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Guide to the Christine Ricker Diaries
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  • Overview
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical/Historical Sketch
  • Description of the Collection
  • Access Terms

  • Overview

    Call Number: SC0422
    Creator: Ricker, Christine.
    Title: Christine Ricker diaries
    Dates: 1941-1976
    Physical Description: 1.5 Linear feet
    Summary: 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.
    Language(s): The materials are in English.
    Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Stanford University Libraries
    557 Escondido Mall
    Stanford, CA 94305-6064
    Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
    Phone: (650) 725-1022
    URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/spc.html

    Administrative Information

    Provenance

    Gift of Rosamund Bacon, 1986.

    Information about Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Ownership & Copyright

    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.
    Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Cite As

    Christine Ricker Diaries (SC0422). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Biographical/Historical Sketch

    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.

    Description of the Collection

    The diaries of Christine Ricker date from December 1941 through April 1976; included within their pages were clippings, programs, notes, letters, and other items.
    Some items are taped in; loose items have been removed and foldered.
    The diary entries concern Stanford news and personalities, World War II and other political events, Ricker's activities in the Episcopal Church, and her circle of friends, many of whom were also single working women.

    Access Terms

    Ricker, Christine.
    Stanford University--Employees.
    Stanford University--History.
    Diaries.
    Single women.
    Women--California.
    Women--Social networks.