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Jack Hoffenberg papers

Abstract

Title:
Jack Hoffenberg papers
Author/Creator:
Hoffenberg, Jack
Collection number:
78-9
Size:
12.5 linear feet
Inclusive dates:
1944-1977
Collection Area:
Literature and Rare Books
Repository:
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email: askhornbake@umd.edu
Abstract:

Jack Hoffenberg (1906-1977) was an advertising executive in Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, Maryland, who became a novelist after relocating to California in the 1950s. In the 1930s, he served in the U. S. Marine Corps in Haiti. In 1937, he joined a Washington, D.C., advertising agency but returned to military service during World War II, serving in the U. S. Army. After relocating to California, he published ten novels, including A Thunder at Dawn and Sow Not in Anger. The collection consists of manuscripts, galley proofs, notes, and background materials for novels; correspondence; clippings; publicity; lecture announcements; art work; awards; and photographs. Significant correspondents represented include editors at Avon Books and E.P. Dutton and Co.; Marie Wilderson; Clyde Robert Bulla; Heber Ladner; Paul Monash; Leon Uris; Gwen Bristow; and Adolph A. Kroch.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

This collection is open for research.

Preferred citation:

Jack Hoffenberg papers, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/1496
Publication rights:

Photocopies of original materials may be provided for a fee and at the discretion of the curator. Please see our Duplication of Materials policy for more information. Queries regarding publication rights and copyright status of materials within this collection should be directed to the appropriate curator.

Status:

This collection is PROCESSED.

Historical Note

A popular novelist of the 1960s and 1970s, Jack Hoffenberg was born in Baltimore, Maryland, on February 8, 1906. He was the youngest son among Barney and Faye (Fannie Buch) Hoffenberg's five sons and four daughters. He attended Baltimore City College, the University of Maryland, and the Maryland Institute College of Art. His studies were concentrated in art and journalism. He studied sculpture under Reuben Kramer.

As a young man, he enlisted in the U. S. Marine Corps and served as an officer under General Frank A. Evans in the U. S. Constabulary in "Papa Doc" Duvalier's Haiti for three and one-half years. Following his service in the Marines in 1937, Hoffenberg joined the Kaufman Advertising Agency in Washington, D.C., as an account executive. On October 5, 1939, Hoffenberg married Mary Joel Kramer, a public information officer, from Winchester, Virginia. He returned to military service during World War II, serving in the U. S. Army in Italy; at war's end, he left the army as a major. Upon the termination of his military career, Hoffenberg opened his own advertising agency in Baltimore, handling industrial accounts.

Hoffenberg first saw southern California in the late 1920s and decided to live there some day. He finally relocated there in 1954 after realizing, to his consternation, that he had become nothing but an administrator. His first California residence was in Sherman Oaks, and, in 1960, he settled in Studio City. At the age of fifty-three he began to devote serious effort to writing, which he characterized as "the most fun you can have with your clothes on." Sow Not In Anger, his first novel, was purchased by the first publisher who read it in 1961. For the next sixteen years, Hoffenberg regularly spent the day at an office near his home, composing a daily quota of chapters. He published ten novels, wrote a number of short stories including a children's story, and outlined several screenplays and teleplays during this period; see Appendix A for a list of his published novels.

In addition to being a disciplined writer, Hoffenberg was a meticulous researcher. In his historical and topical novels, he used knowledge gained from his extensive travels throughout Europe, Central and South America, the Pacific, and Israel. A Thunder At Dawn is based on his military experiences in the Caribbean. His familiarity with Southern cities is evident in his three novels set in the southern United States. While working on The Desperate Adversaries, Hoffenberg spent ten months with the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department, riding in patrol cars and working with homicide, narcotics, burglary, and vice crews.

Hoffenberg was a dedicated member of the Los Angeles writing community. He served three terms as president of the West Coast chapter of P.E.N. (Poets, Editors, and Novelists) International and frequently lectured at college campuses, libraries, and literary groups in the Los Angeles area. He also picketed when the members of the Writers' Guild struck for better pay and recognition.

Hoffenberg was devoted to sports throughout his life--first as an athlete and then as a spectator. He took time from his arduous writing schedule to enjoy professional football and baseball games. As a young man, he played basketball and baseball with teams sponsored by the Jewish Educational Alliance. He also played football and handball. Among his interests were amateur photography, the "old-time ukulele," although he could not read a note, and shooting craps.

Hoffenberg died in Studio City, California, on March 23, 1977, after a short illness. He was survived by his wife, his brothers Harry and Albert Hoffenberg, and his sisters Mrs. Rose H. Jacobs, Mrs. Shirley Pinsler, and Mrs. Edythe Lewis.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The papers of Jack Hoffenberg span the period from 1944 to 1977, with the bulk between 1961 and 1977. The collection contains research materials for his works including maps, diagrams, newspaper and magazine articles, and notes. There are also outlines, drafts, manuscripts, and galley proofs and page proofs for his published novels. The papers also include outline projections and rough drafts for screen/teleplays that never came to fruition and rough and working copies of several unpublished short stories.

The collection also includes correspondence with his literary agents, various publishers, and personal friends. The correspondence with agents and publishers contains editing suggestions and production, publication, and distribution details for his works. The personal correspondence includes mainly friendly inquiries and invitations to social engagements.

