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University of Southern California

 Organization

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Association of Trojan Leagues records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 5051
Overview The Association of Trojan League records consists of meeting materials (agendas, reports, etc.), scholarship information, and President's reports, documenting the history and activities of the Association. The Association of Trojan Leagues was the umbrella organization for the seven alumnae Trojan Leagues throughout Southern California. The ATL was disbanded in 2018 following a reorganization of USC's alumnae organizations.
Dates: 1967-2018

Fred D. Fagg Inauguration ephemera

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 5006
Abstract Fred D. Fagg served as the sixth president of the University of Southern California (1947-1957). During his tenure, the University underwent a great deal of post-war growth; in April 1948, USC dedicated some 29 buildings-- most of them former U.S. Army barracks. Fagg also initiated the construction of much-needed new buildings, including a cafeteria and residence halls as well as classroom and research facilities. As the University grew in significance nationally and internationally, Fagg...
Dates: 1948

John R. Hubbard papers

 Collection
Identifier: 5009
Overview John R. Hubbard served as the eighth president of the University of Southern California from 1970 to 1980, during which time the university rose from 33rd to 19th in National Science Foundation rankings for federally sponsored research. During that decade, applications for admission to USC rose from 4,100 in 1970 to more than 11,000 in 1979, and the mean grade point average for admitted freshmen vaulted to 3.4 on a 4.0 scale. Prior to joining USC, Hubbard served as President of Newcomb...
Dates: 1935-1988

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

SCAMP (USC Alumni Families Camp) records

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 5238
Abstract Begun in 1984, SCamp (or SCAMP)is a USC program hosted each August by USC students known as Pepsters as well as the USC General Alumni Association. USC students and their families take over the year-round Wonder Valley Resort near Sanger, California for three weeks of Trojan-related programs and activities-- water sports, horseback riding, etc., as well as typical "camp" activities such as sing-a-longs and competitive games. This small collection of ephemera, brochures,...
Dates: 1998-1999

University of Southern California Black Alumni Association records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 5030
Abstract USC's Black Alumni Association was begun in 1976 by Dr. Thomas Kilgore, although in its early years it was known as the Ebonics Support Group. In addition to having a voice for the Black community at USC, the original mission of Ebonics was to give merit scholarships, based on need, to minority students--Black as well as Latino and Asian-American--since no alumni groups existed for those communities. By 1986, Ebonics had evolved into the Black Alumni Association/Ebonics Support Group to...
Dates: 1984-2004

USC Presidential Inauguration ephemera

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 5008
Abstract The University of Southern California began as a mustard field in what was then "West" Los Angeles with a class of 53 students and 12 teachers. Its first president was Marion Bovard who served the university from 1880 to 1891. As of 2017, there have been ten more Presidents after Bovard, with Rufus B. von KleinSmid (1921-1947) serving the longest. This small collection consists of invitations, programs, lists of attendees, and other ephemera pertaining to the...
Dates: 1922 - 1981

Alfred Wesson papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 5035
Overview 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 full-time...
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