Ruth Ellis papers: 1910-2000 (bulk 1997-2000)
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Title: Ruth Ellis papers
Creator: Ellis, Ruth, 1899-2000
Dates: 1910-2000 (Majority of material found within 1997-2000)
Extent: 2.5 linear feet, 3.6 GB (online)
Ruth Ellis of Detroit, Michigan was well known in the Gay community as the oldest known African American Lesbian. She was a business woman, owned a printing company, and held social gatherings at her home at a time when there were few opportunities for Gay African Americans to gather. During the last twenty years of her life she was active in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender community and in the Senior Citizens movement. The collection contains correspondence, photographs, and publications.
Call number: 0047 Aa 2 Ac
Language: The material is in English
Repository: Bentley Historical Library
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Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2113
Phone: 734-764-3482
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Finding aid created by B. Myerowitz, 2010