Hoff, Syd, 1912-2004

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Sydney Hoff began his career in 1928, began his first syndicated cartoon series in 1939, was the star of a television series "Tales of Hoff," a prolific author and illustrator, and accepted advertising commissions from major United States corporations including Standard Oil and Maxwell House Coffee. His "Irving and Me" was on the New York Times Ten Best Children's Books list (1967).

From the description of Papers, 1958-1994. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 63280494

Syd Hoff was born in New York City in 1912 and studied at the city's Academy of Design. One of the most prominent and prolific cartoonists in the United States, Hoff was also the author and illustrator of several early-reader classics.

From the description of Syd Hoff papers. [Part 1], 1946-1992 (bulk 1950-1992). (University of Southern Mississippi, Regional Campus). WorldCat record id: 50263563

From the description of Syd Hoff papers. [Part 2], 1946-1992 (bulk 1950-1992). (University of Southern Mississippi, Regional Campus). WorldCat record id: 50263962

Syd Hoff was born in New York City, NY in 1912; he studied art at the National Academy of Design; contributed cartoons to The New Yorker, Esquire, Look, and the Saturday evening post; he also drew the syndicated cartoon, Laugh it off; illustrated books, some of which he also wrote; most of these were written for children, including Danny and the dinosaur (1958), Sammy the seal (1959), Julius (1958), and Lengthy (1963); he has also published compilations of his cartoons.

From the description of Papers, 1960-1972. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 38990357

SketchSyd(ney )Hoff was born in 1912 in New York, and he died in 2002. He began as a cartoonist in 1928 and expanded to illustrating in 1935, preferring to work in ink, washes, crayon and watercolor. He has written and self-illustrated over 60 children's books and has illustrated over twenty.

From the description of Sydney Hoff Collection 1958-1994. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 429023996

Biography

Syd Hoff was born in New York City, New York in 1912; he studied art at the National Academy of Design; contributed cartoons to The New Yorker, Esquire, Look, and the Saturday evening post ; he also drew the syndicated cartoon, Laugh it off; illustrated books, some of which he also wrote; most of these were written for children, including Danny and the dinosaur (1958), Sammy the seal (1959), Julius (1958), and Lengthy (1963); he has also published compilations of his cartoons.

From the guide to the Syd Hoff Papers, 1960-1972, (University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.)

Syd Hoff (1912-2004) was an American humor cartoonist, illustrator and author.

Born September 4, 1912 in New York City, Hoff attended the National Academy of Design and sold his first cartoon to the New Yorker while still in his teens. He became known for his cartoons about tenement and lower-middle-class life in the big city, which ran in the New Yorker . One of his recurring characters, a walrus-mustached man in trousers and undershirt, eventually appeared as the father in a daily strip called Tuffy, done for King Features Syndicate from 1940 to 1950. In 1957 Hoff began a new daily cartoon for King Features titled Laugh It Off which he continued until 1971.

His cartoons have appeared in the New Yorker, Esquire, Look, and other magazines, and he has written and illustrated several children's books including Danny and the Dinosaur . In 1976 he edited and published Editorial and political cartooning: from earliest times to the present, which contains over 700 examples from the works of the world's greatest cartoonists.

From the guide to the Syd Hoff Cartoons, 1948-1969, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Hoff, Syd, 1912-2004. Papers, 1960-1972. University of California, Los Angeles
creatorOf Gingrich, Arnold. Arnold Gingrich papers, 1932-1975. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Hoff, Syd, 1912-2004. Papers, 1958-1994. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Hoff, Syd, 1912-2004. Syd Hoff papers. [Part 1], 1946-1992 (bulk 1950-1992). University of Southern Mississippi, Regional Campus, Joseph Anderson Cook Library
creatorOf Bergman, Bernard Aaron, 1894-1980. Papers, 1933-1978. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf Hoff, Syd, 1912-2004. Syd Hoff papers. [Part 2], 1946-1992 (bulk 1950-1992). University of Southern Mississippi, Regional Campus, Joseph Anderson Cook Library
creatorOf Chalmers, Mary, 1927-. Mary Chalmers papers 1956-1978. University of Southern Mississippi, Regional Campus, Joseph Anderson Cook Library
referencedIn American Radicalism Ephemera Collection, 1929-1968 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf Haynie, Hugh. Hugh Haynie papers, 1965-1987. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Ohio State University. Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum. Syd Hoff 1912-2004 biographical file. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf Hoff, Syd, 1912-2004. Sydney Hoff Collection 1958-1994. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn The Norma Paulus papers, 1953-2006, 1971-1976 Willamette University University Archives and Special Collections
referencedIn Arnold Gingrich Papers, 1932-1975 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Hoff, Syd, 1912-2004. Cartoons, [1962] and n.d. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Syd Hoff Papers, 1960-1972 University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
creatorOf Syd Hoff Cartoons, 1948-1969 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
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associatedWith Bergman, Bernard Aaron, 1894-1980. person
associatedWith Chalmers, Mary, 1927- person
associatedWith Gingrich, Arnold. person
associatedWith Haynie, Hugh. person
associatedWith Paulus, Norma person
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associatedWith USM Libraries. de Grummond Children's Literature Collection. corporateBody
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United States
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American wit and humor, Pictorial
Children's literature, American--20th century
Children's literature--Manuscripts
Caricatures and cartoons--United States
Art--Cartoonists
Theater--Caricatures and cartoons
Cartooning
Cartoonists--United States
Illustrators--Archival resources
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Illustrators--United States--Archival resources
Cartoonists
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Birth 1912-09-04

Death 2004-05-12

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