, 1977), received highly favorable reviews.

Please note that the collection's control file contains book reviews for The History of the German Resistance. Please ask SC&UA staff for access.


Folder 1: Widerstand, Staatsstreich, Attentat; der Kampf der Opposition gegen Hitler

Folders 2-5: Typescript of the book

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Library Associate Dave Hoing, January 2017. Updated by Dave Hoing, October 2017 and Archival Processor Tessa Wakefield, December 2021. Linear feet count updated on August 9, 2017.