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Ed Wolfe Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AppMs-0815

Scope and Contents

The Ed Wolfe Papers consist of audiocassettes, transcripts and photographs generated by Mr. Wolfe while he was researching his books on the Interstate Railroad. The content of the audiocassettes is primarily conversations with Mr. Wolfe's father, Hugh Wolfe, 1915-2009, who was a railroad employee from 1937-1978. There are other interviews with Hugh's former co-workers Les Blevins, Jack Long, M.D. Watts, and Ben Williams, as well as with Hugh's brother York Wolfe and Ed's aunt Mary Wolfe.


  • 1986 - 2002


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.


2.00 linear feet

Language of Materials



Audiocassette tapes are boxed in numerical order using Mr. Wolfe's original numbering system; transcripts and summaries are foldered and boxed in the numerical order of the cassettes. Photographs retain Mr. Wolfe's numbering system and are foldered in numerical order.

Method of Acquisition

Donated on October 26, 2011 by Hugh E. (Ed) Wolfe.

Separated Materials

Three books were separated from the collection and cataloged for Special Collections at the Archives of Appalachia:

Wolfe, Ed. Interstate Railroad: Memories of an Appalachian Short Line. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: HEW Enterprises, 2003.

Wolfe, Ed. The Life and Times of Miller Yard in Scott County Virginia. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: HEW Enterprises, 2002.

Wolfe, Hugh, and Ed Wolfe. Appalachian Coal Hauler: Interstate Railroad's Mine Runs and Coal Trains. Lynchburg, Virginia: TLC Publishing, Inc., 2001.

Processing Information

Photograph pages were removed from a binder and foldered. Because photograph numbers referred to in the transcripts are on the original plastic sleeves, the sleeves were not removed. The photographs are copies from other collections, but provide context for parts of the oral history.

Jen Bingham processed the collection and wrote the finding aid in July 2012.

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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