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Rose Oltusky Edelson Papers (Digital Surrogates)

Papers of Rose Oltusky Edelson (AB LAS 1922) include artifacts, books, correspondence, dance cards, a flapper dress, jewelry, newsclippings, photographs, programs, publications, and sheet music from both her time as a student and her life after relating to A Century of Progress (the 1933 Chicago World Fair), Alpha Epsilon Phi, Alumnae News, Campus Scout, Chicago politics, commencement, Daily Illini, Follies, Illinois loyalty pledges, Jane Addams memorial, Memorial Stadium, Mortar Board, National Council of Jewish Women, Press Club Riot, Roosevelt College, ROTC, World War I, World War II, and the Young Women's Patriotic League.

Notably, Oltusky wrote the music for "Fight Illini! The Stadium Song" and her papers include a number of manuscript copies and published editions of the work.

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