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Helmut P. Hofmann Academic Vice President records

Identifier: 12-00---001

Scope and Contents

This collection contains the records, policies, minutes, files, and correspondence of the first Academic Vice President of Weber State College.


  • Creation: 1967-1973
  • Other: Date acquired: 19730000


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

Biographical or Historical Information

Dr. Helmut Phillip Hofmann assumed his duties as the first Academic Vice-president of Weber State College in July of 1967 and brought to the college many years of successful teaching, research, and administrative experience. Born in Heidelberg, Germany, in 1926, Dr. Hofmann completed his education at the Mannheim Teacher Training College earning a B.A. in 1947. Following two years of teaching experience in Germany he was awarded a Rockefeller Fellowship for advanced studies at the University of Maryland in 1949 and 1950. Shortly thereafter, Dr. Hofmann accepted a position as director of Psychological Services in the Mannheim school in Germany and while still in that country completed a doctorate in Psychology at the University of Heidelberg. In 1955 Dr. Hofmann immigrated to the United State where he worked as research coordinator for Merrill Palmer Institute and as the director of the Child Development Research Program at the Henry Ford Museum in Michigan. During this period he also served as part-time instructor at Wayne State University and at the University of Michigan. In 1962, Dr. Hofmann came to Utah State University to head the newly created Department of Special Education and developed the program into one of nationally recognized quality. While at Utah State he also served as Department Chairman in Psychology. He was selected to serve as Academic Vice-president of Weber State College in 1967. During his entire career, Dr. Hofmann has been active in professional and civic affairs. While at Weber State College he served as consultant to the National Upward Bound program; consultant to the Bureau of the Handicapped for the U. S. Office of Education, chairman of the advisory board of the Utah State Industrial School, director of the Ogden City Chamber of Commerce; Vice-president of the Citizens Planning Committee for urban development; director of the United Fund, and was active in several national professional organizations. Contributions to the state educational system have been extensive and include service as director of the faculty section for the Utah Master Plan for Higher Education from 1967-1968, as well as a consultant to the Utah State Board of Education on a number of occasions. His numerous publications in various American and European professional journals attest to his skills as a researcher and administrator. He served as Academic Vice President from 1967-1972. In 1972 he was appointed Vice President for Research and Development, but left seven months later to become the Academic Vice President at Westminster College.


33.30 Linear Feet (75 document cases)

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Arranged into four series by academic year: Series 1, Academic Years 1967-1970; Series 2, Academic Year 1969-1970; Series 3, Academic Year 1970-1971; and Series 4, Academic Year 1971-1972. The series are organized alphabetically, with some modification by organizational structure.

Physical Access Requirements

There are no physical access restrictions.

Technical Access Requirements

There are no technical access restrictions.

Custodial History

Material was acquired from the Office of the Academic Affairs Vice President (1972-001).

Source of Acquisition

Office of the Academic Affairs Vice President

Method of Acquisition

Received from the Office of the Academic Affairs Vice President sometime between 1972-1973

Accruals and Additions

No accruals are expected.

Related Materials

Dr. Hofmann required that departmental minutes be sent to his office.

Separated Materials

One box from the time Dr. Hofmann was the Vice President for Research and Development, which is now Innovation and Research (12/10).


Steven R. Wood, 1978
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Repository Details

Part of the Weber State University Archives Repository

3921 Central Campus Drive Dept 2901
Ogden UT 84408