Shortly after discovering this colorful sweater in a local thrift store, UB’s Alan Kegler donated it to the University Archives. He was intrigued by the sweater’s distinctive color and unfamiliar logo. He wondered if it might have been manufactured during the early 1960s, perhaps in 1962, the year UB joined the public State University of New York (SUNY) system. The sweater remains something of a mystery.
Using the fabrics listed on the sweater’s tag as a starting point, Jessica Hollister from the University Archives, was eager to learn more about the item. “I think we can reasonably date it to the early or mid-1960s,” she reports. “Creslan and rayon was a fabric combination often used for sweaters during this time; in researching these fabrics, I found lots of images of crew neck sweaters with similar cuts and styles from this time period.”
If you have an item from your UB student days that includes a similar logo, University Archives staff would love to hear from you! Send an email or photo to: email@example.com