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Jack Hoffenberg papers


Jack Hoffenberg papers
Hoffenberg, Jack
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12.5 linear feet
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Collection Area:
Literature and Rare Books
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email:

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.

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