Vintage Basketball Photos: University of Miami Men’s and Women’s Teams

Circling around the blogs (such as Miss Moss and Lincoln Taft) are vintage photographs of the University of Miami Women’s Basketball team. A collection of most all team photographs can be found at the University of Miami’s Flickr stream. Miami had the foresight to transfer its photo archives to an online database, so that they can be shared and enjoyed by a mass audience, rather than simply tucked away in dusty old books, sitting in a library’s back room.

I think it’s an interesting and important concept for universities, museums, and other cultural institutions to put their photo archives on sharing sites such as Flickr. It is a means to preserve and retell history, as well as to inspire others to dig up otherwise unknown and unseen remnants of the past.

Plus, just look at those hair bows.

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