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educator , folklorist

Mary Theresa Hufford, American Folklorist, educator. Ashton scholar University of Pennsylvania, 1975-1979, Dublin Institute Advanced Studies scholar, 1978; recipient Incentive award Library. of Congress, 1987. Member American Folklore Society (Executive Board 1988-1991, editorial board since 1994), LucyBraun Association Mixed Mesophytic Forest (board of trustees since 1992).

Background

Hufford, Mary Theresa was born on February 3, 1952 in Niagara Falls, New York, United States. Daughter of Duane Lamson and Barbara Mary (Strong) Hufford.

Education

Bachelor in English and Philosophy, Boston College, 1974;Doctor of Philosophy in Folklore and Folklife, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1989.

Career

Reporter, copy editor, Freehold (New Jersey) Transcript, 1974-1975;publications consultant, American Folklife Center, Library. of Congress, Washington, 1979;folklife specialist, American Folklife Center, Library. of Congress, Washington, since 1982;folklorist Folk-Artists-in-the Schools program, New Jersey State Council on Arts, Trenton, 1978-1980;director regional folklife project on Appalachian migrants, Great Lakes Art Alliance, Cleveland, 1981;folklorist, Festival of Appalachian Folklife, 1982 World's Fair, Knoxville, Tennessee, 1982;director, Pinelands Folklore Project, New Jersey, 1982-1985;director, New River Gorge Folklore Project, West Virginia, 1991-1993. Consultant National Endowment for Humanities, Washington, National Park Svc., Washington, New Jersey Folklore Society, New Jersey History Commission, New Jersey State Council on Arts, Trenton, New Jersey State Museum, OASIS, St. Louis, Ohio Folklore Society, Pennsylvania Heritage Affairs Commission, Pinelands Commission, New Lisbon, New Jersey, others. Instructor University of Pennsylvania, 1993, George Mason U., 1993, 94.

Presenter papers, lectures, workshops.

Works

Membership

Member American Folklore Society (Executive Board 1988-1991, editorial board since 1994), LucyBraun Association Mixed Mesophytic Forest (board of trustees since 1992).

Connections

Married Steven Ezra Oaks, February 14, 1987. Children: Sean Christopher, Katherine Louise.

father:
Duane Lamson Hufford

mother:
Barbara Mary (Strong) Hufford

spouse:
Steven Ezra Oaks

children:
Sean Christopher Hufford

Katherine Louise Hufford