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Photograph of Ruby Duncan, circa 1970s

Date

1971

Description

Photograph of Ruby Duncan, president of the Clark County Welfare Rights Organization who led nationally publicized marches on the Las Vegas Strip in 1971.

Image

Ruby Duncan Photograph Collection on Operation Life

Identifier

PH-00323

Abstract

The Ruby Duncan Photograph Collection on Operation Life (1970s-1980s) is comprised primarily of photographic prints with some corresponding 35 mm negatives of Ruby Duncan and other Operation Life organizers, as well as important organization buildings. Materials include photographs of Ruby Duncan, Aldine Weems, Renee Diamond, and Jack Anderson in the original Operation Life Las Vegas, Nevada Operation Life headquarters and the regional office in San Francisco, California. Also pictured are other employees and beneficiaries of the organization at a Christmas Party.

Archival Collection

Ruby Duncan Collection on Operation Life

Identifier

MS-00367

Abstract

The Ruby Duncan Papers on Operation Life (1972-1992) consist of the organizational records of Operation Life Community Development Corporation, a non-profit organization that worked to improve living conditions in West Las Vegas, Nevada by providing a variety of community development services. Included are correspondence, agreements, accounting records, lease agreements, meeting materials, reports, speeches.

Archival Collection

Ruby Duncan oral history interview

Identifier

OH-00501

Abstract

Oral history interview with Ruby Duncan conducted by Claytee D. White on February 13, 2007 for the African Americans in Las Vegas: a Collaborative Oral History Project. Duncan discusses growing up and working in Las Vegas, Nevada. She also discusses how she became the leader of the Las Vegas Welfare Rights Movement by protesting the way Nevada cared for its poor families. Duncan then discusses instituting the first library on the Westside, lobbying the legislature, and traveling the world on behalf of women's rights.

Archival Collection

Photograph of Ruby Duncan, October 4, 1981

Date

1981-10-04

Description

Ruby Duncan, president of the Clark County Welfare Rights Organization who led nationally publicized marches on the Las Vegas Strip in 1971.

Image

HUD, Ruby Duncan Manor, blueprints

Level of Description

File

Archival Collection

Ruby Duncan Collection on Operation Life
To request this item in person:
Collection Number: MS-00367
Collection Name: Ruby Duncan Collection on Operation Life
Box/Folder: Flat File 48

Archival Component

Ruby Duncan biography and tribute, 1979

Level of Description

File

Archival Collection

Jack Anderson Professional Papers on Operation Life
To request this item in person:
Collection Number: MS-00795
Collection Name: Jack Anderson Professional Papers on Operation Life
Box/Folder: Box 01

Archival Component

Ruby Duncan, approximately 1970-1989

Level of Description

File

Archival Collection

North Las Vegas Library Photograph Collection on North Las Vegas, Nevada
To request this item in person:
Collection Number: PH-00277
Collection Name: North Las Vegas Library Photograph Collection on North Las Vegas, Nevada
Box/Folder: Folder 32

Archival Component

Ruby Duncan, 1981 October 04

Level of Description

File

Archival Collection

North Las Vegas Library Photograph Collection on North Las Vegas, Nevada
To request this item in person:
Collection Number: PH-00277
Collection Name: North Las Vegas Library Photograph Collection on North Las Vegas, Nevada
Box/Folder: Folder 32

Archival Component

Ruby Duncan and Kit Miller interview, 1971

Level of Description

File

Archival Collection

Mollie Gregory Collection of Oral Histories
To request this item in person:
Collection Number: MS-00516
Collection Name: Mollie Gregory Collection of Oral Histories
Box/Folder: Digital File 00, Box 02

Archival Component