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Beeson, Elma Lillian Rankin, 1889-1979



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

Identifier: AppMs-0164
Scope and Contents The D. R. Beeson, Sr. Papers contain consist of the personal and professional papers of Donald Richard Beeson of Johnson City, Tennessee. Professional materials include architectural drawings, blueprints, and contract books relating to Beeson's designs of private residences and public and commercial buildings in East Tennessee, western North Carolina, southwest Virginia, and West Virginia. Personal materials include Beeson's autobiography; essays; photographs; games and puzzles; newspaper...
Dates: 1830-1985, undated

Elma Lillian Rankin Beeson Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AppMs-0165
Scope and Contents

The Elma Lillian Rankin Beeson Papers contain newspaper clippings, class record books, and photographs pertaining to her teaching career at East Tennessee State Normal School. Also included are extensive photographs, postcards and a diary of her 1913 trip to Europe. The papers also contain part of the Rankin family history and several certificates and awards resulting from Beeson's activities involving Tusculum College and various ladies civic clubs.

Dates: 1904 - 1973

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Appalachian Mountains -- Description and travel 1
Appalachian Trail 1
Architects -- Tennessee -- Johnson City 1
Architectural firms -- Tennessee -- Johnson City 1
Architecture -- North Carolina -- Designs and plans 1