Inside Spencer: The KSRL Blog

Throwback Thursday: Orange Bowl Edition

December 27th, 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!

You may not be able to watch the Jayhawks play in any college football bowl or playoff games this year, but you can enjoy this week’s post highlighting the fiftieth anniversary of KU’s Orange Bowl appearance on January 1, 1969. The Jayhawks played Penn State.

Photograph of a man in a KU Orange Bowl hat, 1968

A KU fan with a Jayhawk hat putting Orange Bowl luggage
in the trunk of a car, 1968. University Archives Photos.
Call Number: RG 71/66/14 1968: Student Activities: Sports: Football (Photos).
Click image to enlarge (redirect to Spencer’s digital collections).

Photograph of a "Kansas Kan-do!" Orange Bowl sign, 1969

A KU Orange Bowl sign depicting a Jayhawk kicking a Penn State Nittany Lion, 1969.
University Archives Photos. Call Number: RG 71/66/14 1969: Student Activities:
Sports: Football (Photos). Click image to enlarge (redirect to Spencer’s digital collections).

Caitlin Donnelly
Head of Public Services

Throwback Thursday: Tailgate Edition, Part II

September 13th, 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!

Photograph of football fans tailgating outside Memorial Stadium, 1975-1976

Football fans tailgating outside Memorial Stadium, 1975-1976.
University Archives Photos. Call Number: RG 71/66/14 1975/1976 Prints:
Student Activities: Sports: Football (Photos).
Click image to enlarge (redirect to Spencer’s digital collections).

Caitlin Donnelly
Head of Public Services

Throwback Thursday: “Hello KU Alums” Edition

October 5th, 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!

We’re excited about the Homecoming football game this Saturday! Rock Chalk!

Photograph of KU football players running through a sign at the Homecoming game, 1958

KU football players running through a sign at the Homecoming game,
November 8, 1958. The Jayhawks defeated Nebraska, 29-7. University Archives Photos.
Call Number: RG 71/1 1958 Negatives: Student Activities: Homecoming (Photos).
Click image to enlarge (redirect to Spencer’s digital collections).

Caitlin Donnelly
Head of Public Services

Throwback Thursday: Tailgate Edition

October 6th, 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 29,500 images from KU’s University Archives and made them available online; be sure to check them out!

Photograph of KU football fans at a tailgate party, 1979/1980

KU football fans tailgating with the Campanile in the background, 1979/1980.
University Archives Photos. Call Number: RG 71/66/14 1979/1980 Prints:
Student Activities: Sports: Football (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

Throwback Thursday: Beat Texas Edition

September 25th, 2014

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 1,700 images from KU’s University Archives and made them available online; be sure to check them out!

It’s Homecoming week at KU, and this Saturday the Jayhawks will be taking on the University of Texas. We’re getting excited about the game, so this week we’re showing the football squad from 1901, the first season in which KU faced the Longhorns. The game, which took place in Lawrence on November 23, 1901, was a 12-0 victory for the Jayhawks.

Want to see photographs of past KU Homecomings? Last year on “Inside Spencer” we featured some pictures of floats created in previous years, just a taste of the almost 500 Homecoming images we’ve digitized and made available online. Enjoy!

Photograph of the KU football team, 1901

KU football team, 1901. University Archives Photos.
Call Number: RG 66/14 Team 1901 Prints: Athletic Department: Football (Photos).
Click image to enlarge (redirect to Spencer’s digital collections).

Caitlin Donnelly
Head of Public Services

Brian Nomura
Public Services Student Assistant