Be sure to check out the exhibit in the Quiet Study Section of the Rohrbach Library, right above the Book and Brew! Right now we are featuring the Deatrick Collection!
Meet The Staff
Name: Matt Bandy
Position: Archives Assistant
Biography: I am currently a sophomore here at KU, majoring in professional writing with a minor in political science. i have been working in the Archives since January of 2018. I do a little bit of everything here, from curating display cases, organizing and cataloging new donations, managing the social media account, creation of graphics and displays, website maintenance, book repairs, and much more.
Why are we called Elusive sea Cow?
The Elusive Sea Cow is the largest artifact that the Archive department has. It was donated by KU student Abigail J. Krantz as part of a statewide college scholarship called "Cows on Campus", where each university was given a ceramic cow and a theme in which to design the cow, and all compete dto design the best cow. This item is prominently displayed in the upper level of the library, next to the the Archives office in room 203. Since we had this artifact lying around, we figured that it would make sense to name our social after it.