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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: Strong Hall Hangout 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 26,000 images from KU’s University Archives and made them available online; be sure to check them out!

Photograph of four men in front of Strong Hall, 1911

Four students in front of the east wing of Strong Hall, 1911. Construction of the
structure began in 1909. Because of budget constraints, “West Ad” and “Center Ad”
were completed in stages
, ending in January 1924. University Archives Photos.
Call Number: RG 0/22/87 1911 Prints: Campus: Buildings: Strong Hall (Photos).
Click image to enlarge (redirect to Spencer’s digital collections).

Caitlin Donnelly
Head of Public Services

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

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