For more than a century the Jayhawk has served as a symbol of the University of Kansas. The history of the Jayhawk is a long and colorful one beginning as early as the Kansas Territorial period, 1854-1861. This presentation which has been given before KU alumni groups around the country brings together images and audio and video files found in the University Archives located in Spencer Research Library on the KU campus. A search through Jayhawker yearbooks, the University Daily Kansan newspaper, photo collections and clippings files has yielded more than a hundred images of Jayhawks providing a picture of the evolution of the mythical bird.
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