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Rich, Ruby (1888 - 1988)

Born
1888
Walgett, New South Wales, Australia
Died
1988
Occupation
Feminist, Musician and Pacifist

Summary

Ruby Rich was a significant figure in the Australian women's movement in the interwar period. A concert pianist in London and Sydney, she was an early president of the Australian Federation of Women Voters and joined the Feminist Club in Sydney in 1923. She was instrumental in the formation of the Racial Hygiene Association of New South Wales in 1925. Over the next 50 years she was a member and office-holder in numerous feminist, family planning, peace, international and Jewish organisations.

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Archival resources

Archive of Australian Judaica, University of Sydney

  • Papers of Ruby Rich-Schalit, 1879 - 1986, Shelf list: 40; Archive of Australian Judaica, University of Sydney. Details

Australian Jewish Historical Society Archives

  • Papers of Dr M. A. Shalit, 541; Australian Jewish Historical Society Archives. Details

Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales

  • Feminist Club of New South Wales Records, c. 1928 - 1973, ML MSS 1703/ML MSS 1703 ADD-ON 723; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection

  • Papers of Ruby Rich, 1906 - 1984, MS 7493; Rich, Ruby (1888 - 1988); National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details
  • Papers of Ruby Rich, 1943 - 1948, MS 2260; Rich, Ruby (1888 - 1988); National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details
  • Papers of various Australian women, MS 842; Rapke, Julia; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details
  • Records of the Australian Federation of Women Voters, 1920 - 1983, NLA MS 2818; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details
  • Ruby Rich Papers, 1943 - 1948, NLA MS 2260; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details

National Library of Australia Newspaper Microcopy Reading Room

  • Biographical cuttings on Ruby Rich, feminist, BIOG; National Library of Australia Newspaper Microcopy Reading Room. Details

National Library of Australia Oral History Collection

  • Conversation with Mrs Ruby Rich [sound recording], ORAL DeB 835-839; National Library of Australia Oral History Collection. Details
  • Conversation with Ruby Rich, ORAL DeB 954-955; National Library of Australia Oral History Collection. Details
  • Conversation with Ruby Rich, ORAL DeB 993-995; National Library of Australia Oral History Collection. Details

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