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Henry Howard Kafer Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 31/6/166
The Henry Howard Kafer collection is comprised of one photograph, depicting the Northwestern University football team of 1904, and textiles. Noteworthy among the textiles is Kafer’s football jersey, purple wool with leather padding stitched to the shoulders and elbows. Other items include Kafer’s letter sweater, purple with a white block N; his pair of Northwestern football uniform woolen socks; his Class of 1905 cap; and a Northwestern University felt pennant.


  • ca. 1902-1904


Conditions Governing Access



4 Boxes

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Claire H. Sink, Kafer’s granddaughter, to the Northwestern University Athletics and Recreation Department and then transferred to Northwestern University Archives, November, 2016 (Accession #16-135).

Separated Materials

The 1903 football team photograph has been separated to the Northwestern University Archives photograph collection and filed under: Kafer, Howard.
Guide to the Henry Howard Kafer Collection
Kevin B. Leonard; June 29, 2017
September 8, 2017
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

Deering Library, Level 3
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston IL 60208-2300 US