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  1. page Women's Gym edited ... Women's Gym (Built 1909, razed 1975) Originally submitted by Grace Jones, Drake University, N…
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    Women's Gym (Built 1909, razed 1975)
    Originally submitted by Grace Jones, Drake University, November 30, 2010
    {Women's_Gym_Photo.png} People gather around the Women's gym in the 1930's; Times Delphic 1975
    {Mens_Gym_Alumni_office_Womens_Gym.jpg} Women's Gym formally Men's Gym and Alumni HallHistory
    The Women's Gym was constructed in 1909 on Drake University's campus. Students raised $3,250 themselves to help fund the building of this gym[1]. It was originally known as the "Alumni Gymnasium (Hall)." When first built it served as a men's gymnasium but was formally titled the Women's Gymnasium in 1926. This switch was made due to the opening of the Drake fieldhouse[3]. The Bell Center is the modern day equivalent of the Women's Gym.
    The Women's Gym was used for a variety of classes, offices, and most significantly athletics and physical education classes. The gym was the home of early men's basketball success. In 1921-22, the Bulldogs had the best winning percentage in history (14-4)[1].
    {Women's_Gym_Photo2.png} Times Delphic, November 4 1975
    In April of 1961, classes were moved from the Women's Gym due to the realization that the building was structurally unsound. The decision was made after Miss Hazael G. Taylor, the assistant professor of physical education, refused to teach class in the gym because of her concerns about the building's structure. After her refusal, and an inspection, it was confirmed that the building would be closed until further notice. Ringland and Johnson, a Des Moines area construction firm, received contracts to begin the repair work[2]. Once the repair work was finished the building was put back to use. However, in 1975 the building was again condemned in the fall semester. According to then president Wilbur C. Miller, the extreme heat and drought of the previous summer
    had caused strange movements of the building's support system. It was decided that the cost of repairing the building would not be justifiable given the age of the facility[3]. Upon deciding that repair work would not be worth it the building was torn down on November 4th 1975.
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  2. page Women's Gym edited ... Women's Gym (Built 1909, razed 1975) Originally submitted by Grace Jones, Drake University, N…
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    Women's Gym (Built 1909, razed 1975)
    Originally submitted by Grace Jones, Drake University, November 30, 2010
    {womens.jpg} People gather around the Women's gym in the 1930's; Times Delphic 1975{Women's_Gym_Photo.png}
    {Mens_Gym_Alumni_office_Womens_Gym.jpg} Women's Gym formally Men's Gym and Alumni HallHistory
    The Women's Gym was constructed in 1909 on Drake University's campus. Students raised $3,250 themselves to help fund the building of this gym[1]. It was originally known as the "Alumni Gymnasium (Hall)." When first built it served as a men's gymnasium but was formally titled the Women's Gymnasium in 1926. This switch was made due to the opening of the Drake fieldhouse[3]. The Bell Center is the modern day equivalent of the Women's Gym.
    The Women's Gym was used for a variety of classes, offices, and most significantly athletics and physical education classes. The gym was the home of early men's basketball success. In 1921-22, the Bulldogs had the best winning percentage in history (14-4)[1].
    {WomensGym2.jpg} Times Delphic, November 4 1975{Women's_Gym_Photo2.png}
    In April of 1961, classes were moved from the Women's Gym due to the realization that the building was structurally unsound. The decision was made after Miss Hazael G. Taylor, the assistant professor of physical education, refused to teach class in the gym because of her concerns about the building's structure. After her refusal, and an inspection, it was confirmed that the building would be closed until further notice. Ringland and Johnson, a Des Moines area construction firm, received contracts to begin the repair work[2]. Once the repair work was finished the building was put back to use. However, in 1975 the building was again condemned in the fall semester. According to then president Wilbur C. Miller, the extreme heat and drought of the previous summer
    had caused strange movements of the building's support system. It was decided that the cost of repairing the building would not be justifiable given the age of the facility[3]. Upon deciding that repair work would not be worth it the building was torn down on November 4th 1975.
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Wednesday, February 3

  1. page Drake People edited ... Dr. Eddie V. Easley - Marketing Professor and Chair of Marketing Department (1928 - 2010) Hen…
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    Dr. Eddie V. Easley - Marketing Professor and Chair of Marketing Department (1928 - 2010)
    Henry Gadd Harmon
    Ruby AnnAna Holton -
    Dr. Alfred John Pearson - Professor and Dean (1907-1939)
    Dr. Charles Ritchey
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Tuesday, February 2

