The Ruffner Family Association's purpose is to, “maintain a society of members who will research and preserve their common heritage through the collection of historical artifacts and documents that form the basis for knowledge and appreciation of the historical role played by the Ruffner descendants and their collateral lines in the settlement of the American Frontier.” The Association has Officers and Board of Directors, Publication Committee, a Ruffner Roots and Ramblings publication, and maintains and plans Ruffner family reunions.


The materials in this collection were originally compiled and organized by the Ruffner Family Association, and were acquired by Greenwood Library from 2012-2016.

Scope and Content

The collection includes genealogical research and notes on the Ruffner Family. As well as administrative records, newsletters and financial records of the Ruffner Family Association. in addition the collection includes correspondence, books, photographs, family bibles, and digital files related to the Ruffner Family and the Association.

The materials range in date from 1811 through 2014. Majority of material found within 1999 - 2014


26.75 Linear Feet (6 Legal Hollinger Boxes, 2 Flat Boxes, and 17 Banker Boxes.)


There are no restrictions to access or use for research purposes but some files have been withheld due to their personal and sensitive information.

View the full finding aid here: Ruffner Family Association Collection, LU-163


Browse the Ruffner Family Association Collection, LU-163 Collections:

Ruffner Family Association Records

Ruffner Family History Records

Ruffner Family Oral Histories

Ruffner Roots & Ramblings