Throwback Thursday: Athletic Field and Grandstand

This week’s #ThrowbackThursday is a home run!

This week, we have a 5 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ black and white photograph of the athletic field and grandstand at the Nebraska State Normal School in Kearney. The grandstand, built in 1906, is filled with people while other spectators sit in cars to watch a baseball game in 1915.

This image is published and owned by the Calvin T. Ryan Library at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. As part of its effort to maximize access to its collection of photographs that feature early history of the institution, the Calvin T. Ryan Library is working with the Nebraska Library Commission to digitize and make selected photos available on the Web. Images featured on the Nebraska Memories archive show faculty, students, buildings and activities from the first dozen years of the school’s existence.

See this collection on the Nebraska Memories archive.

Nebraska Memories is a cooperative project to digitize Nebraska-related historical and cultural heritage materials and make them available to researchers of all ages via the Internet. The Nebraska Memories archive is brought to you by the Nebraska Library Commission.

If your institution is interested in participating in Nebraska Memories, see http://nlc.nebraska.gov/nebraskamemories/participation.aspx for more information

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