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Gertrude Olmsted Strickler papers

Identifier: S2458

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of an autograph album, school mementos, letters, and clippings. The album contains the signatures of numerous friends and acquaintances of Miss Olmsted. Most all of the entries are dated with day and year.


  • 1871-1888


Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Kathryn A. Martin Library, Archives and Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

Gertrude Olmsted Strickler was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Olmsted. Mrs. Strickler was born in Monona, Iowa, October 4, 1860. When Gertrude was ten her parents moved the family to Duluth. At seventeen she joined Pilgrim Congregational Church. She studied at the State University for a time, and was appointed Assistant Principal of the Duluth High School of whose first graduating class she was a member. On August 24, 1887, Miss Olmsted married Dr. D. A. Strickler.They lived in Duluth but later moved to Denver attempting to ease Mr. Strickler’s poor health. Mrs. Strickler died in 1896, with two daughters surviving her.


1.00 Linear Inches

Language of Materials



The collection consists of an autograph album, school mementos, letters, and clippings.

Physical Location

This collection is located at the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives. For more information about this collection or to make an appointment, contact us at or 218-726-8526.


This collection is part of the Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections, which are housed in the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives at the Kathryn A. Martin Library, and are on permanent loan from the St. Louis County Historical Society.

Guide to the Gertrude Olmsted Strickler papers
Finding Aid Authors: P. Maus.
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Collecting Area Details

Contact The University of Minnesota Duluth Archives and Special Collections Collecting Area

Kathryn A. Martin Library
University of Minnesota Duluth
416 Library Drive
Duluth MN 55812-3001
(218) 726-8526