In addition, the collection is comprised of lecture requests; printed items including articles about him, reviews, publicity, and lecture announcements; illustrations; a P.E.N. certificate; and publicity snapshots. The primary topics are Hoffenberg's published work, the editing and publication of that work, and his activities related to his literary career.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

The bulk of Jack Hoffenberg's papers were donated to the University of Maryland Libraries in 1978 and 1979 by Mary Hoffenberg. She donated an additional accretion in May 1997.

Processing Information

Processed by:

Processed: May 1979. Addendum incorporated and guide revised by: Rebecca Zeltinger, August 1997 Guide revised by: Steve Hausfeld, June 1998

Processing note:

The collection was first processed in May 1979. At that time, it was arranged into two series: "Works" and "Correspondence, Articles, Reviews, and Publicity." In summer 1997, the collection was reprocessed and the accretion incorporated. Final revisions to the finding aid were completed in summer 1998. Series I, "Works," was renamed "Writings," and all materials in it were arranged alphabetically by title. The items related to individual Hoffenberg works have been placed in chronological order; for example, research materials, notes, and drafts appear before setting copy, galleys, and page proofs.

Three new series--"Correspondence"; "Clippings, Publicity, and Lecture Announcements"; and "Art Work, Awards, and Photographs"--were created from the former Series II. The correspondence, previously grouped in seven categories, was sorted by correspondent. The clippings, publicity, and lecture announcements were separated into two groupings--"On Hoffenberg's Work" and "On Hoffenberg." Within these groupings, materials were arranged alphabetically. In the final series, the art work, awards, and photographs were arranged alphabetically by those categories.

Oversize research materials in Series I and publicity posters in Series II were separated and housed appropriately. Duplicate materials were separated and discarded. All staples and paperclips were removed and replaced by plastic fasteners when necessary. The entire collection was placed in new acid-free folders and boxes.

Encoded by:

EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access. Markup completed by Lara D'Agaro, August 2007.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Writings, 1847, 1946, 1957-1976, and undated (12 linear feet)

