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Throwback Thursday: Good Dog Edition

April 11th, 2019

Each week we’ll be posting a photograph from University Archives that shows a scene from KU’s past. We’ve also scanned more than 34,800 images from KU’s University Archives and made them available online; be sure to check them out!

Happy National Pet Day!

Photograph of a KU student with her dog, 1911

A KU student with her dog, 1911. This photo was taken the same year as the Lawrence tornado
featured on the blog earlier this week. University Archives Photos. Call Number: RG 71/0 1911 Negatives:
Student Activities (Photos). Click image to enlarge (redirect to Spencer’s digital collections).

Caitlin Donnelly
Head of Public Services

Throwback Thursday: Dog Days of Summer Edition, Part II

August 2nd, 2018

Each week we’ll be posting a photograph from University Archives that shows a scene from KU’s past. We’ve also scanned more than 34,800 images from KU’s University Archives and made them available online; be sure to check them out!

Did you know that KU’s first mascot was a bulldog? For awhile, the Jayhawk and the Bulldog were both used as mascots. In November 1958, the Jayhawk became KU’s official, and lone, mascot.

Photograph of the KU baseball team with bulldog mascot, 1903

The KU baseball team with the university’s bulldog mascot, 1903. University Archives Photos.
Call Number: RG 66/12 1903 Prints: Athletic Department: Baseball (Photos).
Click image to enlarge (redirect to Spencer’s digital collections).

You can see our previous “Dog Days of Summer” blog post from 2015.

Caitlin Donnelly
Head of Public Services

Throwback Thursday: Canine Mascot Edition

August 24th, 2017

Each week we’ll be posting a photograph from University Archives that shows a scene from KU’s past. We’ve also scanned more than 34,800 images from KU’s University Archives and made them available online; be sure to check them out!

National Dog Day is this Saturday, but you can celebrate a little early with this week’s photograph.

Photograph of the KU Marching Band mascot, Boris, 1968

Boris, former mascot of KU’s Marching Band, 1968.
University Archives Photos. Call Number: RG 22/1/m 1968 Prints:
Fine Arts: University Bands: Marching Band (Photos).
Click image to enlarge (redirect to Spencer’s digital collections).

Want more cute pictures of KU-affiliated dogs? Check out last year’s photograph of James Naismith with two adorable puppies.

Caitlin Donnelly
Head of Public Services

Throwback Thursday: Puppy Dog Edition

August 25th, 2016

Each week we’ll be posting a photograph from University Archives that shows a scene from KU’s past. We’ve also scanned more than 28,000 images from KU’s University Archives and made them available online; be sure to check them out!

We hope this week’s photo helps inspire you to celebrate National Dog Day tomorrow!

Photograph of Dr. James Naismith with two puppies during a trip to Canada, undated

Dr. James Naismith with two puppies during a trip to Canada, undated.
University Archives Photos. Call Number: RG 66/22 James Naismith:
Athletic Department: Coaches and Staff (Photos).
Click image to enlarge (redirect to Spencer’s digital collections).

Caitlin Donnelly
Head of Public Services

Melissa Kleinschmidt and Abbey Ulrich
Public Services Student Assistants