Cataloging KU's Athletic Feats

Kelby McCaughey spent this past summer interning at the Booth Family Hall of Athletics, which is run by Director Abbi Huderle. It is an all-sports museum for the University of Kansas, located in the front of Allen Fieldhouse on the university campus.The exterior of Allen Fieldhouse and the Booth Family Hall of Athletics at the University of Kansas

A 2017 Big XII Championship ring given to the KU Women's Volleyball teamMy main job was cataloging the parts of the collection Director Huderle had not yet been able to get to, as well as new artifacts the museum received throughout the summer. Even though the focus was purely sports, the variety of artifacts I had to catalogue made for an interesting summer. Of course, there was every sport ball known to man (basketballs, volleyballs, baseballs, footballs, golf balls); award plaques won by university athletes at every type of sporting event; posters; newspapers; programs; and jewelry.


Museum Events

Kenneth Spencer Research Library North Gallery Grand Reopening
Thursday, September 7 | 3 p.m.-4:30 p.m.: 15-minute tours of North Gallery, 4 p.m.: Brief remarks
Kenneth Spencer Research Library, 1450 Poplar Lane
University of Kansas campus

Fall 2017 Applied Humanities Workshop with N.Y. Nathiri
Friday, September 15 | 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Hall Center for the Humanities Conference Room
Nathiri is executive director of of the Association for the Preservation of the Eatonville Community (P.E.C.). P.E.C. is a 501(c)(3) founded in 1987 and based in Eatonville, Florida, the hometown of Zora Neale Hurston. P.E.C. hosts the annual Zora Neale Hurston Festival of Arts and Humanities; The Zora Neale Hurston National Museum of Fine Arts (The Hurston); and a host of year-round programs for pre-K through 12. Nathiri is a professionally trained librarian and an award-winning preservationist.

Teacher Appreciation Night
September 28 | 4 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
The Truman Presidential Museum
500 W. U.S. Highway 24
Independence, MO
More than 20 museums across the region will be present to help teachers craft lessons and offer their resources. Free to all educators.
 

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