This series contains research and background materials for Hoffenberg's ten published novels including maps; diagrams; newspaper and magazine articles; notes; outlines; drafts; manuscripts; galley proofs; and page proofs. It also includes a television projection for Twentieth-Century Fox, several screenplay outlines, and rough or working copies of several short stories, including a children's story entitled The Snobodies. The materials are arranged alphabetically by title of individual work.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
The Desperate Adversaries -- Original manuscript (The Crew), undated series 1reel frame null
The Desperate Adversaries -- Original manuscript (The Crew), undated series 1reel frame null
The Desperate Adversaries -- Original manuscript (The Crew), undated series 1reel frame null
The Desperate Adversaries -- Original manuscript (The Crew), undated series 1reel frame null
The Desperate Adversaries -- Original manuscript (The Crew), undated series 1reel frame null
The Desperate Adversaries -- Original manuscript (The Crew), undated series 1reel frame null
Anvil of Passion -- Notes, undated series 1box 1folder 1
Anvil of Passion -- Notes, undated series 1box 1folder 2
Anvil of Passion -- Notes, undated series 1box 1folder 3
Anvil of Passion -- Maps and Diagrams, 1847, 1965-1966 and undated series 1box 1folder 4
Anvil of Passion -- Rough draft, undated series 1box 1folder 5
Anvil of Passion -- Rough draft, undated series 1box 1folder 6
Anvil of Passion -- Draft, undated series 1box 1folder 7
Anvil of Passion -- Draft, undated series 1box 1folder 8
Anvil of Passion -- Draft, undated series 1box 1folder 9
Anvil of Passion -- Draft, undated series 1box 1folder 10
Anvil of Passion -- Draft, undated series 1box 1folder 11
Anvil of Passion -- Draft, undated series 1box 1folder 12
Anvil of Passion -- Draft, undated series 1box 1folder 13
Anvil of Passion -- Draft, undated series 1box 1folder 14
Anvil of Passion -- Draft, undated series 1box 1folder 15
Anvil of Passion -- Separated portions of manuscript, undated series 1box 1folder 16
Anvil of Passion -- Galley proof (corrected) (Tucson West, Gila South), undated series 1box 2folder 1
Anvil of Passion -- Setting copies of filler pages, undated series 1box 2folder 2
Anvil of Passion -- Galley proof (corrected), undated series 1box 2folder 3
The Day Peace Almost Broke Out -- screenplay outline, circa 1966 series 1box 3folder 1
The Desperate Adversaries -- Notes, undated series 1box 3folder 2
The Desperate Adversaries -- Notes, undated series 1box 3folder 3
The Desperate Adversaries -- Notes, undated series 1box 3folder 4
The Desperate Adversaries -- Maps of Los Angeles County, 1972 series 1box 3folder 5
The Desperate Adversaries -- Background magazine clippings ([See also Oversize--Box OS1]), 1960-1973 and undated series 1box 3folder 6
The Desperate Adversaries -- Background magazine clippings ([See also Oversize--Box OS1]), 1960-1973 and undated series 1box 3folder 6
The Desperate Adversaries -- Background newspaper clippings, 1973-1976 series 1box 3folder 7
The Desperate Adversaries -- Police material -- LACSD, 1973 and undated series 1box 3folder 8
The Desperate Adversaries -- Police material -- LACSD, 1973 and undated series 1box 3folder 9
The Desperate Adversaries -- Police material -- Miscellaneous, 1968 and 1974 series 1box 3folder 10
The Desperate Adversaries -- Police material -- Narcotics, 1972-1973 and undated series 1box 3folder 11
The Desperate Adversaries -- Police material -- Narcotics, 1972-1973 and undated series 1box 3folder 12
The Desperate Adversaries -- Police material -- NYPD [Telephone] Numbers, 1961 series 1box 3folder 13
The Desperate Adversaries -- Police material -- Background material on flying, 1972-1973 and undated series 1box 3folder 14
The Desperate Adversaries -- Police material -- Flight patterns, 1973 series 1box 3folder 15
The Desperate Adversaries -- Police material -- Miscellaneous background material, undated series 1box 3folder 16
The Desperate Adversaries -- Police material -- Notes and rough draft, undated series 1box 3folder 17
The Desperate Adversaries -- Police material -- Notes and rough draft, undated series 1box 3folder 18
The Desperate Adversaries -- Police material -- Notes and rough draft, undated series 1box 3folder 19
The Desperate Adversaries -- Police material -- Notes and rough draft, undated series 1box 3folder 20
The Desperate Adversaries -- Police material -- First outline (The Take changed to The Crew), undated series 1box 3folder 21
The Desperate Adversaries -- Rough draft, undated series 1box 4folder 1
The Desperate Adversaries -- Rough draft, undated series 1box 4folder 2
The Desperate Adversaries -- Rough draft, undated series 1box 4folder 3
The Desperate Adversaries -- Rough draft, undated series 1box 4folder 4
The Desperate Adversaries -- Rough draft, undated series 1box 4folder 5
The Desperate Adversaries -- Rough draft, undated series 1box 4folder 6
The Desperate Adversaries -- Rough draft, undated series 1box 4folder 7
The Desperate Adversaries -- Rough draft, undated series 1box 4folder 8
The Desperate Adversaries -- Pages from drafts and outlines, undated series 1box 4folder 9
The Desperate Adversaries -- Original manuscript (The Crew), undated series 1box 4folder 10
The Desperate Adversaries -- Original manuscript (The Crew), undated series 1box 5folder 1
The Desperate Adversaries -- Original manuscript (The Crew), undated series 1box 5folder 2
The Desperate Adversaries -- Original manuscript (The Crew), undated series 1box 5folder 3
The Desperate Adversaries -- Original manuscript (The Crew), undated series 1box 5folder 4
The Desperate Adversaries -- Original manuscript (The Crew), undated series 1box 5folder 5
The Desperate Adversaries -- Original manuscript (The Crew), undated series 1box 5folder 6
The Desperate Adversaries -- Original manuscript (The Crew), undated series 1box 5folder 7
The Desperate Adversaries -- Galley proof (uncorrected) (The Crew), undated series 1box 5folder 8
The Desperate Adversaries -- Page proof (uncorrected), 1975 series 1box 5folder 9
Forge of Fury -- Outline for novel and screenplay (The Affair at Mesa Plata), undated series 1box 6folder 1
Forge of Fury -- Copy of original manuscript (The Affair at Mesa Plata), undated series 1box 6folder 2
Forge of Fury -- Copy of original manuscript (The Affair at Mesa Plata), undated series 1box 6folder 3
Forge of Fury -- Copy of original manuscript (The Affair at Mesa Plata), undated series 1box 6folder 4
Forge of Fury -- Copy of original manuscript (The Affair at Mesa Plata), undated series 1box 6folder 5
