Interview with Ruby Duncan conducted by Claytee White in two sessions on February 13, 2007 and March 2, 2007. Duncan discusses her employment history and dependence on public assistance in Las Vegas, as well as her participation in the Welfare Rights Movement and Operation Life.
Part of an interview with Ruby Duncan conducted by Claytee White, March 2, 2013. Duncan talks about the Welfare Rights "sit-in" at the Palms Room at the Stardust Hotel with Mary Wesley and a group of children. Ruby and Mary were arrested and promptly released.
Interview with Ida Bowser conducted by Claytee D. White on August 30, 2007. Born in Tallulah, Louisiana, Bowser came to Las Vegas as a child. Her first job after high school was as a teacher's aide. Later, she worked as a maid at the Sahara and Flamingo hotels. Disenchanted with maid's work, Bowser applied to the welfare office for on-the-job training and began working for the UNLV library, where she remained for thirty-seven years. Bowser recalls Ruby Duncan and the civil rights movement, notable individuals and places, and a discrimination lawsuit.
Interview with Judge Lee Gates conducted by Claytee D. White on December 5, 1996. Born in Louisiana, Gates moved to Las Vegas around 1960. Following high school, he attended UNLV, where he was a member of the Black Student Association and studied under professor Roosevelt Fitzgerald, who raised his awareness of black history. Gates participated in the civil rights movement and worked as a lawyer before becoming a judge. He discusses Jackson Street, Dr. Charles West, attorney Charles Kellar, and his own involvement with Ruby Duncan's group.