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A collection of music sheets, school work, handbooks, and children’s books.

James Ruggles (1933-2015) was born to George and Zelpha Ruggles in Pittsburg, Kansas. He graduated from Kansas State Teachers College (now Pittsburg State University) in 1953, and received his medical degree from the University of Kansas in 1957. From 1963 to 1965, Ruggles worked in the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology. He then completed a two-year fellowship in Pathology at the University of Minnesota, and worked as a pathologist for 39 years. In 1991, he and Ramona Woolley married in Yankton, South Dakota. In his pastime, James enjoyed music, specifically classical and blue grass, and learned to play the Dobro guitar. He also was an outdoorsman, playing sports, hunting, and fishing. He passed away in 2015.

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Performing Arts



Size of Collection

1 linear foot

Dates of Collection


Manuscript Number

SpC MS 0307

Ruggles Family Collection, 1897-1964

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Music Commons



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