Forge of Fury -- Original manuscript, undated series 1box 6folder 6
Forge of Fury -- Original manuscript, undated series 1box 6folder 7
Forge of Fury -- Original manuscript, undated series 1box 6folder 8
Forge of Fury -- Original manuscript, undated series 1box 6folder 9
Forge of Fury -- Original manuscript, undated series 1box 6folder 10
Forge of Fury -- Original manuscript, undated series 1box 6folder 11
Forge of Fury -- Original manuscript, undated series 1box 6folder 12
Forge of Fury -- Original manuscript, undated series 1box 6folder 13
Forge of Fury -- Galley proof (uncorrected), undated series 1box 6folder 14
Gung Who? -- screenplay, undated series 1box 7folder 1
Gung Who? -- screenplay, undated series 1box 7folder 2
Gung Who? -- screenplay, undated series 1box 7folder 3
Gung Who? -- screenplay, undated series 1box 7folder 4
A Hero for Regis -- Notes, undated series 1box 7folder 5
A Hero for Regis -- Notes and rough draft, undated series 1box 7folder 6
A Hero for Regis -- Notes and rough draft, undated series 1box 7folder 7
A Hero for Regis -- Notes and rough draft, undated series 1box 7folder 8
A Hero for Regis -- Map and chart, 1958-1959 series 1box 7folder 9
A Hero for Regis -- Rough draft, undated series 1box 7folder 10
A Hero for Regis -- Rough draft, undated series 1box 7folder 11
A Hero for Regis -- Rough draft, undated series 1box 7folder 12
A Hero for Regis -- Manuscript, undated series 1box 7folder 13
A Hero for Regis -- Manuscript, undated series 1box 7folder 14
A Hero for Regis -- Manuscript, undated series 1box 7folder 15
A Hero for Regis -- Manuscript, undated series 1box 8folder 1
A Hero for Regis -- Manuscript, undated series 1box 8folder 2
A Hero for Regis -- Manuscript, undated series 1box 8folder 3
A Hero for Regis -- Manuscript, undated series 1box 8folder 4
A Hero for Regis -- Manuscript, undated series 1box 8folder 5
A Hero for Regis -- Manuscript, undated series 1box 8folder 6
A Hero for Regis -- Manuscript, undated series 1box 8folder 7
A Hero for Regis -- Manuscript, undated series 1box 8folder 8
A Hero for Regis -- Pages cut from original manuscript, 1962 series 1box 8folder 9
A Hero for Regis -- Title and filler pages, undated series 1box 8folder 10
A Hero for Regis -- Galley proof (uncorrected), undated series 1box 9folder 1
"The Man Who Had a System", undated series 1box 10folder 1
"The Man Who Had a System" -- triplicate, undated series 1box 10folder 2
"Mr. Pigeon and the Atom Bomb", 1946 series 1box 10folder 3
The Powers -- teleplay, undated series 1box 10folder 4
The Powers -- Notes, undated series 1box 10folder 5
The Powers -- Outline rough draft and notes, 1965 and undated series 1box 10folder 6
The Powers -- Outline rough draft and notes, 1966 and undated series 1box 10folder 7
The Powers -- Outline rough draft and notes, 1967 and undated series 1box 10folder 8
The Powers -- Outline rough draft and notes, 1968 and undated series 1box 10folder 9
The Powers -- Outline rough draft and notes, 1969 and undated series 1box 10folder 10
The Powers -- Outline rough draft and notes, 1970 and undated series 1box 10folder 11
The Powers -- Outline rough draft and notes, 1971 and undated series 1box 10folder 12
The Powers -- Projection manuscript for Twentieth-Century Fox, circa 1965 series 1box 10folder 13
The Powers -- Projection manuscript for Twentieth-Century Fox, circa 1966 series 1box 10folder 14
The Powers -- Projection manuscript for Twentieth-Century Fox, circa 1967 series 1box 10folder 15
The Powers -- Projection manuscript for Twentieth-Century Fox, circa 1968 series 1box 10folder 16
The Powers -- Projection manuscript for Twentieth-Century Fox, circa 1969 series 1box 10folder 17
A Raging Talent -- Manuscript [first draft] (A Certain Talent), undated series 1box 11folder 1
A Raging Talent -- Manuscript [first draft] (A Certain Talent), undated series 1box 11folder 2
A Raging Talent -- Manuscript [first draft] (A Certain Talent), undated series 1box 11folder 3
A Raging Talent -- Manuscript [first draft] (A Certain Talent), undated series 1box 11folder 4
A Raging Talent -- Manuscript [first draft] (A Certain Talent), undated series 1box 11folder 5
A Raging Talent -- Manuscript [first draft] (A Certain Talent), undated series 1box 11folder 6
A Raging Talent -- Manuscript [first draft] (A Certain Talent), undated series 1box 11folder 7
A Raging Talent -- Manuscript [first draft] (A Certain Talent), undated series 1box 11folder 8
A Raging Talent -- Manuscript [first draft] (A Certain Talent), undated series 1box 11folder 9
A Raging Talent -- Manuscript [first draft] (A Certain Talent), undated series 1box 11folder 10
A Raging Talent -- Manuscript [first draft] (A Certain Talent), undated series 1box 11folder 11
A Raging Talent -- Manuscript [first draft] (A Certain Talent), undated series 1box 11folder 12
A Raging Talent -- Manuscript [first draft] (A Certain Talent), undated series 1box 11folder 13
A Raging Talent -- Manuscript [first draft] (A Certain Talent), undated series 1box 11folder 14
A Raging Talent -- Manuscript [first draft] (A Certain Talent), undated series 1box 12folder 1
A Raging Talent -- Manuscript [first draft] (A Certain Talent), undated series 1box 12folder 2
A Raging Talent -- Duplicate copy of original manuscript [second draft], undated series 1box 12folder 3
A Raging Talent -- Duplicate copy of original manuscript [second draft], undated series 1box 12folder 4
A Raging Talent -- Duplicate copy of original manuscript [second draft], undated series 1box 12folder 5
A Raging Talent -- Duplicate copy of original manuscript [second draft], undated series 1box 12folder 6
A Raging Talent -- Duplicate copy of original manuscript [second draft], undated series 1box 12folder 7
A Raging Talent -- Duplicate copy of original manuscript [second draft], undated series 1box 12folder 8
A Raging Talent -- Duplicate copy of original manuscript [second draft], undated series 1box 12folder 9
A Raging Talent -- Duplicate copy of original manuscript [second draft], undated series 1box 12folder 10
A Raging Talent -- Insert (A Certain Talent), undated series 1box 12folder 11
A Raging Talent -- Galley proof (uncorrected), undated series 1box 13folder 1
A Raging Talent -- Page proof (uncorrected), 1972 series 1box 13folder 2
Reap In Tears -- Manuscript, undated series 1box 14folder 1
Reap In Tears -- Manuscript, undated series 1box 14folder 2
Reap In Tears -- Manuscript, undated series 1box 14folder 3
Reap In Tears -- Manuscript, undated series 1box 14folder 4
Reap In Tears -- Manuscript, undated series 1box 14folder 5
