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Throwback Thursday: High Five Edition

April 15th, 2021

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 today is National High Five Day? This is a particularly good year to celebrate, as a 2014 medical study found that high fives (and fist bumps) spread fewer germs than handshakes, according to Wikipedia.

Photograph of Baby Jay high-fiving a young soccer play, 1996
Baby Jay high-fiving a young soccer play, 1996. University Archives Photos. Call Number: RG 0/25 1996 Prints: University General: Jayhawk mascot, dolls, etc (Photos). Click image to enlarge (redirect to Spencer’s digital collections).

Caitlin Klepper
Head of Public Services