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Collection Overview

Title: Gene L. Hoffman Papers (Elmhurst), 1966-1990

ID: RHC/RC/208

Extent: 7.0 Linear Feet

Arrangement: The collection is organized into six series:  Pension Task Force; Education; Legislative Process and History; DuPage Water Commission; Outdoor Advertising and Billboards; and Miscellaneous.  The largest series, Education, has been separated into fourteen subseries because of the volume and complexity of the records.

Date Acquired: 12/04/1991

Subjects: DuPage County (Ill), Education., Hoffman, Gene L., Illinois. General Assembly, Legislators, Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ), United States--Politics and government

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Gene L. Hoffman Papers date from 1966 to 1990 and cover Hoffman's years as the Illinois State Representative from the 40th District.  Each series includes letters, minutes and reports from various committees, proposed and actual house and senate bills and their amendments, memos, litigation files, newsletters, and newspaper articles.

Collection Historical Note

Before becoming a state representative Gene L. Hoffman was chairman and teacher in the Social Studies Department of Fenton High School in Bensenville, Illinois, for thirty years.  This provided him with a well rounded background for the legislature where much of his energy was directed toward education.  

As state representative for the 40th District, Gene Hoffman held a variety of positions on the legislative level.  Among the positions he occupied were Deputy Minority Leader (1989-90); Assistant Minority Leader (1983-1989); Vice-Chairman, Joint House/Senate Committee on Education Reform (1985-1987); Co-Chairman, School Problems Council (1986-1990); Vice-Chairman, Task Force on Education for Employment (1987-1989); Vice-Chairman, General Assembly Retirement System (1986-1990); Chairman, Governor's Task Force on Pension Funding (1985); Chairman, School Problems Commission (1971-1973, 1978-1984); and Member, Commission on Improvement of Elementary and Secondary Education (1983-1985).  

On the national level Mr. Hoffman was also involved in a number of committees such as chairman, Education and Labor Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures (1984-1984, 1989-1990); Chairman, Education Committee of the Assembly on the Legislature of the NCSL (1988-1989); Co-Chairman, ALPS (1983-1984, 1986-1989); Vice-Chairman, Education Commission of the States (1972-1973, 1981-1992); Member, National Task Force for Minority Students in Higher Education (1989-1990); and Member, Task Force on Education for Economic Growth, Education Commission of the States (1983-1985).  

Mr. Hoffman participated in many civic organizations including the Elmhurst Memorial Hospital Board of Governors, Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce, Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra, Elmhurst Jaycees, and the Lombard Lilac Festival Committee.  His political affiliations include the York Township Republican Organization which he chaired in 1976-1977 and 1986-1987.  Mr. Hoffman has been a committeeman for the York Township Republican Organization since 1970.  He is a member of four professional societies and organizations:  Phi Delta Kappa (Triton Chapter); Pi Gamma Mu, National Social Science Honor Society; Illinois Education Association, and the National Education Association.  

Gene Hoffman has received recognition from many organizations such as Northern Illinois University Distinguished Alumni Award, Legislator of the Year Award - National Republican Legislators Association, and Large Unit District Association "Mr. Education" Award.   

Born in Canton, Illinois, on September 26, 1932, Hoffman graduated from Belvidere High School, Illinois State University (B.S.), and Northern Illinois University (M.A. and Ed.D.).  Hoffman also served two years in the Army and is married to Diana.  They have four children and reside in Elmhurst, Illinois.

Subject/Index Terms

DuPage County (Ill)
Education.
Hoffman, Gene L.
Illinois. General Assembly
Legislators
Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
United States--Politics and government

Administrative Information

Repository: Northern Illinois University

Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions on access to the collection.

Use Restrictions: Property rights in the collection are held by the Regional History Center; literary rights are dedicated to the public.

Acquisition Source: Gene L. Hoffman

Acquisition Method: Gene L. Hoffman, former Illinois State Representative from the 40th District, donated his legislative papers to the Northern Illinois Regional History Center on December 4, 1991.


