Special Collections Department
403 Parks Library
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-2140

RS 13/1/26
Elizabeth "Betsy" Hoffman (1946-    )
Papers, 1815-2005


Descriptive summary

creator:

Hoffman, Elizabeth "Betsy" (1946-    )

title:

Papers

dates:

1815-2005

extent:

7.12 linear feet (12 document boxes, 2 half document boxes, and 1 oversize box)

collection number:

RS 13/1/26

repository:

University Archives, Special Collections Department, Iowa State University.

 

Administrative information

access:

Open for research

publication rights:

Consult Head, Special Collections Department

preferred citation:

Elizabeth "Betsy" Hoffman Papers, RS 13/1/26, Special Collections Department, Iowa State University Library.

 

Biographical note

Celia Elizabeth "Betsy" Hoffman was born on November 12, 1946 in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. She received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History (1968) from Smith College, a Master of Arts Degree in History (1969) from the University of Pennsylvania, a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in History (1972) from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Economics (1979) from the California Institute of Technology. Hoffman was enrolled in the George Mason Law School, Law and Economics Center: Law Institute for Economists (1989).

Hoffman was employed as an Assistant Professor of History (1974-1976) at the University of Florida, as an Assistant Professor of Economics (1978-1981) at Northwestern University, and at Purdue University as an Assistant Professor of Economics (1981-1983) and as an Associate Professor of Economics (1983-1986). She was employed as a Professor of Economics (1986-1988) at the University of Wyoming and as a Professor of Economics at the University of Arizona (1988-1993). Hoffman served as the Associate Dean and Master of Business Administration Program Director (1989-1993) for the Karl Eller Graduate School of Management at the University of Arizona; and as a Professor of Law (1992-1993) at the University of Arizona. She served as Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Professor of Economics (1993-1997) at Iowa State University. Hoffman left Iowa State University to become Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (1997-2000) at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She was then named President (2000-2005) of the University of Colorado System. Hoffman returned to Iowa State University and currently (as of 2010) serves as Executive Vice President and Provost.

Dr. Hoffman was a member of the Ames Noon Rotary Club, the Ames Chamber of Commerce, Story County/National Women's Political Caucus, and the League of Women Voters of Ames (Iowa).

 

Collection description

The collection contains Elizabeth Hoffman's vita, and news clippings documenting her professional career at Iowa State University, publications written by Elizabeth Hoffman, and Costa Rican census material including birth and death rates, population studies, disease outbreaks, and health status data in graphs, charts, maps and printed materials. It also contains Hoffman's prospectus for a dissertation and correspondence, research, and notes for her dissertation and course outlines, course packets, exams, lecture notes, lecture notes - library use copies, a personnel handbook, a schedule of classes, collegiate student papers, and grade books for classes taught by Elizabeth Hoffman at Northwestern University, Purdue University, The University of Arizona, The University of Florida, The University of Pennsylvania, and The University of Wyoming. Also included are papers, publications, theses, and typescripts of lectures used for reference purposes by Elizabeth Hoffman. The majority of these papers are related to her career prior to leaving her position as Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Iowa State University. And additional collection, consisting primarily of newspaper clippings, documents her return to Iowa State as Executive Vice President and Provost (see collection RS 3/1/17).

The collection also contains materials that were passed down from her grandfather, Andrew Kalpaschnikoff, including his memoirs and two photograph albums. The memoirs, in early draft from, tell the story of Kalpaschnikoff as he grew up in Imperial Russia's upper class, was educated in France, and employed by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs as Ambassador to the United States. He joined the Russian Army during World War I and was named Director of the Russian Red Cross during the war. He was later captured and jailed by the Communists after the revolution, escaped from prison, and returned to the United States. In his colorful telling he encounters a host of interesting people including Czar Nicholas II and his family; Prince Mikhail Ivanovich Khilkoff, who started construction of the Trans-Siberian Railroad; ballerina Anna Pavlova; Leon Trotsky; Marie of Edinburgh, Queen of Romania; as well as U.S. and French presidents and dignitaries. Kalpaschnikoff also wrote the book A Prisoner of Trotsky's (1920); a later print is available in the Special Collection Department (call no. DK265.7 K25 2009x). The two photograph albums contain pictures of Kalpaschnikoff and Russian soldiers during the war. The images include shots of some of the battleground sites, wounded soldiers, and Red Cross stations.

