The paper describes the history of a 1917 carving of a Jayhawk by a Russian prisoner of war in Germany, donated to the University of Kansas by Conrad Hoffman, Senior American YMCA WPA Secretary in Germany during World War I.
The following people and institutions assisted with the preparation of this text: Keah Cunningham (EGARC), Becky Schulte (University Archives), Prof. Kenneth Steuer (Western Michigan University); The Kansas City Star. Their assistance is gratefully acknowledged.
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