The Charles P. Wofford Papers document Dr. Wofford’s life and experiences in Johnson City, Tenn., his personal interests, family history, and local history of the Johnson City area. The collection includes correspondence, photographs and photograph albums, oral interviews and other recordings, unpublished family histories of the Wofford and Harris families, memoirs of Dr. Wofford, books and other miscellaneous publications, post cards, tobacco cards, family Bibles, and scrapbooks.
The collection is arranged in five series, as follows: Series 1, Subject Files, 1855-2005 and undated; Series 2, Publications, 1809-1992; and Series 3, Photographs and Photograph Scrapbooks, 1880-1985 and undated; Series 4, Postcards and Tobacco cards, 1907-1967 and undated; and Series 5, Recordings, 1996-2004 and undated.
Method of Acquisition
The original donation to the Charles P. Wofford Papers was made to the Archives of Appalachia on January 11, 1995 by Dr. Charles P. Wofford, Johnson City, Tenn.
Accruals and Additions
Additional materials were donated by Dr. Wofford on March 7, 1996, March 14, 2001, December 1, 2004, and August 15, 2005. A copy of Dr. Wofford’s memoirs “The Oldest Boy Scout” was donated on August 21, 2007 by Ellen and John Wofford, Fort Mill, S. C.
The original donated material was processed by Ned Irwin in 1997.