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University of Southern California

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Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Howard Ralston papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 5069
Abstract Howard Ralston was an alumnus of the University of Southern California (class of 1930) and part of a family acting troupe as a child. Born in Bar Harbor, Maine in 1904, Ralston's family traveled around the country before eventually settling in Hollywood, California, where young Ralston became a featured player for five years. (One of his early film roles (1919) was opposite Mary Pickford in Polyanna.) Ralston graduated from University High School in...
Dates: 1917-1988; Majority of material found in 1920s

Alfred Wesson papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 5035
Abstract Alfred "Al" Wesson is best known as the composer, while a student at USC, of "All Hail"-- USC's current alma mater song-- for a student fundraiser called "Campus Frolics of 1923". The other song he wrote for the opening of Frolics was "Cardinal and Gold" which also became a perennial favorite, played at Trojan football games and countless other university events. In addition to Wesson's musical ability, he served as the University's first...
Dates: 1924-1974

Zeta Phi Eta records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 5054
Abstract The professional speech fraternity known as Zeta Phi Eta was founded in 1893 at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. The USC chapter was founded by Irene Phillips Kuhl in 1921. (The fraternity was officially named the National Professional Speech Arts and Speech Sciences Fraternity for Women; now it is known as the National Professional Fraternity in Communication Arts and Sciences, the oldest national group of its kind. The seven boxes in this collection contain the...
Dates: 1894-1993

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