Reap In Tears -- Manuscript, undated series 1box 14folder 6
Reap In Tears -- Manuscript, undated series 1box 14folder 7
Reap In Tears -- Manuscript, undated series 1box 14folder 8
Reap In Tears -- Manuscript, undated series 1box 14folder 9
Reap In Tears -- Manuscript, undated series 1box 15folder 1
Reap In Tears -- Manuscript, undated series 1box 15folder 2
Reap In Tears -- Manuscript, undated series 1box 15folder 3
Reap In Tears -- Manuscript, undated series 1box 15folder 4
Reap In Tears -- Manuscript, undated series 1box 15folder 5
Reap In Tears -- Manuscript, undated series 1box 15folder 6
Reap In Tears -- Manuscript, undated series 1box 15folder 7
Reap In Tears -- Manuscript, undated series 1box 15folder 8
Reap In Tears -- Galley proof (uncorrected), undated series 1box 15folder 9
17 Ben Gurion -- Notes, undated series 1box 16folder 1
17 Ben Gurion -- Notes, undated series 1box 16folder 2
17 Ben Gurion -- Notes, undated series 1box 16folder 3
17 Ben Gurion -- Magazine clippings ([See also Oversize--Box OS1]), 1963-1975 and undated series 1box 16folder 4
17 Ben Gurion -- Magazine clippings ([See also Oversize--Box OS1]), 1963-1975 and undated series 1box 16folder 5
17 Ben Gurion -- Newspaper clippings, 1972-1976 and undated series 1box 16folder 6
17 Ben Gurion -- Newspaper clippings, 1972-1976 and undated series 1box 16folder 7
17 Ben Gurion -- Newspaper Israel Today ( [See Oversize--Box OS1]), 1972 series 1box 16folder 8
17 Ben Gurion -- Maps, 1967-1968, 1975 and undated series 1box 16folder 9
17 Ben Gurion -- Background material -- Material and notes on explosives, 1956 and undated series 1box 16folder 10
17 Ben Gurion -- Background material -- Explanatory material on Middle East situation, 1969, 1974 series 1box 16folder 11
17 Ben Gurion -- Background material -- Israeli Police Annual Report, 1973 series 1box 16folder 12
17 Ben Gurion -- Background material -- Israeli Classified Directory, 1974 series 1box 16folder 13
17 Ben Gurion -- Notes and rough draft, undated series 1box 16folder 14
17 Ben Gurion -- Notes and rough draft, undated series 1box 16folder 15
17 Ben Gurion -- Notes and rough draft, undated series 1box 16folder 16
17 Ben Gurion -- Notes and rough draft, undated series 1box 16folder 17
17 Ben Gurion -- Notes and rough draft, undated series 1box 16folder 18
17 Ben Gurion -- Notes and rough draft, undated series 1box 16folder 19
17 Ben Gurion -- Notes and rough draft, undated series 1box 16folder 20
17 Ben Gurion -- Notes and rough draft, undated series 1box 16folder 21
17 Ben Gurion -- Notes and rough draft, undated series 1box 16folder 22
17 Ben Gurion -- Notes and rough draft, undated series 1box 16folder 23
17 Ben Gurion -- Notes and rough draft, undated series 1box 16folder 24
17 Ben Gurion -- Notes and rough draft, undated series 1box 16folder 25
17 Ben Gurion -- Plot summary for film ("Israeli Police at Work"), undated series 1box 16folder 26
17 Ben Gurion -- Untitled outline for a screenplay (two drafts) (The Israeli Project), undated series 1box 16folder 27
17 Ben Gurion -- Untitled outline for a screenplay (two drafts) (The Israeli Project), undated series 1box 16folder 28
17 Ben Gurion -- Treatment for a screenplay (7 Rehov Hamalka), undated series 1box 16folder 29
17 Ben Gurion -- Outline for screenplay (17 [Rehov] Ben Gurion), undated series 1box 17folder 1
17 Ben Gurion -- Outline for screenplay (17 [Rehov] Ben Gurion), undated series 1box 17folder 2
17 Ben Gurion -- Outline for screenplay (17 [Rehov] Ben Gurion), undated series 1box 17folder 3
17 Ben Gurion -- Story outline (17 [Rehov] Ben Gurion), undated series 1box 17folder 4
17 Ben Gurion -- First draft (17 [Rehov] Ben Gurion), undated series 1box 17folder 5
17 Ben Gurion -- First draft (17 [Rehov] Ben Gurion), undated series 1box 17folder 6
17 Ben Gurion -- First draft (17 [Rehov] Ben Gurion), undated series 1box 17folder 7
17 Ben Gurion -- First draft (17 [Rehov] Ben Gurion), undated series 1box 17folder 8
17 Ben Gurion -- First draft (17 [Rehov] Ben Gurion), undated series 1box 17folder 9
17 Ben Gurion -- First draft (17 [Rehov] Ben Gurion), undated series 1box 17folder 10
17 Ben Gurion -- First draft (17 [Rehov] Ben Gurion), undated series 1box 17folder 11
17 Ben Gurion -- First draft (17 [Rehov] Ben Gurion), undated series 1box 17folder 12
17 Ben Gurion -- First draft (17 [Rehov] Ben Gurion), undated series 1box 17folder 13
17 Ben Gurion -- First draft (17 [Rehov] Ben Gurion), undated series 1box 17folder 14
17 Ben Gurion -- First draft (17 [Rehov] Ben Gurion), undated series 1box 17folder 15
17 Ben Gurion -- First draft (17 [Rehov] Ben Gurion), undated series 1box 17folder 16
17 Ben Gurion -- First draft (17 [Rehov] Ben Gurion), undated series 1box 18folder 1
17 Ben Gurion -- First draft (17 [Rehov] Ben Gurion), undated series 1box 18folder 2
17 Ben Gurion -- Preliminary outline (17 [Rehov] Ben Gurion), undated series 1box 18folder 3
17 Ben Gurion -- First draft outline (In the Matter of Dvora Bergman), undated series 1box 18folder 4
17 Ben Gurion -- Duplicate copy second draft (17 [Rehov] Ben Gurion), undated series 1box 18folder 5
17 Ben Gurion -- Duplicate copy second draft (17 [Rehov] Ben Gurion), undated series 1box 18folder 6
17 Ben Gurion -- Duplicate copy second draft (17 [Rehov] Ben Gurion), undated series 1box 18folder 7
17 Ben Gurion -- Duplicate copy second draft (17 [Rehov] Ben Gurion), undated series 1box 18folder 8
17 Ben Gurion -- Duplicate copy second draft (17 [Rehov] Ben Gurion), undated series 1box 18folder 9
17 Ben Gurion -- Duplicate copy second draft (17 [Rehov] Ben Gurion), undated series 1box 18folder 10
17 Ben Gurion -- Duplicate copy second draft (17 [Rehov] Ben Gurion), undated series 1box 18folder 11
17 Ben Gurion -- Duplicate copy second draft (17 [Rehov] Ben Gurion), undated series 1box 18folder 12
17 Ben Gurion -- Original manuscript, undated series 1box 18folder 13
17 Ben Gurion -- Original manuscript, undated series 1box 18folder 14
17 Ben Gurion -- Original manuscript, undated series 1box 19folder 1
17 Ben Gurion -- Original manuscript, undated series 1box 19folder 2
17 Ben Gurion -- Original manuscript, undated series 1box 19folder 3
17 Ben Gurion -- Original manuscript, undated series 1box 19folder 4
17 Ben Gurion -- Original manuscript, undated series 1box 19folder 5
17 Ben Gurion -- Original manuscript, undated series 1box 19folder 6
17 Ben Gurion -- Original manuscript, undated series 1box 19folder 7
17 Ben Gurion -- Original manuscript, undated series 1box 19folder 8
The Snobodies -- Rough or working copy, circa 1964-1965 series 1box 19folder 9
