Artifact of the Month

Ruth's Beauty College Hair Roller Case
Purchased by the Shiloh Museum Board of Trustees


Ruth's Beauty College was owned by Ruth M. Potts Tune.  The college was open from the early 1960s through the 1980s in Fayetteville, first located near the intersection of College and Davidson Avenue and later at 1200 N. College, between the present-day location of  Rick's Bakery and Café Rue Orleans. 

In the early 1970s, Ruth's Beauty College also had a location in Springdale at the southwest corner of Emma Avenue and Holcomb Street.


Officers of the local chapter of Alpha Sigma Chi, a national organization for beauty college students, November 1962.

From left: Shirley Barnes, president; Ruth Potts, sponsor (and founder of Ruth's Beauty College); Kay Smith, treasurer; Mary Thornbrough, secretary; and Jeanne Foren, vice president.

Pat Donat, photographer/Northwest Arkansas Times Collection (NWAT-D-62-11-1)

Alpha Sigma Chi officers, 1962

Fayetteville Telephone Directory, November 1962

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