Ruth Ann Musick

  • American


Ruth Ann Musick was a notable American academic, and author who specialized in West Virginia folklore. - AsNotedIn


Timeline

Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1897/09/17 Ruth Ann Musick is born in Kirksville, Missouri on a five acre farm five miles outside of town. Born Kirksville Missouri
1919/06/00 Ruth Musick receives a Bachelor of Science in Education degree from Kirksville State Teacher's College (now North Missouri State University). While there, she wrote a news column for the Kirksville Daily Express. Education Kirksville Missouri
1928/06/00 Musick graduates from the University of Iowa with a Master of Science in mathematics. She taught English and math at high school and college levels during her schooling. Education Pentacrest Iowa City
1942/06/00 Ruth Ann Musick begins teaching at the college level exclusively at Iowa's William Penn College. Work Penn College Historic District Oskaloosa, IA
1943/00/00 Ruth Ann Musick earns a Doctor of Philosophy in English at the University of Iowa. While in Missouri, Dr Musick becomes interested in folklore and the preservation of traditional culture, including songs and stories. Education Pentacrest Iowa City
1944/06/00 Dr Ruth Musick teaches at Iowa Wesleyan College. Work Old Main Mt Pleasant
1946/08/00 Ruth Ann Musick moves into a 2nd floor unit in the Colonial Apartments, her kitchen opens out onto a balcony where she keeps a pet rooster. She will later live in a 1st floor apartment that has a small porch. Home Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center Fairmont, WV
1946/09/00 Ruth Musick begins teaching at Fairmont State College. Work Fairmont Normal School Administration Building Fairmont, WV
1948/00/00 Interested in Appalachian folklore, Ruth Musick inaugurates a folklore course at Fairmont State College. Work Fairmont Normal School Administration Building Fairmont, WV
1960/00/00 "Ballads, Folk Songs and Folk Tales from West Virginia", collected by Dr Ruth Musick is published in Morgantown by the West Virginia University Library. Author Ballads, Folk Songs and Folk Tales from West Virginia (anthology)
1965/12/31 "The Telltale Lilac Bush and Other West Virginia Ghost Tales" by Ruth Ann Musick is published in Lexington by The University Press of Kentucky. Author The Telltale Lilac Bush and Other West Virginia Ghost Tales (short story collection)
1967/05/00 Dr Ruth Ann Musick retires from teaching at Fairmont State College where she stayed until her retirement. Work
1970/00/00 "Green Hills of Magic, West Virginia Folktales From Europe" by Ruth Ann Musick is published in Lexington by The University Press of Kentucky. Author Green Hills of Magic, West Virginia Folktales From Europe (short story collection)
1973/11/08 Dr Musick is diagnosed with spinal cancer. Health
1974/07/02 After developing bone cancer, Ruth Ann Musick dies at home in the Colonial Apartment building. Died Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center Fairmont, WV
1977/12/31 "Coffin Hollow and Other Ghost Tales" by Ruth Ann Musick is published in Lexington by The University Press of Kentucky. Author Coffin Hollow and Other Ghost Tales (short story collection)

4 Creative Works by Ruth Ann Musick »

Title Type Association Y/M/D Moniker
Title Type Association Y/M/D Moniker
Ballads, Folk Songs and Folk Tales from West Virginia (anthology) Author Anthology 1960/00/00
The Telltale Lilac Bush and Other West Virginia Ghost Tales (short story collection) Author Short Story Collection 1965/12/31
Green Hills of Magic, West Virginia Folktales From Europe (short story collection) Author Short Story Collection 1970/00/00
Coffin Hollow and Other Ghost Tales (short story collection) Author Short Story Collection 1977/12/31

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