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Muriel Ruth Johnstone Scrapbook

Identifier: M/A 0242

Description of Contents

This collection consists of one scrapbook of material dating 1913-1923, with the bulk of the material dating 1922-1923. Apart from the scrapbook, Box 1 also contains the North High June 1923 commencement program, Johnstone's birth certificate, and an invitation to the Watersmeet High School commencement exercises.


  • 1913 - 1923


Access Restrictions

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


Muriel Ruth Johnstone was born on November 1, 1906 in Watersmeet, Michigan to parents James F. Johnstone and Bertha A. Reinhardt. Johnstone was a June 1923 graduate of North High School in Minneapolis. During her senior year, she lived at 317 Lyndale Ave. N. Muriel, also called Ruth, was a member of the Senior Literary Society, Booth Tarkington Dramatic Club, North High Park Board, Class Picture Committee, and Class Social Committee. Johnstone's extracurricular activties included singing and playing piano and violin. She attended many plays and concerts at the high school and local theater, and followed the girls and boy’s high school sports teams. Johnstone died on January 31, 1996 in San Bernardino County, California.


0.42 Linear Feet (1 box)

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Donor Information

The scrapbook was donated by Bobby Dobbins Title and accessioned by Minneapolis Public Library Special Collections on September 23, 2005 as accession 2005.03. The scrapbook came under the guardianship of the San Bernardino County’s public administrator and was given to the San Bernardino Library. Title is not related to Johnstone, but was working as a volunteer docent in San Bernardino on materials sent to San Bernardino Library’s California Room from the Public Administrators office. Title notified Minneapolis Public Library Special Collections about the book.

Muriel Ruth Johnstone Scrapbook
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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.