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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: Homecoming 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 34,800 images from KU’s University Archives and made them available online; be sure to check them out!

We are celebrating KU’s 108th Homecoming this week with a look at a piece of ephemera from the 1939 event.

The front and back covers of a KU Homecoming brochure, 1939
"All Roads Lead Back to KU," 1939
A KU Homecoming brochure, 1939. Shown are the front and back covers (top) and the inside illustration (bottom). University Archives. Call Number: RG 71/1 1939/1940: Student Activities: Homecoming. Click images to enlarge.

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