Helen Anderson Hoff, class of 1923

Helen Anderson Hoff grew up in a small town between New Brunswick and Princeton, New Jersey. She was the eldest of ten children and came from an old New Jersey agricultural family. She attended elementary school in a one-room schoolhouse and then commuted by train to high school, where the school superintendent convinced her to apply to college. Hoff began Pembroke in 1919, the first from her town to go to college. At Pembroke College, she studied European History. After marrying in 1928, she obtained a Master's degree in American History from Ohio State University.



  • Helen Hoff, 1923
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