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Rubye Johnson photograph album

Guide to the Rubye Johnson photograph album

Collection number: HMC-0482.
Creator: Johnson, Rubye.
Title: Rubye Johnson photograph album.
Dates: 1918-1933.
Volume of collection: 0.20 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Materials in this collection are in English.
Collection summary: Photograph album of a family who lived in Anchorage.

Biographical note:
Rubye Johnson was the daughter of Anton and Hilda Johnson. The Johnson family lived in Anchorage during the late 1910s and early 1920s. According to the 1920 United States Census, the family lived at 414 Fourth Street in Anchorage. Mr. and Mrs. Johnson were Swedish immigrants who lived in Washington before moving to Alaska. Mr. Johnson worked as a laborer for the Alaska Railroad. Rubye, their only child in 1920, was born in Washington in 1913 or 1914. In the 1920s the family moved back to Washington and later to California. From 1932 to 1933, the family traveled to Europe, visiting relatives and friends in Sweden and Denmark.

Collection description:
This collection consists of a single album of photographs of Rubye Johnson, her parents, and other relatives and friends. The images were taken in Alaska, Washington state, California, and Europe. The album belonged to Rubye Johnson.

Arrangement: Collection materials are arranged by document type.

Alternative formats: The collection includes a xerographic copy of the album and copy negatives were made from selected prints in the album.

Digitized copies: Selected photographs have been digitized and can be found online at Alaska’s Digital Archives. For information about obtaining copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Rights note: Archives does not hold copyright to materials in this collection.

Preferred citation: Rubye Johnson photograph album, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Acquisition note: This collection was purchased from eBay in 1999.

Processing information: This collection was described by Jeffrey Sinnott in 1999. The collection was converted to current standard by Veronica Denison in 2015.

Container list:

Page/Item Description Dates
1/1 “Anchorage Public School, 1922” group of school children in front of school 1922
1/2 “Anchorage, Alaska, Uncle Vic’s Cabin” persons identified: Ellen, Vic, Rubye, Mama undated
1/3 “Me, Anchorage, Alaska, 4 years old, Bertha’s Cabin, 1918” 1918
2/1 “4th of July Float” persons identified: Rubye, Jack undated
2/2 “’Marie, Marie Wilson, Alaska” undated
2/3 “Uncle Vic, Alaska” undated
3/1 “Rubye & Jack, Anchorage, Alaska” undated
3/2 “Pioneer Rooming House, Rubye and Bycycle[sic], 1922, A.[Anchorage] Alaska” 1922
3/3 “’Me, Anchorage, Alaska” Rubye on skis in back yard undated
4/1 “Picnic, Lake Spenard, Alaska” group of men and women having a picnic in the woods undated
4/2 “Alaska” family picture around table, outside undated
4/3 “Our home, Alaska, Dad & I” Rubye and her father in front of their house at 414 4th Street undated
4/4 “Anchorage, Alaska, Rubye and Dad” Rubye and her father in front of a wooden building undated
4/5 “A.[Anchorage]  Alaska, Me, Dad” Rubye, her father, and two other men in front of a store undated
5/1 “Anchorage, Alaska, Rasmusson’s” Rasmusson home on 4th Street undated
5/2 “Gladys & Ruby Shedin” undated
5/3 “Jack Wilson, Alaska” undated
5/4 “Alaska Roses” undated
6/1 “Pris Wilson & Mrs. Leaving Anchorage” group of people with luggage outside a bus undated
6/2 “Al Wilson—Camp life” two men in a mess hall undated
6/3 “Alaska, Uncle Vic’s Construction Co.” group of men and car in house on elevated rails, on trestle undated
6/4 “Home in Seattle” Rubye Johnson and her family outside their Seattle home circa 1924
Pages 7-28 Washington and California photographs circa 1924-1932
Pages 28-40 Rubye Johnson’s family trip to Sweden and Denmark 1932

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