Inside Spencer: The KSRL Blog

Throwback Thursday: Batter Up Edition

April 25th, 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!

Photograph of a KU baseball game, 1950s

A KU baseball game, 1950s. The back of the Union (left) and Dyche Hall (right)
are visible in the background. The photo appears to have been taken in the vicinity
of where the Spencer Museum of Art now stands. University Archives Photos.
Call Number: RG 66/12 1950s Prints: Athletic Department: Baseball (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: Baseball Game Edition

May 3rd, 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 a KU baseball player running to a base, 1900-1901

KU baseball game at McCook Field, 1900-1901. University Archives Photos.
Call Number: RG 66/12 1900/1901 Prints: Athletic Department: Baseball (Photos).
Click image to enlarge (redirect to Spencer’s digital collections).

Information on the back of the photograph states that the picture was taken during a tournament on May 10, 1901. Note North College, KU’s first building, prominently in the background. It was located approximately where Corbin Hall now stands.

Caitlin Donnelly
Head of Public Services

Throwback Thursday: Winter Weather Baseball Edition

February 22nd, 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!

We don’t have several inches of snow on Mount Oread, but during the first full week of their season KU baseball players are dealing with winter weather and ice.

Photograph of a KU baseball player in the snow, 1950s

A KU baseball player in the snow, 1950s. University Archives Photos.
Call Number: RG 66/12 1950s Negatives: Athletic Department: Baseball (Photos).
Click image to enlarge (redirect to Spencer’s digital collections).

Caitlin Donnelly
Head of Public Services

Throwback Thursday: Baseball Team Edition

February 23rd, 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 34,500 images from KU’s University Archives and made them available online; be sure to check them out!

This week’s photograph was selected in honor of the KU baseball team‘s 2017 season, which started last week.

Photograph of the KU baseball team, 1894

Members of the KU baseball team, 1894. University Archives Photos.
Call Number: RG 66/12 1894 Prints: Athletic Department: Baseball (Photos).
Click image to enlarge.

 

Caitlin Donnelly
Head of Public Services

Melissa Kleinschmidt and Abbey Ulrich
Public Services Student Assistants