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Hoffman, Katie



Katie Hoffman, founder of Appalworks, is a scholar of Appalachian cultural heritage. She earned a PhD from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and an MA from East Tennessee State University. She participated in a number of Appalachian heritage projects including the 2003 Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington DC, PBS’s televised series Appalachia: A History of Mountains and People, and scholarly work with the Appalachian Regional Commission. Dr. Hoffman participated in several regional research projects and collected many oral histories related to the Melungeon community and mission school in Vardy, Tennessee. Dr. Hoffman’s Vardy research is acknowledged in Windows on the Past: The Cultural Heritage of Vardy, Hancock County, Tennessee authored by DruAnna Overbay. Ms. Hoffman is also a songwriter and performer of traditional Appalachian music. In 2004, she released her own CD, Beautiful Day (Now and Then Records)

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Katie Hoffman Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AppMs-0613

The collection is arranged in series according to the subject matters pursued by Dr. Hoffman.

Dates: 1895-2006; Majority of material found in 2000-2004