Box and Folder Listing


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[Series I.: Retirement and Benefits],
[Series II.: Education],
[Series III.: Legislative Process and History],
[Series IV.: DuPage Water Commission],
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Series II.: Education
Sub-Series A.: Improvement of Elementary and Secondary Education, 1984-1986
Box 1
Folder 16: Commission on the Improvement of Elementary and Secondary Education, 1984-1986
Sub-Series B.: Education Reform, 1984-1987
Box 1
Folder 17: Speaker Madigan's Preliminary Report on Education Developing a Consensus for Change, March 2-3, 1984
Folder 18: Excellence in the Making:  A Preliminary Report, 1984
Folder 19: Washington, D.C., Department of Education, October 23, 1987
Folder 20: Educational Reform Package, 1985
Folder 21: Speaker Madigan's Report on Education Reform and School Improvement, July 1985
Folder 22: The Education Package of 1985:  An Overview.  House Bill 1070 and Senate Bill 730, 1985
Folder 23: Senate Bill 730, Improvement of Elementary and Secondary Schools, 1985
Folder 24: Education Compromise, July 2, 1985
Folder 25: Education Reform Review, 1985-1988
Folder 26: Education Reform Act:  Senate Bill 730, Improvement of Elementary and Secondary Schools, 1985
Folder 27: Report of the Joint Committee on the Oversight in Education Reform, April 1986
Sub-Series C.: Education for Employment, 1986-1990
Box 1
Folder 28: Job Training Partnership Act Handbook
Folder 29: Job Training Partnership Act Workshop, January 30, 1986
Folder 30: Vocational Education, 1986
Box 2
Folder 1: Illinois Commission on Intergovernmental Cooperation, 1986-1987
Folder 2: Vocational Instruction Practicum, 1986-1987
Folder 3: Connection Between the Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education Act and the Jobs Training Partnership Act, August 1987
Folder 4: Agency Responses, 1987
Folder 5: Education for Employment Task Force, 1987
Folder 6: Illinois Department of Employment Security - Annual Report, 1987
Folder 7: Illinois Commission on Intergovernmental Cooperation, 1987-1988
Folder 8: Economic Competition, Occupational Education, and the West, July 1988
Folder 9: Education for Employment Board Proposal, 1988
Folder 10: Seminar Papers, 1988
Folder 11: Education for Employment, 1988-1989
Folder 12: Meeting with Paula Wolff, July 20, 1989
Folder 13: House Bill 2030 - Education for Employment, 1989-1990
Folder 14: House Bill 2151 - Education for Employment Programs and Services, 1989-1990
Folder 15: Master Plan for Education and Employment, 1990
Folder 16: Enhancing Adult Literacy
Sub-Series D.: Chicago School Reform, 1988-1989
Box 2
Folder 17: Reassessment of the Report of the 1981 Special Task Force on Education, Chicago Public Schools
Folder 18: Senate Bills 651, 652, and 1840, - School Reform, 1988
Folder 19-20: Senate Bills 1839 and 1840, - School Reform, 1988
Folder 21: End of Session Chicago School Reform, 1988
Folder 22: Chicago School Reform, 1989-1989
Folder 23: Implementation of Education Reform in the Chicago Public Schools Second Quarterly Report, Chicago School Reform Authority, April 1989
Folder 24: Design for Excellence:  Implementing School Reform, May 1989
Folder 25: Chicago Panel on Public School Policy and Finance, 1989
Folder 26: Task Force on School Reform, 1989
Folder 27: Chicago School Reform Task Force Reports, 1989
Sub-Series E.: Special Education for the Handicapped, 1973-1990
Box 2
Folder 28: Notebook from Financing Education Programs for Handicapped Children, Early 1970's
Folder 29: School Problems Commission, February 28, 1973
Folder 30: Cost Analysis of Selected Public Schools Special Education Systems in Illinois, 1973
Box 3
Folder 1: Senate Bills 805 and 969; House Bills 805 and 969, Reimbursement by State to School Districts, 1973-1974
Folder 2: House Bill 2744, Special Education Funding, 1973-1974
Folder 3-4: Special Education Information, 1973-1974
Folder 5: Consumer Protection in Post Secondary Education Conference, March 18-19, 1974
Folder 6: Special Education Funding Sub-Committee, April and May 1974