  1. page Ruby Ana Holton edited Ruby Ann Ana Holton (1895-1977) Originally submitted by Grace Jones, Drake University, Novemb…

    Ruby AnnAna Holton (1895-1977)
    Originally submitted by Grace Jones, Drake University, November 30, 2010
    {Screen_shot_2010-12-02_at_1.21.17_PM.png} The Quax yearbook, 1943
    Ruby AnnAna Holton could
    About
    {Screen_shot_2010-10-13_at_9.17.31_PM.png} The Quax yearbook, 1929, pg 34
    Ruby AnnAna Holton was
    Community Involvement
    {Screen_shot_2010-10-13_at_9.23.42_PM.png} Young women in the WRA; The Quax, 1952, pg 206
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    References
    1. Three faculty members retire. (1966, July). Drake University Magazine, 8.
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    Page, Ruby AnnAna Holton.
    3. McLaughlin, L. (1966, June 8). Ruby Holton keeps speaking out: retired, but she sees career in being ‘noisy.’ The Des Moines Register.
    4. Ruby Holton obituary. (1977, May 17). Des Moines Tribune.
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Monday, November 9

  1. page home edited ... Drakeapedia Drakeapedia is a wiki page about Drake University, developed by Drake students fo…
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    Drakeapedia
    Drakeapedia is a wiki page about Drake University, developed by Drake students for the Drake community.
    Visitor Contributions - If you have photographs, memorabilia or other information you would like to see on this Wiki, please contact Claudia Frazer (Claudia.frazer@drake.edu, 515-271-3776).
    {Sign.1973.LEESON.jpg} Photo by P.Leeson, AS'76 - taken in approx. 1973
    Pages are categorized by:
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    NOTE:
    As we transition the classwork into the public arena, we will be editing material and removing items that may be in violation of copyright laws due to the difference between a classroom environment and public viewing.
    Visitor Contributions - as a wiki, we welcome additions to the current pages and old photos are especially welcome.
    Drake University holds the copyright on this page and with that reserves the right to edit or remove any content added to this wiki.
    Questions or inquiries may be directed to Claudia Frazer ( claudia.frazer@drake.edu or 515-271-3776)
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Friday, September 25

  1. page Old Main edited ... {OLDOLDMAIN.jpg} As the oldest building still around at Drake University, Old Main was estab…
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    As the oldest building still around at Drake University, Old Main was established with the intent of housing the administration offices for the university. It is the place where many important decisions for the university have been made.[5]Old Main was the first building constructed on the Drake University campus, followed by the Science Hall in 1893. The building is currently located between Carnegie Hall and Howard Hall.
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    would be build.built. This tree
    "Words cannot dedicate this building; it must be dedicated by the deeds of those who are to go forth from its intellectual shrine. May the seeds of wisdom here sown blossom in glorious deeds that shall silently ripen for eternity!" - D.R. Lucas, one of Drake's founders, said during his dedication to Old Main [5]
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    classrooms, and laboratories for Botany and Geology.[1] In 1900, they added the addition of the Sheslow Auditorium, where many events took place such as the popular women's intramural basketball games.[2] At the time, such events in this auditorium drew in very large crowds. Every hallway originally led to an inside stairwell which split off into separate lower
    {OldMain_1972.jpg} A photo of Old Main in 1972, contributed by Mr. Phil Leeson, AS'76
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    levels of stairs.[4]stairs.[4] Each room
    After the Auditorium was added, General Drake, who was a generous donor, believed that the administration building needed a "face lift."[6] In 1903, there were renovations such as a stairway leading to the attic above the auditorium, as well as passage ways that lead backstage. He removed the old entrance and added one that was better proportion-wise. They also added onto the bell tower, adding more embellishments. Since then, a few new doorways have been created through the walls inside, as well as a few shut off.[6]
    Scandals
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Thursday, August 27

  1. page home edited ... People - information about people associated with Drake from the past and present (including a…
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    People - information about people associated with Drake from the past and present (including alums, administrators, faculty/staff, friends, and benefactors)
    Traditions - Drake specific traditions
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    FYS022 - Drakepedia*Drakeapedia* - Building
    NOTE:
    As we transition the classwork into the public arena, we will be editing material and removing items that may be in violation of copyright laws due to the difference between a classroom environment and public viewing.
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    Questions or inquiries may be directed to Claudia Frazer ( claudia.frazer@drake.edu or 515-271-3776)
    * - due to another organization trademarking "Drakepedia" we have had to change our spelling

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