A digital copy of Kalpaschnikoff's two scrapbooks (scrapbook one, scrapbook two) are available for viewing. (If the page doesn't load after a few seconds, refresh your browser window.)

 

 

Description of series

Series 1

Elizabeth Hoffman Papers

1815-2005

extent:

1.80 linear feet (2 folders and 1 oversize box)

description:

The series lists mateirials documenting Elizabeth Hoffman's education and career and include her vita, news clippings documenting her professional career at Iowa State University, publications written by her, research notes and data, course packets, lecture notes, and exams. The series is listed alphabetically by topic.

 

Container list

Box

Folder

Title

Dates

1

1

Biographical Materials

1993-2005

7

10

Dissertation Bibliography Notes

1878-1958

7

5

Dissertation Correspondence

1968-1970

7

7

Dissertation Notes

1870-1960

7

9

Dissertation Notes

1878-1958

7

6

Dissertation Notes

1886-1965

7

8

Dissertation Notes

1887-1972

7

2

Dissertation Notes – Chapter 8

1887-1971

7

1

Dissertation Prospectus

1970

7

4

Dissertation Research for Dr. Easterlin

1968

7

3

Dissertation Research Reprints

1970

1

6

Paper: "Experiments on a Tatonnement Mechanism for Allocating Public Goods"

1987

1

2

Publications

1980-1986

1

3

Publications

1987-1992

1

4

Publications

1993

1

5

Publications

1994-1995

14

3-4

Reference Files: "Advanced Textbooks in Economics"

1984

14

1-2

Reference Files: "Econometrics" by G.S. Maddala

1976

14

5

Reference Files: "Workbook for Macroeconomics"

1987

11

1

Reference Files: Adachis Thesis

1967-1969

11

8

Reference Files: Axiomatic Social Change Theory – Plott, Charles

n.d.

11

2

Reference Files: Binger – Ph.D. Thesis

1979

11

3

Reference Files: Darwin's Econometrics Notes

n.d.

11

4

Reference Files: Easterlin – Davis Paper

1972

11

5

Reference Files: Easterlin, Richard A.

n.d.

11

6

Reference Files: Nerlove and Schultz

1970

11

7

Reference Files: Newell, Elizabeth

1973

14

6-7

Reference Files: Population and Economic Growth – Lectures

n.d.

12

1

Reference Files: Searle, Eleanor

1980

12

2

Reference Files: Smith, Daniel Scott

1979-1980

12

4

Reference Files: Sokoloff, Kenneth L.

1990

12

5

Reference Files: Stechel, Richard H.

1973-1980

12

6

Reference Files: Stone, Richard

1987

12

7

Reference Files: Sturgill, Claude

1971

12

8

Reference Files: Sussman, Nathan

1989

12

9

Reference Files: Sutch, Richard

1986-1991

12

10

Reference Files: Temin, Peter

1964

12

11

Reference Files: Terasawa, Katsuaki

1972

12

3

Reference Files: Vernon Smith

1986-1992

12

12

Reference Files: Weingast, Barry

1988

12

13

Reference Files: Weir, David R.

1980

12

14

Reference Files: Wen, Thomas

1977

12

15

Reference Files: Whatley, Warren

1991

13

1

Reference Files: Williamson, Jeffrey G.

1981-1984

13

2

Reference Files: Wright, Gavin

1980

3

6

Research Materials: Ag Production

1886-1954

2

8

Research Materials: Anuario Estadistica de Costa Rica

1930-1970

5

12

Research Materials: Appraisals of the Nation's Ground Water

1976

5

9

Research Materials: Bibliography – Italian Mortality

1971

2

23

Research Materials: Blank Data Table

n.d.

2

21

Research Materials: Blank Data Tables

n.d.

2

22

Research Materials: Blank Inter-Library Loan Requests

1973

2

20

Research Materials: Blank Maps

n.d.

