Guide to the Elaine Rose Papers, 1944-1946, 1998.
Elaine Rose graduated from Duke University Woman's College in 1946. While at Duke, she was president of the Nereidian Club, a women's synchronized swimming club on Duke's East Campus that staged a water pageant each year. This collection contains photos and newspaper clippings about the Nereidian Club and other Duke-related activities; a program from the Nereidians' 1946 water pageant; and some Duke memorabilia.
- Record Group
- Elaine Rose Papers
- 1944-1946, 1998
- Rose, Elaine Irene
- 1.25 Linear Feet
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
- Materials are in English.
Materials in this collection include photographs of the Nereidian Club, a women's sychronized swimming group at Duke; photos taken at Duke on Easter Sunday, 1945; a program from the Nereidians' April 1946 "Cresecent City Carnival" water pageant; and newspaper clippings, primarily about the pageant. The collection also contains a blue handmade Duke teddy bear, a 1946 class mug with broken handle, and a James B. Duke Society porcelain bowl.
Access to the Collection
Collection is open for research.
Use & Permissions
Copyright for Official University records is held by Duke University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
How to Cite
[Identification of item], Elaine Rose Papers, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
Elaine Irene Rose was from New York, N.Y. She graduated with an A.B. from Duke University Woman's College in 1946. While at Duke, where her nickname was "Corky," she was president of the Nereidian Club, a women's synchronized swimming club on Duke's East Campus that staged a water pageant each year. She was also president of the Women's Athletic Association, was part of the sorority Delta Phi Rho Alpha, and was involved with the acting group Hoof n' Horn and the Hockey Club. Later, she worked as an assistant television producer for Nelson Productions. In 1986, she was one of a group of alumnae who, as part of their 40th class reunion, helped to renovate rooms in the East Duke Parlor. Elaine Rose retired to Rye, N.Y. She passed away in 1999.
Guide to the Women's Department of Health and Physical Education Records, 1923-1976, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
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The Elaine Rose Papers were received by the Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, as a gift in 2015.
Processed by Erin Ryan, October 2016.
Accessions described in this collection guide: UA2015-0039.