Folder 7: House Bill 2769 Reimbursement for Special Education, 1974
Folder 8: Special Education Funding Information, 1974
Folder 9: Special Education - Needs - Costs - Methods of Financing, May 1975
Folder 10: Special Programs in Public Schools, June 1976
Folder 11: Public Law 94-142 - The Education for All Handicapped Children Act, 1975-1978
Folder 12: Special Education Project.  Phase II Progress Report, February 1, 1976
Folder 13: House Bill 1463 - Superintendent of Public Instruction, 1976-1980
Folder 14: Special Education Subcommittee - Task Group B, July 1976-February 1977
Folder 15: Special Education Task Forces B and C, 1976-1977
Folder 16: Senate Bill 1055 - Special Education, April 1977
Folder 17: Amicus, Volume 2, Number 5 (photocopy), September 1977
Folder 18: Senate Bill 101 - Special Education, 1977
Folder 19: Senate Bill 393 - Special Education, 1977
Folder 20: Senate Bill 388 - Special Education, 1977-1978
Folder 21: Senate Bill 395 - Special Education, 1977-1978
Folder 22: Revised Rules and Regulations to Govern the Administration and Operation of Special Education.  Draft II, May 31, 1978
Folder 23-24: Fiscal Year 1978 - Annual Program Plan Amendment for Part B of the Education Of the Handicapped Act as Amended by Public Law 94-142, September 1978
Folder 25: Senate Bill 386 - Special Education, 1978
Folder 26: Special Education Subcommittee, 1978
Folder 27: Fiscal Year 1979 Annual Program Plan Amendment for Part B of the Education of the Handicapped Act as Amended by Public Law 94-142, 1978
Folder 28: Title 45 of the Code of Federal Regulations Amendment, 1978
Folder 29: Implementation Task Force of School Problems Commission - Special Education Subcommittee, February and March 1979
Folder 30: Speech on Special Education Funding, Needs and Programs, March 25, 1980
Folder 31: Special Education - 20 Year Report, 1989-1990
Sub-Series F.: State School Aid Formula, 1970-1973
Box 4
Folder 1: State School Aid Formula Subcommittee, 1970
Folder 2: State School Aid Formula Information, 1970-1971
Folder 3: State Aid Printouts, 1971
Folder 4: State Aid Projects and Formula Printouts, May 1972
Folder 5: House Bill 4663 - Distributive Fund, May and June 1972
Folder 6: House Bill 4465 - State Aid Formula - Special Problems Commission, 1972
Folder 7: State Aid Ideas, 1972
Folder 8: House Bill 1484 - Resource Equalizer Formula, March-May 1973
Folder 9: House Bill 1484 - Information, 1973
Folder 10: State Aid Formula, 1973
Sub-Series G.: Education/Finance Committee and State School Aid Formula Amendment, 1966-1979, 1982-1987
Box 4
Folder 11: Conclusions and Recommendations of Task Force on Education, 1966
Folder 12: Project A, 1970
Folder 13: Multiplier, 1970-1971
Folder 14: Court Case - Serrano - School Financing, 1971
Folder 15: Governor's Multiplier Freeze, February 2, 1973
Folder 16: Court Case - Rodriquez - Tax Reform, 1973
Folder 17: Problems with the State School Aid Formula, 1976
Folder 18: School Problems Commission - Administrative Data, 1977-1984
Folder 19: Access Court Cases, 1979
Folder 20: House Bill 3114 - Formula Computation, 1980
Folder 21: Court Cases - Rodriquez and Serrano, 1980
Folder 22: Senate Bill 954 - State School Aid Formula Amendment, 1981
Folder 23: House Bill 1071 - Elementary and Secondary Education, 1981
Folder 24: House Bill 1353 - State School Aid Amendment, 1981-1982
Folder 25-26: State School Aid Formula Amendment Information, 1981-1982
Folder 27: House Bill 1271 - State Aid 1982
Box 5
Folder 1: House Bill 2384 - State Aid Formula, 1982
Folder 2: Fiscal Year, 1983
Folder 3: School Problems Commission Meeting, March 3, 1987
Folder 4: State School Aid Formula Information, 1987
Folder 5: State School Aid Formula Fiscal Year, 1987
Folder 6: Senate Bill 187 - State Aid, 1987
Sub-Series H.: School Board Construction Act, 1973-1974
Box 5
Folder 7: Senate Bill 905-909 - School Board Construction Bond Act, 1973-1974
Folder 8: Senate Bill 905-909 - Capital Development Board Act, 1973-1974
Folder 9: Senate Bill 905-909 - Capital Development Board Agenda, June 13, 1974
