Beckford (Ruth) Papers

Ruth Beckford dances on a hillside in a white head scarf and dress
Ruth Beckford dancing in Haitian dress at Roberts Regional Parks, 1961, Ruth Beckford papers, MS 60, African American Museum & Library at Oakland, Oakland Public Library.

The Ruth Beckford Papers include dance programs, correspondence, lesson plans, oral histories, manuscripts, newspapers clippings, and photographs documenting Beckford’s career as a noted African-Haitian dancer, actress, and teacher.

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Dates: 1915-1998
Collection number: MS 60
Creator: Beckford, Ruth.
Collection Size: 11.5 linear feet (22 boxes + 1 oversized box)

Guide to the Ruth Beckford Papers

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