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Welcome to the Kenneth Spencer Research Library blog! As the special collections and archives library at the University of Kansas, Spencer is home to remarkable and diverse collections of rare and unique items. Explore the blog to learn about the work we do and the materials we collect.

Throwback Thursday: Basketball Game Watch Edition

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 23,200 images from KU’s University Archives and made them available online; be sure to check them out!

March Madness is one of our favorite times of the year, and we’re excited to spend many hours in the next few weeks watching the Jayhawks in the Big 12 and NCAA tournaments. Rock Chalk!

Photograph of KU fans watching basketball in the Memorial Union, 1951-1952

KU basketball fans watching the NCAA championship game in the
Memorial Union, 1952. Kansas defeated St. John’s, 80-63.
University Archives Photos. Call Number: RG 71/66/13 1951/1952:
Student Activities: Sports: Basketball (Photos).
Click image to enlarge (redirect to Spencer’s digital collections).

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Head of Public Services

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Public Services Student Assistants

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