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Henry Clay Hofheimer II Papers

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Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Correspondence / Invitations

Invitations / Programs

Programs / Speeches / Periodicals

Reports / Organizational Records / Certificates

Certificates / Photographs

Scrapbooks / Clippings

Scrapbooks

Miscellaneous Materials



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Henry Clay Hofheimer II Papers, 1793-2002, undated | Sargeant Memorial Collection

By Sarah Osorio

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Collection Overview

Title: Henry Clay Hofheimer II Papers, 1793-2002, undatedAdd to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1940s-1980s

ID: 001/01/MSS 0000-024

Primary Creator: Hofheimer, Henry Clay (1906-2005)

Extent: 8.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Arranged by record type in chronological order.

Date Acquired: 11/24/2014

Subjects: Businesses, Businessmen, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Economic development--Virginia--Norfolk, Families--Virginia, Hampton Roads (Va. : Region), Housing--Virginia--Norfolk, International Azalea Festival (Norfolk, Va.), Jews--Virginia--Norfolk--Social life and customs--20th century, Naval ceremonies, honors, and salutes, Norfolk (Va.), Norfolk (Va.)--Commerce, Norfolk (Va.)--Social life and customs--20th century, Organizations, United States. Navy, Virginia--Social life and customs

Forms of Material: Admission tickets, Annual reports, Assignats (paper money), Audiocassettes, Awards, Cards (information artifacts), Certificates, Clippings (information artifacts), Correspondence, Envelopes, Greeting cards, Invitations, Magazines (periodicals), Military passes, Newsletters, Photographs, Place cards, Postcards, Posters, Press releases, Printed ephemera, Programs, Receipts, Reports, Resolutions (administrative records), Scrapbooks, Sheet music, Souvenir programs, Speeches (documents), Telegrams

Languages: English, French

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Henry Clay Hofheimer II Papers include correspondence, invitations, event programs, speeches, newsletters, periodicals, reports, conference materials, Future of Hampton Roads, Inc. records, documents relating to the economic development of Hampton Roads, certificates and resolutions, photographs, scrapbooks, clippings, family mementos, and other ephemera. Most of the materials date from the 1940s through the 1980s and relate to Henry Clay Hofheimer II's involvement in Norfolk and the Hampton Roads region.

Notable events depicted in the collection include the International Naval Review of 1957, Norfolk's First Citizen Award for 1958, and the International Azalea Festival of 1959. Other notable engagements include retirements, reviews, and commissioning of United States naval officers, commissioning of naval ships, and various other social parties and affairs. Family-related materials include announcements and telegrams of congratulations for Hofheimer's wedding, wedding announcements for one of Hofheimer's daughters, and materials relating to Hofheimer's brother Edward Daniel Hofheimer and father Julius Caesar Hofheimer.

Biographical Note

Henry Clay Hofheimer II was born on December 28, 1906 in Norfolk, Virginia. He graduated from the University of Virginia in 1928. He married Elise Maidie Nusbaum on September 26, 1931 in Norfolk, Virginia. He was a civic leader and philanthropist, dedicating much of his life to the improvement of Norfolk and the Hampton Roads region. Before World War II, Hofheimer ran his first business, Hofheimer Construction Company, building many bridges and roads in Virginia. In 1945, he bought a majority interest in Southern Materials Company, Inc., which was purchased by Lone Star Industries, Inc. Hofheimer served as director of Lone Star Industries until 1971/1972.

Hofheimer was named Norfolk's First Citizen of 1958 by the Cosmopolitan Club of Norfolk. In 1964, he received the Distinguished Service Award from the Virginia Chamber of Commerce. Hofheimer was involved in numerous businesses and organizations, including the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Norfolk General Hospital, U. S. Navy and Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk Academy, Virginia Wesleyan College, the University of Virginia Graduate School of Business Administration, Old Dominion University, The College of William and Mary, Norfolk Symphony, Wells Theatre, WHRO, WAVY TV, and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

In 1971, Hofheimer helped arrange for the movement of Walter P. Chrysler, Jr.'s art collection to Norfolk. He was also involved in efforts to preserve the Moses Myers House and the Adam Thoroughgood House, and his involvement in historic preservation extended to organizations such as the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Colonial Williamsburg, and the Winterthur Museum. Hofheimer was awarded the Thomas Jefferson Award for Public Service in 1975. He was instrumental in the founding of Eastern Virginia Medical School in 1973. Hofheimer was also chairman of Future of Hampton Roads, Inc. In 1982, he and Mrs. Hofheimer were awarded the President's Medal from Old Dominion University. Hofheimer also received honorary degrees from Eastern Virginia Medical School and Virginia Wesleyan College. He died on February 6, 2005 at the age of 98 in Virginia Beach, Virginia and was buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Norfolk, Virginia.

Subject/Index Terms

Businesses
Businessmen
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Economic development--Virginia--Norfolk
Families--Virginia
Hampton Roads (Va. : Region)
Housing--Virginia--Norfolk
International Azalea Festival (Norfolk, Va.)
Jews--Virginia--Norfolk--Social life and customs--20th century
Naval ceremonies, honors, and salutes
Norfolk (Va.)
Norfolk (Va.)--Commerce
Norfolk (Va.)--Social life and customs--20th century
Organizations
United States. Navy
Virginia--Social life and customs

Administrative Information

Repository: Sargeant Memorial Collection

Access Restrictions: This collection is open to all researchers.

Use Restrictions: The status of copyright for these materials is governed by Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U. S. C.). Copyright restrictions may apply.

