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Repository: Gallaudet University Archives Call No.: MSS 46Creator: Title: Papers of Howard T. Hofsteater, 1930-1959. Quantity: 0.5 Linear Feet (1 document box) Abstract: Note: This document last updated 2005 December 12.
Acquisition Information: The Howard Tracy Hofsteater collection was given to the Gallaudet University Archives on May 4, 1983 by Ellen Marie Hofsteater Parker BurnsProcessed by: Ulf Hedberg and Michael Olson. 1989 November 22. Processing Note:Conditions on Use and Access: This collection is open to the public with no restrictions. Photocopies may be made for scholarly research.
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Howard Tracy Hofsteater was born on November 22, 1909 in Talladega, Alabama. He was a student of the Alabama School for the Deaf for 5 years. He entered Gallaudet College in 1924 and graduated in 1930 with a B. A. degree. After his graduation from Gallaudet, he taught at the Michigan School for the Deaf. He then served as a member of the American School for the Deaf from 1934 to 1938. In 1947 he began teaching at the Illinois School for the Deaf where he continued until his death on September 25, 1964.
Scope and Content
The Howard Tracy Hofsteater Collection consists of approximately 850 items dating from 1930 to 1959. The majority of his papers date from the 1930's to 1940's. The bulk of the collection consists of articles, letters, poem and writings.
The folder of letters to his wife Marie P. Hofsteater is arranged chronologically. Included in the folders labeled to "writings" papers by Mr. Hofsteater related to different subjects among them deaf education. It is arranged alphabetically by title.
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