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Lynn Hoffman papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00426

Scope and Contents

The collection consists primarily of professional correspondence; writings by Hoffman and by others; case files; conference and workshop materials; and subject files pertaining to family therapy, Hoffman's specialty in the field of social work. Files concerning publication of her book, Family Therapy: An Intimate History (2002), are also included.

[NOTE: The contents list for this collection is not online. Contact the Sophia Smith Collection if you would like one sent to you.]

Dates

  • 1964-2002 (ongoing)
  • Majority of material found within 1990-2001

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.

This collection has not been fully processed and therefore may be difficult to use.

Researchers must sign an Access Agreement Form, agreeing to protect confidentiality, before using some portions of this collection.

Conditions Governing Access

Until we move into New Neilson in early 2021, collections are stored in multiple locations and may take up to 48 hours to retrieve. Researchers are strongly encouraged to contact Special Collections (specialcollections@smith.edu) at least a week in advance of any planned visits so that boxes may be retrieved for them in a timely manner.

Conditions Governing Use

The Sophia Smith Collection owns copyright to the unpublished works by the creator of this collection. Copyright to materials created by others may be owned by those individuals or their heirs or assigns. Permission must be obtained to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use." It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Biographical / Historical

Lynn Hoffman was born Grace Lynn Baker in Paris, France on 10 Sep 1924, the daughter of Donald Baker and Ruth Reeves. She graduated magna cum laude from Radcliffe College in 1946 and later earned a master's degree in social work at Adelphi University. She was an internationally known lecturer on family therapy and the author of several books on the subject, including Foundations of Family Therapy; Family therapy: And Intimate history; and Exchanging Voices. Hoffman was particularly interested in applying postmaodern ideas and formats to teaching , writing, therapy and consulting. She was an adjunct faculty member multiple colleges and universitiesm including in the Marriage and Family Therapy Program at St. Joseph College, West Hartford, CT. Lynn Hoffman died December 21, 2017.

Extent

14 boxes (17.5 linear feet)

Overview

Social worker. The collection consists primarily of professional correspondence; writings by Hoffman and by others; case files; conference and workshop materials; and subject files.

Arrangement

This collection has been added to over time in multiple "accessions." An accession is a group of materials received from the same source at approximately the same time. Note that in most cases, container numbers start over at 1 with each new accession.

Other Finding Aids

One or more content listings to individual accessions in this collection are available for download. Links can be found in the description of the individual accessions.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were donated to the Sophia Smith Collection by Lynn Hoffman in 2001.

Accruals

Periodic additions to collection are expected and may not be reflected in this record.

Processing Information

Processed by Burd Schlessinger, 2001
Title
Lynn Hoffman papers
Subtitle
Finding Aid
Author
Finding aid prepared by Burd Schlessinger.
Date
2008
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • 07/26/2017: This resource was modified by the ArchivesSpace Preprocessor developed by the Harvard Library (https://github.com/harvard-library/archivesspace-preprocessor)
  • 2017-07-26T17:48:19-04:00: This record was migrated from InMagic DB Textworks to ArchivesSpace.

Repository Details

Part of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Repository

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