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Guide to the Christine Ricker Diaries
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Description
Diaries with clippings, programs, notes, and letters concerning Stanford news and personalities, World War II and other political events, Ricker's activities in the Episcopal Church, and her circle of friends, most of whom were single working women like herself.
Background
Christine Ricker joined the Stanford staff in 1922; she served as director of the Student Union and the more than 40 campus dining halls from 1928 until her retirement in 1958. She also taught a course in "family living" through the School of Education. She graduated from Simmons College in 1917 with a degree in institutional administration; prior to coming to Stanford, she worked with the YWCA overseas. Ms. Ricker, who shared her campus home at 615 Mayfield Avenue with her lifelong companion Helen Vincent, died in 1986 at the age of 90.
Extent
1.5 Linear feet
Restrictions
All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
Availability
This collection is open for research.