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B-Ball Autographs

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

A circular felt sign printed with a basketball and yellow text reading “GOLDEN GOPHERS / WOMEN’S HOOPS/ 05/06″ below a printed University of Minnesota logo. The sign is autographed in black permanent marker by coaches and players from the 2005-2006 basketball season.

For more information or to purchase a photograph of this item, view this sign in our collections database.

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Hockey Mask

Monday, February 27th, 2017

A face mask worn by University of Minnesota ice hockey goalie Adam Hauser during the 1998-1999 seasons. The helmet consists of a fiberglass shell with a steel face cage and foam padding held in place by elastic webbing and snaps. The mask has been airbrush painted by Minnesota artist Todd Miska, whose logo “MISKA” is painted on the center forehead area. The design features a maroon background, gold M’s, and a graphic of a ferocious gopher, the mascot of the University.

For more information or to purchase a photograph of this item, view this mask in our collections database.

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The Tall and Short of it

Friday, December 9th, 2016

A photograph of a tall high jumper standing next to a short judge at a May 1937 track meet at the University of Minnesota.

This image forms part of our Minneapolis and St. Paul Newspaper Negative collection. Additional photographs in this series may be available in the library, please view the finding aid here.

For more information or to purchase a photograph of this item, view this photograph in our collections database.

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Gophers Game

Friday, November 11th, 2016

A photograph of play during a November 5, 1949 University of Minnesota football game vs. Iowa. The gophers won 24-7.

For more things football, come to St. Paul and see our new exhibit, Gridiron Glory open now.

This image forms part of our Minneapolis and St. Paul Newspaper Negative collection. Additional photographs in this series may be available in the library, please view the finding aid here.

For more information or to purchase a photograph of this item, view this photograph in our collections database.

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Bernie Bierman

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

A photograph of University of Minnesota football coach Bernie Bierman being carried off the field after winning his final home game as the Gophers coach, November 18, 1950.

For more information or to purchase a photograph of this item, view this photograph in our collections database.

This image forms part of our Minneapolis and St. Paul Newspaper Negative collection. Additional photographs in this series may be available in the library, please view the finding aid here.

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Hockey Patch

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

A University of Minnesota Hockey Team patch, used by former Minnesota Governor Wendell Anderson during his time on the University of Minnesota hockey team in the 1950s.

For more information or to purchase a photograph of this item, view this patch in our collections database.

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Marching Band Paddle

Monday, January 18th, 2016

A wooden paddle used in the ceremonial hazing of freshman members of the University of Minnesota Marching Band, circa 1947.

For more information or to purchase a photograph of this item, view this paddle in our collections database.

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U of M ID Card

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

A WWII era ID card for Marjorie Cox from the University of Minnesota.

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Paul Giel on the Run

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

All-American tailback Paul Giel running the ball during a University of Minnesota football game against Michigan on October 24, 1953. Minnesota beat Michigan 22-0. Giel was a multi-sport athlete and played 5 seasons of Major League Baseball as a pitcher.

This image forms part of our Minneapolis and St. Paul Newspaper Negative collection. Additional photographs in this series may be available in the library, please view the finding aid here.

For more information or to purchase a photograph of this item, view this photograph in our collections database.

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Dr. King at the U

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

Dr. Martin Luther King surrounded by reporters and photographers after his April 27, 1967 speech on the St. Paul Campus of the University of Minnesota.

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