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1906 Kansas University basketball team

1906 Kansas University basketball team
Creator: Squires, C. F.
Date: 1906
This is a photograph of the 1905-06 Kansas University basketball team. The player on the floor is Phog Allen and the player in the second row, second from left is Chester Alexander Smith. The photograph was taken in 1906.


Autograph dog

Autograph dog
Date: 1960
Stuffed dog made of heavy white cotton fabric. The dog has a dachshund-like shape, with short legs, a long body, and droopy ears. Facial features are painted in black. The donor received the dog as gift from a family friend, who probably purchased it at a store in Marysville, Kansas. The donor received most of the autographs while attending a Brownie Day Camp held in Marysville during the summer of 1960. Her family was preparing to move to New York, and her Brownie friends signed the dog. The most notable signature on the dog is that of Forrest C. "Phog" Allen, who was the basketball coach at the University of Kansas from 1919 to 1956. The donor's father played under Allen while attending KU in the late 1920s. He visited the family before they moved and signed the dog.


James Naismith and Forrest Claire (Phog) Allen

James Naismith and Forrest Claire (Phog) Allen
Creator: D'Ambra, Duke
Date: 1932
Photograph of Dr. James Naismith and Forrest Claire (Phog) Allen holding a basketball at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas.


The University of Kansas memorial

The University of Kansas memorial
Creator: University of Kansas
Date: Between 1921 and 1930
This booklet was devoted to educating the public on the Memorial Campaign that was underway at the University of Kansas. This campaign's task was to finance and complete two Memorial structures, the Memorial Stadium and the Kansas Union, and to place on the campus a statue of the late Dean James Woods Green. The booklet lists the names of University of Kansas students and graduates who died in World War I. It contains statements from E. H. Lindley, Chancellor of the University, and Forrest C. "Phog" Allen, Director of Athletics, about the need for the structures but also the memorial nature of the efforts.


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