Frederick J. Ruegsegger Papers, 1928-1978
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Brief Description: Paper of Frederick J. Ruegsegger (1920- ) assistant to Avery Brundage (1950-75), including correspondence, documents, notes, newspaper and magazine articles, audiotapes and film concerning the Olympic Games, including the controversy over South Africa's participation (1968) and the killing of eleven members of the Israeli team (1972); the International Olympic Committee, (1965-75), including audiotapes of meetings of the IOC, the Executive Committee, and the Executive Board (1969-72); management and sale of Brundage's real estate and mining properties in Chicago, Santa Barbara, Montecito, Calif., and Nevada, including the La Salle Hotel (Chicago ) and the Montecito Country Club; Brundage's investments; Brundage's 80th birthday celebration (1967), Brundage's marriage to Mariann Princess Reuss (1973-75), and dispute with other executors over Avery Brundage's estate (1975-78). Significant correspondents include Avery Brundage, Frances M. Blakely, Beatrice G. Thompson, Edward J. Leven, Monique Berlioux, Daniel H. Mortereux, Heinz Schobel and Bobby S. Hirai.
Held at:
University of Illinois Archives
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Record Series Number: 26/20/136
Created by: Ruegsegger, Frederick J. (1920-)
Volume: 9.7 cubic feet
Acquired: 5/20/94
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Arrangement: By type of material (text & audio) and chronological thereunder
Subject Index
Brundage, Avery
Financial Management
Germany - Sports and Recreation
International Olympic Committee
Lasalle Hotel, Chicago
Montecito Country Club, Santa Barbara, CA
Real Estate Investment and Management
Santa Barbara, California
Silver Mining
South Africa, Republic of - Sports and Recreation
Tonopah, Nevada
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]