The Snobodies -- Rough or working copy, circa 1964-1966 series 1box 19folder 10
The Snobodies -- Carbon copy (cover illustration), undated series 1box 19folder 11
Sow Not In Anger -- Notes, undated series 1box 20folder 1
Sow Not In Anger -- Rough draft, undated series 1box 20folder 2
Sow Not In Anger -- Rough draft, undated series 1box 20folder 3
Sow Not In Anger -- Rough draft, undated series 1box 20folder 4
Sow Not In Anger -- Rough draft, undated series 1box 20folder 5
Sow Not In Anger -- Rough draft, undated series 1box 20folder 6
Sow Not In Anger -- Original manuscript, undated series 1box 20folder 7
Sow Not In Anger -- Original manuscript, undated series 1box 20folder 8
Sow Not In Anger -- Original manuscript, undated series 1box 20folder 9
Sow Not In Anger -- Original manuscript, undated series 1box 20folder 10
Sow Not In Anger -- Original manuscript, undated series 1box 20folder 11
Sow Not In Anger -- Original manuscript, undated series 1box 20folder 12
Sow Not In Anger -- Original manuscript, undated series 1box 20folder 13
Sow Not In Anger -- Original manuscript, undated series 1box 20folder 14
Sow Not In Anger -- Original manuscript, undated series 1box 21folder 1
Sow Not In Anger -- Original manuscript, undated series 1box 21folder 2
Sow Not In Anger -- Original manuscript, undated series 1box 21folder 3
Sow Not In Anger -- Original manuscript, undated series 1box 21folder 4
Sow Not In Anger -- Original manuscript, undated series 1box 21folder 5
Sow Not In Anger -- Original manuscript, undated series 1box 21folder 6
Sow Not In Anger -- Original manuscript, undated series 1box 21folder 7
Sow Not In Anger -- Original manuscript, undated series 1box 21folder 8
Sow Not In Anger -- Title pages, undated series 1box 21folder 9
The Spyjackers screenplay -- Copy (uncorrected), undated series 1box 21folder 10
The Spyjackers screenplay -- Copy (uncorrected), undated series 1box 21folder 11
The Spyjackers screenplay -- Copy (uncorrected), undated series 1box 21folder 12
The Spyjackers screenplay -- Copy (uncorrected), undated series 1box 21folder 13
The Spyjackers screenplay -- Copy with autograph corrections, undated series 1box 21folder 14
The Spyjackers screenplay -- Copy with autograph corrections, undated series 1box 21folder 15
The Spyjackers screenplay -- Copy with autograph corrections, undated series 1box 21folder 16
The Spyjackers screenplay -- Copy with autograph corrections, undated series 1box 21folder 17
A Thunder At Dawn -- Notes, undated series 1box 22folder 1
A Thunder At Dawn -- Magazine clippings ( [See also Oversize--Box OS1]), 1959-1964 and undated series 1box 22folder 2
A Thunder At Dawn -- Magazine clippings ( [See also Oversize--Box OS1]), 1959-1964 and undated series 1box 22folder 3
A Thunder At Dawn -- Magazines ( [See Oversize--Box OS1]), 1962-1963 series 1box 22folder 4
A Thunder At Dawn -- Newspaper clippings, 1963-1964 and undated series 1box 22folder 5
A Thunder At Dawn -- Miscellaneous material, 1957 1963 1964 series 1box 22folder 6
A Thunder At Dawn -- Material on Haiti, undated series 1box 22folder 7
A Thunder At Dawn -- Rough draft, undated series 1box 22folder 8
A Thunder At Dawn -- Rough draft, undated series 1box 22folder 9
A Thunder At Dawn -- Rough draft, undated series 1box 22folder 10
A Thunder At Dawn -- Rough draft, undated series 1box 22folder 11
A Thunder At Dawn -- Rough draft, undated series 1box 22folder 12
A Thunder At Dawn -- Rough draft, undated series 1box 22folder 13
A Thunder At Dawn -- Rough draft, undated series 1box 22folder 14
A Thunder At Dawn -- Manuscript, undated series 1box 22folder 15
A Thunder At Dawn -- Manuscript, undated series 1box 22folder 16
A Thunder At Dawn -- Manuscript, undated series 1box 22folder 17
A Thunder At Dawn -- Manuscript, undated series 1box 22folder 18
A Thunder At Dawn -- Manuscript, undated series 1box 22folder 19
A Thunder At Dawn -- Manuscript, undated series 1box 22folder 20
A Thunder At Dawn -- Manuscript, undated series 1box 23folder 1
A Thunder At Dawn -- Manuscript, undated series 1box 23folder 2
A Thunder At Dawn -- Manuscript, undated series 1box 23folder 3
A Thunder At Dawn -- Manuscript, undated series 1box 23folder 4
A Thunder At Dawn -- Manuscript, undated series 1box 23folder 5
A Thunder At Dawn -- Manuscript, undated series 1box 23folder 6
A Thunder At Dawn -- Title pages (Wrens Make Prey), undated series 1box 23folder 7
A Thunder At Dawn -- Title pages, undated series 1box 23folder 8
A Thunder At Dawn -- Galley proof (corrected), undated series 1box 23folder 9
A Time For Pagans -- Second draft, undated series 1box 23folder 10
A Time For Pagans -- Second draft, undated series 1box 23folder 11
A Time For Pagans -- Second draft, undated series 1box 23folder 12
A Time For Pagans -- Second draft, undated series 1box 23folder 13
A Time For Pagans -- Second draft, undated series 1box 23folder 14
A Time For Pagans -- Second draft, undated series 1box 23folder 15
A Time For Pagans -- Second draft, undated series 1box 23folder 16
A Time For Pagans -- Second draft, undated series 1box 23folder 17
A Time For Pagans -- Second draft, undated series 1box 23folder 18
A Time For Pagans -- Draft (Never a Right Time), undated series 1box 23folder 19
A Time For Pagans -- Draft (Never a Right Time), undated series 1box 23folder 20
A Time For Pagans -- Draft (Never a Right Time), undated series 1box 23folder 21
A Time For Pagans -- Draft (Never a Right Time), undated series 1box 23folder 22
A Time For Pagans -- Draft (Never a Right Time), undated series 1box 23folder 23
A Time For Pagans -- Draft (Never a Right Time), undated series 1box 23folder 24
A Time For Pagans -- Draft (Never a Right Time), undated series 1box 23folder 25
A Time For Pagans -- Draft (Never a Right Time), undated series 1box 23folder 26
A Time For Pagans -- Draft (Never a Right Time), undated series 1box 23folder 27
A Time For Pagans -- Original manuscript, undated series 1box 24folder 1
A Time For Pagans -- Original manuscript, undated series 1box 24folder 2
A Time For Pagans -- Original manuscript, undated series 1box 24folder 3
A Time For Pagans -- Original manuscript, undated series 1box 24folder 4
A Time For Pagans -- Original manuscript, undated series 1box 24folder 5
A Time For Pagans -- Original manuscript, undated series 1box 24folder 6
A Time For Pagans -- Original manuscript, undated series 1box 24folder 7
A Time For Pagans -- Original manuscript, undated series 1box 24folder 8
A Time For Pagans -- Galley proof (uncorrected), undated series 1box 24folder 9
A Time For Pagans -- Galley proof (uncorrected), undated series 1box 24folder 10

