Rose Oltusky Edelson Papers, 1917-1949
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Brief Description:

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.

Held at:
University of Illinois Archives
19 Library
1408 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 333-0798
Fax: (217) 333-2868
Email: illiarch [at]
Record Series Number: 41/20/212
Created by: Edelson, Rose Oltusky (1901-1981)
Volume: 1.7 cubic feet
Acquired: 05/15/2006. 11/22/2010; 03/2019
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Arrangement: Chronologically, then alphabetically thereunder
Subject Index
Addams, Jane
American Red Cross
Chicago Century of Progress Worlds Fair
Daily Illini
Illinois Loyalty
Mortar Board
Roosevelt University
Student Affairs
Student Life
Student Records
World War I
World War II