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Alpha Kappa Alpha bracelet

Silver metal charm bracelet of the shield and symbols of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. Kappa Alpha is a traditional black sorority. This bracelet was a souvenir of 1953 National Convention of the AKA Sorority and was worn by Mamie Williams at local meetings and at Boule 1953-1956.

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Freshman nurse's cap

Kay's Caps Inc.

This nurse's cap of heavily starched linen belonged to Helen Marie Turner. Mrs. Turner graduated from the Newman School of Nursing, a partnership program between Newman Hospital and Emporia College, in 1959. She purchased this cap as a freshman student. During her 45-year career, Mrs. Turner worked at a number of institutions, including Newman Hospital in Emporia, Jefferson County Memorial in Fairbury, Nebraska, Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and a cancer center in California.

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Olympic track shoe

Karhu (Finland)

Red and white leather track shoe made by Karhu, a Finnish sports equipment company. Brown leather outsole with black composition heel. Six metal spikes protrude from bottom layer of toe sole. Wes Santee, an American middle distance track runner from Ashland, Kansas, wore this shoe while competing at the 1952 Olympics in Helsinki, Finland. Santee was a student at the University of Kansas at the time, and had held the world record in the mile race on multiple occasions when he competed at Helsinki.

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