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Shield-shaped patch with a machine-embroidered gold border and Olympic rings. This coat patch was acquired by Wes Santee while competing in the 5000 meter run at the 1952 Olympics at Helsinki, Finland. He was a sophomore at the University of Kansas at the time. Santee was the world record holder, but did not medal at the Olympics.
Item Number: 221944
KSHS Identifier: 1966.67.3
Collections - Museum
Community Life - Recreation and Sports - Sports - Track and Field
Date - 1950s - 1952
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Personal Symbol - Patch
People - Notable Kansans - Santee, David Wesley, 1932-2010
Places - International - Finland
Type of Material - Objects and Artifacts