Acty (Ruth) Papers

Historic image of Ruth Acty
Ruth Acty standing in front of portrait, undated, Ruth Acty papers, MS 38, African American Museum & Library at Oakland, Oakland Public Library.

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.

Dates: 1927-2001

Collection number: MS 38

Creator: Acty, Ruth, 1913-1998

Collection Size: 9.5 linear feet (16 boxes + 1 oversized box)

Guide to the Ruth Acty Papers

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