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Throwback Thursday: Fishing Edition, Part II

June 14th, 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!

Next Monday is National Go Fishing Day!

Photograph of Dr. James Naismith fishing in Canada, 1936

Dr. James Naismith (left) fishing in Canada, 1936. 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

Throwback Thursday: Fishing Edition

June 18th, 2015

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 5,000 images from KU’s University Archives and made them available online; be sure to check them out!

Today’s image has been selected in honor of National Go Fishing Day (observed annually on June 18th). Fishing has a long history at Potter Lake. For example, in his KU History article “A Lake’s Progress,” Douglas Harvey writes that during the early 1990s “KU student John Trager, a Kansas City, Kansas, native and an avid fisherman, had good luck at the lake on a number of occasions. Fishing for bass one day, he reportedly landed 22 of them, on another occasion he caught a stringer of crappie – 17 in all. But Trager’s claim to KU fame came in September of 1992 when he landed a 25-pound, 41-inch flathead catfish at Potter Lake.”

Photograph of a boy fishing at Potter Lake, 1970

Fishing at Potter Lake, 1970. Note Joseph R. Pearson Hall and Potter Bridge
faintly in the background. University Archives Photos.
Call Number: RG 0/24/1 Potter Lake 1970 Prints:
Campus: Areas and Objects (Photos). Click image to enlarge.

Caitlin Donnelly
Head of Public Services

Melissa Kleinschmidt, Megan Sims, and Abbey Ulrich
Public Services Student Assistants