Educator, author, and actor Ruth Acty (1913-1998) was the first African American teacher hired by the Berkeley Unified School District in 1943.
The Ruth Acty papers include curriculum material, teaching notes, writings, photographs, awards, legal and financial records, and correspondence that document her life and activities as a teacher and author.
Collection number: MS 38
Creator: Acty, Ruth, 1913-1998
Collection Size: 9.5 linear feet (16 boxes + 1 oversized box)
Available at the African American Museum & Library at Oakland (AAMLO)
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