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Creator: Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.).
Title:Huskiana collection
Dates:1927-1992
Call Number:A20
Location:26/1
Volume:0.15 cubic ft. (1 box)
Scope and Content Abstract:The Huskiana collection is composed of materials relating to the Northeastern University's live husky mascots and the commissioning of the husky statue. Materials include histories, memorabilia, newspaper clippings, photographs, and administrative records. The collection is limited in its coverage of the live mascots, and outside of what is discussed in the general histories, there are only records for King Husky I, King Husky III, King Husky IV, and King Husky V.
Historical Abstract:In 1927, Northeastern University (NU) first adopted its mascot, a Siberian Husky named King Husky I. After King Husky I's death in 1941, Northeastern developed a 20-year relationship with Chinook Kennels in Wonalancet, New Hampshire, which provided the next seven mascots. In 1958, the kennel closed and the administration chose to commission a husky statue rather than continue the tradition of the live mascots. Anne Philbrick Hall completed the statue in 1962. However, in 1965 the class of 1970 purchased a live husky. When the class graduated, the Husky Key Society obtained another husky. Since 1972, Northeastern University has relied upon its statue and Mr. and Mrs. Husky (students elected by the general student body to wear husky costumes to NU athletic games) to provide school spirit.
Arrangement:Arranged in one chronological sequence.
Subjects and Contributors:
  • Hall, Anne Philbrick.
  • Seeley, Eva.

  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.)--Mascots


Processor:Finding aid prepared by Ellen Dyer, 1997 Nov