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Marjory Ann Reubene college scrapbook

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RHC-124

Scope and Contents

One scrapbook, 260 x 341 cm. 37 leaves. Black textured cloth with the initial M stamped in gold on the cover. Contains letters, invitations, dance cards, playbills, university publications, greeting cards, newspaper clippings, notes, postcards, and other ephemera affixed to leaves with cellophane tape. Most of the materials relate to the educational and social experiences of Marjory Reubene during her first two years in attendance at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. 10 of the leaves are blank.


  • 1948 - 1950


Access to Materials

This collection is open for research. Materials may be accessed by request at Special Collections and University Archives in Seidman House. Materials do not circulate.

Publication Rights

The collection is the physical property of Grand Valley State University, but all literary rights are retained by the original creators of materials, their estates, heirs, or third parties. It is the responsibility of the researcher to secure appropriate permissions for publication beyond the bounds of fair use.

Biographical Note

Marjory Ann Reubene was born 2 September 1930 in St. Louis, Missouri. Her parents were Samuel A. Reubene (1902-1982) and Mary Pearle Hoffman Reubene (1904-1986); both were born in Michigan (Kalamazoo and Flint, respectively), but by the time they married in 1926 they were residing in East St. Louis, Illinois. By 1930 the family had moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where Samuel worked as a salesman, and by 1942 they had moved to West View, a few miles north of Pittsburgh.

Marjory graduated from West View High School in 1948 and matriculated at the University of Michigan in the fall of 1948. There she was a member of Wyvern, the women's honorary, and Alpha Gamma Delta sorority for which she was president in her senior year. She was on the staff of the university's student newspaper, the Michigan Daily. Marjory graduated in 1952 with a B.B.A. degree in personnel. In the summer of 1952 she married Richard Cornwell Ridgway (1928-2016) whom she met at the university. He graduated in 1951 with a B.B.A. in accounting. In 1958 the couple had moved to Birmingham, Michigan where Richard was working as an accountant for Plymouth Motors. By the late 1980s they were living in Pittsburgh. Marjory died on 31 March 1998 and is buried in St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Whitemarsh Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.


1.25 Linear feet (1 box)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The scrapbook was purchased in an online auction from a dealer in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on 7 June 2017. Gift of Robert Beasecker.

Robert Beasecker
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Repository Details

Part of the Grand Valley State University Special Collections and University Archives Repository

Seidman House
1 Campus Drive
Allendale MI 49401 United States