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.
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.
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