Guide to the Christine Ricker Diaries

Stanford University Libraries Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
October 2010
Copyright © 2011 The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

Note

This encoded finding aid is compliant with Stanford EAD Best Practice Guidelines, Version 1.0.


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.


Collection Contents

 

Diaries

Box 1

Diary, December 7, 1941 - October 16, 1944 1941-1944

Box 1

Diary, November 27, 1944 - June 5, 1950 1944-1950

Box 1

Diary, August 11, 1950 - January 19, 1955 1950-1955

Box 1

Diary, January 20, 1955 - December 31, 1957 1955-1957

Box 1, Folder 1

Loose items from 12/41 - 10/44 diary 1941-1944

Box 1, Folder 2

Loose items from 11/44 - 6/50 diary 1944-1950

Box 1, Folder 3

Loose items from 8/50 - 1/55 diary 1950-1955

Box 1, Folder 4

Loose items from 1/55 - 12/57 diary 195-1957

Box 2

Diary, January 1, 1958 - October 17, 1961 1958-1961

Box 2

Diary, October 18, 1961 - November 29, 1964 1961-1964

Box 2

Diary, December 2 , 1964 - January 23, 1967 1964-1967

Box 2

Diary, January 24, 1967 - September 30, 1968 1967-1968

Box 2, Folder 1

Loose items from 1/58 - 10/61 diary 1958-1961

Box 2, Folder 2

Loose items from 1/58 - 10/61 diary 1958-1961

Box 2, Folder 3

Loose items from 10/61 - 11/64 diary 1961-1964

Box 2, Folder 4

Loose items from 10/61 - 11/64 diary 1961-1964

Box 2, Folder 5

Loose items from 12/64 - 1/67 diary 1964-1967

Box 2, Folder 6

Loose items from 1/67 - 9/68 diary 1967-1968

Box 3

Diary, October 1, 1968 - March 14 , 1970 1968-1970

Box 3

Diary, March 15, 1970 - December 31 , 1971 1970-1971

Box 3

Diary, January 1, 1972 - March 20 , 1974 1972-1974

Box 3

Diary, March 21, 1974 - April 10, 1976 1974-1976

Box 3, Folder 1

Loose items from 10/68 - 3/70 diary 1968-1970

Box 3, Folder 2

Loose items from 3/70 - 12/71 diary 1970-1971

Box 3, Folder 3

Loose items from 3/70 - 12/71 diary 1970-1971

Box 3, Folder 4

Loose items from 1/72 - 3/74 diary 1972-1974

Box 3, Folder 5

Loose items from 1/72 - 3/74 diary 1972-1974

Box 3, Folder 6

Loose items from 3/74 - 4/76 diary 1974-1976