Sub-Series I.: State Board of Education, 1961-1978
Box 5
Folder 10: State Board of Education, Original Version
Folder 11: State Board of Education, Suggested Revision
Folder 12: State Board of Education, 1961-1973
Folder 13: State Board of Education, 1965-1970
Folder 14: State Board of Education, 1971-1973
Folder 15: House Bill 661 and 662 - State Board of Education, 1971-1973
Folder 16: House Bill 661 and 662 - State Board of Education Bill, 1971-1973
Folder 17: State Board of Education, Revised, January 28, 1973
Folder 18: House Bill 661 - State Board of Education, 1973
Folder 19: House Bill 661 - State Board of Education Correspondence, 1973
Folder 20: House Bill 661 - State Board of Education Court Challenge, 1973-1974
Folder 21: State Board of Education, 1978
Sub-Series J.: Revenue Subcommittee, 1972
Box 5
Folder 22: Revenue Subcommittee, August 1972
Sub-Series K.: School Finance Task Force, 1972
Box 5
Folder 23: School Finance Task Force, 1972
Sub-Series L.: Governor's Education Committee, 1972
Box 5
Folder 24: Educational Finance Task Force, 1972
Folder 25: Report to Task Force on School Finance, March 1972
Folder 26: School Finance Task Force Notes, 1972
Sub-Series M.: Resource Equalizer Formula, 1973
Box 5
Folder 27: Resource Equalizer Printouts, 1973
Sub-Series N.: School District Reorganization and Consolidation, 1973-1988
Box 5
Folder 28: Suggestions for School District Reorganization, 1971-1972
Folder 29: Unit District Material, November 1972-April 1974
Folder 30: Opportunities for Excellence - Final Report of the Committee on School Organization, March 1973
Folder 31: House Bill 1409 - School District Reorganization, April 1973
Box 6
Folder 1: Senate Bill 665 - Educational Services Regions, April and May 1973
Folder 2: School District Reorganization Information from Gordon Hoke, April-June 1973
Folder 3: Jo Davies County School Reorganization Feasibility Study, June 1973
Folder 4: A Profile of the Substandard Public School Districts in Illinois, July 1973
Folder 5: School District Consolidation Information, June 1973-February 1974
Folder 6: School Consolidation Information, 1973-1986
Folder 7-8: School Regulations in Relation to Private Business and Vocational Schools, 1975-1977
Folder 9: 20th Report of:  The Status of School District Reorganization in the State of Illinois to:  Illinois School Problems Commission, May 1982
Folder 10: 21st Report of:  The Status of School District Reorganization in the State of Illinois to:  Illinois School Problems Commission, 1983
Folder 11: Conference Committee Report on Senate Bill 513, 1983
Folder 12: Reorganization Source Material, 1983-1987
Folder 13: Report of the DuPage County Reorganization Committee, 1985
Folder 14: School District Organization in Illinois, May 1985
Folder 15: Senate Bill 242 - School Consolidation, 1985
Folder 16: Senate Bill 730 - School Reorganization, 1985
Folder 17: First Conference Committee Report on Senate Bill 730, 1985
Folder 18: School District Reorganization, January 1985-January 1986
Folder 19: Discussion Committee, August 1985-February 1986
Folder 20: School Consolidation, August 1985-July 1986
Folder 21: School Reorganization, November 1985-March 1986
Folder 22: Case Record Copies, 1985-1986
Folder 23: School District Reorganization, 1985-1986
Folder 24: Senate Joint Resolution, 1985-1986
Folder 25-26: House Bill 935 - Reorganization of School Districts, 1985-1986
Folder 27: Committee to Reorganize Schools for Tomorrow, January 1986
Folder 28: The 1985 Illinois Policy Survey, Center for Governmental Studies, Northern Illinois University, February 1986
Folder 29: General Assembly, Spring 1986
Folder 30: Correspondence and Petitions Regarding Senate Bill 730 - Unit School Consolidation, 1986
Box 7
Folder 1: School District Reorganization, 1986
Folder 2: Is School District Reorganization in Illinois Necessary?  A Follow Up Study, 1987
Folder 3: School District Size, 1988

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[All]


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