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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: Family Weekend 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 1,700 images from KU’s University Archives and made them available online; be sure to check them out!

We selected this week’s picture in honor of Jayhawk Family Weekend, taking place on campus this Saturday and Sunday.

Photograph of a KU student with his family on Parent's Day, 1955

A KU student with his family on Parents Day, 1955. Note the Memorial Campanile
in the background. Lawrence Journal-World Photo Collection, University Archives Photos.
Call Number: RG LJW 71/8 1955 Prints: Student Activities: Parents Day (Photos).
Click image to enlarge (redirect to Spencer’s digital collections).

Caitlin Donnelly
Head of Public Services

Brian Nomura
Public Services Student Assistant

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