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.
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.
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.
Collection is open for research.