Series 2: Correspondence, 1944, 1960-1974, 1976-1977, and undated (0.25 linear feet)

This series contains letters to and from Hoffenberg, of both a professional and personal nature. The most extensive correspondence is with Peter Mayer, an editor-in-chief at Avon Publishing; Robert Amussen, an editor at Dutton; Scott Bartlett, an editor-in-chief at Dutton; and Marie Wilkerson of the Park Avenue Literary Agency; a complete list of the staff of Avon and Dutton, with whom Hoffenberg corresponded appears in Appendix B. There is also correspondence with Clyde Robert Bulla regarding Hoffenberg's The Snobodies; George Englund of MGM; Heber Ladner, the Secretary of State for Mississippi; and Paul Monash of Twentieth Century-Fox. The subjects of his professional correspondence include the writing, editing, and publication of his works. The personal correspondents include Leon Uris, Gwen Bristow, and Adolph A. Kroch. This correspondence consists primarily of invitations to informal functions and friendly inquiries. Also included in this series are numerous lecture requests and other miscellaneous correspondence. This series is arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Robert M. Amussen, 1960-1961 series 2box 1folder 1
Scott Bartlett, 1962-1965 series 2box 1folder 2
Gwen Bristow, 1963-1965 series 2box 1folder 3
Clyde Robert Bulla, 1965 series 2box 1folder 4
Paula Diamond, 1967-1968 series 2box 1folder 5
George Englund, 1964 series 2box 1folder 6
Gene Fowler, 1944 series 2box 1folder 7
Michael S. Hamilburg, 1966 and n.d. series 2box 1folder 8
Virginia L. Hawkins, 1968 series 2box 1folder 9
Jim Heidelberger, 1963 series 2box 1folder 10
Adolph A. Kroch, 1963 and n.d. series 2box 1folder 11
Heber Ladner, 1960 series 2box 1folder 12
Sheila Lalwani, 1970-1971 series 2box 1folder 13
William E. Larned, 1962-1964 series 2box 1folder 14
Rosanne Leacy, 1973 series 2box 1folder 15
Lecture Requests, 1965, 1972-1973, 1976-1977 series 2box 1folder 16
Peter Mayer, 1965-1972 (2f) series 2box 1folder 17
Paul Monash, n.d. series 2box 1folder 18
Marian Skedgell, 1963 series 2box 1folder 19
Mary J. Solak, 1964 series 2box 1folder 20
George D. Staples, 1963 series 2box 1folder 21
Mollie M. Torras, 1961, 1964 series 2box 1folder 22
Leon Uris, 1961 series 2box 1folder 23
Judy Weber, 1969-1971 series 2box 1folder 24
Marie Wilkerson, 1960, 1971, 1974 series 2box 1folder 25

