Elaine Graham Estes

Elaine Graham1953
Elaine Estes2006

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Dormitory Life

"That fall in 1949, the dormitory was buzzing with enthusiasm"
Interview, Spring 2006

Campus Dress and Activities

"... dresses, skirts, cashmere sweaters, suits, fur coats, high heels ... and bridge tables were always up"
Interview, Spring 2006

Paper Dress in the Rain

"The event was held out of doors until a very heavy flash of rain came ... a green dress constructed of paper, the latest fashion of the 1960s ... survived"
Interview, Spring 2006

The Dean of Women's Physical Education

"Ruby Holton and I, [our] friendship lasted though the years. She became the first City Council woman ... her archives were something that she gave to me to get for the Public Library of Des Moines."
Interview, Spring 2006

Choosing Drake

"The plan to enter Drake University Business College was based upon the fact my parents were in business and Drake offered a practicum in retailing."
Interview, Spring 2006

Campus Life

"Everyone dressed up to attend convocations and open houses. Bridge tables were always up in the student union."
Interview, Spring 2006

Relationships and Events

"Dr. Muether and I remained friends until her death. I have two pieces of her family silver acquired from her at the time she moved from her house to live at Scottish Rites Park."
Interview, Spring 2006

Life After Drake

"Stay current with the changing world affairs, keep up with changes in your chosen career and participate in life-long learning opportunities."
Interview, Spring 2006