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Beeson, Elma Lillian Rankin, 1889-1979

 Person

Elma Lillian Rankin Beeson was born on May 8, 1889 in Tusculum, Tennessee. She graduated from Tusculum College in 1908 with a degree in music and later studied at music schools in Chicago and New York. She taught music at East Tennessee State Normal School in Johnson City from 1911 until 1914 when bad health forced her to teach privately.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

D.R. Beeson, Sr. Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AppMs-164
Scope and Contents The D. R. Beeson, Sr. Papers contain architectural drawings, blueprints, and contract books relating to Beeson's designs of private residences, courthouses, school buildings, churches, bank buildings, and offices in East Tennessee, western North Carolina, southwest Virginia, and West Virginia. Also in the papers are Beeson's autobiography, essays and short stories; collected games and puzzles; newspaper clippings, pins, certificates, plaques, and photographs from his life-long interest in the ...

Elma Lillian Rankin Beeson Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 500-AppMs 165
Arrangement The papers are comprised of one box and one oversized folder. The box includes newspaper clippings, memorabilia, postcards and a diary documenting Europe, and teacher's class rolls and books. The oversized folder includes various diplomas and degrees from (Greeneville) Tusculum College, a passport, and other papers.

Photographs documenting Beeson's trip to Europe, involvement in the Presbyterian Women's Advisory Committee, Community Concert Board, and East Tennessee State Normal ...