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Fonds F0070 - Joan Hofmann Fonds

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Joan Hofmann Fonds


  • 1940-2012 (Creation)

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20 cm of textual records

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Biographical history

Joan Hofmann was born in Kamloops, British Columbia in October of 1924. During WWII she enlisted with the Canadian Women's Army Corps (CWAC) and received basic training at the Vermilion, Alberta Camp and served domestically in Victoria, British Columbia. She remained with CWAC following the war and was stationed domestically in Regina, Wainwright, and Vancouver. She also served overseas in Korea and Germany. She now lives in Calgary, Alberta.

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Donated by Rose Wilkinson, a friend of Joan Hofmann's, November 2015. Accession #2015.056.

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Fonds consists of two binders containing, predominantly, newspaper clippings collected by Hofmann that pertain to both the Canadian Women's Army Corps (CWAC) and the Canadian military generally. In many cases Hofmann collected clippings and related ephemera in particular subsets, including: Lakeland College in Vermilion, Alberta; CWAC Lieutenant Mary Dover; CWAC reunions. Fonds also contains some published items collected by Hofmann ca. WWII including manuals, and CWAC newsletters.

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No restrictions on access.

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Archival materials do not circulate and must be consulted in the TMM Library and Archives Reading Room. Duplication of materials in the collection may be subject to copyright and other restrictions. Please contact TMM Library and Archives staff for guidance on reproduction.

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  • English

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Service Girls vols. 1 & 2

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Fonds processed by Jason Nisenson, March 2016.




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This AtoM record was created by Jason Nisenson, March 2016.

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  • Shelf: EW 3-2-1