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INVENTORY OF THE RUTH FINNEY PAPERS
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Description
The Ruth Finney Papers consist of materials related to her career as a newpaper reporter. This includes her correspondence, scrapbooks, diaries, manuscripts, clippings, photographs, research materials, legal documents, and personal mementos.
Background
Ruth Finney was born 6 March 1898, in Chicago, Illinois, to John W. and Mary Morrison Finney. She grew up in Downieville and Sacramento, California and attended San Jose Normal School where she received a teaching certificate in 1918. After substitute teaching in Sacramento for three months, she resigned to join the staff of the Sacramento Star as a reporter.
Restrictions
The Library can only claim physical ownership of the Finney papers, and it is impossible for us to determine the identity of possible claimants of literary property.
Availability
Collection is open for research.