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Throwback Thursday: Dog Days of Summer Edition

July 30th, 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 5,700 images from KU’s University Archives and made them available online; be sure to check them out!

These kids from Hilltop Day Care (Hilltop Child Development Center) had the right idea for surviving sweltering summer days: grab a swimsuit and find the nearest sprinkler or pool.

Photograph of children and adults from Hilltop Day Care walking down Mount Oread, undated

Children and adults from Hilltop Day Care walking down
Mount Oread behind Stauffer-Flint Hall, undated (after 1972).
University Archives Photos. Call Number: RG 0/42 N.D. Prints:
University General: Hilltop Day Care (Photos). Click image to enlarge.

Caitlin Donnelly
Head of Public Services

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