The Sally Zentner family papers are comprised of correspondence, photographs and printed material documenting Zentner's family
in Sacramento from the early 1900s through the 2000s. The bulk of the collectiong comes from her parents, Adele and Joseph
Griffith, and her great-aunt, Mary Ribzinski, who worked as a nurse for decades at Mercy Hospital and for Sacramento Civilian
Defense during WWII.
Sally Zentner was born Sally Ann Griffith to parents Joseph A. Griffith and Adele (Gemmill) Griffith in Sacramento. Her father,
Joseph, was born in 1911 to E. A. Griffith of Willows and Helena (Ribzinski) Griffith, who died in 1914 at the age of 24.
Following his mother's death, Joseph returned to Sacramento with his older brother, Bertrand (Bert), and lived with his mother's
family – his grandmother, Jennie Ribzinski, uncles Joseph and Francis, and his aunt, Mary Ribzinski.