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Kirst-Hoffman family collection

Kirst-Hoffman family collection

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Finding aid for the Kirst-Hoffman family collection

BC.MSS.06.17

Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
100 Rock Street
Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201
(501) 320-5700
arkinfo@cals.org

October 21, 2014



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Hoffman, Charles Emmett
Title: Kirst-Hoffman family collection
Dates: 1867-1966
Quantity: 5.0 Linear feet
Identification: BC.MSS.06.17
Language: English

Arrangement

This collection is arranged chronologically and by type of artifact.


Scope and Contents

This collection contains more than three hundred photographs from the families of Charles L. and Emma Kirst Hoffman, with related documents.


Biographical Information

The materials in this collection relate to the families of Charles L. Hoffman and his wife Emma Kirst Hoffman, both the preceding and the succeeding generations. Charles and Emma were married in 1900. They had two children, Charles Emmett Hoffman and Roslyn Hoffman Pritchett.

Charles was the son of Sebastian and Eustina Hoffman, who had moved to Little Rock from California in 1880, when Charles was an infant. Sebastian, a native of Germany, operated a number of hotels in Little Rock. A small number of photographs in this collection are of the Hoffman family.

Emma was the daughter of Michael and Alvina Geyer Kirst. Michael emigrated from Germany to Wisconsin in 1856. He met his wife while serving in Arkansas during the Civil War with the 27th Wisconsin Infantry and made his home in Little Rock following the war. He opened a grocery store in 1866 and later operated M. Kirst and Sons Grocery at Ninth and Main in partnership with his sons Walter and Fred. The collection contains photographs of Michael and Alvina and their family, of the Civil War veterans organizations Michael belonged to, and also of the Kirst family businesses and related business organizations.

In addition to their two sons, Michael and Alvina Kirst had five daughters, Alvina Ida Kirst Reichardt, Lillie Kirst Gloeckler, Annie Kirst Leiser, Josephine Kirst Bell, and Emma Kirst Hoffman. The family made frequent trips to Sheboygan, Wisconsin, to visit Michael’s family. A large portion of this collection is made up of photographs of the Kirst daughters and their families.


Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Bell, Alvin
Bell, Josephine Kirst
Bell, Nadine
Bell, William E.
Business -- Arkansas -- Little Rock
Gloeckler, Emil
Gloeckler, Lillie Kirst
Grand Army of the Republic. Department of Arkansas.
Hoffman, Charles L., 1879-1948
Hoffman, Emma Kirst, b. 1881
Hoffman, Eustina, b. 1852
Hoffman, Sebastian, 1831-1913
Kirst, Alvina Geyer, 1847-1927
Kirst, Fred
Kirst, Michael, 1841-1916
Kirst, Walter
Leiser, Annie Kirst
Leiser, Henry G. (Jack)
Little Rock Senior High School. (Little Rock, Ark.)
Pritchett, Roslyn Hoffman
Small business -- Arkansas
United Confederate Veterans. Arkansas Division.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating, in-house use only.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Kirst-Hoffman family collection, MSS.06.17, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Donated by Charles E. Hoffman, May 1, 2006


Related Material

Roslyn Hoffman Pritchett Family Pictures, 4857, Arkansas History Commission


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