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Clara Julia Hixson Scrapbook

Identifier: M/A 0317

Description of Contents

The collection consists of a single scrapbook documenting the activities of Hopkins High School graduate Clara Julia Hixson. The scrapbook primarily covers Hixson's senior year at Hopkins High in 1918, though it also contains material pertaining to her earlier years in high school. It includes event invitations and tickets, photos of Hixson and friends, Hopkins High theater and event programs, newspaper clippings, and handwritten sections of Hixson's poetry and narrative accounts of friends, classes and events of her senior year. It also contains several of Hixson's report cards from as early as the 4th grade.


  • Creation: 1909 - 1919



The collection is available for use in Special Collections at Minneapolis Central Library during the department's open hours.


Clara Julia Hixson (1900-1994) was born in Hennepin County, Minnesota, on July 29, 1900. She attended elementary school in Watertown, South Dakota, and middle school in Hennepin County. She then attended Hopkins High School (Hopkins, Minn.) beginning in 1914 and graduated in 1918. Throughout high school, she was involved in the school theater program, Glee Club, and Athena Literary Society, and she was a vocal soloist at a number of school events.

By the 1960s, Hixson was working as a legal secretary in Des Moines, Washington. She died on August 4, 1994, in Des Moines, Washington.


0.17 Linear Feet (1 box)

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Donor Information

The scrapbook was donated by the Seattle Genealogical Society in 2016 as accession 2016.04.

Clara Julia Hixson Scrapbook
October 2016
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Repository Details

Part of the Hennepin County Library Special Collections Repository

Minneapolis Central Library
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis MN 55401 U.S.A.