Series 3: Clippings, Publicity, and Lecture Announcements, 1961-1963, 1965, 1967, 1969-1977 and undated (0.25 linear feet)

This series consists of clippings and other printed items on Hoffenberg, clippings about Avon Books, lecture announcements, reviews of and publicity for his novels, sample book jackets, and publicity posters. This series is arranged alphabetically by subject.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
On Jack Hoffenberg's Work -- Anvil of Passion, 1971 series 3box 1folder 1
On Jack Hoffenberg's Work -- The Desperate Adversaries, 1975-1976 series 3box 1folder 2
On Jack Hoffenberg's Work -- Forge of Fury, 1967 series 3box 1folder 3
On Jack Hoffenberg's Work -- A Hero For Regis, 1963 series 3box 1folder 4
On Jack Hoffenberg's Work -- The Powers, 1965 series 3box 1folder 5
On Jack Hoffenberg's Work -- A Raging Talent ([publicity poster in mapcase]), 1972-1973 series 3box 1folder 6
On Jack Hoffenberg's Work -- Reap In Tears ([publicity poster in mapcase]), 1969-1971, 1974 series 3box 1folder 7
On Jack Hoffenberg's Work -- 17 Ben Gurion, 1977 series 3box 1folder 8
On Jack Hoffenberg's Work -- Sow Not In Anger, 1961-1962 series 3box 1folder 9
On Jack Hoffenberg's Work -- A Thunder at Dawn, 1965 series 3box 1folder 10
On Jack Hoffenberg's Work -- A Time for Pagans ([publicity poster in mapcase]), 1971 series 3box 1folder 11
On Jack Hoffenberg -- Avon Books, 1971, 1974 and undated series 3box 1folder 12
On Jack Hoffenberg -- Clippings, 1969-1973, 1975-1976 series 3box 1folder 13
On Jack Hoffenberg -- Lecture Announcements, 1965, 1973, 1975 and undated series 3box 1folder 14

Series 4: Art Work, Awards, and Photographs, 1963, 1965 and undated (4 items)

This final series contains an ink drawing used on Hoffenberg's stationery, a P.E.N. certificate, and two publicity photographs taken on the set of the television show Cavalcade of Books. Cover illustrations for both Forge of Fury and The Snobodies are filed in Series I with other materials for those works. The materials are arranged alphabetically by format.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Art work -- Ink drawing, undated series 4box 1folder 1
Awards -- P.E.N. certificate, undated series 4box 1folder 2
Photographs--Cavalcade of Books publicity -- A Hero For Regis, Sept. 15, 1963 series 4box 1folder 3
Photographs--Cavalcade of Books publicity -- A Thunder at Dawn, Feb. 28, 1965 series 4box 1folder 4

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