5

6

Research Materials: Cause di Morte

1887-1955

6

2

Research Materials: Causes/Predicting Death

1975

2

19

Research Materials: Chi Square Tables

1941

3

5

Research Materials: Communal Finances

1871-1954

2

4

Research Materials: Costa Rica – Ag Census

1950

2

16

Research Materials: Costa Rica – Ag Census

1955

2

3

Research Materials: Costa Rica – Ag Chapter Data

1906-1970

2

1

Research Materials: Costa Rica – Censo Agro – Pecuario

1965

4

7

Research Materials: Costa Rica – Census

1950

2

7

Research Materials: Costa Rica – Election Factbooks

1966-1970

2

11

Research Materials: Costa Rica – Grant Application

1974

2

10

Research Materials: Costa Rica – Notes for Agricultural Chapter

1960's

2

6

Research Materials: Costa Rica – Population, Births, Deaths

1901-1967

2

2

Research Materials: Costa Rica – Yearbook Data

1930-1949

4

6

Research Materials: Costa Rican Yearbook Indices

1951-1970

6

4

Research Materials: Data Summaries

1883-1910

6

3

Research Materials: Data Summaries

1893-1943

6

5

Research Materials: Data Summaries

1909-1950

3

2

Research Materials: Deaths by Age

1863-1962

3

4

Research Materials: Diseases Reported to Sanitary Authorities

1901-1937

5

1

Research Materials: Dupont Environmental Seminar

1971

4

5

Research Materials: Durand Demographics, History

1971

4

10

Research Materials: Education

1881-1954

5

4

Research Materials: European Civilization, Middle Ages

1815

2

12

Research Materials: Expenses for Costa Rica Project

1974

5

10

Research Materials: Factors of Social Homogeneity

n.d.

6

6

Research Materials: Geohydrologic Map of Southern California

1974

2

5

Research Materials: Graphs

1900-1970

2

17

Research Materials: Hampshire

1973

3

10

Research Materials: Hospital Morbidity Data

1887-1935

3

1

Research Materials: Inchiesta Sanitarie

1886

4

2

Research Materials: ISTAT – Summario Statistico

1947

2

18

Research Materials: Miscellaneous

1901-1968

4

3

Research Materials: Miscellaneous

1939-1950

3

17

Research Materials: Miscellaneous Social Data – Cars, Radios, etc.

1889-1954

3

12

Research Materials: Morality Tables

1881-1932

3

11

Research Materials: Morbidity Data

1887-1935

5

13

Research Materials: New contributions in Italian Demographics "In Italian"

n.d.

3

7

Research Materials: Number of Persons per Family

1921, 1952

2

13

Research Materials: Nunley; Distribution of Population in Costa Rica

1960

4

1

Research Materials: Popkin, Nutritional Data

1967

5

11

Research Materials: Popolosita e Dina ica Demografica

1972

5

2-3

Research Materials: Population and Economic Growth – Notes

n.d.

6

1

Research Materials: Preambulo I

n.d.

3

8

Research Materials: Prices, Wages, Consumption

1913-1935

5

7

Research Materials: Province Splits

1950-1970

5

5

Research Materials: Rand Corporation

1969-1972

2

9

Research Materials: Reading Notes for Costa Rica Project

1950-1966

2

14

Research Materials: Recent Improvements in Health Conditions

1958

5

8

Research Materials: Research – Different Communes

1954

3

9

Research Materials: Rural Urban – Death by Cause

1887-1890

3

15

Research Materials: Staticica d'Italia Popolazione

1861-1867

4

4

Research Materials: Tables

1885-1955

4

9

Research Materials: Tables – Total Death

1887-1969

2

15

Research Materials: Tables and Graphs

n.d.

