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Katie Hoffman Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AppMs-0613

Scope and Contents

The Katie Hoffman Papers consist of research notes, correspondence, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, oral histories, memorabilia, and photographs, related to the Melungeon community in Vardy, Tennessee, the Greene County Anti-Road campaign, Appalachian music, and genealogical research. Dr. Hoffman completed the majority of the research included in this collection as part of her postgraduate education between 2000 and 2004.


  • 1895-2006
  • Majority of material found in 2000-2004


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


1.24 linear feet

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

Method of Acquisition

Katie Hoffman donated materials in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2007 and 2010, accession numbers 2001-007, 2001-581, 2002-041, 2003-007, 2003-031, 2003-054, 2006-023, 2007-098, 2010-016.

Related Materials

Documenting Community Traditions, AppMs 610

Separated Materials

"Vardy Voice," 2001-2010 (incomplete) was added to the Appalachian publications held by the Archives of Appalachia.

Transcripts of interviews of Eula Collins Mullins & Audrey Mullins Frantz were added to Documenting Community Traditions, AppMs 610.

Sang Spell by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor was added to the Archives of Appalachia book collection.

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Repository Details

Part of the Archives of Appalachia Repository

PO Box 70295
344 J.L. Seehorn Jr. Rd.
Johnson City TN 37614 USA