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Title:Huskiana collection
Call Number:A20

Scope and Content Note

The Huskiana collection ranges in date from 1927 to 1992 and is composed of materials relating to the Northeastern University live mascots, as well as the commissioning of the husky statue.  The collection is arranged chronologically with two exceptions: general histories are consolidated in Folder 1, and materials relating to the statue are consolidated at the end of the collection, Folders 8 and 9.  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.  Memorabilia in the collection includes the candle used on King Husky I's first birthday cake (Folder 2), and the ribbons King Husky I won at the Eastern Dog Club Show in 1933 (Folder 4).  Of special interest are the two newspaper articles about Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd, whose dogs in Operation Deep Freeze were obtained from Chinook Kennels (Folder 6), and the papers relating to the scandal surrounding the administration's attempted cover up of the death of the replacement King Husky III (Folder 5).