Acquisition Source: Elise Hofheimer Wright by donation

Preferred Citation: Henry Clay Hofheimer II Papers, MSS 0000-024, Sargeant Memorial Collection, Norfolk Public Library, Norfolk, Virginia.

Processing Information: Processed May 9, 2018.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Box:

[Box 1: Correspondence / Invitations],
[Box 2: Invitations / Programs],
[Box 3: Programs / Speeches / Periodicals],
[Box 4: Reports / Organizational Records / Certificates],
[Box 5: Certificates / Photographs],
[Box 6: Scrapbooks / Clippings],
[Box 7: Scrapbooks],
[Box 8: Miscellaneous Materials],
[All]

Box 5: Certificates / PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Folders 2-7, 9, 11, 19, and 40 are oversized and located separately.
Folder 1: Certificate, The University Medal, Old Dominion University, 1982 October 6Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Certificates, From The College of William and Mary and the Hampton Institute, 1984, undatedAdd to your cart.
This folder is oversized.
Folder 3: Certificates, From the Commonwealth of Virginia, 1959, 1962Add to your cart.
This folder is oversized.
Folder 4: Certificates, From the Commonwealth of Virginia, 1963, 1969Add to your cart.
This folder is oversized.
Folder 5: Certificate, From the Commonwealth of Virginia, 1977 May 10Add to your cart.
This folder is oversized.
Folder 6: Certificates, From the United States Navy, 1956-1957Add to your cart.
This folder is oversized.
Folder 7: Certificate, From the United States Navy, 1958 March 27Add to your cart.
This folder is oversized.
Folder 8: Certificates, From the Department of the Navy, 1963, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Certificates, Relating to Ronald Reagan, 1980sAdd to your cart.
This folder is oversized.
Folder 10: Certificates, Miscellaneous, 1942-1970Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Photograph, Chi Chapter, Zeta Beta Tau, University of Virginia, 1927-1928Add to your cart.

This photograph is very fragile. Handle with care.

This folder is oversized.

Folder 12: Photograph, Engineer's Force, USS Utah, circa 1930Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Photographs, Princess Anne Hunt Club, 1937, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Photographs, Coal Strip Mining, Centre County, Pennsylvania, 1943-1947Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Photographs, Marshall Manor Housing Project Dedication, 1949 May 27Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Photographs, Henry Clay Hofheimer II and Elise Hofheimer at an event, circa 1950sAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Photographs, Oyster Bowl, Duke and UVA, circa 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Photographs, Henry Clay Hofheimer II with College of William and Mary President Alvin Duke Chandler, 1956 JanuaryAdd to your cart.
Includes information relating to Hofheimer's donation of a June 4, 1691 letter patent to The College of William and Mary.
Folder 19: Photographs, Henry Clay Hofheimer II at the Cosmopolitan Club, 1959 January 23Add to your cart.
This folder is oversized.
Folder 20: Photographs, Henry Clay Hofheimer II at an event, circa 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Photographs, Henry Clay Hofheimer II and Elise Hofheimer, circa 1960sAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Photographs, Henry Clay Hofheimer II onboard the USS Henry Clay, circa 1960sAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: Photographs, Henry Clay Hofheimer II and Elise Hofheimer boarding a boat, circa 1961Add to your cart.
Includes a letter dated May 24, 1962 from Vice Admiral H. T. Deutermann.
Folder 24: Photograph, CINCLANTFLT Type / Operational Commanders Conference, 1963 February 4Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Photograph, Fifteenth Annual Global Strategy Discussions, United States Naval War College, 1963 JuneAdd to your cart.
This photograph is extremely faded.
Folder 26: Photographs, Henry Clay Hofheimer II and Elise Hofheimer with General Mogg, circa 1970sAdd to your cart.
Folder 27: Photographs, Henry Clay Hofheimer II and Elise Hofheimer with Harry Byrd, Jr. and Ralph and Mary Cousins, circa 1970sAdd to your cart.
Folder 28: Photographs, Henry Clay Hofheimer II at a meeting with other men, circa 1970sAdd to your cart.
Folder 29: Photographs, Aerial Views, 1953 January 22, circa 1970sAdd to your cart.
Folder 30: Photographs, Launching of the USS Memphis, 1976 April 3Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Photographs, Henry Clay Hofheimer II and Elise Hofheimer at various events, circa 1970-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Photograph, Henry Clay Hofheimer II, National Geographic Society, circa 1980sAdd to your cart.
Folder 33: Photographs, Henry Clay Hofheimer II with "Campaign 1981 Committee", 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Photographs, Henry Clay Hofheimer II and Governor Gerald Baliles, 1987 May 14Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Photographs, Henry Clay Hofheimer II and Elise Hofheimer at an event, circa 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Photographs, Miscellaneous, 1940s-1980sAdd to your cart.
Folder 37: Photographs, Miscellaneous, 1950s-1980sAdd to your cart.
Folder 38: Photographs, Buildings and Monuments, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 39: Photographs, Virginia Coal Piers, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 40: Prints, circa 1919-1960sAdd to your cart.

Includes a print of Norfolk Academy by Kenneth Harris, a print of Troop 11, Boy Scouts of America, and two prints celebrating the Civil War Centennial in 1961.

This folder is oversized.


Browse by Box:

[Box 1: Correspondence / Invitations],
[Box 2: Invitations / Programs],
[Box 3: Programs / Speeches / Periodicals],
[Box 4: Reports / Organizational Records / Certificates],
[Box 5: Certificates / Photographs],
[Box 6: Scrapbooks / Clippings],
[Box 7: Scrapbooks],
[Box 8: Miscellaneous Materials],
[All]


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