Jonathan Hoppe

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I don’t always look like a Mennonite, but when I do I wear locally-made hats.

What can one say about oneself on his or her portfolio without sounding (overly) pompous or needlessly grandiose? After all, are portfolios not here to help us “sell” ourselves?

Well I ought to have a go at it anyway.

Hi there! I’m Jonathan “Hoppe” Hoppe, an MLIS graduate student currently enrolled at the University of Pittsburgh. Come August, to borrow from my resume, my little summary shall read along the lines of:

“Recent MLIS graduate with a specialization in archives, preservation, and records management  and extensive skills spanning cataloging, archival representation, arrangement, and access, reference service, analog and digital preservation and conservation, and  visual resources. Full understanding of a wide range of library and archival services. Engaged in several development, reference, and instructional projects, including web-based pathfinders”

Hoo-eee! That short little paragraph sure says a lot about my experience! But like any ol’ resume or summary, it never can give one a complete picture of a person — nor can a website for that matter, but let us not quibble.

So this this is what this here digital portfolio is all about—to give you all a more complete picture of me, what I have done in my experience, and what I can do for you in the future.



  1. In the opening paragraph of your very interesting abstract on 2/11/2016 from “The Black Midshipman at the Naval Academy,” at the USNI’s Naval History blog, your second reference to the article’s author refers to “LTCDR” Field. I suppose that to be a typo. I recall that in 1973 the Navy’s abbreviation for Lieutenant Commander was “LCDR.” I think it still is.

  2. Bob Saunders says:

    Mr. Hoppe: My name is Bob Saunders. I am trying to get in touch with Mr. Flababo from Find a Grave, about a Cemetery where I have relatives buried there. The site is in southern Chester County. I have many questions about the Cemetery. Our families first set of twins is buried there, as well as my grandfather. If he or someone with information about the site could contact me appreciate it. The Cemetery is Mount Olive African Methodist Episcopal.

  3. Karl Koenig says:

    I’m doing an article on Band director Cesare Torsiello, who was the bandmaster on the US /Trenton and was on that ship when the C yclone hit n 1889. He lived through the storm. Do ou or anyone have a photo of him and the band. Thanks, Karl Koenig

  4. Bill Keene - Editor, OCEAN TIMES says:

    Mr. Hoppe,
    The OCEAN TIMES — the Journal of the Southern California Chapter of the Steamship Historical Society of America — would like to reprint your blog article on “Herman the German” that was published on the web site. The SoCal Chapter of the SSHSA preserves and presents the maritime history of the US west coast and passenger ships around the world.

    I am very interested in making contact with you regarding the above and to forwarding you a copy of the OCEAN TIMES for your information and enjoyment.

  5. Fred Hoppe says:

    Loved your story about Herman the German. I worked for the Navy from 1966 to 1970. Herman the German was in service and of course I had to get on it. Vietnam was in full swing at the time and I got to work on the New Jersey before it left for service. Best to you Jon.

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