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Fred W. and Mary Otten Rose collection on the Class of 1921 and 1922

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 11, Placement: 09
Identifier: MSA 203

Scope and Contents

Materials collected by Fred Rose and Mary Otten Rose. The collection includes a Class of 1921 directory, records, Class of 1921, 45th, 50th, and 55th anniversary papers, correspondence to classmates in regards to events, copies of clippings from Purdue Exponent, and related materials. One folder contains photographs, newsletters, programs from 25th 30th, 40th and 50th reunions, rosters and notes from the Class of 1922 for which Mary Otten Rose was class secretary.


  • 1966 - 1972
  • Majority of material found within 1970 - 1972


Language of Materials

Collection material is in English.

Access Information

The collection is open for research.

Copyright and Use Information

Copyright held by Purdue University or original creator. Consult with Purdue University Archives and Special Collections prior to reproduction of materials.

biographical information

Mary Opal Otten was born in 1899 in Rossville, Indiana. Rose earned a Bachelor of Science in Home Economics in 1922. Mary was the class historian and secretary for the Class of 1922, President of the Eurodelphian Literary Societynd a member of Pi Beta Phi, Purdue Girls Club, Home Economics Society, May Queen, YWCA, Independent Literary Society, and Purdue Union. After marrying Frederick Rose in 1924, the two remained in Lafayette and had three children together. Rose died in Lafayette in 1997.


0.075 Cubic Feet (Three folders)


The material is in chronological order.

Acquisition Information

Source and date of acquisition are unknown.

Processing Information

The material has been placed into acid-free folders and an acid-free box.
Fred W. and Mary Otten Rose collection on the Class of 1921 and 1922
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Mary A. Sego
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Edition statement
Second edition. Collection description was first completed 2012-01-08.

Revision Statements

  • 2020-05-14: Collection description updated to new standards by Mary A. Sego.

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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