Ruth B. Maxwell Papers, 1940-1983 and undated


Ruth B. Maxwell Papers, 1940-1983 and undated


The Ruth B. Maxwell Papers, held by the Archives of Appalachia at East Tennessee State University, consists of a family lineage chart, correspondence, newsclippings, photographs, and miscellaneous printed ephemera documenting Maxwell’s interest in genealogy and local history, especially her activities in various patriotic organizations. The photographs are primarily images of individuals taken by her husband, Clifford, a professional photographer.

The current digital collection contains PDF file surrogates created in 2023 of the complete content of the collection.


Maxwell, Ruth Leotha Barker, 1910-1997 (Person)


Ruth B. Maxwell Papers, Archives of Appalachia, East Tennessee State University


1940-1983 and undated


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ETSU Archives of Appalachia: AppMs-0678

Collection Items

Photographs 1958 and undated
Folder contains: four black and white photographs, three color photographs, and two negatives of miscellaneous individuals taken by Clifford Maxwell; including studio portraits of Ann Cross, Kathy Cross, Dr. Hugh Preas, and John Franklin Shell; and a…

Historical materials, 1788-1980 and undated
Folder contains: New Providence Presbyterian Church Bulletin (1980-08-24), Watauga Settlement Sesquisentennial Program (1940-10-13), Annual Meetings of the East Tennessee and southwest Virginia Co-Operation (undated), Facsimile of a letter from John…
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