Kerr, Ruth S. A vision fulfilled: A history of The Lady Musgrave Trust 1885-2010. Kelvin Grove, Qld, Australia: The Lady Musgrave Trust, 2011.
Kerr, Ruth S. John Moffat of Irvinebank: a biography of a regional entrepreneur. St Lucia, Queensland: J.D. & R.S. Kerr, 2000.
Kerr, Ruth John Moffat's Empire: A Mining History of the Cairns Hinterland 1880-1918. St Lucia: J.D. and R.S. Kerr, 1979.
Kerr, Ruth (2016) Review of 'Boots, Shoes and Seeds: the life of Peter Field' by John Field. Queensland History Journal, 23 3: 219-220.
Kerr, Ruth (2016) Review of 'Adjudication on the Gold Fields in New South Wales and Victoria in the 19th Century' by John P. Hamilton. Journal of Australasian Mining History, 14 190-192.
Metcalfe, Bill, Kerr, Ruth and Christie, Irene (2015) Protestant Unity Commune and the establishment of Pomona. Queensland History Journal, 22 11: 841-858.
Kerr, Ruth S. (2013) A history of the Royal Historical Society of Queensland. Queensland History Journal, 22 3: 149-169.
Kerr, Ruth S. (2013) Barry Sykes, Lines Mines People and Places: settlement of South Gippsland - Korumburra, Jumbunna, Outrrim. Journal of Australasian Mining History, 11 150-151.
Kerr, Ruth (2013) From Spruikers Corner: Electoral politics on the Northern goldfields. Journal of Australasian Mining History, 11 144-147.
Kerr, Ruth (2013) Railways in North Queensland: opening and closing dates and legislation relating to construction. The Northern Sun, 29 103: 2-3.
Kerr, Ruth (2013) Irvinebank – Stannary Hills Tramways and the Mareeba Shire Council Boundary. The Northern Sun, 29 104: 2-3.
Kerr, Ruth (2006) Portion 36, Parish of Tewantin - the Land Selection. Missing Link, Journal of the Cooroy-Noosa Genealogical and Historical Research Group Inc, 18 10-14.
Kerr, Ruth (2005) Ruffashell Street and the tin mill at Rocky Bluffs on the Stannary Hills Tramway, 1903 to the twenties. Journal of Australasian Mining History, 3 58-73.
Kerr, Ruth S. (1990) Review: Supreme Court of Queensland 1859-1960: History Jurisdiction Proceedure by B.H. McPherson. Journal of the Royal Historical Society of Queensland, 14 3: 119-120.
Kerr, Ruth S. (1990) Construction of Pettrigrew's sawmill close by the commissariat store in 1853. Journal of the Royal Historical Society of Queensland, 14 5: 177-180.
Kerr, Ruth S. (1984) Irvinebank, Mining Community and Centre of an Empire "God Bless John Moffat". Journal of the Royal Historical Society of Queensland, 12 1: 141-164.
Kerr, Ruth (2008). Redcap Mines and Tramway on the Chillagoe Field - its connection to southern Australia and Queensland Politicians 1890 to 1920s. In: Australian Mining History Association Conference, Queenstown, Tasmania, Australia, (). 4 October 2008.
Kerr, R. S. (2004). Determining cultural heritage significance as part of the validation process in the abandoned mine sites rehabilitation program. In: L. C. Bell, Proceedings of the Workshop on Management and Remediation of Abandoned Mines. Workshop on Management and Remediation of Abandone Mines, Brisbane, QLD Australia, (35-42). 14 November 2003.