3

16

Research Materials: Total Deaths by Cause

1887-1955

3

3

Research Materials: Total Population and Density

1881-1954

3

14

Research Materials: Tuberculosis

1887-1937

3

13

Research Materials: Typhoid Fever

1887-1934

4

8

Research Materials: Yearbook Data

1951-1970

8

6

Teaching/Class Materials: Economics 340, Lecture Notes – Library Use Copy, Lectures 1-9, Purdue University

1982

8

7

Teaching/Class Materials: Economics 340, Lecture Notes – Library Use Copy, Lectures 10-26, Purdue University

1982

8

1

Teaching/Class Materials: Economics 340, Lecture Notes, Lectures 1-5, Purdue University

1982

8

2

Teaching/Class Materials: Economics 340, Lecture Notes, Lectures 6-9, Purdue University

1982

8

3

Teaching/Class Materials: Economics 340, Lecture Notes, Lectures 10-14, Purdue University

1982

8

4

Teaching/Class Materials: Economics 340, Lecture Notes, Lectures 15-20, Purdue University

1982

8

5

Teaching/Class Materials: Economics 340, Lecture Notes, Lectures 21-26, Purdue University

1982

8

9

Teaching/Class Materials: Economics 406 Price Conrtols Reference materials, Purdue University

1985

8

8

Teaching/Class Materials: Economics 406, Course Packet, Purdue Univeristy

1985

8

10

Teaching/Class Materials: Economics 406, Preliminary Experimental Results Paper for The Econonometric Society World Congress, August 17-24, 1985, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Purdue University

1985

9

1

Teaching/Class Materials: Economics 490A, Western Economic History, Course Outline and Lecture Notes, Lectures 1-9, Purdue University, Spring 1984

1984

9

2

Teaching/Class Materials: Economics 490A, Western Economic History, Lecture Notes, Lectures 10-13, Purdue University, Spring 1984

1984

9

5

Teaching/Class Materials: Economics 590B, Course Outline and Lecture Notes, Lectures 1-9, Northwestern University, Winter 1981

1981

9

3

Teaching/Class Materials: Economics 590B, Course Outline and Lecture Notes, Lectures 1-9, Purdue University, Spring 1983

1983

9

6

Teaching/Class Materials: Economics 590B, Lecture Notes, Lectures 10-18, Northwestern University, Winter 1981

1981

9

4

Teaching/Class Materials: Economics 590B, Lecture Notes, Lectures 10-13, Purdue University, Spring 1983

1983

10

2

Teaching/Class Materials: Grade Book RESTRICTED

1971-1989

9

11

Teaching/Class Materials: Handbook for Appointed Personnel, University of Arizona

1988

9

7

Teaching/Class Materials: History 201, Instructor Evaluations, University of Florida, Fall 1974

1974

9

8

Teaching/Class Materials: History 202, Western Civilization 1815-1975, Course Outline and Lecture Notes, University of Florida, 1975

1975

9

9

Teaching/Class Materials: History 318, Instructor Evaluations, University of Florida, Fall 1974

1974

9

10

Teaching/Class Materials: History 318, Renaissance, Course Outline, Exams, and Lecture Notes, University of Florida

1974

10

1

Teaching/Class Materials: Student Papers, University of Pennsylvania

1966-1968

9

12

Teaching/Class Materials: Summer Schedule of Classes, University of Arizona

1991

 

Description of series

Series 2

Andrew Kalpaschnikoff Memoirs and Photo Albums

ca. 1914-1917, n.d.

extent:

1.80 linear feet (2 folders and 1 oversize box)

description:

This series lists the materials that were passed down from Hoffman's grandfather, Andrew Kalpaschnikoff, including his memoirs and two photograph albums. The memoirs, in early draft from, tell the story of Kalpaschnikoff as he grew up in Imperial Russia's upper class, joined the Russian Army during World War I, escaped from a Communist prison, and returned to the United States. The two photograph albums contain pictures of Kalpaschnikoff and Russian soldiers during the war. The images include shots of some of the battleground sites, wounded soldiers, and Red Cross stations.

 

Container list

Box

Folder

Title

Dates

13

3

Memoirs of Andrew Kalpaschnikoff

n.d.

15

OVR

Photograph albums showing scenes from Russia during World War I (219- 4x6" b/w photographs) (digital copy of scrapbook one; digital copy of scrapbook two)

ca. 1914-1917

13

4

Photographs (loose) removed from albums (3- 5x7" b/w)

ca. 1914