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Ruth Ann Musick

Ruth Ann Musick

Ruth Ann Musick

Ruth Ann Musick, born in 1897, was an influential folklorist and educator at Fairmont State. She founded the West Virginia Folklore Journal and dedicated her life to preserving the state's cultural heritage. Her works are archived in the Frank & Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center, and the Fairmont State library was renamed in her honor in 1980.

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