Elaine Justesen collection on the Ruth Robinson Osborne family
Scope and Contents
Collection contains the missionary diaries of Edward Robinson; diaries, scrapbook, and papers of Ruth Robinson Osborne; and Ethel Ruth Robinson World War II correspondence. The collection dates 1907-1969.
Conditions Governing Access
Open for public research.
Conditions Governing Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Elaine Justesen collection on the Ruth Robinson Osborne family must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Elaine Justesen (1929-) is a genealogist in Utah who has written or contributed to several books on the subject and genealogical works.
Margaret Elaine Toomer Justesen was born June 2, 1929, and went by the name Elaine. She married Glade Clifford Justesen on August 4, 1947. She is a genealogist who has contributed several articles and books on genealogy and specific family histories. She received the distinguished service award from the Utah Genealogical Association in 1998.
William Edward Robinson was born in Spring City, Utah, June 5, 1862, to Emma Lucas and John Robinson. He married Lovina Smith Allred November 22, 1883, in the Salt Lake City, Utah, temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They had four children: Ruth, William Loenard, Emma Margaret, and Bertha Melinda. William served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Denver, Colorado, from October 1905 to March 1907, as is documented in his daily journal from the period. He died December 22, 1949.
Ruth Robinson was born in Spring City, Utah, October 22, 1884 to William Edward Robinson and Lovina Allred Smith. She married Osman Osborne August 24, 1904, in the Manti, Utah, temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They had six children: William Virgus, Emma Pearl, Margaret Lavina, Victor Hayes, Gardell R., and Ethel Ruth. Robinson kept a meticulous journal for over twenty years of her life and contributed abundantly to the community by sewing clothing (notably burial clothing and wedding dresses) and keeping a historical record of the local area. She died August 21, 1969.
Ethel Ruth Osborne was born in Spring City, Utah, October 3, 1920, to Osman Osborne and Ruth Robinson. She married Erwin Leroy Allred May 29, 1948, in the Salt Lake City, Utah, temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They had no children. She traveled with her husband, Allred, on Navy assignments throughout the world. She died July 16, 2007.
6 boxes (3 linear ft.)
Language of Materials
Arranged in 3 series: William Edward Robinson LDS missionary diaries; Ruth Robinson Osborne papers; Ethel Ruth Robinson correspondence.
Donated by Elaine Justesen November 11, 2008.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated; Elaine Justesen; November 11, 2008.
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
- Compact discs
- Osborne, Ethel Ruth, 1920-2007 (creator)
- Osborne, Ruth Robinson (creator)
- Robinson, William Edward, 1862-1949 (creator)
- Justesen, Elaine T. (collector, Person)
- Register of Elaine Justesen collection on the Ruth Robinson Osborne family
- Geoff McLaughlin
- 2010 November 18
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States