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Exhibit item: Oski 'Ahhh Sweet Victory' Statuette, 1998. Made in an edition of 100 by Bill 'Rocky' Rockwell ('43) Exhibit item: Oski-Wow-Wow Patch, n.d.

Exhibit item:
Oski 'Ahhh Sweet Victory' Statuette, 1998
Made in an edition of 100 by Bill 'Rocky' Rockwell ('43)

Exhibit item:
Oski-Wow-Wow Patch, n.d.

Quotation:
VERNE A. STADTMAN
Centennial Record of the University of California, 1967.

"'Oski,' taken from the 'Oski, wow, wow!' cheer, was the name given to various bear cubs tried out as Berkeley mascots. Each became dangerous as he grew larger, and the idea of a living mascot had to be abandoned. At a 1941 freshman rally, a character inspired by William Rockwell ('43) appeared for the first time. Dressed in a padded size 54 yellow sweater, blue trousers, oversized shoes, large white gloves, and a papier mâché head caricaturing a bear, this Oski was soon in demand at social affairs as well as rallies and games."

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