Ruth Beard Farris Papers, 1997 and undated


Ruth Beard Farris Papers, 1997 and undated


The Ruth Beard Farris Papers, held by the Archives of Appalachia at East Tennessee State University, consists of one file folder containing the genealogy and family history of Ruth Beard Farris and the Beard family and one VHS videotape of Joyce Harvill’s discussion of Appalachian quilts. The current digital collection contains a PDF file surrogate of the paper materials and streaming MP4 access to the VHS material created in 2022.


Farris, Ruth Beard (Person)


Ruth Beard Farris Papers, Archives of Appalachia, East Tennessee State University


1997 and undated


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ETSU Archives of Appalachia: AppMs-0507

Collection Items

Sixty minute VHS recording titled "The History of Appalachian Quilts and Coverlets in the Hulcher Collection" from 1997.Digital file is available to stream here.

Beard family genealogy, undated
Includes photocopies of the family tree chart, a brief biography, and family history.
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