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Accession Number: 1966.67.3

Physical Description: Blue and red Olympic patch with gold trim. Shield-shaped patch with caption below. Shield is machine-embroidered with gold border. Red and white vertical stripes in lower half. Olympic rings featured on a blue field on upper half. Blue machine embroidered letters on a white felt semi-circular attached label.

History of Object: This coat patch acquired by Wes Santee while competing in the 5000 meter run at the 1952 Olympics at Helsinki, Finland. He was a sophomore at the University of Kansas at the time. Santee was the world record holder, but did not medal at the Olympics.

Date: 1952

Dimensions (in cm): 7.50 (H) 6.00 (W) 0.20 (D)

Marks/Inscriptions: [in blue letters at bottom] HELSINKI 1952

Index Terms

Associations and Subjects

    Activity / Occupation: Sports
    Use, Place of: Douglas County (Kan.)
    Individual: David Wesley Santee, 1932-2010
    Business / Organization: University of Kansas
    Group: Track and field athletes
    Use, Place of: Clark County (Kan.)
    Activity / Occupation: Olympics
    Use, Place of: Lawrence (Kan.)
    Use, Place of: Ashland (Kan.)
    Use, Place of: Helsinki (Finland)
    Event: Olympic Games (15th : 1952 : Helsinki, Finland)

Status: Cataloged

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