Sound Off: Whom would I contact at Kansas University to see if they are interested in a KU sweater from 1959? It is in good condition, crimson, wool, with a “Frosh Hawk” emblem on the front.
Several different places at KU would accept the donation of a sweater. Becky Schulte, university archivist, said the University Archives has a clothing collection that includes items like the sweater. Archive items receive conservation treatment if needed, and are mostly kept in storage. They are used by museum studies students for case studies and are sometimes used for displays during classes, tours and exhibits. The KU Memorial Unions also have several displays featuring Jayhawk memorabilia and would accept the sweater, said Mike Reid, director of public affairs for the unions, who is in charge of the KU collection. Reid said they would try to find a place to display it, and it could be framed and posted with a small sign with the donor’s name if desired. Jennifer Sanner, senior vice president for the KU Alumni Association, said the association also welcomes donations of KU keepsakes from alumni and friends. The Adams Alumni Center features several display areas on its three floors.