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Ricks, Alta Merle, 1905-2005



  • Usage: 1927 - 2005

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Alta Merle Ricks Papers

Identifier: M454

Alta Merle Ricks (1905-2005) was a benefactress for the Ricks School of Gifted Children.Her generosity supported the Ricks Center building project and an endowment fund. She was a regular visitor to the school and attended many events. This collection contains items collected and created by Ricks, unconnected to the school, including family photographs, personal paintings, and various trophies and awards.

Dates: 1882-2005

Box 3, Paintings/Star Registry, 1995

 File — Box M454.0003: Series M454.02 [Barcode: U186023283114]
Identifier: M454.02.0003

Box 3 contains two (2) framed works of art and a framed document from the International Star Registry, designating a star in Alta Merle Ricks' name in 1995. Paintings were created by Alta Ricks and kept at the Ricks Center for Gifted Children. One is a landscape, portraying a cabin in a field with a tree in the foreground. Another is a landscape portraying a field, with most of the painting being a cloudy sky.

Dates: 1995

Box 4, Paintings

 File — Box M454.0004: Series M454.02 [Barcode: U186023283122]
Identifier: M454.02.0004

Box 4 contains three (3) framed works of art created by Alta Ricks, held at the Ricks Center for Gifted Children. One is a landscape, in black and white, of a cabin in a field with some pine trees. Another is also a black and white landscape, of a forest. The third is also a black and white landscape, depicting a singular tree.

Dates: 1882-2005

Box 7, Painting

 File — Box M454.0007: Series M454.02 [Barcode: U186023284437]
Identifier: M454.02.0007

Box 7 contains one (1) painting by Alta Merle Ricks. Painting is of a landscape, with mountains in the background and trees with red bushes in the foreground.

Dates: 1882-2005

Box 8, Paintings

 File — Box M454.0008: Series M454.02 [Barcode: U186023284445]
Identifier: M454.02.0008

Box 8 contains two (2) framed paintings by Alta Merle Ricks. Both paintings are landscapes. One has mountains in the background, and campers by a lake in the foreground. The other painting portrays snow on more mountains.

Dates: 1882-2005

Photographs, 1882 - 2005

Identifier: M454.01

This series contains Alta Merle Ricks' family photos.

Dates: 1882 - 2005