Rising from the Ashes

The Chimney Tops II Wildfires Oral History Project

About the Project

Rising from the Ashes: The Chimney Tops II Wildfires Oral History Project is a project led by the University of Tennessee Libraries in collaboration with the City of Gatlinburg and the Anna Porter Public Library.

Rising from the Ashes documents the immediate and ongoing impacts of the 2016 Chimney Tops II wildfires, one of the largest natural disasters in Tennessee history, by recording interviews with individuals who experienced the wildfires or their aftermath. The collection is part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives.

Contact Us

For more information, please contact Casey Kaufman, Rising from the Ashes Project Manager.

Casey Kaufman
Project Manager
ckaufma5@utk.edu

Rising from the Ashes: The Chimney Tops II Wildfires Oral History Project

University Libraries
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
1015 Volunteer Boulevard
Knoxville, TN 37996

Background photo courtesy of Great Smoky Mountains National Park