Inside Spencer: The KSRL Blog

Throwback Thursday: Women’s Soccer Edition, Part II

November 21st, 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!

Good luck to the KU women’s soccer team! Tomorrow they play Xavier in the second round of the NCAA championship.

Photograph of two players fighting for the ball during a KU women's soccer game, 1995
Two players fight for the ball during a KU women’s soccer game, 1995. University Archives Photos. Call Number: RG 66/20/20 1995 Prints: Athletic Department: Women’s Soccer (Photos). Click on image to enlarge (redirect to Spencer’s digital collections).

Caitlin Donnelly
Head of Public Services

Throwback Thursday: Away Game Edition

November 14th, 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 KU football fans on a train headed for Lincoln, Nebraska, 1939-1940
KU football fans on a train headed for Lincoln, Nebraska, 1939-1940. The girls in white outfits were members of the Jay Janes spirit or pep squad. University Archives Photos. Call Number: RG 71/66/14 1939/1940: Student Activities: Sports: Football (Photos). Click image to enlarge (redirect to Spencer’s digital collections).

Caitlin Donnelly
Head of Public Services

Throwback Thursday: Student Hangout Edition

November 7th, 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 KU students in the cafeteria at the Memorial Union, 1956-1957
KU students in the cafeteria at the Memorial Union, 1956-1957. University Archives Photos. Call Number: RG 55/3 1956/1957 Prints: Memorial Corporation: Memorial Union (Photos). Click image to enlarge (redirect to Spencer’s digital collections).

Caitlin Donnelly
Head of Public Services

Throwback Thursday: Skeleton Edition, Part II

October 31st, 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!

Happy Halloween, Jayhawks!

Photograph of Professor Jack Brooking with students practicing make-up application, 1950s
Professor Jack Brooking with students practicing make-up application, 1950s. Brooking was a professor of speech and drama. Note the skull in his left hand. University Archives Photos. Call Number: RG 39/0 1950s Prints: University Theater (Photos). Click image to enlarge (redirect to Spencer’s digital collections).

Caitlin Donnelly
Head of Public Services

Throwback Thursday: Homecoming Display Edition

October 24th, 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!

We hope students and alumni have had a wonderful time celebrating KU’s 107th Homecoming this week!

Photograph of the Cosmopolitan Club house decorated for Homecoming, 1925
Photograph of the Cosmopolitan Club house decorated for Homecoming, 1925
The Cosmopolitan Club house decorated for Homecoming, 1925. University Archives Photos. Call Number: RG 71/1 1925: Student Activities: Homecoming (Photos). Click image to enlarge (redirect to Spencer’s digital collections).

According to a 1920 bulletin from the Institute of International Education, Cosmopolitan Clubs were “organized in many of the leading universities” in the early twentieth-century “for the purpose of promoting international good will by bringing into fellowship selected representatives of each nationality within a given university. The motto of the Cosmopolitan Club is ‘Above All Nations is Humanity'” (77).

The 1926 Jayhawker yearbook states that the KU chapter of the Cosmopolitan Club was established in 1920; the club’s house was located at 1653 Indiana Street.

Caitlin Donnelly
Head of Public Services