Val Hoffman Papers, circa 1950-1960  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Hoffman, Val (Valentine)
Val Hoffman Papers
circa 1950-1960 (inclusive)
0.6 linear feet, (2 manuscript boxes)
Collection Number
The Val Hoffman Papers contains information on the early pioneer families in the Walla Walla, Washington area. Valentine Hoffman researched genealogy and pioneer history.
Whitman College and Northwest Archives
Whitman College and Northwest Archives
Penrose Library, Room 130
345 Boyer Avenue
Walla Walla, WA
Telephone: 509-527-5922
Fax: 509-526-4785
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Valentine Hoffman was born in Walla Walla, Washington on May 5, 1893. He attended Whitman College from 1913 to 1914 before graduating from the University of Washington. Hoffman worked for the Boeing Company, but dedicated much of his retired life to researching the Mullan Trail and the families who traveled it. He died in 1967.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Val Hoffman Papers contain handwritten notes, photographs, genealogy lists, and transcripts of interviews related to those who traveled the Mullan Trail. Also included are notebooks with additional notes by Hoffman.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Acquisition Information

Donated to the Whitman College and Northwest Archives by Greg Hoffman on September 10, 2007. The accession number associated with this donation is 2007-022.

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Subject Terms

  • Pioneers--Washington (State)

Geographical Names

  • Mullan Road
  • Walla Walla (Wash.)--History